UE Code : FI-21-IAB Academic year : 2016-2017

Information on the course unit

Program / Education :

Master of Science / Master Food Identity

Level :

First year of the Master Food Identity

Language(s) :


Studies organization

Credits :


Semester :


Total Hours :

106.00 (Hours of teaching + individual study)


Objectives :

- To be able to understand and to use operational characteristics of international agricultural business in frame of localised agri-food products’ companies
- To achieve valuable knowledge to act as a successful manager in international localised agri-food business companies
- To gain familiarity with using diverse inputs and information source for best results and how to apply them on specific case of localised agri-food products on international level
- To be able to understand how to use decision making processes related to localized food market as employees of an agribusiness company

Contents :

- The Agribusiness : Agribusiness system, environment of agribusiness system, functions of agribusiness management.
- Managing Agribusiness Organizations, International Agribusiness
- Business Ownership, Form of Business Ownership, Cooperation in Agribusiness
- Marketing Management for Agribusiness, The Marketing Mix
- Marketing Decision, Tools for Marketing Decision in Agribusiness, Selling Process in Agribusiness
- Financial Management for Agribusiness, Financial Statements, Financing the Agribusiness
- Budgeting Process, Capital Budgeting Process, Allocation of funds
- Evaluation of Agribusiness Management, Process of Decision Making
- Evaluation of Decision, Capital Investment Decisions Evaluation; Financial Control in Agribusiness
- Operations Management for Agribusiness, Production Process, Production Planning
- Logistics Management, Appreciation of Logistics’ Needs, Appropriate Use of Logistics
- Human Resource Management for Agribusiness, Internal Structure of an Agribusiness, Business Relations and Hierarchy
- Performance Appraisals for Agribusiness, Managing Human Resources in Agribusiness, Performance Appraisals

Prerequisites :

English, BSc sciences

Teaching methods :

Lectures, visit, practical work, personal work

Assessment :

- Examinations = 400 : Mid-term 1: 100
Mid-term 2: 150
Final : 150
- Lab. Assignments = 150 : Assignment 1: 75
Assignment 2: 75
- Team Papers = 240 : Team Paper 1: 120
Team Paper 2 : 120
- Homework Exercises = 120: 12 exercises at 10 points each exercise
- Agribusiness Journal = 90: 12 weeks*5news/day at 1.5 points each news
TOTAL 1000

Bibliography :

Master Food Identity

A multidisciplinary programme which trains future executives in the agri-food sector with an international vision of culture, regulation, entrepreneurship, market analysis and competences in food processing, authentication, sensory analysis, quality control and marketing strategy. The joint MSc programme is designed to develop both technical and commercial skills through a curriculum focusing on local and traditional food products through teaching and learning in 4 countries (France, Italy, Romania and Spain). The course combines theory with practical perspectives gained through practical work in pilot plants, visits to production sites and to retailers. This path gives all the essential ingredients for a successful development and it incorporates marketing of local and traditional food products to the global market.
The complete syllabus is not available yet. You will find the description of the 1st semester of the 1st year of Master that takes place in ESA, Angers. For any further information about the other semesters, please take contact with Philippe MONGONDRY