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Cork University Business School MSc Food Business and Innovation
Cork University Business School

MSc Food Business and Innovation

Cork, Ireland

12 Months


Full time

30 Jun 2024

09 Sep 2024

EUR 19,300 / per year *


* Non-EU fee | EU fee: €10,640


Our MSc program in Food Business and Innovation is offered by the College of Business & Law at University College Cork (UCC) in Ireland. It prepares students for a career in the dynamic world of food business and will set them up to play a lead role in the analysis of key sectoral issues and strategic management of the ever-evolving food industry.

The balance of modules in this program reflects the global nature of the food industry. Students will expand their knowledge of food, the food consumer, innovation in food, and the decision-making processes in companies that develop, brand, distribute, and sell food products. The practical application of learning in this course will equip you with analytical, communication, business, and presentation skills, which are required and highly valued by the industry.

The skills learned in this course are highly transferable so our graduates pursue employment opportunities in both the food sector (international corporations, SMEs, start-ups, and food agencies) and the non-food sector (banks, market research firms, and higher education).

The MSc (Food Business and Innovation) program comprises two parts with a total of 90 credits.

Why Choose this Course

A central part of our MSc in Food Business and Innovation program is the Food Industry Centred Research Project together with a work placement opportunity. This can take place in a food company, food agency, university, bank, or related establishment. This placement allows students to gain valuable work experience and apply their theoretical skills, developed through lectures and capstone-style seminars, to the actual workplace.

Participants can complete their placement either in Ireland or abroad, depending on their interests.

Additional unique features of this innovative program include an in-depth introduction to the national and international food sectors; a unique blend of relevant courses that are relevant to both established food firms and start-ups; and an introduction to leading-edge food research issues, innovative teaching methods (including boot-camps) and an exposure to digital marketing methods.


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