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Master of Agribusiness Management (Old Curriculum – Phasing out until 2023)
Modes of Study  Full-time/ Part-time
Duration 2 Years
Level Postgraduate
Course Code 09MAGM


The Master of Agribusiness Management is a postgraduate specialisation degree, designed for registration at NQF Level 9. This 
programme builds on the outcomes of the Bachelor of Agriculture Honours, and aims at addressing the need for high level specialists 
and managers who can provide practical solutions to agribusiness management related problems in Namibia and beyond, support 
government projects in agribusiness management and farmers embarking on commercial enterprises in new areas, and improve 
agricultural product quantity, quality, and access to markets. The theory provided through the coursework component will enable 
graduates to demonstrate mastery of theoretically sophisticated subject‐matter of the management of agribusiness enterprises 
as individuals and as part of a  team. Furthermore, the Master of Agribusiness Management is designed  to enhance Namibia’s 
capacity for applied research in the area of agribusiness management that will in turn lead to value‐added economic activities.

Overall, the Master of Agribusiness Management aims at:
• Producing agribusiness experts with an appreciation for technological advancement and who are able to provide leadership in 
the workplace.
• Capacitating students to contribute to the creation of employment and improve food production.
• Providing students with skills to add value to primary products and services and effectively market these products either locally
• or internationally.
• Cultivating an applied industry focused mindset in students who will, through carrying out industry designed research, resolve
• specific and non‐routine problems in agricultural systems.
• Providing students with advanced competencies in conducting independent research.


Admission Requirements 

Candidates will be considered  for admission to the Master of Agribusiness Management if they have a Bachelor of Agriculture 
Honours from the Namibia University of Science and Technology, or an equivalent qualification at NQF Level 8 from a recognised
institution that includes a component of supervised research. Applicants need to provide evidence of having completed a course
in Econometrics at NQF Level 8.

Holders of  the University’s Bachelor of Technology  (Agricultural Management) with a minimum overall average of 60% will be 
admitted to the Master of Agribusiness Management programme, but will be required to complete the following courses at the 
Bachelor of Agriculture Honours level.

• Natural Resource Economics
• Agricultural Policies
• Agricultural Trade Analysis
• Applied Econometrics fsor Agriculture

Applicants from other recognised institutions must submit academic records for all courses in their highest qualifications, as well 
as contact details of two referees. The latter also applies to applicants who have been working in the field subsequent to obtaining 
their previous qualifications.

The final selection of candidates may be based on a personal interview with a departmental selection panel and/or a test.

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