Economics and Management - Curriculum Food System Management (FoodSys), Master

Economics and Management - Curriculum Food System Management (FoodSys), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #138 (BCR) , | ,
The course is designed with an interdisciplinary approach and an international perspective and it builds on the relationship between different fields of knowledge and real-life management situations to develop proactive decision makers and managers with advanced quantitative and analytical skills essential to successful management careers in organizations pertaining to the agrofood systems.


The first year programme will be held in Forlì and the second year programme will take place mainly in Bologna (at the School of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine).


As prospective managers, advisors and entrepreneurs of a wide variety of agro-food organizational settings and contexts, students will acquire advanced knowledgeof business administration, strategic management, organization behaviour, alongwith quantitative, co-operation and entrepreneurial skills specifically connected toenvironmental economics, business logistics and food supply chain management,food quality management, international food marketing, food and rural economics andpolicy, international relations and projects design and management.


Graduates will have the opportunity  to access a wide range of managerial positions in food businesses, consultancy companies, public administrations, local and international agencies with positions in the following units/offices:

  • Supply chain management;
  • International marketing and distribution management;
  • Private and public research and development;
  • Investment centers within firms, corporations, agencies
  •  Project implementation within private/public organizations.

Programme Structure

1st year (Forlì)

  • Administration and networks
  • Comparative labour law
  • Cost management
  • International economics
  • Management accounting and strategic control
  • Quantitative methods
  • 1 course among: Business plan/Economics and competition policy/Financial accounting & reporting/ Food economics

2nd year (mainly in Bologna)

  • Agricultural, food and rural policy
  • Food system economics
  • Global agri-food marketing and quality management
  • Job placement seminar
  • 12 elective credits
  • Final examination

For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

To apply for the FoodSys programme, you must meet the following (two) requirements:

  • You must have obtained a three-year First Cycle Degree/Bachelor's degree in one of the course classed indicated in the call for applications OR you must have obtained, by the date of the application, a total amount of 48 ECTS credits in the specific scientific-disciplinary sectors (SDS) such as Business, Economics, Law, Mathematics-Statistics, at least 30 of which obtained in the Business SDS (ScientificDisciplinary Sector).
  • Provide evidence of your proficiency in English (at B2 level of the Common European Framework) - certificates are not compulsory

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    3234 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3234 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    3234 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3234 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Tuition fees are estimative. All students pay based on their Equivalent Financial Situation Indicator (ISEE), irrespective of the programme they enrol on.

Living costs

  • Bologna, Italy

    750 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs
  • Forlì, Italy

    700 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


  • Study grants for international students, Unibo Action 2 : If you are an international student, you can apply for a study grant worth 11.000 € gross (assigned on the basis of the SAT and GRE tests) or an exemption from tuition fees
  • Unibo Action 1 -Tuition fee waivers for international students who wish to register for First Cycle, Second Cycle or Single Cycle Degree Programmes at the University of Bologna 
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