Agriculture is not only a key to both rural and urban food security and to household livelihoods, but is also a major contributor to the export economy and thus to foreign exchange earnings. Per various International Organizations, agriculture sector is the most important source of employment in most African countries.
AIU will expect students enrolling in agribusiness to learn to manage companies that process, market, and merchandise agricultural products to consumers. Explore the business concepts, economic principles, and management tools necessary to operate these companies successfully. Knowledge and skills in management, marketing, and finance are developed with emphasis on the specialized requirements of the agribusiness sector.
Courses leading to a degree in agribusiness will include accounting, agribusiness management, agricultural marketing, price analysis, finance, farm and ranch management, and quantitative analysis tools, along with courses in production agriculture.
Various governmental and non-governmental sources suggest that careers in Agribusiness within the African continent and outside are varied: from farming or ranching to commodity broker, food broker, loan officer, marketing researcher/specialist, product analyst, purchasing agent, statistician, and wholesaler.