Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

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Agricultural and food economics

The curriculum is entirely taught in English.

Curricula published here could be subject to change; the final ones will be published in the official faculty guide.

Courses in study plan

For courses, class schedules and exam calls click here.

First year

  • Business management and finance (c.i.) - 12 Ects
    - Management basics (6 Ects)
    - Financial accounting and business evaluation (6 Ects)
  • Economic fundamentals of the agri-food system (c.i.) - 10 Ects
    - Microeconomics for the agri-food system (5 Ects)
    - Economics of the agri-food system (5 Ects)
  • Technology for food safety (c.i.) - 10 Ects
    - Principles of food protection (5 Ects)
    - Principles of food hygiene (5 Ects)
  • Quantitative methods (c.i.) - 12 Ects
    - Applied statistics for the agri-food system (6 Ects)
    - Applied econometrics for the agri-food system (6 Ects)
  • Industrial organization (c.i.) - 10 Ects
    - Strategic decision making (4 Ects)
    - Industrial organization of the food system (6 Ects)
  • Agricultural and food marketing - 7 Ects
  • Seminars 1 Ects

Second year

  • Economics of agricultural and food markets - 6 Ects
  • Agricultural and food market institutions - 6 Ects
  • Multi-channel retail marketing - 5 Ects
  • Qualitative research methods for the agri-food system - 5 Ects
  • Food Consumer Psychology and Market Intelligence - 5 Ects
  • Soft skills and entrepreneurship - 1 Ects
  • Elective courses * - 10 Ects
  • Dissertation - 20 Ects

* Elective courses:

One exam among the following:

  • Agricultural and food legislation (5 Ects)
  • Agricultural, food and environmental policies (5 Ects)
  • Food footprint: the environmental impact of the agro food chain (5 Ects)
  • Italian civilization and language for international students (only for international students) (5 Ects)

All degree-seeking students are required to attend theology teachings aimed at offering a reasoned and critical knowledge of the Christian message.

Graduate students will have to attend a seminar and/or theological monographic lectures only for a total of 30 hours. Teachings will focus on topics inherent to the student’s curriculum and will be subject to a final short essay or a conversation with the Theology professor.

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