International Food Business & Consumer Studies (M.Sc.)
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The politics of food in society, involving manufacturers, retailers, consumers and health professionals, are complex and continually evolving. This program enables its students to take on responsible tasks in national and international enterprises in the food business, as well as in food certification organisations. In particular, they are qualified

  • to manage complex processes in enterprises in food industries and food trade as well as farms
  • to develop and market food products and related services according to the needs of different consumer groups.

The graduates, with their flexibility of thinking and wide range of knowledge and skills, are proving increasingly attractive to employers. Graduates are qualified for further postgraduate studies, esp. PhD programmes. 

The programme is accredited in accordance with national and international standards by the Accreditation Agency for Study Programmes in Special Education, Care, Health Sciences and Social Work (AHPGS).

"Industry and service sectors need to be involved and play a lead role in the sustainable consumption policies that currently are being strengthened  as a result of the World Summit on Sustainable Development.

Serving specific needs of consumers is their core business and to do that in a more sustainable way will be a challenging new business opportunity, while at the same time being responsive to societal needs


Klaus Töpfer
[former Executive Director UNEP]