- Busani Moyo – PhD, MSc, BSc
- Letwine Hunyenyiwa – Mphil, MBA, BEd, Dip, Cert
- Phumelela Peace Mwelasi – MSc, BSc
- Precious M. Tshabalala – MSc, BSc Hons
- Lawrence Matshazi – MPhil, BSc
- Musara Joseph – MSc, BSc
- Tafadzwa Haripo – MSc, BSc
DEPARTMENT OF AGRIBUSINESS
PhD, MSc, BSc
Agribusiness, as a field of knowledge, is current and relevant in addressing the source of humankind’s problems, that is, the production of food and preservation technologies. These two have been and still are a global concern. The study of Agribusiness, therefore, must lead to profitable ventures for individuals, organizations and the global economy at large. Agribusiness is the engine that fuels all other disciplines, and it is worth studying.
- To provide an academic program with sufficient depth such that its graduates can meet the challenges of the job market and even remain competitive and qualified to pursue higher degrees of their choice without any prejudice.
- To equip students with skills to venture into profitable agricultural business from “anywhere to everywhere.
- To produce graduates that are not just employable but will become employers.
Agribusiness graduates are in high demand in the Agriculture Sector as Extension Officers, Researchers, Agriculture Project Directors, Project Analysts, Consultants in private firms and Commercial Banks, Non-Governmental Organizations, Farm Managers, Lecturers in colleges or high schools. Furthermore, they can pursue graduate studies.
- At least five (5) O-levels including English, Mathematics and a Science subject passed with a grade C or better.
- In addition, applicants should have at least two appropriate combinations of A-level passes drawn from the following pool: Mathematics; Economics; Biology/Agriculture; Chemistry; Physics; Food Science, Geography or their approved equivalents.
- Applicants with a relevant Diploma in agricultural sciences or 3 year agricultural certificate from recognised college or institute plus five (5) approved O-levels including English, Mathematics and a Science subject passed with a grade C or better stand a chance to get admitted into the programme.
- Applicants without ‘A’ Level Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics will be mandated to take bridging courses in these subjects prior to proceeding to first year university courses. All students who are supposed to take bridging courses should upon departmental registration notify their course coordinators/advisors so that such classes can be arranged with relevant departments in the university.
- All international applicants must seek departmental clearance with regards to their qualifications upon which they may be required to take bridging courses.
All students will be required to go for attachment for an attachment period of at least six (6) months and not more than eight (8) months as part of their fulfilment of the BSc. Agribusiness degree award requirements. Diploma holders (3-year diplomas) in relevant agricultural sciences may be exempted upon application by the student and departmental recommendations and senate approval.
|BSc Agribusiness Total Credits||130|
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE AGRIBUSINESS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
ORIE 100: ORIENTATION (0 Credits)
WOED 121-122: WORK EDUCATION (0 Credits)
HLED 115: Healthier Living (2 Credits)
HIST 276: Selected Themes in Zimbabwean History (2 Credits)
RELB 180: Studies in the Gospels (3 Credits) RELT 355: RELIGION & Ethics in Modern Society (3 credits)
RELH 360: Seventh-day Adventist Heritage (2 Credits)
RELT 215: Philosophy of Christian Education (2 Credits)