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Program : AGRIBUSINESS, BA, re/accreditation


Name of the study program Agribusiness
Level of qualification according to KKK (abbreviations BA, B. Sc, MA, PhD) (Bachelor of Science)

Academic grade and diploma title (in full and


Agribusiness (B. Sc. Agribusiness)
The study area according to Erasmus Subject

Area Codes (ESAC)

Academic program profile (specialization) Life Sciences (Agribusiness Management)
The minimum study length 3 years
Study cycle (full-time; part-time) Full-time
Number of ECTS credits (total and per year) 180 ECTS
Modules / subjects Mathematics Plant production Economics Rural sociology

Basics of research methodology Principles of marketing

Animal production Agricultural economy Business statistics English Language Accounting

Farm management Business law Introduction to finance Horticulture

Extension services in agribusiness Marketing of agricultural products

Agribusiness management



Agribusiness Financial management Business communication

Organic production

Processing technology of vegetable products in Agriculture

Plant protection Production in Greenhouses Agribusiness projects

Cooperatives and integration in Agriculture Economics Botany

Marketing research

EU Common agricultural policy Rural Tourism Management Rural Development

Career management

Prices and markets of agricultural products Consumer behavior

Human resource management Introduction to international business Food Product quality management Food Processing and Nutrition Viticulture and enology

Economics of Public Administration

Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN) Business informatics

Applied statistics

Advanced agribusiness logistics Professional practice

B.Sc. Thesis

Number of students to be enrolled 80
Leading Professors of the study program Prof. ass. dr. Sadik Maloku

Prof. asoc. dr. Isuf Lushi



Prof. asoc. dr. Shukri Maxhuni
The permanent academic staff/artistic (According to the academic grade) Five (5) Professors: four Associated Professors

(4), one (1) Assistant Professors

Tuition fee 0€ per semester

According to administrative guidance of MESTI

Educational process content


Table: Content of the bachelor study program “Agribusiness”

First year
Semester I hours/weeks
Nr. O/ E Subjects L E ECTS Lecturers
1.1 O Mathematics 3 2 7 Prof. asoc. dr. Ismet Temaj
1.2 O Plant production 3 2 6 Prof. asoc. dr. Isuf Lushi
1.3 O Economics 3 2 7 Prof. ass. dr. Ekrem Gjokaj
1.4 O Rural sociology 2 2 5 Prof ass. dr. Besim Gallopeni
1.5 O Basics of research methodology 2 2 5 Prof. ass. dr. Kushtrim Braha
Semester II hours/weeks
Nr. O/ E Subjects L E ECTS Lecturers
2.1 O Principles of marketing 2 2 6 Prof. ass. dr. Kushtrim Braha
2.2 O Animal production 2 2 6 Prof. asoc. dr. Shukri Maxhuni
2.3 O Agricultural economy 3 2 6 Prof. ass. dr. Sadik Maloku
2.4 O Business statistics 3 2 7 Prof. ass. dr. Ekrem Gjokaj
2.5 O English Language 2 2 5 Dr. sc. Kadri Krsniqi
Second year
Semester III
Nr. O/ E Subjects L E ECTS Lecturers
3.1 O Accounting 3 2 6 Dr. sc. Shaqir Rexhepi
3.2 O Farm management 3 2 7 Prof. ass. dr. Sadik Maloku
3.3 O Business law 2 2 5 Prof. ass. dr. Muharem Faiku.
3.4 O Introduction to finance 2 2 6 Prof. ass. dr. Ekrem Gjokaj
3.5 O Horticulture 2 2 6 Prof. asoc. dr. Isuf Lushi
Semester IV
Nr. O/ E Subjects L E ECTS Lecturers
4.1 O Extension services in agribusiness 2 2 6 Dr. sc. Nol Krasniqi
4.2 O Marketing of agricultural products 2 2 6 Prof. asoc. dr. Isuf Lushi
4.3 O Agribusiness management 3 2 6 Prof. ass. dr. Sadik Maloku
4.4 O Agribusiness Financial management 2 2 6 Prof. ass. dr. Ekrem Gjokaj



4.5 O Business communication 2 2 6 Prof. ass. dr. Kushtrim Braha
Third year
Semester V
Nr. O/ E Subjects L E ECTS Lecturers
5.1.1 E Organic production 2 2 6 Prof. asoc. dr. Isuf Lushi
5.1.2 E Processing      technology     of     vegetable

products in Agriculture

2 2 6 Prof. asoc. dr. Isuf Lushi
5.1.3 E Plant protection 2 2 6 Prof. ass. dr. Fadil Musa
5.1.4 E Production in Greenhouses 2 2 6 Prof. asoc. dr. Isuf Lushi
5.2.1 E Agribusiness projects 2 2 6 Prof. ass. dr. Sadik Maloku
5.2.2 E Cooperatives and integration in


2 2 6 Prof. ass. dr. Arif Murraj
5.2.3 E Economics Botany 2 2 6 Prof. ass. dr. Bekim Gashi
5.2.4 E Marketing research 2 2 6 Prof. ass. dr. Kushtrim Braha
5.3.1 E EU Common agricultural policy 2 2 6 Prof. ass. dr. Ekrem Gjokaj
5.3.2 E Rural Tourism Management 2 2 6 Dr. sc. Shpresim Domi
5.3.3 E Rural Development 2 2 6 Dr. sc. Shpresim Domi
5.3.4 E Career management 2 2 6 Dr. sc. Gentian Mehmeti
5.4.1 E Prices      and    markets    of     agricultural


2 2 6 Prof. ass. dr. Kushtrim Braha
5.4.2 E Consumer behavior 2 2 6 Prof. ass. dr. Kushtrim Braha
5.4.3 E Human resource management 2 2 6 Prof. ass. dr. Sadik Maloku
5.4.4 E Introduction to international business 2 2 6 Prof. asoc. dr. Halil Kukaj
5.5.1 E Food Product quality management 2 2 6 Prof. asoc. dr. Shukri Maxhuni
5.5.2 E Food Processing and Nutrition 2 2 6 Prof. asoc. dr. Shukri Maxhuni
5.5.3 E Viticulture and enology 2 2 6 Prof. asoc. dr. Isuf Lushi
5.5.4 E Economics of Public Administration 2 2 6 Prof. asoc. dr. Ilir Kapaj
5.6.1 E Farm      Accountancy     Data      Network


2 2 6 Nol Krasniqi
5.6.2 E Business informatics 2 2 6 Prof. ass. dr. Arsim Susuri
5.6.3 E Applied statistics 2 2 6 Prof. ass. dr. Ekrem Gjokaj
5.6.4 E Advanced agribusiness logistics 2 2 6 Prof. asoc. dr. Ilir Kapaj
Semester VI
6.1 O Professional practice (12 weeks) 12 Prof. asoc. dr. Isuf Lushi
6.2 O B.Sc. Thesis 12

The main objective of this program is to prepare specialist with profound theoretical and professional knowledge, capable to be well-oriented in the filelds of agrbusiness, to understand management aspects and regulatory boards of the Agribusiness sector.

Apart form contribution to the local, regional, and national community this study program also aims to offer quality education and advance practical knowledge and skills to its students. Therefore, students will be able to deveolp their creative and critical thinking skills, innovative and interactive skills in solving various problems and build up competences in policy making. Based on the curriculum of this program which includes subjects from variuos trends of Agribusiness (see program curriculum), also, based on sufficient analytical, research and suitable literature as a result of the hard scientific work and research, we aim that our students to become leaders in the field of Agribusiness. Following the first cycle in “Agribusiness” profile, will give them a better opportunity to find themselves involved in entrepreneurship and management of agribusiness activities. Requirements for this study profile will be increasing, because in general, Agribusiness is the basis of economic development prospects in developing countries such as the case of Kosovo.


The Bachelor study program “Agribusines” is a three year study program consisting of 6 semesters with a total of 180 ECTS. During the last semester (see semester VI) students will attend their professional practice throughout the semester and they will be supported continuously by the public-private enterprises which are respresented by the memebers of the Industrial Advisory Board (referred in the future as IAB) of the FLES. (Annex 2.1.2.) Graduates in this study program will be able to respond well to the demands of the country, especially in rural and Agribusiness system in order to implement natural resources efficiency. Gaining the necessary education in the Agribusiness management, they (the graduates) will be a promoter as well as a great potential in favour of the organization of new businesses in the agribusiness sector and the management efficiency of the sector. They will also be leaders of sustainable development of rural areas as well as the orientation of the development of agricultural enterprises towards their well functioning. Also, another important intention of this study program is to enable students to continue their studies in the second cycle program – Master.

Comparability with international programs and the external consultation

During the drafting of the study curriculum, we have been consulting with many universities programs abroad that have similar study areas, such as the University of Brno, Czech Republic; University of Nitra, Slovakia and Agricultural University of Tirana, Faculty of Economics and Agribusiness. Besides, it is important to emphasize that the FLES has established AIB which is made up of representatives from various public and private enterprises, including the representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Rural Development; Agricultural Development Agency; Agricultural Directorate of Forestry and Rural Development of Prizren, apart from that we also gather information about the needs of the labor market for our graduates. Therefore, “Ukshin Hoti” Unversity has the necessary reasonings and basis for re-accreditation of the Agribusiness program, because the advantage of leading, developing, and proposing for accreditation of this program, is based on the indisputable need that agribusiness system in the region of Prizren and also Kosovo has for the young specialist in this field.

1.4 Orientation of the study program according to the guiding principles of the institution

The curriculum of Agribusiness management studies is in accordance with the rules and criteria of studies according to the Bologna system and for two academic years they also have elective courses, while the distribution of ECTS is done according to the weight of the course. The number of credits is 60 credits per year of study, which means 30 credits per semester. This means that Bachelor studies in this field have a total of 180 credits. Students can choose the elective courses according to the special list provided within this curriculum (elective course table) and their number is determined by filling in the number of credits for the designated semester. The first cycle study programs are realized with 180 European credits (ECTS) (hereinafter: credits) and their normal duration is 3 academic years.

An overview of the labour market

According to official statistics by the KTA (Kosovo Tax Administration), it shows that in Prizren more than 300 agribusiness enterprises (mainly in food production) operate their activity and this number is expected to grow in the future, despite the potential effects of the global crisis, including here that of the Agribusiness industry as a result of the decreasing demand in Kosovo. Agribusiness enterprises are diverse and can include all companies that fit or find themselves in the system of Agribusiness; industries providing inputs for agricultural farms, agricultural farms, and industries processing agricultural products, industries that market these products and all stakeholders (businesses) that make it possible the movement of the product to the final consumer. These enterprises are guided or lead by experience, are developed especially in areas that are relatively populous and focus more on areas that have significant agricultural production activity (the case of Prizren and surrounding municipalities).

It is worth mentioning that this program does not exist in any of the public or private universities of the Republic of Kosovo, while given the market needs and the experiences of countries that have a better or comparable economic status to that of Kosovo (the case of Albania), shows that such study profiles are very much present and highly required.


Objectives of the program for our graduates

  • To obtain sufficient knowledge in the field of agribusiness and their prefered field of research;
  • To demonstarte theoretical and practical knowledge identifying and solving various problems in the sector of agribusiness;
  • To gain necessary skills and knowledge for employment in the labour market or continue their studies to the next level of postgraduate;
  • To gain comparable knowledge with international study models regarding theory and practice of agribusiness;
  • To be able to adopt and interact in various social and cultural environments;
  • To be capable of setting-up new enterprises in the rural areas;
  • To be capable of managing farms and agricultural