M.Sc. On Campus

International Food Business and Consumer Studies

24 months
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International Food Business and Consumer Studies offered by Fulda University of Applied Sciences  is a joint venture of two German universities - combining the expertise of both academic institutions.


The politics of food in society, involving manufacturers, retailers, consumers, and health professionals, are complex and continually evolving. International Food Business and Consumer Studies offered by Fulda University of Applied Sciences  prepares graduates for leadership roles in national and international enterprises in the food business and in food certification organisations. Students gain the skills and experience necessary to manage complex processes in the food industry, trade, and the agricultural sector as well as to develop and market food products and related services according to the needs of different consumer groups.


Serving specific needs of consumers is a core business and to do that in a more sustainable way will be a challenging business opportunity in the food sector, while at the same time being responsive to societal needs. Graduates must be aware of cultural differences and the importance of regional supply chains for development.

Experts with an in-depth understanding of these aspects have bright career prospects in the food sector. The MSc programme qualifies its graduates for these responsible tasks in food businesses and related organizations. It is characterized by a multidisciplinary approach including food, business and consumer sciences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Profile Module
  • Food & Business Module
  • International Legislation on Consumer protection and Food
  • Food Quality Management
  • Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hold a Bachelor degree with a minimum duration of six semesters (180 ECTS credits or equivalent), in Nutritional and Food Science, Agricultural Sciences, Food Technology, or related fields,
  • with grade B (2.5 according to the German grading system) or better
  • certify sufficient language proficiency in English as a Non-native speaker by
  • Previous studies conducted entirely in English

Tuition Fee

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  • There are no tuition fees!
  • A semester fee of ~290 €/semester 

Living costs for Fulda

650 - 800 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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