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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL ADMINISTRATION

 

      Preamble

Agricultural Administration as a discipline in agriculture entails training and leadership in agricultural administration studies to produce qualified personnel that will contribute to the administrative base of agricultural institutions for meeting the changing global challenges.

The changing roles of higher education particularly universities in growth and development of agriculture has raised awareness and concerns about the extent of her contributions to resolve developmental needs through pro-active administration. In addition to the technological know-how that the agricultural graduates must have, they also need sound knowledge of administrative processes to effectively execute their assignments. However, negligible attention had been given to the administrative aspect which is being taught as a topical issue as agricultural extension administration. There is a general saying that “best professionals in various fields are not necessarily best managers or administrators in those fields”. Therefore effective and improved agricultural practice cannot be easily achieved if agricultural graduates are not adequately equipped with necessary basic practical administrative knowledge and skills.

It has been a general believe that career opportunities for agricultural graduates and professionals cut across very many areas which include Civil Service, Feed industries, Livestock production centres, Research institutes, Investments, Financial Institutions, Agricultural Broadcasting, Animal Pharmaceutical industries, Self Employment (livestock or mixed farming), Agricultural Estates, Teaching in schools and Agricultural Colleges, Farm Management, Consulting Firms, Brewery Industries, Non-Governmental organizations, Multi-nationals like Shell, Chevron, Elf, and International Organisations – International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), United Nations International Children Fund (UNICEF) and World Bank. Depending on specialization, the trend has however gone beyond these areas in recent times because agricultural graduates and professionals are being employed as administrators in both agricultural institutions and corporate companies.

Efficiency in administration is the bedrock, the cornerstone of every successful career and enterprise. No qualification is complete without administrative proficiency, as administration cuts across all professions. Architects, accountants, academics, bankers, engineers, estate surveyors, legal practitioners, medical doctors, pharmacists, politicians, religious leaders, etc need mandatory professional administrative competence to achieve optimum and successful professional practice. This is because best professionals in various fields are not necessarily best managers or administrators in those fields. Therefore, there is a need for a programme that will provide sound knowledge of administrative processes to agricultural and science-based professionals in addition to the technological competence they already have, so as to effectively execute their assignments.

      Philosophy

The philosophy of postgraduate programmes in Agricultural Administration is to provide advanced professional training for enhancing/ improving the knowledge and skills for Higher National Diploma graduates of Agriculture, Bachelors (Honours) degree holders employed in industry, the Public Service or those on Self-employment.

      Objectives of the Programme

The objectives of the postgraduate programmes in the Department of Agricultural Administration are to:

1)      produce competent agricultural administration experts who will take up challenges in the areas of research, training and developmental needs in the agricultural sector, academic institutions, and research institutes.

2)      develop high-level manpower for the increasing scope of activities in the agricultural sector of the nation’s economy;

3)      produce professionally competent and specialized managers who would effectively and efficiently manage/ assist the management of agro allied public and private organizations.

4)      produce high level manpower through broad based advance knowledge as agricultural administration professionals in both private and public sectors of the economy and promoting scholarly study and research in agricultural administration and related fields

      Departmental Postgraduate Programme

The Department offers a broad based training in agricultural administration, human resource management in agriculture and organizational dynamics in agricultural institutions leading to the award of Postgraduate Diploma (PGD), Master of Agriculture (M. Agric) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Degrees. 

The graduate programmes emphasize course work as well as guided research with provision for seminar presentation to the University community on research achievements, which will eventually be presented in the form of thesis. Each student’s research programme is designed in consultation with a supervisor or a team of supervisory academic members of staff.

Students are encouraged generally to specialize in a particular area of Agricultural Administration, but depending on professional objectives, may find it desirable to pursue a programme of studies, which combines subject material from different areas of specialization, or interdisciplinary research programme.

      Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Administration

The Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Administration is designed to upgrade/improve the skills and knowledge of agricultural professionals in the public service, private agencies, and NGOs in the area of administration of rural and community development programmes, human resource development, organizational behaviour/ psychology and gender mainstreaming. It will also provide postgraduate training in Agricultural Administration for Higher National Diploma graduates of Agriculture and other Bachelor Degree holders, who otherwise would not qualify for admission into Master’s Degree Programmes in Agricultural Administration with minimum deficiencies for direct admission into the Masters’ programme to overcome such deficiencies and have an opportunity to pursue a postgraduate programme in Agricultural Administration.

      M. Agric. Programmes in Agricultural Administration

The M. Agric. programme is designed to upgrade the scholarly knowledge and skill of Agricultural Administrators as well as furnish both private and public sectors with the much-needed competent administrative manpower.

The Master’s Degree shall be made available with effect from 2013/2014 Academic Session with the following specialty areas, namely:

(I)     Agricultural Administration

(II)   Human Resource Management in Agriculture

(III)Organisational Dynamics in Agricultural Institutions

The M. Agric programmes in the various specialty areas are designed to train students to conduct research in the field of agricultural administration, human resource management, and organizational behaviour. The ultimate goal is to prepare students for a Ph.D as to enable them pursue a career in academics, research and consulting services. The programmes shall provide rigorous training in administrative theory, personnel psychology, organizational/ occupational psychology, human resource, research methods and quantitative techniques, and their applications in decision making and policy analysis as they affect public and private institutions, the farm and food sector, the environment, and the economy as a whole. Thus, holders of M. Agric Degree in any of the specialty areas would be able to provide leadership, and hence shall find employment, in the farm and food sector, public/private institutions, consulting firms, international organizations, and government agencies.

The M. Agric programme in each of the specialty areas is structured to have series of core and elective courses, seminars and thesis.

      General Admission Requirements

(a)          Postgraduate Diploma Programmes

Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma programme must be first degree holders with a minimum of Third Class Degree in relevant discipline from any recognized University, or holders of Higher National Diploma (HND) with Upper Credit.

(b)          Masters’ Programmes

Candidates for the Master’s Degree programme must be graduates of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta or any other University recognized by Senate, and shall normally have obtained a minimum of Second Class Honours (Lower Division) degree in relevant discipline.

Any other qualification adjudged to be equivalent to Bachelor’s degree by the Senate

(c)           Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Programmes

Candidates for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree Programme must have obtained a Master’s degree of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta or its equivalent from any other University recognized by Senate.

Any other qualification adjudged to be equivalent to a Master’s degree by the Senate.

      Duration of Programme

The Postgraduate Diploma programme, which shall be field/practical-oriented, shall run on full-time or part-time/weekend basis, and shall normally be for duration of two semesters within an academic year but not more than four semesters.

The Master’s Degree programme may be run on full-time or part-time basis. For full-time registration, the minimum duration shall normally be two academic years or four semesters. The maximum period of completion is three academic (six semesters) sessions. For part-time registration, the minimum and maximum duration shall be eight and twelve semesters, respectively, from the date of registration.

Registration for the Doctor of Philosophy degree programme shall be on full-time or part-time basis. On full-time registration, the minimum duration of the programme shall be six semesters; for part-time registration, the minimum duration shall be eight semesters, two of which must be on full-time. However, if the Master’s degree was obtained from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, or its equivalent elsewhere, minimum duration shall be four and six semesters for full-time and part-time candidates respectively.

For holders of one-year Master’s degree, the minimum duration on the Ph.D programme      shall be three years.

      General Graduation Requirements

The final assessment shall be undertaken only when courses and project requirements for the degree have been fulfilled and certified by the supervisors.

Postgraduate Diploma

The Programme consists of course work, project work and seminars. To be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Administration, a candidate must have taken and passed at a minimum of 50% or higher grade.

Course work

Candidates must have satisfactorily completed the stipulated course work and guided study as earlier approved. A minimum of 30 credit units is required including seminar and research. Course work shall consist of core departmental subjects/course as well as electives to be offered by students as advised by their supervisory committee. In addition to the foregoing, students may be required to offer relevant courses offered by other departments in the University.

Course                  Units

Core                      26

Elective                   4

Seminar                  2

Project                    6

Total                       38

 

Masters Programme

Course work

Candidates must have satisfactorily completed the stipulated course work and guided study as earlier approved. A minimum of 30 credit units is required excluding credit units for seminars and research. Course work shall consist of core departmental courses and electives in their areas of specialisation as advised by their supervisory committee. The compulsory and elective courses to be offered by each student shall be dictated by the speciality/ area of interest as well as the specific research area.

In addition to this, students are encouraged to offer free elective courses in other departments in the University as may be relevant to their research area in consultation with their supervisory team.

Seminar

Each postgraduate student will present 2 seminars; pre data (seminar 1) and post data (seminar 2).

Research Study and Thesis Presentation

 Every student pursuing an M. Agric in any of the specialty areas of Agricultural Administration must, as part of the requirement for the award of the Degree, develop and conduct a research to address some problems of major policy concern and/or of interests for the expansion of the frontier of knowledge in their chosen specialty area.

Open Thesis Defence

Each postgraduate student shall openly defend his/ her thesis before an appropriately constituted panel of examiners.

 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Degree

Course work

Candidates must have satisfactorily completed all relevant course work at the Masters level. Where there is a specific need, the candidate would be required to offer additional courses as required for the study. Candidates with Masters degree other than the field of their proposed Ph.D would be required to undertake and pass all relevant course work at the Masters’ level before commencement of their Ph.D research. Candidates should register for seminar and research as required by the postgraduate school.

Seminar

Each postgraduate student is to present at least 2 seminars viz a pre data and post data seminar presentations.

Research study and Thesis Presentation

Candidates must have satisfactorily completed the approved guided study to be eligible for the oral open defence

Thesis Defence

 Each postgraduate student shall openly defend his/ her thesis before an appropriately constituted panel of examiners.

POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH BENCHMARK

Masters Programmes

Minimum duration of field work should be 6months

Research study should have a minimum of 3 clear objectives

Research work should include a field component

Research work must have the potentials of generating at least one journal article 

Doctorate Programmes

Minimum duration of field work should be 12 months

Research should have a minimum of 5 clear objectives

Research work should include field component

Research must have the potential of generating a minimum of two journal articles

Postgraduate Diploma courses

First Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

Compulsory Courses

AAD 701

Theories and Principles of Agricultural Administration

TAPAGAD

3

AAD 703

 Research Methodology in Agricultural Administration

REMDAGAD

3

AAD 705

Personnel Management

PERMNGT

2

AAD 707

Training and Development

TRADEVPT

2

AAD 709

Organisational Behaviour

ORGBEHVR

2

Elective

ARD 707

Technology transfer in Agriculture

PGDITTID

2

 

Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

Compulsory Courses

AAD 702

Psychology for Agricultural Personnel

PSYAGPER

2

AAD 704

Management Communication and Leadership

MGTCOMLE

2

AAD 706

Organisation Development, Team Building and Conflict Resolution

OGDVTBCR

2

AAD 710

Programme Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

PROPLAME

2

Electives

AEM  704

Project Evaluation

 

2

AEM 706

Principles of Farm Management

PFARMNGT

2

AEM 710

Agribusiness Management

 

2

AEM 712

Agricultural Finance

 

2

 

Seminar and Project

Course Code

Course Title

Units

Abbreviation

AAD 798

Seminar

2

SEMINAR

AAD 799

Project

4

PROJECT

 

Masters Programme

Core Courses for all M.Agric Programmes in Agricultural Administration

First Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Units

AAD 801

Advanced Principles and Theories of Agricultural Administration

ADPRTAAD

3

AAD 803

Statistics and Research Methods

STATREMD

3

AAD 805

Human Resource Management

HUMRESMT

3

CSC 801

Use of Computers in Research

USEOCOMP

4

 

 

Total Units

13

 

Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Units

AAD 802

Advanced Psychology for Agricultural Personnel

ADPSYAPE

3

AAD 804

Leadership and Strategic Management

LEDSTRMT

3

AAD 806

Team Building and Conflict Resolution

TEBUCORE

3

AEM 810

Project Appraisal and Planning

PRAPPLAN

3

 

 

Total Units

12

Note:

Specialty Area Courses

In addition to the core courses, students pursuing M.Agric in each of the specialty areas are expected to take, and pass at 50% or higher grades, a minimum of three (3) elective courses among those specified for their specialty area. These include:

Agricultural Administration

Elective Courses

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Units

AAD 807

Agrarian Law

AGRILAW

3

AAD 808

Programme and Strategic Planning

PROSTRPL

3

and at least one of the following

ARD 811

 Organizational Development

 

3

AEM 812

Agribusiness Management

AGRIBMGT

3

AEM 814

Agricultural Policy Analysis

AGRICPOA

3


(b) Human Resource Management

Elective Courses

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Units

AAD 810

Training and Development

TRANDEVT

3

AAD 813

Organisational Design and Development

ORGDEDEV

3

and at least one of the following

AAD 814

 Agricultural Personnel Staff Evaluation

AGRPERSE

3

AAD 815

Advanced Studies in Industrial Relations

ADVSTUIR

3

AAD 817

Gender Informed Approaches to Sustainable Human Development in Agriculture

GIASHDAG

3

AAD 808

Programme and Strategic Planning

PROSTRPL

3

 

(c)Organisational Dynamics

Elective Courses

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Units

AAD 813

Organisational Design and Development

ORGDEDEV

3

AAD 816

Organizational Dynamics

ORGNDYNM

3

and at least one of the following:

AAD 808

Programme and Strategic Planning

PROSTRPL

3

AAD 818

Gender Issues in Organisation and Management of Agricultural Institutions

 

3

AEM 812

Agribusiness Management

AGRIBMGT

3

AEM 814

Agricultural Policy Analysis

AGRICPOA

3

 

Seminars and Dissertation

Course Code

Course Title

Units

Abbreviation

AAD 897

Seminar I

2

SEMINARI

AAD 898

Seminar II

2

SEMINAII

AAD 899

Dissertation

6

DISSERTN

 

PhD. Programme            

First Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Units

AAD 901

Advanced Administration Principles and Theories

ADVADPT

3

AAD 903

Advanced Human Resource Management

ADVHURMT

3

AAD 905

Advanced Organisational Dynamics

ADVORGDY

3

AAD 907

Leadership in Agricultural Organizations

ADVORGDY

3

 

Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Units

AAD 902

Conflict Management

CONFMNGT

3

AAD 904

Global Trends in Gender Studies in

 Relation to Agricultural  Administration

GTGSRAAD

3

AAD 906

Strategic Planning

STRAPLAN

3

AAD 908

Organisational Development

ORGDEVT

3

AAD 910

Advanced Organisational Behaviour and Theories

ADVORGBT

3

AAD 912

Gender Analysis Indicators

 

3

 

Seminars and Thesis

Course Code

Course Title

Units

Abbreviation

AAD 920

Field of Specialization Seminar

2

 

AAD 997

Seminar I

1

SEMINARI

AAD 998

Seminar II

1

SEMINAII

AAD 999

Thesis Research

6

RETHESIS

 

3.1.10    Postgraduate Course Synopses

Postgraduate Diploma Course Synopses

AAD 701: Theories and Principles of Agricultural Administration (3 Units)

Concept of Administration and Management, Organizations and Organizational Structure, Managerial and Administrative qualities, Administrative and management functions, Elements of Supervision (Coordination and Delegation). Budget and fiscal control. Theory in agricultural administration (Functional theory, Social process and Human relation theory, Decision making theory, Fusion theory  and Theory X,Y,Z..

AAD 702: Psychology for Agricultural Personnel (2 Units)

Psychology: Meaning, scope and importance in agricultural administration; Behaviour and its modification; methods of influencing human behaviour; Personality development, personality and individual differences; Perception: concept and importance of perception in agricultural work; Motivation: concept and theories, Learning: concept, principles, and theories of learning; Principles of group dynamics.

AAD 703: Research Methodology in Agricultural Administration (3 Units)

Identification and definition of research problems, Objectives and hypotheses, Principles of research design, Sampling techniques, Questionnaire preparation, distribution and retrieval, Data collection and analysis, presentation of research findings, Application of descriptive and inferential statistics.

AAD 704: Management Communication and Leadership (2 Units)

Managerial communication process, Importance of effective communication in agricultural administration, Requirements of effective communication in agricultural organizations, Barriers to effective communication, Leadership development in agricultural and related settings, Foundations of leadership theory and practice, Managerial leadership activities, Leadership styles and skills, Characteristics of effective leadership.

AAD 705: Personnel Management (2 Units)

Concept of human resource, Functions of a personnel department and personnel officer,  Human resource planning,Job analysis, Recruitment of agricultural personnel, the construction of an accurate job description, the process of identifying and attracting qualified candidates and developing reliable and valid techniques of screening and selection, Placement of staff, Performance appraisal, Management of rewards and incentives, Improvement of the quality of work life, Job enrichment and Job design.

AAD 706: Organization Development, Team building and Conflict resolution (2 Units)

Concept and types of organization, Organization: principles, structure and functions, organization relationship, Meaning of team building, Stages in team building, The need for team building, Group Decision making, Comparison between team and group, Principles of conflict, Causes of conflict, Types of organizational conflicts and methods of handling organizational conflicts.

AAD 707: Training and Development (2Units)

Training, education and development: Concept, meaning and relationship between training, education and development; Purpose of industrial education and training, Cconcept of courses, conferences and workshops, Training types, Training needs assessment (TNA); Training objectives setting; Training methods, planning, designing and Conducting training programmes, Monitoring, evaluation and follow-up of training.

AAD 708: Programme Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (2 Units)

Meaning of programme planning, Need for programme planning, Principles of programme planning, Steps in programme planning, Priority setting in programme planning, Concept of strategic planning, Why programme planning is difficult in Nigeria, Monitoring and Evaluation, differences and similarities between monitoring and evaluation.

Masters in Agricultural Administration Course Synopses

AAD 801: Advanced Principles and Theories of Administration (3Units)

Definitions of administration and management, Differences between administration and management, Definition of theory, Roles of theory in agricultural administration, Types of theories in agricultural administration. Managerial and administrative qualities, Administrative and management functions, Supervision: types, functions of supervisor, characteristics of supervision and principles of supervision, Prerequisite for successful agricultural administration and agricultural administration problems in Nigeria.

 AAD 802: Advanced Psychology for Agricultural Personnel (3Units)

Concept of psychology; Historical development of psychology , Relationship of psychology  and agricultural administration, Strategies for psychology in agricultural Administration, Behaviour and its modification; methods of influencing human behaviour; Intelligence, personality and individual differences; Motivation: concept and theories, Learning: concept, principles, and theories of learning; Factors affecting learning, Emotions, Fear, anxiety and frustration in agricultural administration.

AAD 803: Statistics and Research Methods in Agricultural Administration (3 Units)

Introduction to research methodology; Common errors in research;  Identification and definition of research problems, objectives and hypothesis, principles of research design, Formulating research proposals related to organizations, employment studies and human resources, Sampling techniques, questionnaire preparation, distribution and retrieval, data collection and analysis, presentation of research findings, Qualitative approaches, Quantitative research analysis; sampling and survey analysis; selecting, interpreting and presenting statistical data; concept of probability; graphical representation of data; reflexive versus objective analysis; crystallisation versus triangulation; thematic and textual analysis; content and discourse analysis (all drawing on examples of organization, employment and human resources research).
 Writing and Presentation of Research Results and Analysis: writing research briefs, writing proposals, structuring research reports, giving research presentations.

AAD 804: Leadership and Strategic Management (3Units)

Models of Strategic Management; Performance and Situation Analysis; Strategic planning, decisions and evaluations; Leadership coordination and cooperation; Nature of leadership and attributes of good leaders; Participative and group approach in decision-making, Leadership development in agricultural and related settings; foundations of leadership theory and practice; techniques for developing leadership skills; Managerial leadership activities, Leadership styles, Qualities of leadership, Characteristics of effective leadership.

AAD 805: Human Resources Management (3 Units)

Concept of human resources, Essence of human resource, Human resource management functions, Human resource management strategy, Procurement and utilization in agricultural institutions ((Job analysis, Recruitment and selection, placement and utilization), Training and development(performance appraisal system, training and retraining, promotion and transfer, career planning and development), Maintenance and reward (motivation and employee welfare, remuneration and rewards, retirements and pensions),  Labour management relations in agricultural institutions (Union matters, collective bargaining, grievances and dispute procedure, health and safety procedures, redundancy and retirement procedures, Staff  turnover).

AAD 806: Team building and Conflict resolution (3 Units)

Meaning of Team Building, Stages in team building, The need for team building, Group Decision making, Comparison between team and group, Principles of Conflict, Level of conflicts, Causes of conflicts, Merits and negative outcomes of conflicts, Types of organization conflicts and methods of handling organization conflicts.

AAD 807: Agrarian Laws (3 Units)

Meaning of law and sources of Nigerian law, Meaning of tort and its relevance to Agricultural administration, The law of contract and its effect on land acquisition, Nigerian land decree , problems and prospects, The definition of negotiable instruments and types of negotiable instruments, Nature and legal interpretation of agricultural goods.

AAD 808: Programme and Strategic planning (3Units)

Meaning of programme planning, Need for programme planning, Principles of programme planning, Steps in programme planning, Programme planning models, Priority setting in programme planning, Factors influencing choice of criteria for priority setting, Concept of strategic planning, Concept of involvement and participation, Why programme planning is difficult in Nigeria, Monitoring and evaluation of agricultural programme;  Types of evaluation, differences and similarities between monitoring and evaluation. Concepts and principles of planning, types of planning and plans; strategic planning, participatory planning; the plan of work, stakeholder analysis; the logical framework and its application in agricultural project development,

AAD 810: Training and Development (3Units)
Concept of  training, education and development; The training role in an organization, problem of organization in developing a training role, developing organization’s training function, Training process, training types, training needs assessment (TNA); setting training objectives; training methods, planning, designing and conducting training programmes, monitoring, evaluation and follow-up of training.

AAD 813: Organisational Design and Development (3Units)

Concept of Organisation design and structure, Organisation analysis, diagnosis, planning; Organisational development and change management, Strategies for change, Resistance to Change, Team Building ( stages and needs), Group Decision Making, Concept and Principles of Conflict, Causes of Conflict, Conflict Management, Types of Organisational Conflict, Culture and Identity and Managing Organisational Conflict; Concept of job design and factors affecting job design; Role development, Case studies of Agricultural Organisations design and development.

AAD 814: Agricultural Personnel Staff Evaluation (3Units)

Staff Self Assessment (values, interest, weakness and abilities); Employment relationships in agricultural organizations, employee involvement, participation, motivation, engagement and commitment; Description of selection instruments (tests, interviews); measuring performance, staff turnover and absenteeism; process of performance appraisal and talent management in agricultural organizations; Self management, managing people and stress management; societal cultures and managing diversity; ethical decision making and management of change in agricultural organizations/ institutions; case studies of personnel staff evaluation in different national and international agricultural institutions 

AAD 815: Advanced Studies in Industrial Relations (3Units)

Concept of employment relations; theories of employment relations and the industrial relations process; labour management relations in agricultural institutions/ organizations; role of the government, unions and employers associations in employment relations; non-union employee representation; Industrial conflict and collective bargaining in agricultural institutions; employee relations and performance; Regulations governing employment relations      

AAD 816: Organizational Dynamics (3 Units)

Concept of Organisational dynamics, Organisational development, culture (definition, significance, component and classification) power and politics influencing organizational change, How organizations and agricultural organisations functions, Organisational Structure and dynamics, Nature of Organisational Leadership in agricultural institutions, Organisational Behaviour

AAD 817: Gender Informed Approaches to Sustainable Human Development (3Units)

Advancing understanding of Gender; Gender and Development Paradigms; Gender Approaches (Basic needs approach/ Welfare approach, Women in Development approach involving equity, anti-poverty, efficiency and empowerment); Gender and Development approach’ Types of development strategies involving women; Critical factors for sustainable gender informed development strategies; Importance of gender studies 

AAD 818: Gender Issues in Organisation and Management of Agricultural Institutions    (3Units)

Concept of gender with reference to definitions given by United Nations, UNDP, Beinjing Conference 1995; Historical Perspectives of gender issues; Integrating gender into administration of agricultural Institutions; Formulating gender sensitive policies in agricultural institutions; Gender and Leadership in agricultural institutions; Monitoring and Evaluating agricultural programmes using gender perspective;

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Course Synopses

AAD 901: Advanced Administrative Principles and Theories (3Units)

Definitions of administration and management, Differences between administration and management, Definition of theory, Roles of theory in agricultural administration, Types of theories in agricultural administration. Managerial and administrative qualities, Administrative and management functions, Supervision: types, functions of supervisor, characteristics of supervision and principles of supervision, Prerequisite for successful agricultural administration and agricultural administration problems in Nigeria.

AAD 902: Conflict Management (3Units)

Concept of conflict; Categories of conflict; Conflict management; Breakthrough conversations and steps to achieving communication breakthroughs in an organization; Strategic influencing and considerations in managing conflict; Dealing with conflict situations; working with real life conflict cases; Conflict and Negotiations; Conflict and Culture; Cultural differences in Negotiations

AAD 903: Advanced Human Resource Management (3Units)

Human Resource Management (Definition, History and Purpose); Strategic Human Resource Management and Human Resource Planning; Managing Diversity, Job Design and Quality of Work Life Strategically; Recruitment, Selection and Equal Employment Opportunity; Performance Management and Reward Management; Training and Development, Career Management; Occupational Health & Safety; Emerging Trends and Challenges in HR

AAD 904: Global Trends in Gender Studies (3Units)

Basic concepts of gender; Gender mainstreaming; Gender discrimination; Diversity in gender studies; Work life balance; Managing established agricultural organizations and gender equality; Power types (Assertiveness, Affirmative actions, sexual harassment in the work place); Gender Issue in Administration of agricultural institutions; Organisational support, commitment and structure that are gender related; Leadership and gender; Gender issues in the workplace; Cultural and gender implications for women leaders

AAD 905: Advanced Organisational Dynamics (3Units)

The meaning of organizational dynamics; assumptions in organisational dynamics; importance of organisational dynamics in institutions/cooperatives and principles of organisational dynamics; the place of the individual in the organisation ; motivation; Organisational communication; Organisational culture; Organisational Change; Organisational Development; phases of organisational growth; some studies in organisational dynamics, analysis of group characteristics relevant to agricultural institutions;.

AAD 906: Strategic Planning (3Units)

Concept of Strategic Planning; Importance, Limitations and problems associated with Strategic Planning; Steps in Strategic Planning (Organising the process, assessing the situation); Developing the strategic plan (Mission statement, Strategic objectives, Strategic goals, action to be taken); Operating plan to implement the strategic plan; Evaluation and control

AAD 907: Leadership in Agricultural Administration (3Units)

Concept and Definition of leadership; Approaches and theories of leadership; leaders and followers; transformational leadership (characteristics, elements, competencies); Leadership skills (Facilitation and feedback); Leadership and gender; Types of Leaders; Characteristics of leaders; Leadership and management functions; Term papers on leadership in an agricultural organization.

AAD 908: Organisational Development (3Units)

Definition, Significance and Component of Culture; Classification of Organisational Culture; Strategy for Management of Organisational Conflict; Organisational Change; Resistance to Change; Management of Organisational Change; Responsibility of Top Down Management in an Organisation; Assumption of Organisation and Management of Agricultural Organisation; Element of Management Control System; Forms of Control; Classification of Control System; Strategic of Control in Agricultural Organisation; Characteristics of and Effective Control System; Overcoming Resistance to Management Control and Power in Agricultural Organisation

AAD 910: Advanced Organisational Behaviour and Theories (3Units)

Concepts of  behaviour, organization, managers, administrators and performance.

Individual and Group behavioural processes ( personal systems, interaction styles, informal structures, rewards and punishments,leadership, task distribution, and performance appraisal). Theories of organizational behaviour and relevance to Agricultural Institutions in Nigeria. Theories of  behavioural change and managing resistance to planned changes. Supervisory, managerial and employee behaviour in Nigeria. The limitations of policies, laws, reforms, regulations, and the general rules of Civil Service procedures in controlling human behaviour. Designing effective Agricultural organizations in Nigeria. Exercises in simple models of behaviour observable in Nigerian Agricultural organizations. 

AAD 912: Gender Analysis Indicators (3Units)

Key terms related to gender analysis (gender lens, sex disagrregated data, gender gap, gender discrimination, gender sensitization, gender equality and equity, gender justice and gender socialization); Women empowerment; Importance of gender analysis in framing policies, programmes and projects; Gender empowerment measure (GEM); Gender Development Index (GDI); Gender Parity Index (GPI)

 

    LIST OF POSTGRADUATE LECTURERS

Name

Rank

Qualification

Specialization

Fapojuwo, O.E.

Senior Lecturer & Ag. HOD

B.Agric (Ago Iwoye), M.Sc Ph.D (Ibadan)

Gender Studies, Administration  and Organisational Studies

Ajayi, M.T.

Professor

B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D (Ibadan)

Human Resource Development and Training

 Oyeyinka, R.A.

 Senior Lecturer

NCE (Ila Orangun),B.Sc (Abraka), M.Sc, Ph.D (Ibadan)

Agricultural Cooperatives and Agrarian Law

 Adeogun, S.O.

 Senior Lecturer

B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D (Ibadan)

Psychology and Personnel Management

Bolarinwa, K.K.

Lecturer I

B.Agric (Nsukka), M.Sc, Ph.D (Ibadan)

Leadership and Conflict Management

 Abiona, B.G.

Lecturer II

NCE (Ikere), B.Agric, M.Agric, Ph.D (Abeokuta)

Agricultural Administration and Human Resource

 Ayinde, A.F.O.

Lecturer II

B.Agric, M.Agric, Ph.D (Abeokuta)

Agricultural Administration and Gender Studies

 Ayansina, S.O.

Lecturer II

B.Sc (Calabar), M.Sc, PhD (Ilorin)

Personnel Training and Management Communication

 

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