UCD’s Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School have announced a new Msc in food business strategy aimed at graduates with business and science degrees alike.
The course that begins in September 2014 will focus on development of business strategy and understanding the food sector.
Speaking at the course’s launch, Simon Coveney T.D., Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food, said, “This new Food Business Strategy course with its multi-disciplinary approach, will be particularly valuable in equipping the next generation of food and drink industry employees with the insight to respond to ever changing industry trends.”
The course will cover: current marketing issues, leadership approaches and global policy demands, strategic supply chain, operations management, global procurement, business sustainability and accounting and finance in and for the food sector.
Alan Renwick, Professor of Agriculture and Food Economics, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science, said, “The course is designed to offer students a strategic perspective on doing business within the industry, combining the business and agri-food expertise of two of Ireland’s leading schools. It has been designed to ensure market relevance to its students and I firmly believe that its graduates will help maintain Ireland’s reputation as one of the world’s most sustainable sources of food and drink.”
Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, Dean, UCD Business, added, “UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is at the forefront in developing courses that are relevant and that contribute to social and economic development by drawing on the strengths and needs of Ireland to enhance our international reputation and reach.”
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