The Economics and Management - Curriculum Food System Management (FoodSys) course, offered at the University of Bologna, is an economics-centred and multidisciplinary programme, providing a combination of analytical and quantitative skills with an emphasis on management, policy and practice.
The first year programme will be held in Forlì and the second year programme will take place in Bologna (at the School of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine).
As future managers, advisors and entrepreneurs in agro-food and rural systems, students will acquire advanced knowledge about business administration and entrepreneurial skills. Specific competencies will include knowledge of agro-food, environmental economics, business logistics and food supply chain management, food quality management, international food marketing, food and agricultural policy, rural economics and policy, international relations and projects management.
Graduates will develop strong economic competencies in the field of food systems management and sustainability and may join PhD programmes and successfully fulfil the roles of managers, consultants, professionals, entrepreneurs, chief officers in national and international businesses and start-ups, transnational corporations, international organizations, public authorities and consulting or surveillance bodies.
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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This programme accepts GRE scores, however, has not provided a recommended or minimum required score range.
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To apply for the FoodSys programme, you must meet the following (two) requirements:
Tuition fees are estimative. All students pay based on their Equivalent Financial Situation Indicator (ISEE), irrespective of the programme they enrol on.
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