12 months
20620 EUR/year
14980 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This comprehensive course, Food Business Strategy from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School  offers a sound training in business concepts and practice, as well as a wider understanding of the unique environment within which food businesses operate.

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Key facts

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.

Career opportunities

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
  • Management
  • Account Strategist
  • Business Development
  • Agribusiness Graduate Programme

Programme Structure


  • 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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

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.


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in any discipline.
  • A primary degree with a minimum of three years’ work experience.
  • Transcripts
    • CV
    • English Language Test
    • References
    • Additional Documentation

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      20620 EUR/year
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      Based on the tuition of 20620 EUR per year during 12 months.
    • EU/EEA

      14980 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 14980 EUR per year during 12 months.

    Living costs for Dublin

    1100 - 1800 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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