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Master in International Food & Beverage Management

Companies, Business and Hands-on Approach

Experience what being a Manager or Entrepreneur in the Food & Beverage sector means through company visits, corporate speakers, interactive lectures, consultancy projects and much more, thanks to the ESCP Europe Business School network.

The Master in IFBM, the real taste of the ESCP Europe experience.


The ESCP Europe Business School’s Master in IFBM can count on:

  • Corporate network involvement at each step of the learning experience, through in-company experiences, testimonials, consultancy projects, internships and the ESCP Europe Business School career days
  • Hands-On Approach stimulates a critical approach and creative answers thanks to real business cases, consultancy projects, touchpoints with Top Managers from Food and Beverage companies


The Master in IFBM helps you develop the right profile to enter the best international companies especially in the Food & Beverage Industry and/or start your own business at an international or local level.

In-Company Experiences in the Food & Beverage industry

Get your first-hand experience in the ESCP Europe Master in IFBM.

More than 20 days of in-company experiences, meeting top managers and tasting products in beautiful territories like Piedmont, Tuscany, the Italian Food Valley (Parma, Modena, Reggio Emilia) and Champagne Region.


Of particular interest is “Chef for a week” in partnership with ALMA International School of Italian Cuisine in Parma where you will learn directly from great culinary masters how to manage complexity and unleash creativity (see the section "Chef for a week" with ALMA for details).


The company visits will build a bridge between the ESCP Europe Business School and the Business World, by accelerating the learning-by-doing process and giving unique opportunities to swap ideas with excellent managers and entrepreneurs of the Food and Beverage sector.


Main companies of the Food & Beverage sector involved are: 

ALMA - Armani Hotel - Baladin - Barilla - Caffarel - Cameo - Campari - Carrefour - Coca-Cola - Costa - Danone - Ferrero - Foodora - Frantoio Franci - Frescobaldi - Fattorie Osella - Federalimentare - Ferrero - Guido Gobino - Granarolo - Grom - Lavazza - Lurisia - Marchesi Antinori - Marenchino - Pasta Berruto - Roederer

Testimonials from the Food & Beverage network

The link between students and companies is also boosted by the Testimonials who will bring their corporate experience from the Food & Beverage industry directly into the classroom. This practice oriented and interactive teaching is part of the innovative methodology of the ESCP Europe Business School Master.

The lectures in class will become an unique appointment to obtain:

  • The direct experience of Food & Beverage entrepreneurs on how to make business ideas happen
  • Tips and tricks from Food and Beverage Experts on how to face a such complex industry
  • Useful advice on how to increase your professional network to succeed in the Food & Beverage sector

Consultancy Project in Food & Beverage companies

From September to January, you will understand hands-on how a company in the Food & Beverage sector works by carrying out a professional project in collaboration with a Manager from this sector.

In particular, it is a research study that deals with a real and concrete business problem of the Food & Beverage company proposing it and its aim is to supply a result similar to one that a consultancy company would offer.

For more details see the dedicated section Consultancy Projects.

Professional Mission in the Food & Beverage sector

The Master in IFBM includes an internship or a first employment of at least four months anywhere in the world.

The key idea is to encourage proactivity in the transition from school to work, from training to practice on the field in the Food & Beverage sector.

You can leverage the strong ESCP Europe Business School corporate network and find the right place to work in the Food & Beverage sector with the help of our Career Office team, personal advice and a strong network of Students and Alumni.


For more details see the dedicated section Participant profile & Careers.

Master in IFBM hands-on in class approach

  • interactive lectures based on case study methodology with a specific focus the managerial challenges of the Food & Beverage industry
  • excellent Faculty composed of Professors and Experts with relevant professional background in the Food & Beverage sector (e.g. Marketing Director, Country Manager, Company CEO, Partner in Consulting Companies …) and an international academic curriculum
  • integrated teamwork and oral presentations to boost interpersonal skills and impact on communication
  • role-play and business games, to directly experience what being a manager in the Food & Beverage sector means
  • outdoor teambuilding activities and optional Labs (e.g. Chocolate, Wine, Pasta & Pizza, Macaron...) to experience the multifaceted sector of the Food and Beverage industry while having fun.