10 months
23172 EUR/year
23172 EUR/year
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This International Management - Leadership for Sustainable Food Systems programme from Franklin University Switzerland is designed to provide both a practical and theoretical preparation for change-makers, climate shapers and future leaders in the food innovation ecosystem. 

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Through a rigorous curriculum and multicultural experience, the program strives towards preparing leaders for today’s global food environment.

The International Management - Leadership for Sustainable Food Systems programme from Franklin University Switzerland is designed as an applied-learning pathway, including live classroom seminars, online course work and a hands-on, dynamic, experiential learning opportunity. It offers a series of masterclasses, a four-week dynamic bootcamp, open conversations, company visits, hackathons and other valuable experiences to provide cutting-edge practice. Students will gain the knowledge necessary for collaborating with multiple stakeholders to ensure sustainable food systems. Main touchpoints are research, trends, patterns and innovation in sustainability, ecosystems and food value chain complexity, while developing entrepreneurial mindset and leveraging opportunities for networking and career development. Experience turning systemic challenges into functional solutions, through practical projects and strategies, applicable to any corporation, global NGO or innovative startup.

Students will actively be engaged in the individual design and execution of the program, through Franklin’s tailor-made and customizable study-path, developing professional skills and international relationships along the way to support future impact and drive the transition toward a greener professional ecosystem and society.

Additionally, students will earn a Certificate Leadership for Sustainable Food Systems from Future Food Institute in conjunction with the Franklin Master of Science degree

Responsible Arts Management and Cultural Heritage

Prepare yourself to be the business leader of tomorrow. From day one, you will be immersed in a simulated working environment where your learning journey is at the center. You will learn on campus, online, peer-to-peer, in teams, through personal coaching and mentoring, and finally on the job, all in one internationally-focused Master's degree program. Work side-by-side with executives from top global organizations and obtain certificates for specific skills in your concentration.

MSIM students can choose from three emphases that will focus their study on an important contemporary topic: Responsible Management and Climate Action, Digital Transformation, or Leadership for Sustainable Food Systems.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leadership Development through Action
  • International Management
  • Digital Transformation Strategies
  • Innovation and Project Management
  • Challenges in the New Global Marketplace
  • Global Issues and Responsible Leadership
  • International Business Economics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 10 months
  • Part-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are accepted on a rolling admissions basis.


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement - Your personal statement is your opportunity to explain your reasons for undertaking graduate study. Please describe your professional goals, interests and how you believe the program will help you in your career.
  • Official transcripts - We require official transcripts from an accredited institution for your bachelor’s degree or equivalent. 
  • Submit Two Recommendations 
  • Submit a Complete Application form 
  • Schedule an interview with the Director of Graduate Programs

Tuition Fee

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    23172 EUR/year
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    23172 EUR/year
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CHF 25,000

Living costs for Lugano

1516 - 2134 CHF /month
Living costs

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


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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