School Business Studies

MBA in Agri-Business Management (2 Years)

About Centre

This Centre for Agricultural Informatics and e-Governance Research Studies (CAIRS), first-in-kind in India, is to impart conceptual, theoretical and applied knowledge of ICT, Management, Informatics, and Agriculture, to the Graduates of Agricultural and Allied Sciences. The Centre generates human resources with the right skills, knowledge, aptitude, entrepreneurial, and leadership qualities for effective design and implementation of ICT enabled agricultural production, supply-chain, value-chain and extension services to cater to the needs of Agricultural sector stakeholders (farmers, industry, research, extension and scientific organizations, etc), in global era, through the emerging field of Agricultural Informatics, e-Governance, AgriBusiness Management and Indian Language Computing.

Our Vision

To leverage on a mix of emerging and existing technologies for effective and inexpensive ICT penetration in agricultural development for productivity increase and income rise.

To be the global lead enabler in innovating solutions through Informatics for agricultural development and prosperity.

Our Mission

To prepare qualified and competent Agribusiness Management Professionals among the Graduates of Agriculture and Allied Sciences, as entrepreneurs for tapping benefits from increasing Agriculture, Food Processing and AgriBusiness Opportunities in Asia and Africa Nations.

AgriBusiness and Disaster Management Programme

Value-Chain developments, from production and consumption, are transforming the Indian agricultural sector and have created unprecedented demand for qualified Agribusiness Management Professionals to competently manage the agricultural Input-output operations and drive the agricultural growth for its increased contribution to India's GDP. There are newer areas emerging in management, like food retailing, supply chain, rural malls, Agribusiness Centres, business research, commodity trading, logistics, knowledge management, besides traditional areas of management, namely Agri-inputs and rural marketing.

Agribusiness denotes activities of Agricultural Sector integrated in terms of Production, Post-Harvest Management, Storage, Processing, Distribution, Marketing, Trading etc., together under different Organizational Networks. Agri Business Management (ABM) Programme, inter alia, caters to the emerging needs in the Agriculture and Food Sector, by producing following categories of skilled manpower:-

  • Management professionals for the Agri-Food Firms, Entreprises and Cooperatives;
  • Policy Makers for Government, Financial and associated Agencies;
  • Teaching Faculties and Research Professionals;
  • Agri-Business Consultants and Self-Employed Professionals;

Specialists who have understanding production technology as well as business management aspects of Agricultural sector.

AgriBusiness Management courses are designed with a vision of empowering Agricultural graduates with knowledge of systematic observation and analytical skills needed to take effective charge of the new socio-economic, agro-ecological conditions and to rise above the functional barriers in the execution of their responsibilities, in this challenging era. India requires operationalization of about 400 Agricultural commodities Value chains(input as well as output).

The Course Curriculum is designed with extensive agricultural industry consultation and academic experts' advice. It integrates technical, functional, managerial and leadership aspects of management with a fusion of skills, techniques, qualities and values. The course is customized to the requirement of the industry. This Programme is being guided by Advisory Committee and Board of Studies constituted with renowned professionals from Academic Institutions, NGOs and Agricultural Industries.

Centre for Agribusiness & Disaster Management Studies (CADMS)

Centre for Agribusiness & Disaster Management Studies (CADMS) is a Joint Initiative of Horticulture Produce Management Institute (HPMI), Sitapur–261131 (Uttar Pradesh) and Shobhit University, for promoting, designing and delivering, both academic and capacity building programs in the areas of Agribusiness, Disaster Management, Skill Development and Agripreneurship Development. To this effect, CADMS has launched academic courses leading to (a) MBA-Agribusiness Management (2-Year Full Time/Week End), (b) PG Diploma in Agribusiness Management / Disaster Management (1 Year Full Time/Week End), and (c) Diploma in Digital Marketing and Management [1 Year Full Time/Week End for working professionals (eligibility Graduates) with option to upgrade in MBA within this year or after their Diploma], in collaboration with Centre for Agricultural Informatics & e-Governance Research Studies (CAIRS) and School of Business Studies.

The School of Business Studies (SBS) of the University offers Master in Business Administration (MBA) and is a Centre of Excellence for value-based management education.

Eligibility Criteria

Students having Graduate Degree – B.Sc in Agriculture or Allied Science; B.Tech / B.E in Biotechnology, Food Technology, Agro-Forestry, Micro Biology etc.; Students having Post-Graduate degree in Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, Rural Development, Geography, Economics, Information Technology, Bio-Informatics, Bio-Technology and Forestry etc.; from recognized University / Institute from India and Abroad.

How to apply

Prospectus and application form can be obtained from the University's Admission Cell, at a cost 100/- (Rupees Hundred only) paid in cash ot by DD in favour of Shobhit University, payable at New Delhi; alternatively, the student can download the application form from the University website and courier the same along with the DD to the University Admission Cell. Incomplete form will not be accepted.

Salient Features

  • Industry and Academic Experts Invited Lectures
  • Facilitation for getting Certification (e.g. NFSM, AgriBusiness etc)
  • Outstanding, Committed and Experienced Faculties
  • Faculties Career Development Programme
  • HRD Training and PD Classes
  • Compulsory Study Tours, and Industry and Farms Visits
  • Segment Training and Internship
  • Incubator Training for entrepreneurship development
  • Newsletter, Magazine and Journal for research paper publication
  • Conference, Workshop, Seminar, Round-table Discussion and Brainstorming Session

Selection Procedure

  • Aspirants are required to take standard Test (MAT/CAT and others recognized Tests) of Management and these Test Scores are considered;
  • All Aspiring candidates have to go through GD/PI in person or through telephonic rounds;
  • Admissions are subject to the positive verification of the records/documents as mentioned in the application form;
  • All selected candidates taking up admission have to mandatorily submit undertaking and indemnity to be signed both by the Student and their Parent agreeing to confirm to the rules and the code of conduct of the University;

Fee Structure

  • Tuition Fees: 2,50,000/- (p.a.)
  • University Charges: 50,000/- (p.a.)
  • Refundable Security: 10,000/-

Course Syllabus

S.No.

Course Title

1.

Information Technology and Its Application

2.

Principles of Management and Organisational Behaviour

3.

Financial Accounting

4.

Managerial Economics

5.

Agribusiness Environment and Management

6.

Business Statistics

7.

Marketing Management Principles

8.

Managerial Communication

9.

Fundamentals of Agriculture

10.

Agricultural Project Management

11.

Segment Training and Workshop

S.No.

Course Title

1.

Financial Management

2.

Rural Marketing

3.

Digital Marketing

4.

Research Methodology for Agribusiness

5.

Agriculture Production System & Management

6.

Agricultural Value Chain Management

7.

Agricultural Trade Policies and Legal Framework

8.

Human Resources Management

9.

Quality Management of Agricultural Products

10.

Data Analytics and Modeling

11.

Seminar in Agri-business Management

S.No.

Course Title

1.

Agricultural Risk Management

2.

Business Ethics and Corporate Governance

3.

Environmental Studies

4.

Agripreneurship Development

5.

Database and Decision Support Systems (DSSs)

6.

ITeS in Agriculture Sector and Enterprises

7.

Commodity Futures Market

8.

Elective Group (Any One Group)

  • Agri Input Management
    • Inputs Marketing Management
    • Seed Production Technology
  • Agri-Technology Management
    • Farm Power & Machinery Management
    • Management of Irrigation Systems
  • Food Process Management
    • Food Retail Management
    • Vegetable Post-Harvest and Processing Management
  • Livestock, Poultry, Fisheries & Dairy Management
    • Meat and Meat Product Technology & Processing Management
    • Dairy and Dairy Product Technology & Processing Management
  • Agro Forestry and Plantation Management
    • Agro-forestry, Renewable Biomass based Energy and Environmental Management
    • Plantation Management – Agri-Commodity, Production, Testing and Marketing
  • Fertilizer Marketing Management
    • Direct Marketing
    • Co-operative Marketing
  • Agriculture Credit and Finance
    • Agriculture Credit
    • Agriculture Finance
  • Organic Farming and Value Addition
    • Organic Farming & Certification Protocols
    • Value Addition and Quality Assurance

9.

Industrial Training – Project Evaluation (8 Weeks Summer Training after Semester-II)

10.

Seminar in Agribusiness Management

S.No.

Course Title

1.

Strategic Management

2.

Farm Business Management

3.

Disaster Management and Agricultural Residue Management

4.

Elective Group (Any One Group)

  • Agri Input Management
    • Agricultural Credit & Risk Management
    • Agro Chemical Technology & Management
  • Food Process Management
    • Food Technology & Processing Management
    • Fruit Post Harvest and Processing Management
  • Livestock, Poultry, Fisheries & Dairy Management
    • Poultry Products Technology and Processing Management
    • Fish Products Technology & Processing Management
  • Agro Forestry and Plantation Management
    • Agro-Forestry Produce Value Chain Development
    • Agri-Plantation Business Management
  • Agricultural Marketing
    • Forward and Future Market
    • Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) Channel Marketing
  • Agricultural Credit & Finance
    • Micro-Finance
    • Micro-Insurance
  • Organic Farming and Value Addition
    • Organic Plant Protection and Disease Management
    • Organic Fertilizers, Crop Nutrients and Effective Microorganisms (EM) in Organic Farming

5.

Seminar in Agribusiness Management (with Industry Participation)

6.

Field Work & Dissertation

7.

Viva-Voce

Facilities Available

There are plenty job opportunities in the field of International Business Management as all industries need to hire an HR administrator(s) to settle and handle the activities regarding the hiring of employees – their benefits, compensation, salary settlement, training & development; and finally also ensure that all activities are carried out as per the company policy. Graduates can work in industries, corporates, colleges & schools, and MNCs. Some job profiles include:

  • Library including eBook Resources
  • Canteen
  • Clean Drinking Water (RO)
  • Bank / ATM
  • Placement Cell
  • Girls Hostel and Boys Hostel
  • Sports and Cultural events
  • Transport
  • Internet with Wi-Fi facilities

Linkages

Institutional Linkages

This Course envisages to have linkages with MCIT Institutions, ICAR Institutions, CGIAR Institutions, Indian Central and State Agricultural Universities, Farm Science Centres, Agricultural Universities abroad. Special linkages with respect to Agricultural Universities in ACP countries, European Union, United States, Australia and Asian Countries.

Industry Linkages

Effective linkages for Supply Chain and Value Chain with Agricultural Industries.

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