Indian Institute of Management

MBA Level Programmes PGP in AgriBusiness management

Indian Institute of Management
In Ahmedabad

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Typology Master
Location Ahmedabad
Duration 2 Years
  • Master
  • Ahmedabad
  • Duration:
    2 Years

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Ahmedabad (Gujarat)
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Indian Institute of Management Vastrapur, 380015


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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 Content - Curriculum The programme curriculum has a solid managerial foundation, a focus on food and agricultural marketplace, and is designed to build and enhance a global perspective among participants. The course comprises three components: the core management courses, compulsory food and agriculture-related courses and the elective courses. The core programme consists of 26 courses encompassing 21.50 credits of which two courses are offered in the second year. One course on Rural Environment and Institutions is offered during the second and third terms. The first year is common with the PGP to enhance learning due to multiple perspectives and competitiveness.

The curriculum covers the following aspects of management:
Quantitative Methods
Operations Management
Computers and Information Systems
Decision Analysis
Financial Management
Human Resource Management
Economic Analysis
Public Policies
Managerial Accounting
Marketing Management
Organizational Behaviour
Rural Environment
Strategic Management (Business Policy)
The programme offers a range of compulsory and elective courses. Many of the elective courses are revised or changed from year to year depending on need and interest of the field and the programme. Some of the courses that have been offered in different years in the recent past are given below:

  • Agricultural Development
  • Agricultural Finance/Banking
  • Agricultural Futures and Options Markets
  • Agricultural Trade
  • Agro-industries
  • Agro Processing
  • Animal Feeds
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Forecasting
  • Commodity Trading
  • Digital Inclusion for Development
  • Econometrics for Agri-Business
  • Fertilizers
  • Fisheries
  • Food Marketing
  • Food Processing
  • Forest-based Industries
  • Globalizing and Resurgent India through Innovative Transformation
  • International Agriculture and Trade Policy
  • Irrigation
  • Livestock
  • Logistics and Infrastructure Management in Agriculture
  • Management and Finance of Agro-Food Projects
  • Market Research for Agri-Business
  • Micro-finance
  • Output Marketing
  • Export-Import Markets
  • Pesticides
  • Private-Public-Community Partnership for Inclusive Agribusiness
  • Risk Management and Derivatives
  • Rural Advertising
  • Rural Development
  • Rural Environment and Institutions
  • Rural Infrastructure
  • Rural Marketing
  • Seeds
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Theory and Practice of Business Negotiation
The second year courses also provide the students with an opportunity to pursue studies in areas of special interest to them. Therefore, many courses in the second year are electives. Some of the courses also help the students in developing an integrated understanding and approach on agri-business management issues and problems.

In the second year, students can do project course that involves research in the practice of management in particular organizations or sectors. The project course helps students in gaining first-hand experience in current management practices and philosophy.

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