MSc Food & Wine International Management

The MSc Food & Wine International Management is designed to enable you to apprehend, understand and master the specific universe of the gourmet food industry and its current evolutions.

October 2021
Full timeOn site
1 or 2 year(s)

MSc in Food & Wine International Management Program in Paris



The MSc Food & Wine International Management is designed to enable you to apprehend, understand and master the specific universe of the gourmet food industry and its current evolutions.

This program combines gastronomic and oenological know-how with sales, marketing, communication and global distribution techniques and is a key player in higher education.


"Defend the image of France but know the taste of foreigners"  Florence and Daniel Cathiard, owners of Château Smith Haut Laffite


The MSc Food & Wine International Management course is designed to :

- Transmit all the necessary skills to future professionals in the marketing, sales and distribution of these high-end products in France and abroad.

- To constitute a pool of young executives and entrepreneurs for the food industry, gastronomy, wines and spirits, but also the hotel and restaurant business.


"This program is a fundamental idea and an absolute necessity" Thierry Desseauve Wine journalist


Why joining the MSc Food & Wine International Management?

Our Master of Science is made for you if:

  • You aspire to take up a managerial role in the intriguing field of wine, food and related industries
  • You want to discover how to be successful in the wine, food and gastronomy businesses
  • You want the opportunity to interact with international leaders in these sectors
  • You need to be more specialized in order to progress in your career
  • You are ready for the challenge of a specialized and intense business programme
  • You are inspired by France’s cultural heritage and Excellence in these sectors



Program’s rationale & goal

Wine, Food the French gastronomy constitute an ever-changing ecosystem, a fragmented industry, a complex yet fascinating one. To gain an understanding of the product and the marketplace it’s necessary to have solid technical bases, but also to be able to develop an holistic vision of management (Finance, Marketing, Supply Chain, Strategy…).




Classes will be held on the Paris La Villette campus (11 rue de Cambrai 75019 Paris).
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Semester 1
  • Ethics, corporate social responsibility and sustainability
  • Entrepreneurship ecosystem
  • Corporate finance
  • Strategic management
  • Management information system and Project Management
  • Self-development
  • French as a foreign language
Semester 2
  • Business development
  • Human Ressources Management
  • Entreprenerial Finance and Accounting Management
  • Supply chain and logistics
  • Big Data and knowledge management
  • Business English
  • Career Development Workshops




Semester 3

  • Understanding Global landscape of the luxury industry
  • Mastering Business Models within the Fine Food & Wine industry
  • Legal and regulatory issues in the Food & Wine industry
  • A cultural and historical approach of Food & Wine businesses
  • Food & Wine luxury / Gastonomic branding strategy
  • Corporate Finance & Performance in the Food & Wine industry
  • Digital Marketing & e-business in the Food & Wine business
  • French as a foreign language (FLE)
  • Personal and career development


Semester 4

  • Research methods
  • Designing a Food & Wine Marketing strategies
  • Introduction to Viticulture, Oenologie, and sensory analysis
  • Managing Purchasing & Supply Chain in Food & Wine business
  • Food & Wine tourism marketing
  • International Development for Food & Wine companies
  • Leveraging interactions between Food & Wine and hospitality management
  • Luxury Retail Management for Food & Wine companies
  • French as a foreign language (FLE)
  • Personal & Career Development



Learning Model

  • Our Master of Science requires a full-time commitment. The lecture calendar includes morning and afternoon sessions, plus on certain days the lectures will extend into the evening.
  • Your learning is guaranteed by an advanced and participatory teaching method that includes lectures, exercises, problem-based learning cases and field projects.
  • The program will consist of theoretical courses, lectures and internship or job.
  • The methods of evaluation are : Continuous, partial and dissertation.


This program leads to a range of business skills, useful to hold positions related to :

  • Marketing (Brand manager, Product manager, …)
  • Management (Area manager, Department manager, Brand ambassador, Product and Business Developer, …)
  • Purchasing (Buyer, category manager, …)
  • Communication (Public Relations, Events manager, …)
  • Marketing Director for a food or wine brand / a gastronomic caterer
  • Director of food and beverage service in hotel/palace
  • International Business Developer or area managers for food or wine  or gastronomic caterer brands
  • Department manager for a specialized retailer
  • Category manager for food or wine or gastronomic caterer brands
  • Director of wine brand/house
  • Ecotourism or gastronomic marketing/event manager


  • A 3-year bachelor’s degree in any field to enter the first year (or a diploma of 180 ECTS credits), or a 4-year bachelor’s degree to enter the second year (or a diploma of 240 ECTS credits)
  • Working professionals can ask to have their skills acquired in a professional situation recognized via a process of validation of acquired experience (VAE)
  • A good command of English
  • No prior knowledge of French is needed; however French language classes are mandatory for non-French speakers as part of the program


Selection Process

  • A selection committee examines the application file considering the candidate's qualifications and professional experience.
  • If the application submission is judged satisfactory, candidates undergo a face-to-face interview or remotely. 
  • Successful candidates will be admitted based on the application package and the interview.


*Tuition fees :

 French and international students :

  • 33.000€ for two years
  • 20.000€ for the second year alone

The rate indicated is subject to deductions according to the terms of payment.


For more information, feel free to contact us on the Admissions number at the bottom of our website, or by filling out a contact form.