MSc in International Food & Beverage Management
ESCP Business School
EUR 27,350 / per year
Earliest start date
The specialisation is open to everyone passionate about the F&B industry and who wants to work in it from a management perspective. You don’t have to be a “specialist” in the F&B sector to be admitted. You will have the opportunity to strengthen your general Management skills through courses covering Marketing, Finance, Sales, HR Management and different Strategy areas.
Once you have completed the specialisation, multiple scenarios will be open in a multinational company or in a small-medium enterprise, in a start-up or in a consolidated business in Europe or around the world.
Innovative and Operational
This MSc offers you all the elements of a high-level Master programme with an innovative approach offering direct contacts with many companies and interactions with top managers from the Food & Beverage Industry both at the local and international levels.
Spokespeople from well-known international Food and Beverage companies will give tips and tricks on how to successfully develop new products and ideas and how to enhance your personal network.
An internship, interactive lectures based on case studies, integrated teamwork, international consulting projects and oral presentations as well as operational Labs and business games will make this MSc unique and innovative and give you a very practical preparation to successfully enter this sector.
About the Master Degree (DEAMIE)
Joining this full-time Master of Science corresponds to the determination to pursue a defined professional project and gives young graduates and young executives a combination of high-value skills sought by recruiters. This programme provides academic expertise and presentation of the best professional practices. Our goal is to train experts who will be rapidly able to progress in a globalised world. Students will obtain 1 degree: the French Master degree (DEAMIE) and 1 diploma: MSc in International Food & Beverage Management
The MSc in International Food and Beverage Management represents a unique learning experience characterised by its five pillars of strength:
- Hands-on Approach with interactive lectures based on international case study methodology, integrated teamwork, oral presentations, role-play, business games, teambuilding activities, and international consulting projects.
- International experience. This specialisation allows you to interact with a multitude of cultures and managerial styles thanks to ESCP’s global faculty, international class mix and a large corporate network.
- The huge potential of the Food & Beverage sector. It’s a pillar of the EU economy. With 4.82 million employees, €1.2 trillion and €266 billion in value-added, it is the largest manufacturing industry in the EU. Exports reach €120 billion and a trade surplus of €44 billion (source: FoodDrinkEurope2020).
- Strong partnerships with major leading companies in the Food & Beverage industry. There is great corporate network involvement at each step of the learning experience, through seminars, consultancy projects, company experiences, internships and career days.
Scholarships and Funding
The MSc in Food and Beverage Management offers students partial scholarships, funded by the CCIAA of Turin, on the basis of both merit and financial need.
The specialisation focuses on the Food & Beverage industry with a trans-national approach and covers all the fundamental competencies needed to succeed in this sector. You will have the chance to study across Italy and France.
The Professors and Facilitators provide a good mix of strong professional backgrounds with many years of work experience in the field of competence and a solid academic international background and foundation. with an international academic curriculum and background.
The teaching methods are a mix of lecture-based and case-based approaches. A significant integration within the lectures of guest speakers from the business world, startuppers and entrepreneurs provides value-added to knowledge and to the participants’ network.
An innovative pedagogical model developed at ESCP will mix onsite lectures and visits with online activities, in order to take full advantage of internationality, lower geographical distances, and train participants to new working methods that will benefit more and more from the use of technology and online working.
Core courses - Term 1
July - September: Candidates with < 240 ECTS previous degree (or equivalent)
These six modules are compulsory only for candidates with less than 240 ECTS (or equivalent).
They run in an online format between July and September prior to the campus terms. Candidates may be exempted from attending these modules based on their previous working experience (3 years required). See Admission Tab for more information.
- Accounting & Finance
Core courses - Terms 2 and 3
October - March: Turin Campus | April - June: Paris Campus
The courses provide both theory and real-life applications.
The specialisation starts in October and relies on ESCP’s highly qualified teaching staff as well as on the visiting professors from some of the most prestigious universities and business schools in the world and invited professors with extensive professional experience in the data science field.
This programme requires a high level of English language proficiency.
Term 2 - Turin Campus
- Marketing Principles in Food & Beverage
- Financial Accounting in Food & Beverage
- Consumer insights & marketing research
- Effective communication
- Corporate Strategy: successes, failures and challenges in the F&B industry
- Managerial Economics: micro-foundations in F&B
- Understanding Food & Beverage's Financial Challenges
- Family business & start-up in the F&B
- Digital strategy for F&B
- HR Management & cross-cultural dynamics in F&B
- International Business Law & food regulations
- Introduction to Food waste management
- Introduction to AgriFoodTech Innovation
- Advanced Finance and Management models for F&B
- Food & Beverage in the emerging countries
- Big data & Business analytics
- Sales Management in F&B
- Social Media Marketing in F&B
Term 3 - Paris Campus
- Supply Chain & Operations in the F&B industry
- Negotiations in an Intercultural Context
- Customer Value Management
- Trade, Retail & Category Marketing in the F&B industry
- Marketing of Innovations and New Product Development
- Sustainability and Risk for F&B Companies
Students will also take a compulsory seminar on Ethics, Environmental, Social & Corporate Governance.
Professional Mission - Term 4
July - December: A professional mission of 4 months minimum anywhere in the world
From July to December, students must complete an in-company internship of 4 months.
The internship is an opportunity for practical application of the theoretical concepts learned from courses, with an eye to establishing a career.
The Corporate Relations Department
The Company Relations Department is dedicated to gathering placement offers from many companies. The department also organises a series of fairs involving firms, giving Masters students many opportunities to make contact.
Professional Thesis & Research Seminar - Term 4
December: Writing and defending a professional thesis
This individual applied research project is an essential part of the programme since it leads to in-depth analysis.
It should be worked on in terms 2, 3 and 4. The topic has to be finalised in coordination with the professional thesis supervisor by the end of term 2. The evaluation of the Master’s professional thesis is based on a written report and an oral defence before a jury by the end of December.
A professional thesis represents 17 of the total of 90 ECTS credits earned over this academic year.*
During this time, students will also participate in a mandatory Research Seminar held by an ESCP professor. This seminar represents 3 ECTS credits of the total of 90 earned over this academic year.
Program Tuition Fee
Once you have completed the specialisation multiple scenarios will be open in a multinational company or in a small-medium enterprise, in a start-up or in a consolidated business in Europe or around the world.
International career opportunities as:
- Marketing Manager
- Brand Manager
- Product Manager
- Food & Beverage Department Manager
- International Regional Manager
- Communications Manager
- Export-Import Manager
- Supply Chain Manager
- Product and Business Developer
English Language Requirements
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