Wollo University


Agricultural Economics Department

The department of agricultural economics was established in 2011 under the college of agriculture. Following the implementation of business process re-engineering (BPR) in the university in 2009, the department became a separate entity based in the main campus. Currently, the department offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the regular classes. Noting the rapidly changing economic, political and social environments locally and globally, the department cooperates with other departments of the university through offering common courses. Within the university-wide goals, the department of agricultural economics has the following mission, vision and goals.

Degree We Offer

BSc in Agricultural Economics

  • The department of agricultural economics is the oldest department in the Ethiopian higher education. Currently, Wollo University is running the program at different levels of qualifications in BSC and MSC on regular, extension and summer programs. The program has been making its own contribution to the development efforts through producing skilled and competent professionals in areas such as socioeconomic research and development, agricultural marketing, agricultural entrepreneurship, and policy analysis. On top of these, there is a very wide international reputation and significance of the program all over the world.
    • To train manpower with basic skills that would help in, working, teaching and researching in areas of agricultural economics
    • To facilitate, encourage and conduct research in agricultural economics and disseminate research findings through outreach programme.
    • To promote interdisciplinary collaboration among the various programs in training, research, and extension
    • To offer short-term training for interested people and consultancy services to business organizations, non- business organizations, and community at large in agricultural economic aspects

MBA with concentration in Agroeconomics


Those with BA/BSc in agricultural economics, economics, or other closely related fields; and those who have taken core courses (microeconomics, macroeconomics, mathematical economics/calculus) or who can audit and qualify these core courses and minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.00 are eligible for the program. Students who never took the core courses may be given acceptance on condition of taking and passing the core courses. Graduates in other fields are eligible for admission upon the completion of one to two semester(s) preparatory courses.

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