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Qualifying for agricultural management

The MBA in Agro-preneurship, beginning in September 2009 will be offered in association with the College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) which is headquartered in Portland.

Dr. Robert Logan, coordinator of the programme at CASE notes that this is the first masters programme to be offered by the college as before what was offered was the diploma, associate and first degrees.

"This is our first second degree. It will provide knowledge of the principles in starting and managing businesses of all sizes in relation to agricultural production, processing and marketing. Agriculture is a specialised area and a difficult business to manage. It is important that special training be provided. The programme will last for two years."

The programme partners at UTech promise "real world applications, business knowledge, leadership skills, networking, best practices and analytical and problem solving skills."

According to communications officer Michelle Beckford, "it is a very flexible, blended learning programme, both theoretical and application oriented." Classes will be held at the UTech Papine campus, the Jamaica Instituted of management (JIM) in Kingston and also in Montego Bay.

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