Food System Management (FoodSys) is a 2nd Cycle Degree programme taught in English. The programme builds on the connections between different fields of knowledge FOCUSED ON FOOD SYSTEMS to train prospective decision-makers in facing real management problems in international contexts and diverse organizational settings.
International Master’s Degree programme in Economics and Management – curriculum: Food System Management (FoodSys)
Food System Management (FoodSys) is a 2nd Cycle Degree programme taught in English. The programme builds on the connections between different fields of knowledge FOCUSED ON FOOD SYSTEMS to train prospective decision-makers in facing real management problems in international contexts and diverse organizational settings. It is an economics-centred and multidisciplinary programme, providing a combination of analytical and quantitative skills with an emphasis on management, policy and practice.
The first year programme will be held in Forlì and the second year programme will take place in Bologna (at the School of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine).
As future managers, public servants, researchers, consultants and entrepreneurs, students will acquire advanced knowledge and skills in business administration and food system management, with a particular focus on organizational and managerial competences, innovation, business start-up, sustainability management and governance, problem-solving attitudes, communication and co-operation.
The degree programme has a study load of 120 ECTS. First year modules are common for all students and cover decision-making and strategy, quantitative methods, law, international economics, accounting, food supply chain management. Second year FoodSyS modules include food system economics and policy, global food marketing, food quality management, agricultural and food policy, rural development, bioenergy economics. Some of the courses are designed and taught in collaboration with recognized professors from the University of Missouri (USA) and INRA - Ivry (F).
Graduates will develop strong economic competencies in the field of food systems management and sustainability and may join PhD programmes and successfully fulfil the roles of managers, consultants, professionals, entrepreneurs, chief officers in national and international businesses and start-ups, transnational corporations, international organizations, public authorities and consulting or surveillance bodies.
REQUIREMENTS AND ADMISSION PROCEDURES:
Places available are limited. Admission is subject to an assessment of the candidates’ skills and an interview.
The programme has a restricted access number. To find out more about the number of admitted students and the selection methods, please refer to the Call for admission for the a.y. 2017/18.
Curricular requirements a.y. 2017/18
To enter the programme candidates must meet the following specific curricular requirements:
A - Italian qualifications belonging to one of the following disciplinary fields according to the Italian Ministerial Decree D.M. 270/04:
L-14 Legal Services
L-16 Administration and organization sciences
L-18 Environmental economics and management
L-25 Agriculture and forestry
L-26 Food science and technology
L-36 Political science and international relations
L-37 Peace studies
or an equivalent Italian qualification obtained according to the previously effective regulation
or any other equivalent qualification obtained from a non-Italian University;
B – to have obtained, by the date of the enrolment to the selection, a total amount of 48 ECTS credits in learning activities in the following scientific disciplinary sectors (below listed in the respective groups) such as Business, Economics, Law, Mathematics-Statistics, among which 30 ECTS credits at least in the area of business.
As far as the qualifications obtained from non-Italian Universities, the committee in charge of the selection process for admission will evaluate/consider the correspondence between the disciplinary field of the candidate’s studies and the Course Classes mentioned at letter A, according to the Italian Ministerial Decree D.M. 270/04, as well as the amount of credits in the scientific disciplinary sectors mentioned at letter B.