Master of Science (MSc) in International Food & Beverage Management

Master of Science (MSc)
International Food & Beverage Management Specialisation
For a successful career in the Food & Beverage sector as Managers, Executives and Entrepreneurs.

Objectives

The specialisation in International Food & Beverage Management is part of the Master Degree (DEAMIE)*

The specialisation is open to everyone passionate about the F&B industry and who wants to work in it from a management perspective. You don’t have to be a “specialist” in the F&B sector to be admitted. You will have the opportunity to strengthen your general Management skills through courses covering Marketing, Finance, Sales, HR Management and different Strategy areas.

Once you have completed the specialisation, multiple scenarios will be open in a multinational company or in a small-medium enterprise, in a start-up or in a consolidated business in Europe or around the world.

Innovative and Operational

This MSc offers you all the elements of a high level Master programme with an innovative approach offering direct contacts with many companies and interactions with top managers from the Food & Beverage Industry both at local and international level.

Spokespeople from well-known international Food and Beverage companies will give tips and tricks on how to successfully develop new products and ideas and how to enhance your personal network.

An internship, interactive lectures based on case studies, integrated teamwork, international consulting projects and oral presentations as well as operational Labs and business games will make this MSc unique and innovative and give you a very practical preparation to successfully enter this sector.

*ABOUT THE MASTER DEGREE (DEAMIE) 

Joining this full-time Master of Science course shows a determination to pursue a defined professional project. It equips young graduates and executives with an array of highly valuable skills sought after by recruiters.

The programme provides academic expertise as well as the presentation of best professional practices. Our goal is to train experts who can rapidly progress in a globalised world. Students will receive 1 degree: the French Master's degree (DEAMIE) and 1 diploma: MSc in International Food & Beverage Management.

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ESCP MSc IFBM placed 1st in the 2022 EDUNIVERSAL RANKING

Placed 1st worldwide in the 2022 Eduniversal Ranking of the Best Masters in Food and Beverage Management

Participants’ background

2023 intake
  • 17 nationalities
    Italy, France, Germany, Brazil, India, Lebanon, United Kingdom, China, USA
  • Work experience: 1,8 year average

23 years old

average age

52% women

48% men

Academic Director

Francesco Venuti- Associate Professor of Accounting - Academic Director MSc in International Food and Beverage Management - ESCP Business School

Francesco VENUTI

Associate Professor of Accounting
Academic Director MSc in International Food and Beverage Management

PhD in Business and Management 
University of Turin
Research areas: Financial Accounting and Reporting, Non-financial Disclosure and Behavioural Accounting

 

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Do I have what it really takes?

A mini guide to help you decide if this MSc is the right programme for you.

Key features

The MSc in International Food and Beverage Management represents a unique learning experience characterised by its five pillars of strength:

  • Hands-on Approach with interactive lectures based on international case study methodology, integrated teamwork, oral presentations, role-play, business games, teambuilding activities, and international consulting projects.
  • International experience. This specialisation allows you to interact with a multitude of cultures and managerial styles thanks to ESCP’s global faculty, international class mix and a large corporate network.
  • Huge potential of the Food & Beverage sector. It’s a pillar of the EU economy.  With 4.6 million employees, €1.1 trillion and €230 billion in value added, it is the largest manufacturing industry in the EU. Exports reach €156 billion and a trade surplus of €73 billion (source: FoodDrinkEurope2022). 
  • Strong partnerships with major leading companies in the Food & Beverage industry. There is great corporate network involvement at each step of the learning experience, through seminars, consultancy projects, company experiences, internships and career days.
     

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FEDERALIMENTARE, the Italian food producers' association

The MSc in International Food & Beverage Management is the only one with the patronage of Federalimentare, the Italian food producers' association

The patronage of Federalimentare, which gathers under its umbrella almost 7,000 enterprises, aims to encourage the development of synergistic activities with ESCP Torino campus.
The agreement's main goals between the two institutions are to conduct joint research on topics of mutual interest, such as internationalisation, family business and innovation in the food and beverage industry.

Master of Science (MSc)
International Food & Beverage Management Specialisation
Curriculum

Our programme targets your expertise

The MSc in International Food & Beverage Management will help you to build your future career step by step and become a manager or an entrepreneur in the Food & Beverage sector.

The specialisation focuses on the Food & Beverage industry with a transnational approach and covers all the fundamental competencies needed to succeed in this sector. You will have the chance to study across Italy and France.

The Professors and Facilitators provide a good mix of strong professional backgrounds with many years of work experience in the field of competence and a solid academic international background and foundation. with an international academic curriculum and background.

The teaching methods are a mix of lecture-based and case-based approaches. A significant integration within the lectures of guest speakers from the business world, startuppers and entrepreneurs provides value added to knowledge and to the participants’ network.

An innovative pedagogical model developed at ESCP will mix onsite lectures and visits with online activities, in order to take full advantage of internationality, lower geographical distances, and train participants in new working methods that will benefit more and more from the use of technology and online working.

A learning approach truly businesslike

The link to the business environment of this specialisation is boosted by testimonials from the corporate network of both big international companies (such as Lavazza, Barilla, Ferrero, etc.) and small innovative dynamic family-business firms, who will bring their professional experience and food & beverage expertise into class.

This MSc proposes a well-balanced methodology, encompassing and combining highly interactive lectures, rigorous and solid theoretical foundations, corporate connections and simulation, and professional experience with a final Master’s Thesis and an International Internship to apply management knowledge and methodological skills to a specific research subject.

International consulting projects (that are a simulation of a real consulting project on a real case and developed together with an F&B company) are developed entirely online, in order to ensure a more international experience and to train the participant to become efficient and familiar with remote-working.

A 15-Month full-time programme

The programme begins in October and is organised as follows:

Core Courses - Term 1
Jul-Sep: Candidates with < 240 ECTS previous degree (or equivalent)

These six modules are mandatory only for candidates who have less than 240 ECTS (or equivalent).

They will be conducted in an online format between July and September before the campus terms. Candidates may be exempted from attending these modules based on their prior work experience (3 years required). Please refer to the Admission tab for further details..

Core Management
  • Economics
  • Statistics
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Marketing
  • Leadership
  • Strategy

Course Modules - Term 2 & Term 3
Oct-Mar: Turin Campus | Apr-Jun: Paris Campus

The courses provide both theory and real-life applications.

The specialisation starts in October and relies on ESCP’s highly-qualified teaching staff as well as on the visiting professors from some of the most prestigious universities and business schools in the world and invited professors with extensive professional experience in the data science field.
This programme requires a high level of English language proficiency.

During Terms 2 and 3, students will deep dive into specific management and Food & Beverage topics like Digital Strategy, HR, Law, Food Waste Management, F&B Family business, Sales and others.

In addition, they will be able to choose from a selection of electives about innovative F&B topics such as Agrifood Tech, Big Data etc.

During Term 3, students will take a compulsory seminar on Sustainability Management.

Professional mission - Term 4
Jul-Dec: A professional mission of 4 months minimum anywhere in the world

 From July to December, students are required to undergo a 4-month in-company internship. The internship provides students with an opportunity to apply the theoretical concepts learned from courses in practical settings, with the aim of establishing a career in the industry. 

The Corporate Relations Department

The Corporate Relations Department is responsible for sourcing placement offers from various companies. Additionally, the department hosts a series of fairs featuring firms, which offer Master's students multiple opportunities to network.

Professional thesis & Research Seminar - Term 4
Dec: Writing and defending a professional thesis

This research project is an essential part of the programme as it allows for in-depth analysis.

It should be carried out in terms 2, 3 and 4. The chosen topic must be approved by the professional thesis supervisor by the end of term 2. The assessment of the Master's professional thesis is determined by a written report and an oral defence in front of a panel by the end of December.

The professional dissertation comprises 17 of the total 120 ECTS credits acquired during this academic year.*

Additionally, students are required to attend a Research Seminar conducted by an ESCP professor, accounting for 3 ECTS credits of the 120 earned this academic year.

During the ‘Chef for a week’, we experienced five intense days of meetings with Masters, cooking classes, tasting sessions, training experiences and company visits with famous Italian business leaders in the F&B sector. It was a chance to explore the world of food and beverage from the perspective of restaurants and food service.” Read More about our student experiences

Meet our Alumnus Sebastian

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FEDERALIMENTARE, the Italian food producers' association

The MSc in International Food & Beverage Management is the only one with the patronage of Federalimentare, the Italian food producers' association

The patronage of Federalimentare, which gathers under its umbrella almost 7,000 enterprises, aims to encourage the development of synergistic activities with ESCP Torino campus.
The agreement's main goals between the two institutions are to conduct joint research on topics of mutual interest, such as internationalisation, family business and innovation in the food and beverage industry.

Master of Science (MSc)
International Food & Beverage Management Specialisation
Careers

Once you have completed the specialisation, several opportunities will become available in a multinational corporation or a small to medium-sized enterprise, a start-up or an established business in Europe or worldwide.

International career opportunities as

  • Marketing Manager
  • Brand Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Food & Beverage Department Manager
  • International Regional Manager
  • Communications Manager
  • Export-Import Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Product and Business Developer

Class of 2022 Placement

100%
employed within 6 months of graduation

70%
has a job with an international dimension

2.4
Internship offers per student

6.3
Interviews per student

Build your career

ESCP offers various events, resources, and guidance to effectively manage your career after completing your Master's degree.

The Careers Service

Prepare your Career Plan

The Careers Service assists in creating a well-organised Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter to maximise your chances of making a positive impression on potential employers. In addition, it also offers a structured approach to developing a Career Plan, enabling you to create a powerful and productive job search strategy.

Job Fairs and Recruitment Day

Particularly relevant are the Job Fairs and Recruitment Days organised by the ESCP Careers Service on each campus, which provide extensive opportunities to network with HR and Line Managers of leading companies.

The Alumni Network

Once you have completed your Master's degree, you will have the opportunity to join the Alumni Network. This network will keep you informed about the latest job and internship opportunities in the national and international business sectors.

These two years changed my life completely and allowed me to grow both professionally and personally.
Firstly, the consultancy project is a great way to learn how to apply theory to practice, understand all the business issues and how to build a plan and manage people.
Then, during the many visits to F&B companies students can really see what happens in a company and enrich their experience.
Lastly, the master helped me to develop a set of soft skills that have become quite important for my future.
During these two years, I was able to develop adaptability and flexibility in undertaking new challenges, living in different countries, and acquiring leadership and team-building skills.
Learn more about Giacomo's experience

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FEDERALIMENTARE, the Italian food producers' association

The MSc in International Food & Beverage Management is the only one with the patronage of Federalimentare, the Italian food producers' association

The patronage of Federalimentare, which gathers under its umbrella almost 7,000 enterprises, aims to encourage the development of synergistic activities with ESCP Torino campus.
The agreement's main goals between the two institutions are to conduct joint research on topics of mutual interest, such as internationalisation, family business and innovation in the food and beverage industry.

Master of Science (MSc)
International Food & Beverage Management Specialisation
Admissions

Requirements

  • Minimum 180 ECTS credits Bachelor's or Master's degree in any field
  • English fluency (C1 level)
     

What is considered a plus:

  • Previous work experience in the Food & Beverage sector
  • A little knowledge of a second foreign language

Procedure

Step 1: Application form

Applications are submitted online. Carefully complete the online application form before the deadline specified in the Admissions Calendar and provide the following required documents:

  • A copy of your ID card (double-sided) or passport
  • A copy of your Master's or Bachelor's degree OR proof of enrolment in a current Bachelor's programme
  • The original or a certified copy of your transcripts for all years of study
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • A motivational letter
  • A reference letter (academic or professional)
  • An English language certificate for non-native speakers who have not studied their degree in English
    We require the following minimum test scores*:
    IELTS: 7 – Cambridge (CAE): 180 – TOEFL IBT: 100 – TOEIC: 935

    *Certificates older than 2 years will not be accepted.

If you are declared eligible, you will be invited to the 2nd stage of the process.

Step 2: Personal Interview

Candidates whose online applications are accepted will be invited for a personal interview, which plays an important role in assessing their ability and motivation to participate in the programme.

Interviews are held online from October to June each year.

 

Step 3: Admission Response

In about 3-4 weeks you will be contacted by our Admission Coordinator of the specialised international Master and know if you have been admitted.


Admission Calendar

Application
Deadline
Admission
Session
17 Oct 2023 27 Oct 2023
7 Nov 2023 17 Nov 2023
5 Dec 2023 15 Dec 2023
15 Jan 2024 26 Jan 2024
12 Feb 2024 23 Feb 2024
8 Mar 2024 20 Mar 2024
8 Apr 2024 19 Apr 2024
13 May 2024 24 May 2024
05 June 2024 12 June 2024
14 June 2024 20 June 2024

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FEDERALIMENTARE, the Italian food producers' association

The MSc in International Food & Beverage Management is the only one with the patronage of Federalimentare, the Italian food producers' association

The patronage of Federalimentare, which gathers under its umbrella almost 7,000 enterprises, aims to encourage the development of synergistic activities with ESCP Torino campus.
The agreement's main goals between the two institutions are to conduct joint research on topics of mutual interest, such as internationalisation, family business and innovation in the food and beverage industry.

Master of Science (MSc)
International Food & Beverage Management Specialisation
Fees & Financial

Application Fees

  • A payment of €130 for application fees payable to CCIP ESCP.

Fees

Tuition fees* for the academic year 2024/2025: 

  • Students with 240 ECTS or more: €29,000.
  • Students with less than 240 ECTS: €32,200.
  • Service fees: €1,000

*Applicants who enrol by January 2024 will benefit from a tuition fee reduction and save €2,000 on the fees for the 2024 intake.

ESCP also offers the direct debit option:

  • Deposit by 2 weeks after admission: €3,500
  • First instalment by the 31 Aug 2024: 
    €13,500 for students with 240 ECTS or more
    €16,700 for students with less than 240 ECTS
  • Second instalment by the 23 Feb 2025: €13,000 

Tuition fees cover all lessons and materials as well as the “Journey through the Food Valley” experience in the Italian Food Valley, all company visits in Piedmont, Tuscany and the Champagne Region, consultancy projects, lectures and all other highly interactive activities.

Scholarships

  • The MSc in Food and Beverage Management offers students partial scholarships on the basis of both merit and financial need.
  • Myllennium Award MyJob | 50% Scholarship: Italian students under 30 can apply for this scholarship.

Bank Loans 

  • Intesa Sanpaolo “Per Merito”: available to Italian students (residence in Italy). Bank loans up to €50,000, up to 24 months to start repayments. 
  • BNL “Futuriamo”: available to Italian students (residence in Italy). Bank loans up to €70,000, up to 36 months to start repayments.
  • Banca Sella – Prestito d’Onore: available to Italian students (residence in Italy). Bank loans up to €30,000, up to 30 months to start repayments.

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The MSc in International Food & Beverage Management is the only one with the patronage of Federalimentare, the Italian food producers' association

The patronage of Federalimentare, which gathers under its umbrella almost 7,000 enterprises, aims to encourage the development of synergistic activities with ESCP Torino campus.
The agreement's main goals between the two institutions are to conduct joint research on topics of mutual interest, such as internationalisation, family business and innovation in the food and beverage industry.

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International Food & Beverage Management Specialisation
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FEDERALIMENTARE, the Italian food producers' association

The MSc in International Food & Beverage Management is the only one with the patronage of Federalimentare, the Italian food producers' association

The patronage of Federalimentare, which gathers under its umbrella almost 7,000 enterprises, aims to encourage the development of synergistic activities with ESCP Torino campus.
The agreement's main goals between the two institutions are to conduct joint research on topics of mutual interest, such as internationalisation, family business and innovation in the food and beverage industry.

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