Pro­gram struc­ture

The programme is characterised by a multidisciplinary approach at the interface between agriculture, food business and consumer sciences, within an international and cross-cultural context.

Bridging modules compensate different background knowledge of the students.


Students holding a first degree from a German institution shall aquire at least 12 of the required credits in a partner institution abroad.


Com­pul­so­ry mo­du­les (7 must be com­ple­ted - 42 credits)

  • In­ter­na­tio­nal or­ga­nic food mar­kets and mar­ke­ting
  • Re­se­arch me­thods
  • In­ter­na­tio­nal le­gis­la­ti­on on con­su­mer pro­tec­tion and food
  • Mar­ke­ting re­se­arch
  • Re­cent de­ve­l­o­pe­ments in food in nut­ri­tio­nal sci­en­ces
  • Con­su­mer sci­ence and sustainable con­sump­ti­on
  • Food pro­duct de­ve­lop­ment

Bridging mo­du­les (1 out of 3 will be ap­poin­ted to stu­dent - 6 credits)

  • Ma­nage­ment and ma­nage­ment ac­coun­ting
  • Prin­ci­ples of or­ga­nic far­ming
  • Nut­ri­tio­nal and con­su­mer be­ha­viour

Food mo­du­le elec­tive (1 mo­du­le must be com­ple­ted - 6 credits)

  • Or­ga­nic food pro­ces­sing and food qua­li­ty
  • In­no­va­ti­ve pro­duct de­ve­lop­ment
  • Sustainable diets

Busi­ness mo­du­le elec­tive (2 must be com­ple­ted - 12 credits)

  • Mar­ke­ting re­se­arch
  • In­for­ma­ti­on sys­tems for the food in­dus­try
  • In­no­va­ti­on ma­nage­ment in the food in­dus­try
  • Re­s­pon­si­ble and sustainable food busi­ness in glo­bal con­text
  • Stra­te­gic ma­nage­ment

Pro­fi­le mo­du­le elec­tive (1 mo­du­le to be com­ple­ted - 6 credits)

  • In­sti­tu­ti­ons and the food sys­tem
  • Qua­li­ty ma­nage­ment, cer­ti­fi­ca­ti­on and mar­ke­ting of or­ga­nic pro­ducts

Pro­ject work (must be com­ple­ted - 18 credits)

Mas­ter the­sis mo­du­le (must be com­ple­ted - 30 credits