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Shared Facility for Specialization and Electives

The SFSE offers students an expanded selection of elective subjects in addition to a foundation course in their preferred fields of specialized study during the third semester of their studies. All CMAAE students proceed to the SFSE located at the University of Pretoria South Africa. At the facility lectures specialized in various fields competitively selected from all over the globe to teach during the 4 months period between August and November. At the SFSE CMAAE students get an opportunity to access over 1600 online journals, up to date reference text books and well advanced teaching facilities.  Therefore, the SFSE addresses the problem of shortage of qualified subject specialists and facilities.

The course selection at the SFSE comprises a Foundation course in specialized field; Institutional and Behavioral Economics; two electives and Thesis seminar (in all fields). In Addition, in the electives students have the freedom to select one additional elective from any other area of specialization outside their immediate field.


Table below shows a summary of the specialization and electives   as offered at the SFSE at the University of Pretoria in South Africa.

 

N/B-A student can (optional) audit any one additional elective from other cluster other than his/her own cluster, but only after  choosing the foundation,  2 common  courses and one elective from his/her cluster.
Cluster A Agribusiness Management
Foundation Course (Compulsory) Common Courses Electives (Select One)
Agribusiness Management

Institutional &Behavioral Economics

and

Finance and Risk Management

Agribusiness Supply Chain Management

OR

Project Planning and Management

Cluster B Agricultural and Rural Development
Foundation Course (Compulsory)
Common Courses Electives (Select One)
Agricultural & Rural Development

Institutional &  Behavioral Economics

and

Agricultural Marketing and Price Analysis 

OR

Microfinance

Gender & Economic Development

OR

Project Planning and Management

OR

Quantitative Analysis of Agricultural Policy

OR

Farm Management and Production

OR

Farming Systems Analysis

Cluster C
Environment and Natural Resource Management
Foundation Course (Compulsory)
Common Courses Electives (Select One)
Environment & Natural Resource; Management

Institutional & Behavioral Economics

and

Natural Resource Economics and Management

Environmental Valuation and Policy

OR

Quantitative Methods in Environmental Economics

OR

Project Planning and Management

Cluster D Agricultural Policy and Trade
Foundation Course (Compulsory)
Common Courses Electives (Select One)
Agricultural Policy & Trade

Institutional & Behavioral Economics

And

Agricultural Marketing and Price Analysis

OR

Microfinance

OR

International Trade and Policy

Project Planning and Management

OR

Quantitative Analysis of Agricultural Policy

OR

Food Policy Analysis

 


Choice of The areas of Specializations for the last 6 Cohorts 

Thesis

All students are required to complete a thesis and undertake an oral examination in their fourth and fifth semesters. Thesis supervision is provided by a designated supervisor, with the assistance of an additional thesis committee member, from within or outside the home university, providing specialised guidance.

Degree Award

A student graduates after successful completion of all the required courses, thesis writing and presenting an oral examination of the thesis. This gives a total score of 45 credit hours.

 

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