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10 Of The World's Best Business Schools For Foodies

Got a love for food and drink and a desire to turn it into a career? A degree from these schools could be the first step to success

By  Abigail Lister

Tue Oct 16 2018

The food and beverage industry is set to see global growth between 2016-and-2021, according to a report by Gulfoods—up to 4.6% is being reported in the Asia-Pacific.

By 2030, there will also be an additional one billion consumers worldwide to sell your products to. So, if you’re thinking of going into the food industry, now is the time.

But, to make sure you don’t bite off more than you can chew, you’re going to need the best food-related business knowledge there is on offer.

So,without further ado, here’s our menu of the best business schools in the world serving up degrees for foodies:

1. SDA Bocconi


The Master of Management in Food and Beverage at Bocconi focuses on preparing students for careers in a wide variety of areas related to food and beverage production, including manufacturing, retail, and hotel management. 

With Italy’s historic love of food, it’s no surprise that the program has links to some of the top food and beverage companies in the country, such as Danone, Lavazza, and Sanpellegrino.

2. Harvard Business School


Harvard might not have a dedicated MBA for the food and beverage industry, but it does offer a gastronomy-based specialization.

The elective in Food and Agribusiness on the highly-ranked MBA program takes a broader look at the sector, touching on technological advances, public policy, and risk management.

The elective is also taught by Forest Reinhardt, who has previously written books on how business principles can be applied to environmental issues—so you’ll be learning from the very best.

3. University of Alberta


Alberta’s unique MBA/Masters in Agriculture joint degree gives you the opportunity to combine studies in management and the food industry.

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