MSc Management of the Flavor & Fragrance Industry


Program Description

The MSc "Management of the Flavor & Fragrance Industry" offers 2 years of multidisciplinary training entirely in English.

  • Degree: Master of Science (MSc)
  • FI (initial training)/FC (executive training)/FP (continued training)
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Location: Grasse
  • Language: English

Grasse is the global capital of perfumes and hosts all levels of the flavor and fragrance industry. All elements of the perfume industry are developed and processed in this region.

The aim of this degree is to train future industry professionals and provide access to multidisciplinary education in an intercultural context at the Grasse site.


The program offers high-quality education provided by qualified staff from UNS and EDHEC, and the expertise of our partners (companies, institutions, universities).

In addition to the specific lessons and skills taught in the program, students also benefit from an exceptional environment: premises provided by the city of Grasse give students proximity and access to local companies and all aspects of the perfume industry. Tutored projects with our partners will involve students in the solving of real company issues. Thanks to such group work, students will also benefit from internship and job opportunities, which help them to kick-start their careers.

With a 100% English track, one mandatory international internship, and one local internship, this degree offers a real opening to the world of perfume with the aim to share knowledge and know-how around the flavor and fragrance industries.

Program and content

The MSc is composed of 3 main fields: law, marketing, and science. Depending on their background, students will follow one of the 3 majors proposed. Additional minor fields will allow the discovery of further applications of flavors and fragrances and permit a comprehensive understanding of other perspectives in this industry.

In addition, tutored projects will be implemented through collaborations with partner companies. These projects allow students to take part in solving real issues or projects in a company. This offers the opportunity for students to actively participate in projects where the stakes are real for an economic entity within the industry.

Finally, mandatory internships in companies help students take their first steps into the world of flavors and fragrances.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees: 5000€ per year - The tuition fee may vary according to your residence status, namely if you are a resident of an EU country or of a country outside the EU. In addition, financial aid (need-based or merit-based scholarships) will be available to students, and other sources of funding will also be available through each training course.


Students who have 180 ECTS validated credits, from bachelor's degrees in law, marketing or science can apply.

Depending on the situation, candidates who already have 5 years of professional experience in the industry can also apply and their applications will also be considered.

Proficiency in English is also required.

Following applications, students will be selected to take an entrance test, then an interview will be conducted with by a committee to finalize the application.

Future careers


  • Consumer understanding
  • Sensory evaluation
  • Sales & business development
  • Operational marketing
  • Development marketing
  • Market surveys


  • Sensory evaluation
  • Research & development
  • Creation of flavors & fragrances
  • Regulatory & quality


  • Patents
  • Copyrights
  • Innovation valorization

Last updated May 2020

About the School

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Université Côte d’Azur is a recently created cluster of higher education establishments on the French Riviera that brings together all the major players in higher education and research in the region. Université Côte d’Azur aims to develop a new, 21st-century model for French universities, based on new interactions between disciplines, a new form of coordination between research, teaching, and innovation, and strong partnerships with the private sector and local authorities. In January 2016, Université Côte d’Azur won a prestigious “IDEX” award from the French government for its UCAJEDI project, placing it among the top 10 world-class, comprehensive universities in France. Read less