Welcome to Agricultural Sciences

This Department offers several exciting qualifications both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. We consist of a team of permanent staff and part time staff that actively involved in teaching, student assistance and project supervision.


The nature of agriculture has changed to such an extent that it has to be managed as a business. To ensure success in an agricultural career, it is essential that technical knowledge and skills are applied and integrated with managerial and management skills. 

Why Agricultural Management?

Our Agricultural Management students are equipped with knowledge and skills which are particularly suitable for a career in agriculture, or for any managerial position in agricultural related fields.  

Qualifications offered:

  • Diploma: Agricultural Management
  • Advanced Diploma: Agricultural Management
  • MSc: Agriculture (Research)
  • PhD: Agriculture (Research) 

Career opportunities:

  • Famers
  • Extension officers
  • Agriculture business representatives
  • Exports and customs control
  • Research
  • Banks
  • Nurseries and other plant production practises

The game industry in the Eastern Cape has developed into a multi-million rand business industry and has experienced extensive growth rates over the past few years. In a quest to offer industry-relevant training, Mandela University's Department of Agricultural Sciences offers a practical diploma course in Game Ranch Management, which involves hands-on training on the Addo Campus near Port Elizabeth. 
Further studies in Game Ranch Management are possible:

• BTech: Game Ranch Management

• MSc: Game Ranch Management

• PhD: Game Ranch Management

Contact information
Mrs Christa Koen
Tel: +27 41 504 3527