Postgraduate
MSc Food Business Strategy

University College Dublin

Course Overview


This comprehensive course offers a sound training in business concepts and practice, as well as a wider understanding of the unique environment within which food businesses operate.

The curriculum has been co-devised by UCD Smurfit School and UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science in order to offer a unique opportunity to receive the highest quality business training as well as to gain a deep understanding of the food sector.
• Insight into the core business concepts that graduates from the course will need to master with a view to a future career in the sector
• Advanced knowledge of the factors specific to food affecting the sustainability of food production and the role that innovation can play in the sector
• An appreciation of the increasingly complex and global environment in which the food business currently operates and the uncertainties and risks attached to food production

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Dublin City

What is the length of the course?

12 Months (1 Year) Full-time


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 19,825

Living Costs per year

€ 12,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • Insight into the core business concepts that graduates from the course will need to master with a view to a future career in the sector.
  • An appreciation of the increasingly complex and global environment in which the food business currently operates and the uncertainties and risks attached to food production.
  • Advanced knowledge of the factors specific to food affecting the sustainability of food production and the role that innovation can play in the sector.
  • Graduates from this and similar courses are employed across a selection of many national and international organisations.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW

As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

• A minimum second-class honors degree (or equivalent) in Agricultural Science, Science, Business, Commerce, Business Administration, Economics or related degree, or
• An honors Graduate Diploma in Business Studies or related subject, or
• A primary degree with a minimum of three years’ relevant work experience

English Requirements

• IELTS: An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version.
• TOEFL:

  1. A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475+
  2. A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (Ibt) with a score of at least 20 in each section.

• Pearson English Language Text: Minimum of 63 and at least 59 for each item in the Communicative Skills section.
• Temporary measure for 2020 ONLY (Response to Covid 19): For students affected by testing center closures due to COVID-19, UCD has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2020 intake. The minimum requirement will be a DET score of 110.

Special Entry Requirements

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Career Prospects


Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will be open to an array of national and international employment opportunities within a rapidly growing industry or related sectors. Graduates from this and similar courses are employed across a selection of many national and international organisations.

Notes


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