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    BSc (Hons)Food Business Management

    Course overview

    Our Food Business Management degree is ideal for those who are seeking a career in the food sector, whether for a major retailer or producer or for a small, specialist artisan business. Our integrated approach to food business will equip you with the skills, knowledge and understanding specific to the food sector and supplement this through the development of transferrable skills that will increase your career opportunities and potential.

    You will experience a blend of academic and practical learning, with time spent in the kitchens of our Food Academy, backed up by a fascinating range of events and activities that get you working alongside successful food businesses. You will try your hand at finding real-world solutions and meet leading industry experts from a range of sustainable, competitive food businesses. You’ll spend a transformative placement year working in industry.

    Along with essential practical, technical skills you will also be learning invaluable soft skills that employers rate so highly, such as communication, teamwork, creativity, motivation and leadership. The modules that make up the degree are assessed in a variety of ways to allow you demonstrate your capabilities including real-world projects, team challenges, portfolios of achievements, business writing and research, and you will manage your learning with the support of focused, frequent feedback.

    As you progress through your degree you will develop your capabilities in commercial thinking in the food business sector, along with business planning, and management, and in your final year you’ll be working at a strategic level. You’ll develop a deep understanding of organisations and the roles within them and learn the skills required for successful entrepreneurship too, preparing you to confidently take your next step into a food business management career.

    Course key info

    Food Technology and Innovation overview  ❯

    UCAS code DN40

    Institution code: H12


    4 years (full-time) including a one-year work placement. A three year programme is available for applicants with at least two years, full-time relevant work experience.


    Harper Adams University campus (and location of work placement)*

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    Entry requirements for 2024

    Our typical offer

    Typical offer

    88 - 104 UCAS points for A level students. See below for details of entry requirements for other accepted qualifications.

    Full requirements

    Use the drop-down tool to select the qualifications you have or are working towards to see what grades would be required for access to this programme. If you can’t see your qualification or would like any assistance with entry requirements, please contact the Admissions team:

    Course modules

    Module Table
    Year 1
    Year 2
    Year 3
    Year 4

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    BSc students undertake work placement in their third year. The one-year placement will help you put theory into practice in a commercial environment. Recent placement employers have included Noble Foods, Asda, Frontier Agriculture Ltd, Dairy Crest, Promar International, MMUK and Univeg UK. Students have undertaken roles as diverse as promotions coordination, financial management and planning, product range management, quality control and market research.

    The careers of food business graduates span the whole food supply chain, from agricultural merchants and pharmaceuticals companies to food manufacturers, distributors, retailers and traders. A combination of business and marketing skills plus technical awareness, make graduates attractive to organisations in the agri-food sector.

    Fees and costs

    The latest fees for this course can be found in our fees and funding section. You will also find course related costs, specific to this course in this area.


    Whilst every opportunity has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information on this course page, Harper Adams University wishes to emphasise that the content is regularly reviewed and is subject to change from time-to-time as required. Our courses undergo reviews to ensure they are flexible, relevant and as up-to-date as possible.

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