International Food & Beverage Management (MSc)


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How long you will study
15 months

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How you will study

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International course fees
EUR 27000 per year

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About International Food & Beverage Management at ESCP Business School


The programme 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 programme, 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.


This MSc offers you all the elements of a high level Master programme with an innovative approach offering first hand experience with more than 20 days of company visits, meetings with top managers from the Food & Beverage Industry, tasting sessions in regions known for food excellence like Piedmont, Tuscany and the Champagne Region.

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 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.


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

  • Hands-on Approach with interactive lectures based on international case study methodology, integrated teamwork, oral presentations, role-play, business games, outdoor teambuilding activities
  • International experience. This programme 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 4.2 million employees throughout the EU, €1,109 billion in turnover and a positive trade balance of almost €35 billion (source: FoodDrinkEurope2018).
  • 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.
  • German Master of Science Degree: by attending an extra semester at the Berlin campus students can obtain the German Master of Science degree (MSc) in Economics and Management, with a specialization in Food and Beverage Management.


The MSc in International Food and 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 programme focuses on the Food & Beverage industry with a trans-national approach, and cover all the fundamental competences needed to succeed in this sector. You will have the chance to study across Italy and France.

All the Professors and Facilitators involved have a strong professional background with many years of work experience in there field of competence and an international academic curriculum and background.

A learning approach truly businesslike

The link to the business environment of this programme is boosted by testimonials from the corporate network (such as Ferrero, Barilla, Lavazza, Cameo, Grom, etc), who will bring there professional experience and food & beverage expertise into class. This MSc propose a well-balanced methodology, encompassing and combining highly interactive lectures 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.

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  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study15 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesEUR 27000 per year

Notes about fees for this course


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


The fees for the academic year 2020/2021 are set at €27,000.
The fees are invoiced either:

  • in one instalment at the beginning of the academic year
  • ESCP also offers the direct debit option:
    • Deposit: €3,500 by 2 weeks after admission
    • First instalment: €12,000 by the 31 Aug 2020
    • Second instalment: €11,500 by the 21 Feb 2021
  • By choosing to add the German MSc track extension it will be required an extra fee of €6,100.

Tuition fees cover all lessons and materials as well as “Chef for a Week” in the Italian Food Valley, all company visits in Piedmont, Tuscany and the Champagne Region for a total of more than 20 days, consultancy projects, lectures and all other highly interactive activities.


The MSc in Food and Beverage Management offers students partial scholarships,  funded by the CCIAA of Turin, on the basis of both merit and financial need.

Entry requirements


  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree in any field of study
  • English fluency (level C1)


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

What students think about ESCP Business School

    Michelle Vandamme, Belgium

    Testimonial from Michelle Vandamme, Belgium, student at ESCP Business School

    MSc in International Food&Beverage Management
    Class of 2017

    “After finishing my studies in bio-science engineering I chose to start this programme to broaden my knowledge of the food industry. I already knew how food products were made, but I was missing the link to the consumer and how to offer innovative & profitable products. What makes this master unique is that it provides a good balance between theoretical lessons, testimonials and company visits along with a hands-on company project. You get the opportunity to establish your network and set the direction to steer your future career. Over and above that, the diversity among students gives you the experience to work with different cultures and points of view, a real added value if you’re looking for an international career.”

    Andrea Conti, Italy

    Testimonial from Andrea Conti, Italy, student at ESCP Business School

    MSc in International Food&Beverage Management
    Class of 2017

    "IFBM was a life-changing experience that helped me pursue my dream of working in Marketing for a multinational F&B company. Through the program I developed both my hard and my soft skills and the right mindset to approach the job market. What enriched me most was the level of diversity in the class. It was amazing to have classmates with different backgrounds and from all over the world who shared my own passion for food. Over and above that the school’s vast network gave me the opportunity to interact with top Managers of leading companies and achieve a unique perspective on the F&B industry.”

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