Programme of Management, Economics and Consumer Studies

Management, Economics and Consumer Studies is a programme focused on business-, economical and sociological processes concerning consumers, facility management, agribusiness, and/ or food supply. The education stands out by its unique multidisciplinary approach. Courses on mathematics, statistics and technology play a supporting role. The choice of specialisation defines the emphasis on the mentioned practise areas.

Academic Year

The programme runs annually beginning in September each year. It comprises of 120 credit points (ECTS), equivalent to two academic years. The academic year consists of 6 periods. Period 1,2,5 and 6 comprise six weeks of classes, one week of self-study and the exam week. In these periods students often follow two courses worth 6 credits each. Period 3 and 4 entail of four weeks in which both the lectures and the exams take place. In these periods students follow one course worth 6 credits. The expected workload is 40 hours per week.

Course Information

More information about the courses can be found in the programme guide of the MSc Management, Economics and Consumer Studies and in the online Study Handbook. The programme guide provides a detailed overview of the study programme and you can find the answers to all your questions concerning the profiles of the various specialisations. For timetables, courses and course contents you can read the study handbook.

Specialisations

If you have a BSc in the social sciences:

If you have a technological BSc with disciplines related to plant and animal sciences, food sciences and technology:

WASS Graduate Programme

Are you enthusiastic about doing research and interested in doing a PhD in the future? The Wageningen School of Social Sciences offers motivated students a special track which prepares students for a PhD position. Learn more about the WASS Graduate Programme.

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