Master of Management in Food and Beverage
The real taste of management.
The Master of Management in Food and Beverage (MFB) is a full-time, international, one-year program that is taught entirely in English and attracts students from all over the world.
The program focuses on management of F&B and related companies, such as restaurants, hotels, resorts and advanced retailers, from an innovative and effective perspective. MFB has a multidisciplinary approach and adopts an experiential method.
Lectures by professors and guest speakers are alternated with group exercises, team and individual projects, simulations, role-playing and case study analysis. You will have many Q&A sessions on contemporary issues the industry faces now and in their perceived future.
MFB regards management as a unique recipe that requires many carefully-measured ingredients, including strong theoretical and practical knowledge, vision, drive, determination and the ability to identify opportunities and bring together people, cultures and traditions.
MFB is the Master for you if
What MFB can offer you
The Barilla Group, in collaboration with SDA Bocconi School of Management and the Speed MI Up Incubator has launched a call for young and innovative ideas for the food sector, aimed at promoting sustainable development for present and future generations.
Benefits of choosing MFB
A specialized Faculty
The strongest commitment of the Master of Management in Food & Beverage is to combine a significant foundation and methodology of management with business skills and a deeper knowledge in relation to the F&B industries as well as restaurant, food service and hospitality business.
The industry commitment
MFB benefits from the participation of executives and top managers from more than 50 international companies in F&B production and distribution, as well as food service and hospitality business, both from large multinational companies and the top Italian companies.
In addition, the program benefits from the collaboration of well-known institutions, foundations and associations, industry leaders recognized worldwide, such as Altagamma, the Italian Foundation of high-end firms.
The direction of your Career
In today's Food & Beverage industries, it is increasingly important to have a strong managerial approach and a well-developed entrepreneurial sensitivity to fulfill crucial positions, such as Brand & Product Manager, Export/ Import Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Communications Manager, Area Manager and Marketing Manager, Product and Business Developer, just to name a few.
Milano, a taste of Italy
The SDA Bocconi MFB is the only management program to offer a rounded education in Food & Beverage, along with the finest Italy has to offer, to support business and entrepreneurship in this field. Choosing SDA Bocconi and coming to Milano means choosing a vibrant environment, the entrepreneurial, financial and industrialized center of Italy, a gateway to Europe. And Milano, of course, is culture, fashion, design, food and the art of living.
In addition, in 2015 Milano will host the Expo, where the entire world will discuss about "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life".
A great place to network
MFB offers students the opportunity to attend fairs and events, as well as company visits and trips to locations across Italy, providing access to a strong international network with the most exciting firms of the Food, Beverage and Hospitality industries for you to develop relationships for future collaboration.
Networking will start on day one of the program and continue throughout your career. Your network will include a top-level faculty that is also an important partner of many leading companies, senior executives and managers, all of whom can boast specialized knowledge in this sector and bring new perspectives. Last but not least, your passionate fellow students and alumni will make up an important part of your network.
"I decided to attend MFB because I felt I needed to improve my business and managerial skills. Due to my previous agricultural studies and my love for the food industry, the MFB course was perfect for me.”
"All in all, I chose this program to help me make a career change into the Food & Beverage sector, and so far I think it has been the right choice by providing me with the exact in-depth and specialized knowledge that will allow me to make this transition with ease."
"A few months into the program, I can gladly say that the Master has lived up to my expectations. From a learning perspective, the program is well-rounded, providing candidates with both managerial skills and technical knowledge needed to become better professionals. The standards in terms of operational excellence that are set by this master clearly represent the industry's best practices. These are the reasons why I highly recommend this Master to anyone interested in taking their career to the next level within this industry."
"No matter what happens to the world in the next 10,20 or 50 years, the F&B industry will never become obsolete and skilled and insightful managers with a deep understanding of the industry will always be in demand. This was my primary reason for joining MFB."