|Master of Science International Food Business and Consumer Studies|
Training course: Master of Science International Food Business and Consumer Studies
Place: Kassel-Witzenhausen, Germany and Fulda, Germany
Training language: English
Course beginning: Yearly in October
Deadline for EU-Nationals: August 1
Deadline for Non-EU Nationals is March 1
Duration: 2 years (120 credits)
Tuition fees: 500 € (750 $) and administation fee 200 € (300 $); per term
Funding: DAAD and the faculty's "study and work program" for international students (500 €/term)
Target groups and admission requirements: Young professionals and graduates which hold a BSc degree in agricultural sciences, nutrition, food science, economics or related fields.
The organic agricultural sector and the associated sectors of food production and trade have a high demand on qualified professionals. Serving specific needs such as sustainibility and social responsibility of consumers challenges food businesses worldwide.
The Master programme ‘International Food Business and Consumer Studies’ focuses on these fields of competence and qualifies its graduates for these responsible tasks in food industry, consumer organisations and regulatory authorities. Objective of the programme is to link the academic disciplines of organic agriculture to food technology, nutrition, and consumer sciences according to the EU regulations – regarding the concept of “from farm to fork” – and international legislation. The accredited MSc programme is a joint venture of Fulda University of Applied Sciences and Kassel University - combining the expertise of both academic institutions.
After four years students are enabled to take on responsible tasks. In particular, they are qualified (1) to manage complex processes in enterprises in food industries and food trade as well as farms, and (2) to develop and market food products and related services according to the needs of different consumer groups.
The postgraduate programme is characterised by a multidisciplinary approach at the interface between organic agriculture, food business and consumer science, within an international context. One semester abroad is recommended. Bridging Modules are designed to compensate the different levels of background knowledge and skills. Obligatory modules, project work and a wide range of elective modules is available. Emphasised is a applied approach of the studies. During the programme, the students work on complex projects along the food chain and come in contact with potential future employers in the organic sector. Study contents are above others food quality, product development and product innovation – particularly regarding organic products.
International Admission Office
Phone: +49 5542 98 1216/ 1712
Fax: +49 5542 98 1313
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