Department of Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship
Department of Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship

Academic  Programs

Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship

Program Educational Outcomes

The Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship aims to produce graduates

  • Who will be prime-movers of agribusiness in the Philippines;
  • Who will be socially and environmentally responsible agribusiness professionals; and
  • Who are equipped with knowledge, skills and experiences to harness opportunities and face challenges in the national and international agribusiness arena.

Tracks

BS ABME students can choose either the Agribusiness Management Track or Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Track.

Agribusiness Management

Agribusiness management encompasses many aspects of the economy: agricultural producers, businesses that provide supplies and services to the producers, businesses that add value to agricultural products, and those that facilitate the marketing of agricultural products to an ever- growing marketplace”. This sector of the economy went through many changes and will continue to evolve in the future. For this reason, there is a need for prospective managers to be abreast with the developments in the agribusiness and related sectors. Graduates must be able to cope well with the dynamic nature of agribusiness. BSABME will combine management/ business courses with technical courses with emphasis on the uniqueness of agribusiness. Students will be trained on decision-making given managerial challenges.

Agribusiness Entrepreneurship

In recent years, entrepreneurship in agribusiness has become an emerging area in agribusiness education. Through agribusiness entrepreneurship, the development of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), the growth drivers of the Philippine agribusiness sector, can be promoted. Entrepreneurship is a mindset anchored on innovation. Entrepreneurship education can help build an entrepreneurship- driven economy by making individuals acquire entrepreneurial mindsets, knowledge and skills. The institution of Agribusiness Entrepreneurship as a track in the BSABME program shall help address the need for more entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial-minded people in the country.

Courses Catalog

The curriculum is composed of 137 units of courses that could be completed in eight (8) semesters and one (1) midyear term. The courses are classified as follows:

General Education Courses and a Legislated Course

General Education Courses and a Legislated Course (27 units). These courses provide the basic understanding of the various ways of knowing by promoting an active mind constantly growing and acquiring new perspectives. Its application extends to the concerns of society and those of humanity as a whole.

General Education and Legislated CoursesUnitsSem Offered
KAS 1/HIST 1. Kasaysayan ng Pilipinas/Philippine History (3 units)31,2
COMM 10. Critical Perspectives in Communication (3 units)31,2
ARTS 1. Critical Perspectives in the Arts (3 units)31,2
ETHICS 1. Ethics and Moral Reasoning in Everyday Life (3 units)11,2
STS 1. Science, Technology and Society (3 units)31,2
GE (Elective)31,2
GE (Elective)31,2
GE (Elective)31,2
Legislated: PI 10. The Life and Works of Jose Rizal31,2

Foundation Courses

Foundation Courses (40 units). These are preparatory courses in the university. It aims to impart basic concepts, principles and techniques to students.

Foundation CoursesUnitsSem Offered
AAE 111. Farm Management31,2
ABE 2. Fundamentals of Agricultural Engineering II31,2
ABT 10. Traditional and Modern Biotechnology: Principles and Applications31,2
AGRI 21. Introduction to Animal Science31,2
AGRI 22. Introduction to Livestock and Poultry Production31,2
AGRI 31. Fundamentals of Crop Science I31,2
AGRI 32. Fundamentals of Crop Science II31,2
AGRI 41. Principles of Crop Protection31,2
COST 10. Introduction to Collective Action11,2
ECON 11. General Economics31,2
ECON 101. Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory31,2
ECON 102. Intermediate Microeconomic Theory31,2
MATH 25. Fundamental Calculus31,2
STAT 101. Statistical Methods31,2

Core Courses

Core Courses (49 units). These are common courses required to all undergraduate students in the program.

Core CoursesUnitsSem Offered      
ABME 10. Foundations of Entrepreneurship31,2
ABME 11. Introduction to Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship11,2
ABME 103. Agribusiness Systems and Modalities31,2
ABME 172. Product Ideation and Creation31,2
ABME 190. Special Problems31,2
ABME 198. Internship3M
MGT 101. Concepts and Dynamics of Management31,2
MGT 109. Managerial Economics31,2
MGT 111. Principles of Accounting31,2
MGT 113. Managerial Accounting31,2
MGT 121. Quantitative Business Analysis31,2
MGT 131. Introduction to Human Relations and Behavior in Organization31,2
MGT 141. Fundamentals of Operations Management31,2
MGT 151. Introduction to Marketing Management31,2
MGT 155. International Marketing31,2
MGT 161. Business Law31,2
MGT 181 Fundamentals of Strategic Business Management31,2

Electives

Electives (12 units). These are courses chosen by a student from the list of courses offered by the university.

Track Courses

Track Courses (9 units). These are the courses unique to the track chosen by the students. The BSABME program has two tracks, namely: Agribusiness Management and Agribusiness Entrepreneurship.

Tracks CoursesUnitsSem Offered
AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT TRACK
ABME 195. Agribusiness Research Methodologies31,2
MGT 115. Introduction to Financial Management31,2
MGT 133. Human Resource Management32
AGRIBUSINESS ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRACK
ABME 115. Entrepreneurial Finance31
ABME 174. Business Planning32
ABME 176. Starting and Managing Agribusiness Enterprises31

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Master of Management Major in Business Management

The Master of Management major in Business Management (MM-BM) degree program was instituted to respond to the rapid growth of industrial and non-agri-based enterprises in the Philippines, particularly in CALABARZON and the Asia-Pacific region. The program is aimed at developing success-oriented and socially-responsible managers and entrepreneurs who shall establish and manage non-agri-based enterprises into economically-viable entities.

Program Structure

The curriculum has a total of 39 units which can be completed in two years. It is composed of 9 units of core courses, 27 units of major courses, and 3 units of elective course.

Core Courses

MGT 201 Organization and Management (3 units)
MGT 213 Management Accounting and Control (3 units)
MGT 231 Human Behavior in Organization (3 units)

Major Courses

MGT 203 Environment of Management (3 units)
MGT 209 Economic Analysis (3 units)
MGT 215 Financial Management (3 units)
MGT 221 Quantitative Methods in Administration (3 units)
MGT 251 Marketing Management (3 units)
MGT 281 Business Policy (3 units)
BM 240 Production and Operations Management (3 units)
BM 255 International Marketing (3 units)
BM 280 Research Methods in Business Management (3 units)

Elective Courses (a choice of any of the following)

BM 261 Law in Business Transaction (3 units)
MGT 117 Investment Management (3 units)
MGT 207 Managerial Problem Solving and Decision Making (3 units)
MGT 271 New Enterprise Planning and Management (3 units)
MGT 273 Management of Small Business (3 units)

Application Procedure

Prospective students may apply directly to the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) Graduate School (GS) or through the DAME.

General Documentary Requirements:

a. direct cash payment at the UPLB Cashier’s Office
b. postal money order remitted to the Graduate School
c. JRS and LBC courier services

Application Deadlines

All documents must be received by DAME or the Graduate School on or before the following dates:
First Semester (August) admission: 15 May

Admission Criteria

Applicants will be notified on the result of application through mail and email. If no email has been received, this means that the application is still on process.

For inquiries about the MM-BM Program, contact us as +63(49) 536 2846
For more details about the application procedures, visit UPLB Graduate School.

Master of Management Major in Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship

The Master of Management major in Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship (MM-ABME) degree program is envisioned to produce graduates who will invigorate the economy by engaging in entrepreneurial ventures, creating jobs and fuelling the growth of the food and agribusiness system.

Program Structure

The curriculum has a total of 39 units which can be completed in two years. It is composed of 9 units of core courses, 30 units of major courses.

Core Courses

MGT 201 Organization and Management (3 units)
MGT 213 Management Accounting and Control (3 units)
MGT 231 Human Behavior in Organization (3 units)

Major Courses

MGT 215 Financial Management (3 units)
MGT 221 Quantitative Methods in Administration (3 units)
MGT 251 Marketing Management (3 units)
MGT 281 Business Policy (3 units)
ABME 203 Advanced Agribusiness (3 units)
ABME 207 Innovative and Integrative Arrangements in Managing Agribusiness Enterprises (3 units)
ABME 240 Agribusiness Operations Management (3 units)
ABME 298 Field Studies (3 units)
ENTR 201 Theory and Practice of Entrepreneurship (3 units)
ENTR 271 Technology Commercialization and Technopreneurship (3 units)

Application Procedure

Prospective students may apply directly to the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) Graduate School (GS) or through the DAME.

General Documentary Requirements:

  • A duly accomplished application form
  • One (1) original and one (1) photocopy of Official Transcript of Record, in English language
  • One photocopy of undergraduate degree program diploma received; ***If with a previous master’s degree, include transcript of record and diploma in the submission. ***
  • Two accomplished recommendation form from former professors, which must be submitted in a separate mail or hand carried by the applicant or a representative in a sealed envelope to DAME or to the Graduate School
  • Proof of payment of nonrefundable application fee of PhP500, which can be placed through following payment options:

a. direct cash payment at the UPLB Cashier’s Office
b. postal money order remitted to the Graduate School
c. JRS and LBC courier services

Application Deadlines

All documents must be received by DAME or the Graduate School on or before the following dates:
First Semester (August) admission: 15 May

Admission Criteria

  • At least two year of management-related work experience in a cooperative or community-based organization;
  • Two recommendations with at least a “Satisfactory” rating;
  • Proof of English language proficiency (for foreign students);
  • A satisfactory performance in the MM Midyear Program*; and
  • Compliance with the other requirements of the UPLB Graduate School

Applicants will be notified on the result of application through mail and email. If no email has been received, this means that the application is still on process.

For inquiries about the MM-ABME Program, contact us as +63(49) 536 2846
For more details about the application procedures, visit UPLB Graduate School.