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Department of Agricultural Economics

Program/ degree  Name:
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Agricultural Economics ( የሳይንስ ዲግሪ በግብርና ምጣኔ ሀብት)
Three years ( six semesters)
Total Credit Hr: 111 ( 180 ECTS)
Courses :
A)  Agricultural Production and Management
·   Crop Production and Management
·   Animal Production and Management
·   Selection and Management of Farm Machinery
B) Natural Resource Management
·   Soil and Water Conservation
·   Introduction to Natural Resource Management
C)  Civics communication and computer skills
·   Introduction to Computer and its Application
·   Communicative English
·   Basic Writing Skills
·   Civics and Ethics
D)  Rural Development & Agricultural Policy
·   Rural Sociology
·   Gender and Youth in Development
·   Introduction to Agricultural Extension
·   Farming System and Livelihood Analysis
·   Food Security and Agricultural Policy
E)  Microeconomics & macroeconomics
·   Microeconomics-I
·   Microeconomics-II
·   Macroeconomics-I
·   Macroeconomics-II
F)  Agribusiness Marketing and Management
·   Farm Management
·   Agricultural Marketing
·   Value Chain Analysis & Development
·   Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
·   Organization and Management of Cooperatives
G)  Statistics and Econometrics
·   Introduction to Statistics
·   Statistics for Economists
·   Econometrics
H)  Research Methodology & its application
·   Research Methods in Agricultural Economics
·   Senior Research Project
·   Seminar in Agricultural Economics
I)   Quantitative Methods in Agricultural Economics
·   Mathematics for Economists
·   Operations Research in Agricultural Economics
J)  Accounting and Finance
·   Principles of Accounting
·   Rural Finance
K) Applied Economics
·   International Trade
·   Development Economics
·   Natural resource and Environmental Economics
·   Agricultural Project Planning and  Analysis
·   Institutional Economics
·   Ethiopian Economy
L) Practical Attachment
Graduate Profile:
Graduates of the department of Agricultural Economics program are well equipped with knowledge, skills and attitude needed to:
•          Participate in design, implementation and evaluation of agricultural development projects;
•          Apply effective and efficient resource utilization theories and practices for sustainable agricultural development;
•          Involve in feasibility studies and advise investors, financial institutions, agriculture and allied sectors;
•          Assist researchers and policy makers in agricultural production and productivity; marketing and sustainable use of natural resource and environment;
•          Establish and operate their own business;
•          Train and advise small scale farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs;
•          Serve as planners in agricultural offices;
•          Manage small scale farms and agricultural enterprises;
•          Work as Extension team member/leader, Market expert and Loan officer; and
•          Assist teaching at HEIs, and technical and vocational training institutions.
Potential Employers/Destiny and areas:
•          Agricultural Research Institutes
•          Ministry of Agriculture and Natural resources (Federal, Regional, zone and District levels)
•          Ministry of Environment, forest and climate change (Federal, Regional, zone and District levels)
•          Cooperative management agencies
•          Any business enterprises ( Banks, credit and saving enterprises…..)
•          NGOs working in any agricultural and rural development aspects
•          Technical and Vocational Training centers
•          Higher learning Institutions
•          State and Private Farms