What will I learn?
Think and learn independently
The International Food Business program is unique opportunity for students who are interested in understanding the global food industry from the farm gate to the consumer's plate. Plus, after the standard four years of study, you'll graduate with not one but two degrees.
Our innovative team- and module-based program of study is built around the competencies you'll need to succeed as a business leader in the international food industry. During ten modules presented over the first three years of the four-year degree, you'll be introduced to a range of food business concepts, including global supply chain logistics and new product development.
In these modules, you'll be assigned a series of real business tasks that become progressively more involved. To help you successfully complete these tasks, you'll be assigned internationally experienced professors who will provide key theories, concepts, skills, and practices.
While your professors facilitate and guide you through the process, your success will come from balancing your own self-directed learning plan and working with your study team. The modules allow for better integration of course work and training than is often possible with a regular five-course semester. In order to pass the module, you will be required to successfully complete a "proof of proficiency."
On-the-job learning - at home and in Europe
Students in the International Food Business program are required to complete two three-month work terms. The first takes place after your second year of study and must be with an agri-food business, organization or government agency in Europe.
The second work term follows completion of your third academic year and must be with an agri-food business, organization, or government agency in North America. A student's industry placement reflects a combination of her/his personality and skill set, the area of study she/he is interested in, and individual career goals. Professional mentors will play a major role in guiding students in making a choice. The logistics of the work terms will be handled by the universities' program coordinators.
- Visit the Academic Calendar for a list of our current course offerings