HISTORY OF THE INSTITUTE OF AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT
The Agribusiness Management Program was initially offered at the Institute of Agriculture at Rosario Campus. To strengthen the program, it was transferred to Bacnotan Campus through, BR. 263-84 and took effect in SY 1985-1986. With the transfer, the Agribusiness Department was created to technically administer the implementation of the program. The curriculum //theessayclub.com/ was enriched which was anchored on the developmental framework of Balanced-Agro-Industrial Development program, economic zonification, Northwestern Luzon Growth Quadrangle (North QUAD) as the country’s spring board to “Asian Economic Tigers” like Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong. The advent of these developmental thrusts program posed a promising opportunity for the development of the agricultural sector of the region then. Such situation was a favorable business environment for the growth and development of agribusiness enterprises especially the high valued crops and livestock. Such situation needs then adequate supply of skilled manpower inclined in agribusiness. This calls of government and non-goverment institutions to be concerned about human resource development to the needs of the region. Cognizant of the significant role which educational institutions have to play, the Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University (DMMMSU) offered the BS Agribusiness Management Degree as its indespensable response to the call. The BS Agribusiness Management curricular program of the university was conceived as a functional curriculum in training manpower skilled in transforming the traditional agricultural into agro-industrial based activities. The BS Agribusiness Management is a four-year degree course aimed to equip graduates with knowledge and skills in agricultural entrepreneurship. It prepares students to be future managers and entrepreneurs who shall manage rural based organizations (cooperative or government or non-government) or establish and manage agri-based enterprise into economically viable entities. It has two majors; entrepreneurship and cooperative management are anchored on the twin policies aligned to entrepreneurship development (RA 9187 & other laws) and cooperative development (RA 9520). Since its inception and implementation in 1986, It had undergone series of curriculum enrichment to be attuned with chiefessays.net the dynamic of development. The latest version has 184 total units (including CWTS), 65 units of general subjects, 27 units of agriculture subjects, 21 units of core management of subjects, 42 units of major subjects, 6 units of practicum, 3 units of thesis, 6 units of elective, 6 units of NSTP and 8 units of Physical Education. The objectives and the learning outcomes of the program are coined from expected competencies of graduates and other mandated functions of the Agribusiness Department anchored to the program of the College of Agriculture of DMMMSU, classified into three (3) major final outputs, namely: advanced education, research and extension services. It was awarded by the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACUP), Incorporation a Level-IV Re Accredited Status on Decemeber 2015. Subsequently, it was transformed from a Department into an Institute, carrying the name Institute of Agribusiness Management on October 2017.