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What will I learn?

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 effecting 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

How will I benefit?

  1. The theory-practice blend to the curriculum content, as well as the strong emphasis placed upon recent developments within the industry, makes this the ideal preparation for a career in the food business sector
  2. The combined business and agri-food expertise of two leading schools, ensuring market relevance and strong theoretical basis to the course
  3. The benefit of insight into the strategies practiced and applied within the industry, as well as the latest innovations and forms of leadership
  4. Upon successful completion of the course, an array of national and international employment opportunities within a rapidly-growing industry or related sectors


The curriculum provides a sound training in business concepts and practice, as well as a wider understanding of the unique environment within which food businesses operate.  Students must complete 7 core modules, one option module as well as a Research Project in the second and third term.

The use of test cases is fundamental to the course to ensure its usefulness and relevance for graduates who go on to work in the agri-food industry.

Key industry speakers (including from the Food and Drink Authority and Teagasc) will contribute to a number of modules, providing students with insight into the latest developments in the field.

Semester 1Semester 2Summer Term
+ 1 option module

Note: option modules listed are indicative of what has been delivered in previous years. What is offered each academic year is subject to change.

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