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PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION. This MSc course prepares students for a career in dynamic food businesses to play a lead role in the analysis of key sectorial issues and strategic management of the food industry. Read more

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

This MSc course prepares students for a career in dynamic food businesses to play a lead role in the analysis of key sectorial issues and strategic management of the food industry. The balance of modules on this programme reflects the global nature of the food industry. Students will expand their knowledge of food, the food consumer, innovation in food and the decision-making processes in companies that develop, brand, distribute, and sell food products. Through practical application, this programme will equip graduates with analytical, communication, business and presentation skills, which are required and highly valued by the industry. Graduates from the MSc in Food Business and Innovation course pursue employment opportunities in the food sector (international corporations, SMEs, start-ups and food agencies) and non-food sector (banks, market research firms and higher education) as the skills acquired are highly transferable.

The MSc in Food Business and Innovation is delivered over 12 months and includes a Food Industry Centered Research Project. 

UNIQUE ASPECTS OF THE PROGRAMME

A central part of the MSc in Food Business and Innovation is a Food Industry Centred Research Project with the opportunity to work in a food firm, food agency, university, bank or related establishment, where students gain valuable work experience and apply the theoretical skills developed through lectures and capstone style seminars. Additional unique features of the MSc in Food Business and Innovation programme include: an in-depth introduction to the national and international food sectors; a unique blend of relevant courses that are relevant to both established food firms and start-ups; and an introduction to leading edge food research issues, innovative teaching methods (including boot-camps) and exposure to digital marketing methods.

SKILLS AND CAREERS INFORMATION

The Programme provides the graduate with the expert skills to analyse the key issues impacting on food chains: changing consumer demands and demographics; food supply chain management and structural changes at retail level; food safety and consumer behaviour; consumer acceptance of novel foods; new food product development opportunities; the evolution of functional foods and the marketing of health-enhancing foods. The course is ideally suited to graduates who seek employment opportunities in Market Research, Consumer Research, Food Business Management, Product Marketing and Brand Management, New Product Development, Food Retail Organisations, the Financial Sector as Food Analysts, Research Institutions and Policy Organisations, and organisations that support food firms nationally and internationally. 

What can I do after I graduate with a MSc in Food Business and Innovation?

Problem solving, creative thinking, communications, strategic thinking, entrepreneurship skills

Occupations associated with MSc in Food Business and Innovation

Food Sector: Market Research, Consumer Research, Food Business Management, Product Marketing and Brand Management, New Product Development.

What are our Graduates Doing?

Graduates on sister programmes have secured employment in international food and non-food firms (Glanbia, Ornua, Kerry, Britvic, Danone, Aldi, Dawn, AIB, LinkedIn), banks, food agencies (Bord Bia, UK Home-Grown Cereals Authority, Teagasc), brand management and marketing departments (Kerry Foods, Musgrave Group, Nestle), non-food agencies (Enterprise Ireland, IBEC, Bord Bia), market research firms (AC Nielsen, Spark Market Research, Dunhumby) and in Higher Education (CIT, WIT, University of Lancaster).

PLACEMENT AND STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES

Participants can complete their placement either in Ireland or abroad, depending on their interests

LEARNING OUTCOMES

On successful completion of the MSc in Food Business and Innovation, students should be able to:

  • Communicate and work effectively to a high professional standard;
  • Demonstrate advanced analytical and problem solving skills associated with effective practice;
  • Engage in the application of advanced frameworks and techniques in organisational settings;
  • Demonstrate advanced analytical skills associated with the key challenges and decisions facing those along the food supply chain;
  • Demonstrate research and professional proficiency through the completion of an independent industry centred research project.

 

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PRACTICALITIES & ASSESSMENT

PRACTICALITIES

The MSc in Food Business and Innovation is a full-time 12 month programme. In Part I, you will need to be available to attend classes and seminars from Monday to Friday (inclusive). During Part II of the programme, you will complete a full-time Applied Food Industry Centred Research Project under the guidance of an academic and industry mentor.

The MSc in Food Business and Innovation programme is taught by academic staff of the Department of Food Business and Development and Management and Marketing. In addition, invited guest lecturers, adjunct professors and experts with a broad range of national and international experience will also contribute to the programme.

ASSESSMENT

You will be assessed by examinations, continuous assessment and a Food Industry Centred Research Project report.

WHO TEACHES THIS COURSE

The MSc in Food Business and Innovation programme is taught by academic staff of the Department of Food Business and Development and Management and Marketing. In addition, invited guest lecturers, adjunct professors and experts with a broad range of national and international experience will also contribute to the programme.



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Based at The Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, UCD, this is a one-year, full-time masters degree programme that has been carefully structured to facilitate its participants’ professional development. The programme uses the concept of ‘action learning’ to blend graduates’ existing theoretical knowledge with real commercial experience in a variety of marketing situations, thus improving creative, technical, motivational, leadership,
communication and inter-personal skills. In short, teaching them to practice as managers.

Programme participants – referred to as ‘Marketing Advisors’ – work closely with clients ranging from start-up concerns to multi-national organisations, while undertaking professional assignments such as:
• Marketing and business strategy development
• Quantitative and qualitative market research
• Market feasibility studies
• Consumer surveys
• Economic impact studies.

Personal and professional skills developed during the course include:
• Leadership
• Motivation and team building
• Client and project management
• Implementation and control of plans
• Self-reliance and individual decision making
• Time management
• Communication – written and oral
• Problem solving
• Analytical skills
• Critical thinking
• Confidence building
• Negotiation and conflict resolution.

The personal and professional development is achieved through:
• Client assignments
• Communication skills series
• On-going support and guidance from management team
• Structured feedback and appraisal process
• Mentor programme
• In-company executive shadowing
• Business networking
• Action learning dissertation
• Courses in contemporary issues in business and marketing
• Lectures in leading edge management thought
• Briefing seminars from leading business people.

The programme encourages applications from international students and those whose first language is other than English.
Applicants must submit:
• An up-to-date curriculum vitae
• Two passport size photographs
• A non-refundable application fee of €32 – cheque or postal order made payable to ‘UCD Marketing Development Programme’
• A short statement – 300 words maximum – entitled: “Why I should be accepted on the MSc. in Marketing Practice Degree
Programme”

This statement should:
Draw on the applicant’s personal experience and emphasise relevant experience(s) demonstrating initiative, teamwork, leadership skills and problem solving ability.
There are two intakes – in the Autumn of each year and the following Spring – the deadline for receipt of applications for both is end-March each year. Individual interviews are conducted with shortlisted applicants between April and June each year, with successful candidates recalled for final interview (group format).

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You must complete 7 modules (5 core plus 2 options) and the Marketing Project

Core Modules:
Applied Market Research
Global Marketing Strategy
Consumer Marketing
Strategic Marketing
Marketing Communications

Option Modules:
Social Entrepreneurship
Marketing in Society
Brand Marketing
Business to Business Marketing
Financial and Behavioural Aspects of Marketing
Sales Management - a relationship perspective

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Programme Information

Analytical and practice-based training is delivered by expert faculty and executives from top multinationals, such as Google and Microsoft. This programme has a strong industry focus and provides corporate connections to the marketing and digital marketing industries, the headquarters of which are located just minutes away from the campus.

Our highly interactive lessons provoke discussion and give opportunities to develop communication and negotiation skills, deal with real-life case studies, work in small groups for assignments, take active part in digital and analytical simulations, as well as attend regular seminars with speakers working in all aspects of marketing practice and thought.

Careers Opportunities

Our MSc Marketing students graduate as a marketing specialist that will help segue you into the industry or sub-discipline of marketing that really interests you. Our graduates pursue their marketing careers in a number of industries including social media, consulting, financial services, operations, pharmaceuticals, transport, travel, education and government, sales & marketing and social enterprises.

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Students will be introduced to the overall digital marketing ecosystem focusing on the skills you will need to effectively plan, design and implement strategies that add value to organisations. Read more
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Programme Information

MSc Digital Marketing Strategy focuses on digital design and user experience as well as the digitalisation of interactions between paying customers, free users and business to understand how corporations do business in a digital world. Students will also undertake professional certifications such as the Advanced Google AdWords certificate and Google Analytics certificate.

The programme has a strong industry focus & partnership approach with digital and marketing companies in Dublin, home to the tech and start-up hub of Europe called the ‘Silicon Docks.’ Guest lecturers and speakers include former and current executives from multinational companies including Google, Facebook, Twitter, HubSpot and Microsoft.

Careers Opportunities

Our MSc Digital Marketing Strategy students graduate as a marketing specialist that will help segue you into the industry or sub-discipline of marketing that really interests you. Our graduates pursue their careers in a number of industries including social media, consulting, financial services, operations, pharmaceuticals, transport, travel, education and government, sales & marketing and social enterprises.

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Summary. Ranked 01st in Ireland, the MSc Digital Marketing Strategy is a digitally focussed marketing programme, which has been designed around insight from top marketing professionals and academics. Read more
Summary
Ranked 01st in Ireland, the MSc Digital Marketing Strategy is a digitally focussed marketing programme, which has been designed around insight from top marketing professionals and academics. The programme is built to accelerate your career in digital marketing, providing you with the skills to effectively plan, design and implement strategies that add value to organisations.

Timetable
Timetables and modules can be found on our website here. Students will study a range of practical-based modules over two years;
Programme Duration: Two years
Start Date: September 2017
Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 – 9pm

Dissertation Piece/In-company project
In their final semester, the student will complete a research dissertation, with the option to partner with a company to fully assess a current digital marketing issue. Using the knowledge gained through their core and elective modules, students complete a marketing audit and outline a strategy for the company moving forward. The project is commercially-focused and is a real-live action project. For a sample of what you can expect, please see an In-company project video here.

Academic Staff
Our marketing academics work as consultants for the largest multi-nationals in the world, have won international awards in their research, won Excellence-in-teaching awards and are world leaders within their chosen specialised fields. You can hear from our Programme Director on our webpage.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Trinity Business School is in the heart of one of Europe’s largest and most exciting digital hubs. We are minutes away from Silicon Docks, where multi-nationals such as Google, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn now call home. As the number one school for entrepreneurship in Europe, Trinity College Dublin has shown its dedication to innovation and positive disruption. You need look no further than our variety of business-related societies, student start-up accelerator programme Launchbox and events such as Trinity’s Global Business Forum.

Student Life
Trinity students enjoy a social and active life at Trinity College Dublin. For information on clubs, societies and student life, please click here.

Making an application
Applications requirements can be found here. Please note that students who do not have all of their documentation right now can still submit an application and upload these documents at a later stage (for example, final results transcripts, English test results or references).

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PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION. This MSc course will give participants a deeper understanding of co-operatives, sustainable development and the agri-food system. Read more

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

This MSc course will give participants a deeper understanding of co-operatives, sustainable development and the agri-food system. This is a unique course, with a very strong practical emphasis and will equip participants with the organisational and management skills needed to make innovative contributions to the development of local economies, with particular emphasis on co-operatives, social enterprises and food businesses in Ireland and overseas. It is aimed at graduates from a wide range of disciplines who wish to pursue careers in sustainable development and innovative practice leading to positions in the food sector (ranging from local food enterprises to large multi-nationals), local and international rural development, shared and collaborative economy, NGOs, innovative community businesses including co-operatives and social enterprises, local and regional enterprise development, corporate social responsibility, policy formulation and analysis.

The MSc in Co-operatives, Agri-Food and Sustainable Development is delivered over 12 months and includes a placement opportunity.

UNIQUE ASPECTS OF THE PROGRAMME

This course is the only one year Masters of its kind which fully integrates co-operative approaches into the study of sustainable development and agri-food. It is especially practical, both in work placements and in the skills you learn. It will prepare you to work in organisations that deal with current and future socio-economic and environmental challenges including climate change, collaborative economies, and sustainable rural communities.

PLACEMENT AND STUDY ABROAD INFORMATION

Participants can complete their Practice-Based Research Project either in Ireland or abroad, depending on their interests.

SKILLS AND CAREERS INFORMATION

Graduates can expect to work in Co-ops and other third sector organisations (e.g. social enterprises, voluntary organisations, charities); international, non-governmental (NGOs) and business development organisations; Rural development policy and support (e.g. animation); consultancy (in agri-food, rural development, third sector); local economic development/enterprise development staff through local authorities and consultancies; local food marketing and branding; corporate social responsibility roles in food and other industries.                                        

Occupations associated with [MSc Co-Operatives, Agri-Food and Sustainable Development]

Research, Policy advisory roles, Local food marketing, local and international development roles, corporate social responsibility roles, co-operative advisory role as well as management. 

What are our graduates doing? 

Graduates can expect to work in a wide range of areas such as agri-food businesses (including co-operatives and artisan food enterprises), local government, NGOs (Irish and International), consultancy, research and policy analysis, social enterprise and local development agencies (e.g. LEADER).



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