Masters Programs in Food and Beverage Business

Compare 5 Masters Programs in Food and Beverage Business

A master's degree provides students with skills that can put them out front in the workforce because of their knowledge and expertise. Most of these programs focus on a specific area of study and take between one and two years to complete. Obtaining a master’s degree can help students succeed in their careers and prepare them for additional postgraduate education.

What is a Master in Food and Beverage Business? This degree focuses on the preparation and service of food together with applications such as running a restaurant and overseeing operations of a hospitality facility. Students can learn the business side of the industry along with a specific field of interest, such as wine, tourism, or catering. This degree helps equip them to handle the most important aspects of running a food and beverage business successfully, from planning to execution.

Students who receive a food and beverage business master's degree can gain a deep understanding of the operations of a business. This includes financial analysis, budgeting, and management. These skills can allow students to go into the hospitality workforce very well prepared with a knowledge of front-end and back-end operations.

The cost of a master's program can vary, depending on where a student chooses to study. Something to consider is how long the course of study is. Except for online courses, many schools provide guidelines on the local cost of living as well as tuition and other fees.

Students who earn a Master in Food and Beverage Business can be prepared to successfully run or support a business in the food and beverage industry. They can find careers in food and wine, branding, food design, or catering, with jobs such as sales manager, food and beverage director, catering manager, hotel manager, and tour operator. Some students go on to find careers in food science and manufacturing.

A number of universities around the world offer a Master in Food and Beverage Business. Online courses are also available for students who wish to receive their education remotely. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master in Food Design Project Experience

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rome
Campus Full time 6 months January 2019 Italy Rome

The Master in Food Design Project Experience trains designers carrying critical skills to develop a constant inclination to innovation. Food Designers gain the necessary flexibility to deal with different fields - where they can apply their design ability - paying a special attention the users participation in defining needs and expectations. Professional opportunities – graduates can start a path in all the fields connected to production, communication and fruition of food. Thanks to the acquired critical competences they can face managerial and cultural field activities. [+]

The Master in Food Design Project Experience trains designers carrying critical skills to develop a constant inclination to innovation. Food Designers gain the necessary flexibility to deal with different fields - where they can apply their design ability - paying a special attention the users participation in defining needs and expectations.

Professional opportunities – graduates can start a path in all the fields connected to production, communication and fruition of food. Thanks to the acquired critical competences they can face managerial and cultural field activities.

Target - the Master is addressed to BA graduates in architecture, design, visual communication, nutritional sciences and related fields.... [-]


Master in Brand Design and Management: Food, Wine and Tourism

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Florence
Campus Full time 11 months February 2019 Italy Florence

From branding techniques to service design, the goal of the Master course in Brand Design and Management: food, wine and tourism is to help students and young professionals to develop their skills as future Managers of the horeca industry, integrating food wine and tourism into lifestyle offers. The course, held in Florence and Barcelona, provides transversal skills in service design applied to hospitality and tourism, with a specific focus on food in Barcelona and a vertical exploration of the wine sector in Florence. Catalunya and Tuscany built their branding strategies on the territoriality value as a key for global distinctiveness. Thanks to this Master, students have the possibility to experiment the different branding and project management methodologies that two of the most important touristic destinations in Europe successfully use. [+]

What does it mean to create and manage a brand in the food industry? How to market a wine company and work on its identity? How to integrate tourism in all of that?

From branding techniques to service design, the goal of the Master course in Brand Design and Management: food, wine and tourism is to help students and young professionals to develop their skills as future Managers of the horeca industry, integrating food wine and tourism into lifestyle offers.

The course, held in Florence and Barcelona, provides transversal skills in service design applied to hospitality and tourism, with a specific focus on food in Barcelona and a vertical exploration of the wine sector in Florence.... [-]


Master Microbiology and Physicochemistry for food and wine Processes

AgroSup Dijon
Campus 2 years September 2018 France Dijon

MP2 is a 2 year, course-based, full-time international research Master's Degree focused on Microbiology and related processes and Physicochemistry applied to food and wine Processes, offered by the University of Burgundy - Franche-Comté and AgroSup Dijon. This master aims at training future researchers and managers of the food and wine science and industry. [+]

Masters in Food and Beverage Business. About the Master’s Degree

MP2 is a 2 year, course-based, full-time international research Master's Degree focused on Microbiology and related processes and Physicochemistry applied to food and wine Processes, offered by the University of Burgundy - Franche-Comté and AgroSup Dijon. This master aims at training future researchers and managers of the food and wine science and industry.

Indeed, today several factors influence and explain the dynamism of employment of researchers and managers in the field of food science and food-processing industries:

the increase of the regulations and the control of agro-industries, the changes of uses and technologies in the production and the elaboration of food, the energy transition Urgent need of innovation to meet the challenge to feed the whole planet in very close future. Course content ... [-]

Master's Degree in Sommelier Studies and Enomarketing

Basque Culinary Center
Campus Full time 6 months January 2019 Spain San Sebastián

The aim of this master’s degree course is to train professionals who specialise in the world of wine with a broad base of skills relating to wine and the wine business, including its relationship with food. A multidisciplinary vision to develop a professional career in wine production, distribution and catering. [+]

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Start date: January 2018

Spain is one of the largest wine producers in the world and its gastronomy has a natural relationship with that product.

The aim of this master’s degree course is to train professionals who specialise in the world of wine with a broad base of skills relating to wine and the wine business, including its relationship with food. A multidisciplinary vision to develop a professional career in wine production, distribution and catering.

Master Classes, business case studies, tastings and seminars conducted by reputable wine experts, sommeliers and wine-making entrepreneurs.... [-]


Executive Master in Hotel Management, Restaurants and Food Companies

OSTELEA | Distancia
Online Online & Campus Combined Full time 12 months September 2018 Spain Madrid Barcelona + 2 more

The Master in Hotel Management and Restoration, which aims to train professionals and managers to lead global business projects in the field of hospitality management, although from the business perspective necessary to be efficient in making decisions within this sector so globalized and dynamic, and do not obviate the impact of new technologies. [+]

The tourism sector has been, for decades now, one of the fundamental sectors in the social and economic development of the country. Thus, last year the sector grew by 3%, generating more than 53,000 jobs. And within it, the hotel sector, is the key piece of tourism and one of the ones that has experienced greater growth in recent years.

In this context, with a growing sector that permanently demands trained professionals to act in a constantly evolving market, the Executive Master in Hotel Management and Restoration taught by The Ostelea School of Tourism is born

The master, which is developed under an online distance methodology, can be completed in 12 months, thanks to its flexible learning model that adapts to the needs of the participants.... [-]