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The master's Management, Economics and Consumer Studies in Wageningen, analysis the interrelationships between consumers, supply chain, producers, and society-at-large. During the master's, you will study managerial, economic, sociological and environmental aspects of households and businesses.

What makes the master's Management, Economics and Consumer Studies unique?

  • Specialisations for students with a social scienes and technical life sciences background.
  • Wide programme that focuses on the managerial, economic, and social processes of the agrifood chain.
  • Offers practical experience through internships.

Study programme

Management, Economics and Consumer Studies is a programme focused on business-, economical and sociological processes concerning consumers, facility management, agribusiness, and/ or food supply. The education stands out by its unique multidisciplinary approach. Courses on mathematics, statistics and technology play a supporting role. The choice of specialisation defines the emphasis on the mentioned practise areas.

Academic Year

The programme runs annually beginning in September each year. It comprises of 120 credit points (ECTS), equivalent to two academic years. The academic year consists of 6 periods. Period 1,2,5 and 6 comprise six weeks of classes, one week of self-study and the exam week. In these periods students often follow two courses worth 6 credits each. Period 3 and 4 entail of four weeks in which both the lectures and the exams take place. In these periods students follow one course worth 6 credits. The expected workload is 40 hours per week. 

Course Information

More information about the courses can be found in the programme guide of the MSc Management, Economics and Consumer Studies and in the online Study Handbook. The programme guide provides a detailed overview of the study programme and you can find the answers to all your questions concerning the profiles of the various specialisations. For timetables, courses and course contents you can read the study handbook.

During the master's Management, Economics and Consumer Studies you will learn about the business-, economical and sociological processes that concern consumers, facility management, agribusiness and/or food supply. Read the full programme or compare this master's to other programmes.


This master's is the only study programme to offer a combination of economics with nature and environment, sustainable development, management and policy, living environment and logistics. Compare this study programme with similar programmes from Wageningen Univeristy & Research and other univeristies.


Within the MSc Management, Economics and Consumer Studies you can choose from one of the following specialisations to meet your personal interest. Each course trains you to become an expert in that field.

With a BSc in the social sciences you can choose:

Or if you have a technological BSc with disciplines related to plant and animal sciences, food sciences and technology:

Future career

Depending on the specialisation graduates of the master's Management, Economics and Consumer Studies have several career opportunities. For example, Marcel started his own company developing UV technology and machinery. But you can also end up as a manager or consultant in hospitals, government departments or the health sector. Read all the stories of our alumni.

Visit the Management Economics and Consumer Studies MSc page on the Wageningen University & Research website for more details!





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