Post-Graduate Programme in Agri-Business Management

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
In Ahmedabad

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  • Post Graduate Diploma
  • Inhouse
  • Ahmedabad
  • Duration:
    2 Years

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Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Indian Institute of Management Vastrapur, 380015, Gujarat, India
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Course programme

Indian agriculture faces numerous challenges with rapidly changing business environment, pace of technological change, globalization, competitive environment and changing role of government. These challenges will place unparalleled demands on the capabilities of tomorrow's managers. IIMA is one of the few management schools in the world, which offers Post Graduate Programme in Agribusiness Management (PGP-ABM) to prepare managers, business leaders and entrepreneurs in food and agribusiness sector to respond to the challenges faced by the sector. The institute's commitment and expertise in agribusiness sector dates back from its inception when the institute had accepted managerial issues related to undermanaged and socially important sectors - particularly food and agriculture - as part of its thrust area

The Post-Graduate Programme in Agri-Business Management (PGP-ABM) is a full-time two year residential programme specially designed to prepare students for careers in management related to agriculture, food, agri-business, rural and allied sectors of the economy. What makes this sector-specific programme special compared to many other agribusiness management programmes is that it is firmly rooted in IIMA's "management" culture and proficiency as opposed to either technical or economic-based backgrounds and cultures present in other programmes.

The main objective of the programme is to develop young men and women as competent professional managers for agriculture, food, rural, and allied sectors. The programme caters to the needs of enterprises serving these sectors, both domestic and international.

The programme specifically attempts to:

Equip Students with requisite knowledge, skills and attitudes for managerial decision making and implementation in the unique context of agri-business.

Encourage entrepreneurial spirit in spirits to make them effective change agent in the agri enterprise sector;

Development in students capabilities to become leaders and nurture in them a commitment for integrity and ethics informed by social purpose

The Programmes prepares students for managerial and entrepreneurial careers in enterprises serving or dependent on agriculture and allied activities

These enterprises may be engaged in activities such as:

Production and Marketing of Inputs such as seeds, fertilizer, pesticides, farm machinery and equipment, livestock feed, irrigation and credit;

Production,Procurement, Processing and Marketing of Output such as agriculture (includes crops, livestock, fisheries, forestry, agro forestry, horticulture, dairying) marketing, agro processing and food processing;

Providing services to agriculture such as export and import, rural banking, financing agri products, insurance, logistics, water management, research and development, and rural energy;


Rural Environment and Institutions

Second Year Compulsory Courses, PGP-ABM

Agricultural & Food Policy
Agricultural Finance
Marketing of Agricultural Inputs
Strategic Agro-Food Marketing

First Year Compulsory Courses, Common with PGP

Slot 1
Financial Reporting and Analysis
Probability and Statistics - I
Managerial Computing
Individual Dynamics
Written Analysis and Communication - I
Managing Ethically

Slot 2
Financial Reporting and Analysis
Internet Technologies for Business
Probability and Statistics - II
Interpersonal and Group Processes
Financial Markets
Marketing Module - I
Written Analysis and Communication-I

Slot 3
Cost and Control System
Probability and Statistics - III
Organizational Dynamics
Legal Aspects of Business
Financial Markets
Marketing Module II
Operations Management I
Spoken Business Communication

Slot 4
Cost and Control System
Decision Making I
Leadership Skills
Business Taxation
Legal Aspects of Business
Operations Management I
Socio-Cultural Environment of Business

Slot 5
Information Systems for Business
Decision Making - II
Economic Environment & Policy
Business Research Methods
Corporate Finance
Marketing Module - III
Operations Management - II
Strategic Management
Personnel Competence and Capability Building Systems
Written Analysis and Communication II

Slot 6
Information Systems for Business
Economic Environment and Policy
Corporate Finance
Marketing Module - IV
Operations Management - II
Organizational Diagnosis
Business Research Methods
Strategic Management
Personnel Competence and Capability Building Systems
Written Analysis and Communication II

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