GOKHALE INSTITUTE OF POLITICS & ECONOMICS

Deemed to be University u/s 3 of UGC Act, 1956

Re-accredited by NAAC with Grade 'A'
M.Sc.(Agribusiness Economics)

M.Sc.(Agribusiness Economics)

The MABE program equips the students for careers in the agribusiness sector as managers inagro-based Industries, agricultural economists in Research Institutes and consultant inBanking and Financial sectors. The academic content of the program has 3 major modules:an economics module, a management module and an agribusiness module.

The economics module equips students with core economic principles such as consumerbehavior and policy making as well as the advanced quantitative techniques that are the basictools used to analyze questions of both business and policy.

  • Policy: The agribusiness economics students learns the history of theIndian policy making inthe field of agriculture and rural development, right from the formulation of five year plans andtheir impacts on the agricultural in particular agricultural price policy, laws and regulationsaffecting input suppliers (fertilizers, irrigation and high yielding varieties seeds), traders, agriprocessorsand marketers in corporate world.

The agribusiness module in particular focuses on subjects like Supply Chain Management,Cooperatives, Commodity Derivative, Agricultural Risk Management and Insurance thatenables the students to deal with the current theory, data and issues surrounding theagribusiness sector in India.The management module provides students with overview ofessential managerial skills such as accounting, finance, strategic marketing and organizationalstructures in agricultural products.

  • Supply Chain Management: This subject provide students with the knowledge about thevarious channels involved in bringing the agricultural produce from the producer farm field tothe consumer plate. The subject prepares the students for the managerial positions in theAgribusiness division of FMCG companies.
  • Agricultural Finance: This subject emphasizes students to learn the rural credit structure atdepth. The functioning and operations of agricultural cooperative credit societies forms amajor portion of the subject.

The course also allows students to have hands on experience on statistical computational toolslike SPSS. The 3 modules together provide students with the necessary theoretical knowledgeto embark on successful careers. In addition to numerous field trips during the program,students hone their practical skills in a 2-month internship with the leading sector organizationsat the end of the first year of the program thereby fitting to contribute meaningfully from day 1on the job.