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Duration of Program 2 Years (4 Semesters)


Seats 20

  • UPES ranked among Top 15 MBA Institutions in North India and No. 1 Private Institute in Uttarakhand by Outlook-ICARE India MBA Rankings 2020
  • Agribusiness includes all the processes required to transfer an agricultural good to market. It includes the functions of production, processing, and distribution
  • Agribusiness is also used to explain businesses that are involved in the marketing and promotions of agricultural products, such as warehouses, wholesalers, processors, retailers, and more
  • The specialisation will develop the skills to evaluate the impact of trade policy, common markets, trading blocks, market instability, commodity problems, trade agreements and environmental regulations on imports and exports in international trade to be able to improve production decision making
  • Students will understand how employer characteristics and decision-making at various levels enhance the success of an agricultural enterprise
  • UPES NIRF Ranking UPES ranks 56th in NIRF (National Institutional Ranking Framework) of MHRD in the Management Category.


Semester I

Semester II


  • Organization Behavior
  • Economics & Management Decisions
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Financial Reporting & Analysis
  • Marketing Management
  • Spreadsheet Modelling
  • Business Communication
  • Rural, Social & Institutional Environment
  • Agriculture & Food Policy


  • Human Resource Management
  • Operations Management
  • Business Research Methods
  • Sales & Distribution for Agriculture
  • Internet Technologies & E-Commerce
  • Marketing of Agricultural Inputs
  • Farm Management
  • Program Elective I
  • Open Elective (as being offered across MBA Programme)
  • Rural Immersion

Semester III

Semester IV


  • Strategic Management
  • Executive Communication
  • Economics of Food Quality
  • Food Supply Chain Management
  • Agri Warehousing
  • Emerging Technologies in Agribusiness
  • Legal & Safety Issues
  • Program Elective II
  • Open Elective II
  • Summer Internship
  • Dissertation I


  • Risk Management in Agribusiness
  • Agribusiness Entrepreneurship
  • Dissertation II



  • Rural & Cooperative Marketing
  • Agriculture Finance
  • Analytics for Food & Agribusiness
  • International Agri Food Trade
  • Contract & Organic Farming
  • Food Technology & Processing
Open Elective I Open Elective II
  • Leading in a Dynamic Era
  • Presentation Skills
  • Creativity, Innovation and Foresight
  • Change Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  •  Money and the Firm
  • Competing in the Global Market Space
  • Establishing & Cultivating
  • Customer Markets
  • Media Literacy for Personal Branding
  • Managing the Globally Diverse Firms
  • Minimum 50% marks in classes X, XII & Graduation
  • Graduation from a recognized university
  • Graduation in Agriculture or Any science stream
Admissions through UPES Management Entrance Test (UPESMET)

Candidates who have minimum 50% marks in Class 10th, 12th and graduation, can seek admission to UPES MBA programs by taking the UPES Management Entrance Test (UPESMET)


Schedule for UPES Management Entrance Test (UPESMET):

Name of Program Date of Test Last Date to Apply
MBA (All Streams) 24th JULY 2020

22nd JULY 2020


UPES reserves the right to conduct further online/paper pencil mode exams for admission to various MBA programs in addition to the date already announced.

Scheme of Tests:

Sections No.of Questions
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability 35
Quantitative: Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency 35
General Awareness: General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Business Scenario 35
Analytical & Logical Reasoning 35
Total no. of Questions 140

The University reserves the right to make changes in curricula, degree requirements, course offerings, student intake and academic regulations or change of location at any time without assigning any reason or prior notice. The said change may apply not only to prospective students but also to those who are already enrolled with the University.

University reserves to itself to offer any or all of the program electives/specialization electives. Electives thus offered maybe based on the number of students who opt for such electives and will be offered at the sole discretion of the University.

Admissions through National Level Tests

Students having minimum MAT /CMAT 2019 score of 75 Percentile will be exempted from UPES Management Entrance Test and will only be called for Group Discussion & Interview if qualified. Valid 70 percentile & above score of CAT 2019/ XAT 2020 A score of min 550 or above for GMAT, a score of 140 and above in NMAT 2019 / 20 scores will also be accepted.

**Upto 30% seats shall be filled through National Level Tests category (CAT/MAT/XAT/NMAT). Incase candidates for such seats are not available, UPES has the right to fill these seats through MBA (UPESMET).

Reservation of Seats:

For Uttarakhand bonafide resident candidates: 15% of the seats in all programs will be reserved for residents of Uttarakhand, subject to production of "Sthai Niwas Praman Patra" (Permanent Resident certificate)" issued by competent authority of Uttarakhand State. These seats will get alloted based on the merit order in this category, provided the candidate has declared his intent to opt under this category at the time of applying for admission.

Note: Candidates applying under this category would be required to produce the original “Sthai Niwas Praman Patra” during the day of admission, failing which their candidature shall stand cancelled.

Seats remaining unfilled by the stipulated date in this category may be treated as unreserved.



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Eligibility & Scholarship criteria:

  • Minimum 80 percentile score in CAT/XAT
  • Minimum 90 percentile score in MAT, NMAT, UPESMET & any other National Level Entrance Test.
  • 10% seats in each program for 25% tuition fee waiver in 1st semester

CAT Score (percentile)

Tuition Fee waive off

95.01% +


90.01% - 95%


85% - 90%


Disclaimer: Only one category of scholarship can be availed by student, Multiple scholarship to one candidate will not be granted