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BSc (Hons) Sustainable Food Management (Business Management)

Writtle College

Bachelor Degree , Uncategorised

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BSc (Hons) Sustainable Food Management (Business Management) UCAS Code DN62 Duration&Mode 3 years full time. Also available part time. Typical Offer: UCAS Tariff Points 180 tariff points including at least 80 tariff points from a 6 unit (GCE A-LevelVCE A-Level) andor 12-unit (VCE A-level) awards. A maximum of 20 tariff points will be counted from Key Skills. BTEC National Diploma MPP OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) P2 Irish Leaving Certificate 4 Grade C's at Higher level Scottish Highers 4 Grade C's International Baccalaureate 24 points Other qualifications, including relevant industrial experience, may be acceptable and each application is considered on its own merits. This course will be running from 201011 academic year. Areas of Study Especially developed to offer a holistic approach to Sustainable Food Management, this course encompasses aspects of the Food Supply Chain from on-farm production, through food science, technology and processing, to marketing, retail and regulation. Covers Sustainable Food Chains, and Food and Culture. For more information, download the course scheme diagram and core modules. Course Aims Aspects of food production have increasingly been subjected to the media spotlight. This has resulted in the efficient management of food enterprises becoming increasingly important in order to ensure sustainability of the business. Combining core aspects of Sustainable Food Management with Business Management will enable the student to gain a wide appreciation of the influence of correct business management within this turbulent sector. Graduates of this course will have a developed knowledge of the 'farm to fork' supply chain within the food industry and be conversant with aspects of food production with regard to nutrition, politics and law, preservation and processing, packaging, quality, composition and analysis, hygiene, health and safety, cultural awareness, marketing, distribution, environmental impact and retailing. Course Content The Business Management pathway has been developed in response to a national shortage of business and management skills across all sectors, as highlighted by the government and also, crucially, by employers. A graduate from this pathway will be equipped with business management skills relevant to the food sector and will be in an excellent position to pursue a long and successful career. This pathway covers a comprehensive range of business topics including the role and function of business, finance and management accounting, marketing, personnel, law and business planning and strategies. Business theories studied will be put into practice by collaborating with external food businesses. The core syllabus has been designed to provide the student with a comprehensive awareness of the principles and concepts of food supply chain management. Students will explore the social, ethical, political and cultural influences on the production, processing, marketing and retailing of food whilst gaining an understanding of the concept of sustainability and how it applies to the food supply chain. Core modules studied include Primary Food Production Systems, Food Science and Technology, Sustainable Food Chains, Food and Culture, Food Marketing and Retailing, and Food Regulation and Politics. Students will also undertake a research dissertation exploring a particular issue in greater depth. Special Features Business theories studied will be put into practice by collaborating with external food businesses. Students will undertake a European study tour taking in a variety of production, marketing and retail visits. Career Prospects Due to the holistic nature of the core syllabus, students will be equipped to enter the food industry in a wide range of careers. Predicted roles after graduation include primary food production, food processing, new product development, supply chain, technical and quality assurance and food retailers. Interested? You can find full details of the Foo

BSc (Hons) Sustainable Food Management (Business Management) UCAS Code DN62 Duration&Mode 3 years full time. Also available part time. Typical Offer: UCAS Tariff Points 180 tariff points including at least 80 tariff points from a 6 unit (GCE A-LevelVCE A-Level) andor 12-unit (VCE A-level) awards. A maximum of 20 tariff points will be counted from Key Skills. BTEC National Diploma MPP OCR National...

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