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Course Code: 
AEC 7206
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Graduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

Definition and scope of financial management; relationship between finance and other disciplines; economics and accounting; finance and management functions and sources of finance to agribusiness enterprises; importance of financial management to an agribusiness enterprise; need for financial records and basic accounting procedures; preparation of financial statements and ratio analysis; preparation of manufacturing accounts; budgeting and budgetary control; types of budgets; budget preparation and administration; break-even analysis and inventory control management; preparation of business plans and feasibility studies for an agribusiness enterprise; introduction to the capital and money markets; types of shares, bonds and debentures; dividend decisions; issues in dividend policy; valuation of bonds and shares; stock exchange; nature of investment decisions; net present value, internal rate of return, benefit - cost ratios.The course aims to:-

  • Acquaint the learners with the basic principles and practices underlying prudent Financial Management systems;
  • Provide the learners with a firm foundation to develop basic analytical skills to initiate, organize and manage agribusiness enterprises in a financially sound and profitable manner;
  • To expose the learners to potential sources of financing for small and Medium agribusiness enterprises;
  • Provide students with practical experience in financial management systems for small and medium agribusiness enterprises.


Learning Outcomes: 

Upon completion of the course, the students will:

  • Have acquired an appreciation of the critical  role of financial management in agribusiness enterprises
  • Have acquired theoretical and analytical skills to describe and develop basic financial management tools  and systems for agribusiness enterprises
  • Have acquired theoretical and analytical skills to analyze and evaluate financial health of agribusiness enterprises.
  • Be able to construct a set of integrated financial statements for an agricultural business.
  • Be able to analyze financial condition and performance using financial criteria and measures.
  • Be able to evaluate and analyze financial information for management and credit decisions.
  • Understand the interrelationship between business and financial risk and demonstrate how risk management tools can be used to manage risk.
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