Students will gain advanced knowledge of the factors specific to food effecting the sustainability of food production and the role that innovation can play in the sector. They will also gain an appreciation of the increasingly complex and global environment in which the food business currently operates and the uncertainties and risks attached to food production.
The Food Business Strategy course from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is open to a wide range of undergraduate profiles, but is especially suitable for those with a background in agriculture-based or other science degrees seeking to develop their business expertise and those with more business-focused degrees and an interest in moving into the food sector.
The course is designed to offer students a strategic perspective on doing business within the industry, as well as the management techniques required, current marketing issues, leadership approaches and global policy demands.
The food sector is seen as a key growth sector. Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will be open to an array of national and international employment opportunities within a rapidly-growing industry or related sectors.
88% of our graduates from this programme were employed after 6 months across a range of industry sectors. (Source: Latest Graduate Outcomes Survey)
Potential careers for our graduates include:
- Account Manager
- Marketing Manager
- Account Strategist
- Business Development
- Agribusiness Graduate Programme
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- Economics of Food
- Supply Chain Management Global Food Sys
- Customer Driven Marketing for Food Industry
- Competitive Strategy in Global Food Industry
- Food Policy
- Innovation for Food Business
- Group Project
- Economics of Entrepreneurship
- Project Management
- Creativity Innovation & Entrepreneurship
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- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and courses will close once they are filled. We advise you to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
DisciplinesBusiness Administration Strategic Management Food Sciences View 19 other Masters in Food Sciences in Ireland
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- A minimum second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in any discipline.
- A primary degree with a minimum of three years’ work experience.
- English Language Test
- Additional Documentation
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International20620 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20620 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA14980 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14980 EUR per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Dublin
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.