This program accepts applications from holders of Bachelor degrees in Business Studies, Food Technology, Agronomy and other related subjects. Classes will take place in the evening hours during the week or over weekends, offering students who are currently employed the flexibility needed to pursue graduate work.
Graduates of the M.Sc. in Marketing for the Agro-Food Sector will acquire the skills and knowledge needed to follow a range of career paths, both in Greece and abroad, in the agricultural and food sectors. Potential career paths include produce and processed Food Buyer, export and national sales and Marketing Manager, Packaging and Logistics Manager and other related positions. Likely employers include large organizations in the primary sector, food processing and trading companies, or third party logistics organizations. Graduates will also be able to work as entrepreneurs, independent consultants and trainers in the agro-food sector. Although this is a specialized program, graduates will acquire transferable skills through common coursework, allowing them to seek employment in other sectors as well.
During the final semester of their studies, students will have the opportunity to engage in primary research in a thematic field of their choice. Indicatively, such fields include: Mediterranean diet & cuisine as an exporting tool; the integration of exports with tourism services; the attractiveness of specific national/regional target markets for different Greek sectors; utilization of voluntary EU quality schemes to enhance Greek food exports; identification and utilization of the comparative advantages of Greek native livestock and plants in New Product Development for export purposes, and so on. Graduates who are interested in an international academic career will have the competencies and knowledge required to pursue Ph.D. studies.
The following courses will be common for all first year students: