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.
Students will gain advanced knowledge of the factors specific to food effecting the sustainability of food production and the role that innovation can play in the sector. They will also gain 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.
This course is open to a wide range of undergraduate profiles, but is especially suitable for those with a background in agriculture-based or other science degrees seeking to develop their business expertise and those with more business-focused degrees and an interest in moving into the food sector.
The course is designed to offer students a strategic perspective on doing business within the industry, as well as the management techniques required, current marketing issues, leadership approaches and global policy demands.
% Employed after 6 months
Full-Time Programme Duration
Number of Modules
Based on class of 2017/18
72% / 28%
International class %
The Smurfit Experience
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Masters Open Evening November 2018
UCD Smurfit Executive Development Centre, Blackrock Campus
MSc Information Webinar November 2018
UCD Smurfit School on Tour in Vietnam, Japan & India
Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi, Tokyo, Delhi, Pune & Mumbai