MSc in Food Industry Management

A Graduate Program Entirely Dedicated to Food

Gain a solid knowledge of food systems and the economic, social, and cultural processes related to food. Learn to read and interpret rapidly evolving market trends to position yourself in the working world as an Innovation Specialist, Market Analyst, or Product & Business Developer.

Start your career in the Food Industry with a business and management course entirely dedicated to food.


Start date: September 16, 2024
Partial and total scholarships available, merit and need-based





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Dive into the Food Industry

Stay Ahead of Industry Trends

Explore the world of gastronomic sciences and deepen your knowledge of new trends in food innovation and cutting-edge production practices, positioning yourself competitively within the international food & beverage sector. Follow your passion for food as an entrepreneurial and strategic opportunity for your career.

Study plan:

First year – first semester

  • Economic Scenario Analysis – 6 ECTS
  • Food Industry Strategic Management – 8 ECTS
  • Food for Thought: Taste, Culture and Communication – 8 ECTS
  • Data Analysis for Strategic Decision – 6 ECTS

First year – second semester

  • Ecology, Sustainability and Food Systems – 6 ECTS
  • Future foods and ingredients – 8 ECTS
  • Sociology of food consumers – 8 ECTS
  • Advanced Food and Trade Law – 8 ECTS
  • Study trip to discover the food industry
  • Field experience: Innovation Project with UNISG Network Companies- 6 ECTS

Second year – first semester

  • Strategic Marketing for Food Industry – 6 ECTS
  • Circular Economy for Food – 6 ECTS
  • Elective 1 – 6 ECTS
  • Elective 2 – 6 ECTS
  • International study trip with an immersive training in digital innovation in collaboration with Talent Garden – 6 ECTS

Second year – second semester

  • Internship – 10 ECTS
  • Final thesis – 10 ECTS

TOTAL (entire program) – 120 ECTS


  • Media Lab – 6 ECTS
  • Food Innovation Lab – 6 ECTS
  • Start-up & Entrepreneurship Lab – 6 ECTS
  • Wine Innovation Lab – 6 ECTS


A Challenging and Dynamic Journey

Develop Advanced and Practical Skills

Embrace high-level hands-on experiences such as projects with distinguished companies within the UNISG network and immerse yourself in intensive field training. Your academic trajectory will be enriched by enterprise visits and engagements with major industry players. The experiential learning methodology will equip you to become a versatile professional in the food sector and will improve your ability to navigate market challenges with confidence and proficiency.

The course structure:

  • 2 years, with 18 months of classroom learning
  • Full-time

Your Future in Food Starts Here

Enhance Your Professional Profile

Take the initial step into the world of food by being ahead of the curve with trends, and foster sustainable innovative solutions for ecological transition. Graduates in Food Industry Management are primed to embark on their professional careers either in Italy or abroad. With a management curriculum tailored to the dynamics and challenges of the food industry, complemented by engagements with professionals, managers, and industry experts in the classroom and the field, you will be ready for an international career as:

  • Innovation Specialist
  • Market Analyst
  • Product Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Business Developer 

Worldwide Network

Shift the Course of Your Networking

Become part of a diverse community embracing individuals from 98 different countries, and extend your academic journey beyond conventional scholastic boundaries. Our international student body nurtures a globally inclusive environment, providing opportunities to explore and appreciate diverse world cultures while expanding your professional and personal network.

A unique aspect of our community, fondly acknowledged by our alumni and students, ensures that your university experience extends well beyond graduation. This sense of togetherness and continuity reflects our commitment to your lifelong learning and growth.