Food and Beverage

Concordia University Wisconsin

24 months
834 USD/year
834 USD/year
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Through the Food and Beverage program of Concordia University Wisconsin, you’ll become a master innovator who understands how to identify significant opportunities and launch successful new products and services.


Products are being introduced to the market every day, make yours one of them

In the innovative Food and Beverage program of Concordia University Wisconsin, students learn by doing, and engaging with local experts in varying industries who design and teach our courses. This Food and Beverage (FaB) track dives into the FaB development process from concept to marketplace, package design, marketing, and management.

The food and beverage track of the MPD, explores the business of food and beverage development; from the development process in the marketplace, to package design, to marketing and management. You’ll partner with industry leaders on projects, and perform work in state-of-the-art food science and sensory labs.

Of course, a program like this wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t teach you the entrepreneurial skills you’ll need to start your own company. But you’ll also learn to build critical-thinking and teamwork skills through case-based teaching and labs, blending technical skills with business, legal, regulatory, and compliance knowledge. You’ll learn how to use analytics and demand projections to make management decisions, while using concepts—like Lean Six Sigma and sensitivity analysis—to solve operations and process-optimization challenges. 

Why an MPD in Food and Beverage?

  • The food and beverage industry in Wisconsin is large, ranking 4th in the country
  • This degree is focused on training students to work in the area of new product development and launch
  • The degree was developed with input from industry experts from Sargento, Sendik's, Palermos, Kwik Trip, and the Food and Beverage Trade Organization for Wisconsin (FaB)
  • This program is unique in the state, with its focus on new product development and launch, blending business, science, marketing, and the culinary arts

What to expect

You’ll learn a lot in this program—from conceptualization and design to development and marketing. Professionally, you’ll be prepared to fill an unmet need in the industry. That is, after all, what launching a new product is all about.

Want more details?

  • 48 credits/2 year program
  • Taught by industry experts
  • Seminar series with industry leaders
  • Thesis project is an actual corporate partner project or a product launch
  • The curriculum is built around an MPD core
  • The central course requirement for all students is a 2-semester "Food and Beverage Product Development and Launch" class that walks students through the entire process from ideation to launch
  • CUW is in the process of building a space for this MPD track, including an innovative food science and sensory lab to conduct proper product research. See full details on our new building here.


  • Food Scientist
  • Agricultural Technician
  • Environmental Scientist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Drug Design and Development
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing & Process Chemistry
  • Sustainabile & Social Entrepreneurship
  • New Venture Form & Business Development
  • Instrumental Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To apply to the Food & Beverage track of the MPD you need a B.S. in science, business or equivalent degree. 
  • No GRE is required for admittance
  • These programs have a minimum undergraduate GPA requirement of 3.00
  • Application form
  • Non-refundable application fee
  • One page essay describing your reason for obtaining a graduate degree
  • Résumé of your education and employment experience
  • Two signed letters of recommendation using the Recommendation Form(recommendation letters on letterhead may also be submitted)
  • All official transcripts leading to your bachelor’s degree

Tuition Fee

  • International

    834 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 834 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    834 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 834 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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