Occitanie is renowned overseas for producing and trading wine, food and delicatessen of excellence. It benefits from both the most favorable climate, the close influence of the Mediterranean Sea and the ability of its food and wine ecosystem to disrupt the industry through agile and fast innovation.

The winemakers of Occitanie grow sparkling wines, sweet wines, red wines, white wines, and a range of rosé wines with unique colors, aromas and tastes. Food actors have developed a tuned sense of global responsibility by providing a wide range of organic and sustainable products.

Our MSc in Food and Wine Management is a 10-month program preparing students for an international management career in the industry of Food and Wine. It offers students a true local and global experience on our campus-based in Montpellier, South of France.

Students will develop their general management skills and explore the different way to transpose this knowledge and expertise to the food and wine industry. They will discover the inner functioning and specificities of our local markets, the new digital trends, the design and organization of our main actors. The curriculum put a special focus on the digital transformation of the industry and on the importance of a multi-cultural approach. Business projects, fields trips and visits throughout the year will pace the academic experience and give students the opportunity to gain valuable work and real-life experience.

Various company visits will be organized. Students will have the chance to participate in different seminars, workshops and meeting, where companies come to our campus to meet their future managers and high-quality interns. Our career center and alumni network are also providing students with a full range of workshops and tools to enhance their career.

Key points

  • Duration: 10 months
  • Intake: once a year in September
  • Mode: Full time
  • Credits: 90 ECTS
  • Language: entirely taught in English
  • Location: Montpellier Business School campus
  • Tuition fees: 13 900 €

Requirements

  • A Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • English test: a minimum score of TOEFL 80/120 or TOEIC 785/990 or IELTS 6/9 or M.B.S. English test B2 (free)
  • Relevant professional goals

Admission process

  • You will have to complete the online application form (which can be saved and completed over time)
  • Selected applicants will be scheduled for admission interviews via videoconference or at Montpellier Business School

Requested documents

  • Copy of passport
  • One passport photograph
  • Curriculum vitae/resume
  • Copies of highest diploma obtained
  • Copies of transcripts of records from the past three years. Please provide an English translation of your documents if they are written in other languages than French and English
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency: minimum score of TOEFL 80/120, IELTS 6/9 or TOEIC 785/990 or Montpellier Business School English test (free) B2. Candidates with previous English studies are exempted.

Organization

  • Courses and business projects: Academic year from September to June
  • MSc Thesis: September to August
  • Graduation: December

Courses modules

Fundamentals of management (24 ECTS):

  • Advanced Strategic Marketing
  • Cross-cultural management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Global marketing management
  • International Human Resources Management
  • Strategic management
  • Soft Skills Development

Specialization in Wine and Food (15 ECTS):

  • Food and Wine industry: actors, markets and Business Models
  • Impact of digital, CSR, managerial innovation, internationalization on the sector
  • Food and wine marketing
  • Certification in Wine
  • Event management

Business projects (21 ECTS):

  • StratMe’up
  • Entrepreneurial Project
  • Optional: field trips and visits

MSc Thesis (30 ECTS)

Students profile

  • Bachelor degree or higher
  • No prior specific knowledge of food and wine is required
  • English proficiency: IELTS 6/9, B2

Career

Graduates may reach various positions in the field of management and marketing of food and wine including:

  • Product manager
  • Brand Manager
  • Import-Export positions
  • Commercial representative
  • Communication manager
  • Food and Wine shop manager
  • Event manager
  • They may also become entrepreneurs or consultants in the field of Food and Wine.
Program taught in:
English

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Last updated March 13, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
Duration
10 months
Full-time
Price
13,900 EUR
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End Date
Dec 31, 2020
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