Mas­ter In­­­ter­­na­­ti­o­­nal Food Bu­si­­ness and Con­­su­­mer Stu­­dies (IFBC)

Our graduates have an in-depth understanding of the specific needs of consumers in a more sustainable way. They must be aware of cultural differences and the importance of regional supply chains. The M.Sc programme qualifies its graduates for these responsible tasks in food businesses and related organizations. It is characterised by a multidisciplinary approach including food, business and consumer sciences.

Ge­­­ne­ral pro­­­gram­­­me in­­­­­for­­­ma­­­ti­on

At a glan­ce

Final degree: Master of Science (Joint Degree)

Type of programme: on-campus

Beginning of study: Winter semester

Period of study: 4 semester

Language of instruction: English

Admission restrictions: No

Specifics: joint degree with two partner universities; lectures are at both campuses (Mo & Fr Fulda, Tue-Thu Witzenhausen); integrated one year project

Ap­p­li­ca­ti­on pe­ri­od

You can find the application period on the website of the University of Kassel.

Application period: To the Website

Ap­p­­li­­ca­­ti­on with a Ger­­man cer­­ti­­fi­­ca­­te

Please apply for this course via the online application portal for master’s degree courses at the University of Kassel.

Ap­p­li­ca­ti­on with a Ger­man cer­ti­fi­ca­te: How to apply

Ap­p­li­ca­ti­on with a for­eign cer­ti­fi­ca­te

If you pursued your Bachelor degree at a university outside Germany, you need to apply via uni-assist. uni-assist will pre-evaluate your application on behalf of the University of Kassel and inform you if further documents are required.

Application with a foreign certificate: How to apply

Area of ac­tivi­ty

Management of complex processes in food businesses, in particular in

  • multinational companies and organisations
  • companies and organisations in need of staff with intercultural competencies, and staff capable of focusing on consumer needs


  • Quality Management and Food Quality

  • Innovation Management

  • Consumer-oriented Product Development

  • International Marketing