MBA Agribusiness at Kings College is in response to the emerging need of agribusiness managers and entrepreneurs to motivate and provide them with required systematic guidance to reengineer their skills in agribusiness culture with a set of understanding of possibilities, challenges and prospects. 

MBA Agribusiness aims to train Nepali students on the managerial and entrepreneurial aspects of agribusiness, with a focus on diverse sector management underlying within the agricultural sector. The course focuses on training students in the principles and practices of agricultural production, value addition, marketing, supply chain, global trends, and future challenges. Students will get an in-depth idea about Agribusiness through regular interaction with industry leaders, seminars, workshops, and so on.

Total Credits:  60 | Duration: 2 Years 

Madan Poudel MBA Agribusiness

Introduction to agribusiness management: This course aims to impart fundamental learnings on all four (marketing, financial, HR, and operations) essential management actions within the organization with relevant industry discussion and practical illustration of agribusiness firms.

Agribusiness Financing: Financial management is key for sustainability for any agri-business organization. Agribusiness Financing attempts to provide information on necessities of record keeping, financial statement development and their evaluation, tax return and ways to manage cash for numerous agribusiness firms with pragmatic discussions.

Food Processing Management: Food Processing Management course aims to impart knowledge of managing and handling post-harvesting operations to ensure profitability for the food processing centers.

Agribusiness Environment and Policy: The Agribusiness Environment and Policy course informs students regarding all major governmental policies, acts, regulations and directives related to the agribusiness sector. This aims to let students understand and analyse political and legal complications during your professional endeavors.

Rural marketing and sustainability: An agricultural entrepreneur needs to understand ways to market their products to rural or urban centers. This course aims to render students with understanding of rural market scenarios of Nepal and lay out the marketing strategies that need to be embraced for successful penetration of the rural markets.

Farm management: Agribusiness managers can transform themselves as successful farm operators in diverse sectors like farming, organic farming, aquaculture and poultry. Therefore the purpose of this course is to ensure that farm managers can maintain a rigid balance between the costs and revenue and ensure enhanced productivity and profitability of their farms with better economic analysis of the farm.

Supply chain management: The course supply chain management course informs students of the roles of different actors, states, risks, remedial managerial actions to be initiated in managing agricultural supply chain. Students will be able to understand and analyse different logistics arrangements meticulously and improve the value of the products at different stages in between farm to the fork. 

Agricultural Innovation for Development: To transform the agricultural sector in Nepal, there is need for constant innovation in the field of supply chain, market, production, processing, logistics and input materials. This course aims to inform students different innovative strategies that can be adapted in order to revolutionize commercial agriculture.

  • Organizational Leadership This course introduces the organizational leadership program at an advanced level. It discusses Kouzes & Posner’s model of leadership as applicable to business organizations. Students have the opportunity to examine their own leadership styles in the light of this model. Through their studies, students are able to assess, understand, and improve their own approach to leading, as well as their ability to select and evaluate leaders.

    Financial Management 

    This course is an applied financial and managerial accounting course. The course focuses on the principles of financial and managerial accounting used to resolve difficult strategic and operational decisions. The objective of this course is to provide the decision makers with financial and managerial accounting theory, concepts, and tools necessary to make better financial management decisions as well as enable the student to make sound judgments regarding financial analyses performed by others.

    BUS 540  Organizational Behaviour 

    Organizational behavior (OB) is a relatively young field of inquiry that studies what people think, feel, and do in and around organizations. Organizations are groups of people who work interdependently toward some common purpose. Organizational Behavior (OB) concepts help us to predict and understand organizational events, adopt more accurate theories of reality, and influence organizational events. This field of knowledge also improves the organization’s financial health.

    Managerial Economics  

    This course equips corporate managers with the essential microeconomic knowledge and business application to enhance their efficiency in allocation of the firm’s scarce resources and achieve shareholders' value maximization mission. It entails economic analysis that assists managers to develop long term business strategies, decisions to promote business competitiveness, and ensure sustainability of the firm in a globally challenging environment. It involves long term capital management tools, sale forecasting techniques, trend analysis, time series, optimal scale of  operation, economies of scale, economies of scope, and break-even analysis as applied in the capital budgeting decision making of the managers. It encompasses the analysis of basic microeconomic theories of demand, supply, cost, price, optimal differential price level, price discrimination, and revenue as applied in the managerial decision making each with current real-life business examples.

    Managerial Economics 

    This course is an applied managerial accounting course. The course focuses on the theory, concepts, and tools necessary for accountants to record internal information for decision making purposes.

    Project Management 

    This course develops a foundation of concepts and solutions that supports the planning, scheduling, controlling, resource allocation, and performance measurement activities required for successful completion of a project.

    Strategic Management in a Globalized Economy

    This course focuses on strategic management and strategic competitiveness of business firms. It explains the opportunities, threats, and industry competition, resources, capabilities, core competencies, and competitive advantages of the firms. Other topics include the strategic actions, strategy formulation, competitive rivalry, competitive dynamics, corporate-level strategy, merger and acquisition strategies, and identifying international opportunities. Students deal with case studies of the real world by analyzing the strategic role of information systems, marketing, and management within modern business organizations.

    Managing Information Systems and Technology

    This course focuses on the impact of technology on organizations. Topics include information awareness, decision architecture and internal knowledge dissemination. In addition, the course will cover tools and techniques for competitive analysis, strategic planning, and strategy implementation, addressing the use of information, knowledge, and technology as a strategic asset.

    Business Research Methodology

    Business Research teaches students how to gather and analyze data to assist in making managerial decisions. The course addresses both quantitative and qualitative research techniques, including research process, written questionnaires, telephone surveys, online survey, focus groups, measurement and scaling, sampling design and data analysis. Emphasis is placed on examining how business research can help managers make better decisions, plans and policies to run the organization.

    Marketing Management

    This course presents a comprehensive approach to marketing and brand management, including: marketing strategy and competitive differentiation, segmentation and targeting; the positing levels of product, price, promotions, and distribution (placement). In addition, the course will focus on consumer marketing and the creation and management of consumer-oriented marketing campaigns. A global market perspective is also introduced and examined.

Leading practitioners, consultants and academicians of the nonprofit, development and management sector of Nepal inspire our program’s academic rigor and community relevance. Center for Research and Development (CERAD), King’s research wing supports academia and student engagement in research initiatives.

  • Good Agriculture Practice (GAP) Train The Trainer module 
  • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) module 
  • Supply chain Management
    • Supply chain management for processing (Poultry)
    • Supply chain management for Dairy or Agro-processing)
    • The supply chain for perishable commodities (Commercial farmers)
    • E-Agri Supply Chain Management
  • Opportunities and Challenges of Export Potential Agro-Products in Nepal.
  • Design Thinking for Agripreneurs – DoLab
  • Post Harvest Value Chain Management
  • Innovation for Agribusiness
  • Emerging Investments in Agribusiness
  • Advancing Food Safety Standards and Regulations
  • Organic Food as an Emerging Market
  • Slide Circle
  • Power of presentation

Eligibility Criteria

Candidate having Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Dairy Technology,Bio-Tech, Food Technology, Micro Biology, Horticulture, Veterinary or any subjects related to natural science can apply. 

Career Prospects of MBA Agribusiness

The purpose of MBA Agribusiness course is to train and equip students to be effective management professionals of agribusiness and its allied sectors. MBA Agribusiness professionals have opportunities to work as agribusiness managers, marketing managers, finance managers, traders, analysts, bank managers, HR managers, etc in different sectors of agribusiness in Nepal and abroad. Some of the prominent sectors for MBA Agribusiness professionals to the lead career are:

  1. Agripreneurship
  2. Private Companies
  3. Banks (Government and Private)
  4. Insurance Companies
  5. Import-Export Companies
  6. Public Service Commission
  7. Industry (Poultry, Dairy, etc)
Biswash Chepang

Program Coordinator

Biswash Chepang 
MBA Agribusiness
King’s College
Email: Biswash@kingscollege.edu.np 
Tel: 9814223261

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