Master of Arts in Culinary Business Management

Gain the entrepreneurial skills you need to launch your own culinary business

The Master of Arts in Culinary Business Management is geared towards career changers, food and beverage entrepreneurs, and culinary start-up enthusiasts. The goal of the programme is not to create chefs, but managers who will have a practical awareness and understanding of working in a kitchen. You will acquire relevant managerial skills as well as transferable skills empowering you to adapt to changing career patterns, such as problem-solving skills, creative thinking, cross-cultural competences and collaboration, emotional intelligence, and general reasoning skills. You will learn how to develop your own food concepts, create recipe books, and present viable business plans. 


Master of Arts in Culinary Business Management (awarded through the University of Derby, pending approval)

Term 1 (11 weeks)

Term 2 (11 weeks)

4-6 month internship* (in Switzerland or worldwide) and
business plan/consultancy project

Le Bouveret Campus

Le Bouveret Campus

Off campus

*Minimum gross monthly salary in Switzerland: CHF 2,212.-


  • Course Description
    • Term 1 (11 weeks)
      • Culinary Trends 
      • Leadership and People Management 
      • Revenue and Performance Analysis in the Food Industry 
      • Sustainability, social responsibility, and ethics
      • Strategic Management 
      • Business Start up 1
      • Culinary Fundamentals and Food Safety
    • Term 2 (11 weeks)
      • Creativity and Innovation 
      • Food Safety & Sanitation
      • Events and Catering Management
      • Advanced Marketing for the food industry 
      • Cuisines and Cultures
      • Research Methods
      • Business Start up 2
      • International Cuisines
    • Internship and Business Plan/Consultancy Project
      • 4-6 month internship worldwide or in Switzerland (minimum gross monthly salary in Switzerland: CHF 2,212.—)
  • Entry requirements
    • Recognised Bachelor's degree in any discipline
    • English language proficiency of TOEFL iBT 67-74 or IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
    • Recommended minimum age of 21 years
    • Students who do not have the required English level will be advised to join the English Foundation Programme
  • Dates
    • 4 October 2021 – 17 December 2021
  • Cost
    • Master of Arts in Culinary Business Management  Intakes: October 2021

      Duration of Study


      Additional Charges

      Security Deposit


      Total per Year


      Year 1
      Term 1
      Term 2






      Master of Arts in Culinary Business Management



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