Transformation of agriculture into a business activity has created a demand for professional management and use of modern technologies in areas such as specialised production, post-harvest management, promotion of value added agri products, supply chain management, marketing etc. so as to position these competitively both in the domestic as well as in international markets.
The Master of Business Administration (Agri Business) is a two-year full time residential post-graduate degree programme which grooms young men and women into professional managers for core areas of agribusiness and allied sectors. The programme aims at providing a comprehensive coverage incorporating the foundation, functional and elective courses relevant to management discipline, in general, and agribusiness management, in particular.
Agri Business Management Education is now a priority area in the country as several State Agricultural Universities and Agricultural Institutes have added MBA (Agri Business) and equivalent programmes to their educational systems over the past one decade in order to meet the demand of skilled agribusiness managers. Established with the financial assistance from the World Bank in 2000 AD, as a constituent unit of SKRAU, the Institute of Agri Business Management visualizes solution oriented and agro industry need based management education, training, research and policy related activities to give an impetus to the development of agro based industry, in particular, and rural development, in general.