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MA Food Business Management


Course Description

The MA Food Business Management course creates links between academic theory and practice and leading food and hospitality businesses. These connections will be established in the classroom, on field trips and in interactions with a range of distinguished external speakers from the industry.

The course will enable you to approach business challenges from a global perspective, integrating academic and technical knowledge, and assess situations from financial, commercial, societal and cultural standpoints. You will be able to create innovative solutions to champion food businesses and develop action plans based on rigorous theoretical frameworks that you can use in your professional careers’ to effectively manage change.

Course detail

The MA Food Business Management course creates links between academic theory and practice and leading food and hospitality businesses. These connections will be established in the classroom, on field trips and in interactions with a range of distinguished external speakers from the industry (who are all closely connected with the School). The course will empower you to personalise your learning through making choices as to the contexts of your assessments.

These contexts could include for example:
• food service providers
• manufacturing and food product development businesses
• environmental and societal pressure groups
• food and health organisations
• media and communication businesses.

The above will assist you towards fulfilling specific career ambitions. The course will also enable you to approach business challenges from a global perspective, integrating academic and technical knowledge, and assess situations from financial, commercial, societal and cultural standpoints. You will be able to create innovative solutions to champion food businesses and develop action plans based on rigorous theoretical frameworks that you can use in your professional careers' to effectively manage change. By working in teams you will learn how to build commitment and develop the communication and organisational skills that secures team 'buy-in' and successful management practices.

Modules

• Designing the Customer Experience
• Business Performance Analysis
• Responsible Value Chain Management
• Applied Food Science and Product Development
• Food and Society
• Foodservice Operations Analysis
• Research methods
• Dissertation.

Format

The course combines, academic rigor with contemporary managerial and strategic issues in food and hospitality management and enhances students' employability in the growing and dynamic food and hospitality industries.

Career and study progression

This course will deliver unique professional development opportunities to senior managers. It provides enhanced promotion prospects, new career opportunities and greater career security. Career benefits will also accrue from being part of a strong professional network and experiencing coaching and mentoring opportunities. For sponsoring organisations it serves as a basis for developing senior staff as thought leaders and also assists in senior staff retention.

On successful completion of the Master’s degree you can Progress onto an MPhil or a PhD Research degree.

How to apply

Click the following link for information on how to apply to this course: http://www.uwl.ac.uk/students/postgraduate/how-apply

Scholarships and bursaries

Information about scholarships and bursaries can be found here: http://www.uwl.ac.uk/students/postgraduate/scholarships-and-bursaries

Visit the MA Food Business Management page on the University of West London website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You would normally be expected to have a good honours degree (2.2 or above) in related honours degree from a UK university, or its equivalent.If you do not have the above qualifications but possess relevant work experience, you are invited to apply. In exceptional circumstances, candidates seeking entry onto course without non-standard academic qualifications will be considered in accordance with the University’s policy for the Assessment of Prior (Experiential) Learning.However, all applications are considered on an individual basis and applicants from the UK may be asked to attend or participate in an interview procedure.

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