Master in in Economics and Management: Food System Management

University of Bologna

Program Description

Master in in Economics and Management: Food System Management

University of Bologna

Food System Management (FoodSys) is a 2nd Cycle Degree taught in English. The course is designed with an interdisciplinary approach and an international perspective and it builds on the relationship between different fields of knowledge and real-life management situations to develop proactive decision makers and managers with advanced quantitative and analytical skills essential to successful management careers in organizations pertaining to the agrofood systems.

The first year programme is held in Forlì and the second year programme takes place in Bologna (at the School of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine).

Learning outcomes

As prospective managers, advisors and entrepreneurs of a wide variety of agro-food organizational settings and contexts, students will acquire advanced knowledgeof business administration, strategic management, organization behaviour, alongwith quantitative, co-operation and entrepreneurial skills specifically connected toenvironmental economics, business logistics and food supply chain management,food quality management, international food marketing, food and rural economics andpolicy, international relations and projects design and management.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates will have the opportunity to access a wide range of managerial positions in food businesses, consultancy companies, public administrations, local and international agencies with positions in the following units/offices:

  • Supply chain management;
  • International marketing and distribution management;
  • Private and public research and development;
  • Investment centers within firms, corporations, agencies
  • Project implementation within private/public organizations.

Admission requirements

An eligible first-cycle or Bachelor’s degree as well as fluency in written and spoken English (B2 level). Previous knowledge in the areas of economics, management, and statistics may be helpful but it is not a compulsory requirement. Admission will depend on the assessment of students’ knowledge and skills by an Admission Board, according to the procedures and criteria specified in the call for applications, (i.e. mainly academic merit and background, study experiences abroad, reference letters, oral interview) available on the course webpage.

Career opportunities

FoodSyS graduates will have the opportunity to access a wide range of managerial positions in food businesses, consultancy companies, public administrations, local and international agencies with positions in the following units/offices:

  • Supply chain management;
  • International marketing and distribution management;
  • Private and public research and development;
  • Investment centers within firms, corporations, agencies;
  • Project implementation within private and public organizations.

Programme contents:

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).

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated March 27, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
3,234 EUR
Scholaships and exemptions are available
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Locations
Italy - Forli, Emilia-Romagna
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Sept. 2019
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