Master's Management, Economics and Consumer Studies

The Master's Management, Economics and Consumer Studies in Wageningen teaches you to analyse the interrelationships between consumers, supply chain, producers, and society-at-large. During the Master's, you will study managerial, economic, sociological and environmental aspects of households and businesses.

Master Management, Economics and Consumer Studies

Why this programme?

The Master is a unique combination of business studies, economics or consumer studies with a focus on the domain of agri-food.

  • Two year umbrella programme with five separate specialisations.
  • Practical experience through internships.
  • Specialisations for students with a social sciences and technical life sciences background.

Study programme of MSc Management Economics and Consumer Studies

During the master's Management, Economics and Consumer Studies you will learn about the business-, economical and sociological processes that concern consumers, facility management, agribusiness and/or food supply. Read the full programme or compare this master's to other programmes.

This master's is the only study programme to offer a combination of economics with nature and environment, sustainable development, management and policy, living environment and logistics. Compare this study programme with similar programmes from Wageningen University & Research and other universities.


The content and organisation of the MME specialisations is currently under review, the updated descriptions will start to become available during October 2021.

The programme consists of five separate specialisations: Business Studies, Consumer Studies, Data Science for Healthy and Sustainable Consumption, Economics & Governance and Management in Life Sciences. When you apply for the programme, you immediately apply for one of the five, based on your previous academic career. Although the specialisations share a common part, each stands on its own and has different curricular requirements.

With a BSc in the social sciences you can choose:

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Business Studies
Delve into the theories and concepts related to business and management of various business chains, with specific attention for the agri-food chain. In this specialisation we focus on the processes involved in, for example, decision science, logistics and marketing

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Consumer Studies
Through a combination of psychological, sociological and economic lenses, we analyse the consumer as individual and as part of a group. You will learn to discern the factors that determine consumption patterns and behaviour.


Data Science for Healthy and Sustainable Consumption
The specialisation aims at combining Consumer Science with the upcoming domain of Data Science. You are able to conduct data-driven research on healthy and sustainable consumption.

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Economics and Governance
Focusing on the multitude of stakeholders involved in today's complex problems, this specialisation takes an economic and/or governance approach to issues related to agri-food, environment and global development.

Application and admission

Each specialisation within this master's has it's own admission requirements. For example, you need to have a relevant background. Read more about the application procedure.

Student experiences

Would you like to know about studying the master's Management, Economics and Consumer Studies? Students share their experiences with you about the master's programme and student life in Wageningen on the page: Student experiences - Programme Management, Economics and Consumer Studies

What moves me? Researching problems that matter in business, consumer studies or economics.
Student Management, Economics and Consumer Studies

Future career

Depending on the specialisation graduates of the master's Management, Economics and Consumer Studies have several career opportunities. For example, Marcel started his own company developing UV technology and machinery. But you can also end up as a manager or consultant in hospitals, government departments or the health sector. Read all the stories of our alumni.

Meet us and events

Do you want to know more about the programme?

Get into personal contact with one of the representatives of Wageningen University & Research. Learn more about the possibilities.