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Bachelor of Applied Science in Food and Business Management (International)
Course Code: IHT17
Award:

Award: Bachelor of Applied Science in Food and Business Management                             (Honours Degree)

Level:    8

Awarding Body: National University of Ireland, Galway.

Entry Requirements:
  • 70% or higher in High School Examinations
  • A Laboratory Science subject in final High School Examination (one of Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Equivalent).
  • A score of 6.5 in the IELTS Exam ( http://www.ielts.org/ for information on IELTS tests) or equivalent English Language score (Cambridge or TOEFL)
  • Completed application form which includes a personal statement (300 words)
  • Two references to support application.

     


Duration:

4 Academic Years.

Fees (euro):
  • Students with Academic IELTS 6.5: Non-EU €11,900.00 (2016 rate). Scholarships available based on academic achievements, English Language Score & Work Experience.
  • Scholarships of up to €2000.00 available.
  • On examination of your academic transcripts, experience and English Language level, St Angela’s College may be in a position to award you a scholarship of €2,000.00 making the total for the degree €9, 900.00 per annum. 

*Fees are subject to a yearly review

  • Fees do not include accommodation or living costs. Medical insurance is available from the following website: www.odon.ie/cll
Application Process:

How do I apply?

Please print and complete the application form (available in the Downloads and other info tab).

Or you can contact:

Ms Niamh Finnegan
Home Economics Department, St. Angela's College, Sligo, Co Sligo, Ireland

Phone: 00353 719135650   Email: nfinnegan@stangelas.nuigalway.ie

Selection Process:

  • Completed application form which includes personal statement.
  • Meets minimum language requirements.
  • Recognised High School Exams.
  • Original academic documentation & experiential records to support application.
Next Intake:

Programme Start Date: 

Monday 29th of August 2016 (International students must be on campus the week prior to college starting on the 5th of September 2016 for orientation and registration).

*Closing date for receipt of applications: 1st July 2016.

Closing Date: 2016-07-01

Programme Overview

The UN predicts the global population will grow to 9.5 Billion by 2075, this means an extra three billion mouths to feed by the end of the century representing challenges and opportunities for food producers. Globally food companies produce about four billion metric tonnes of food per annum but 1.2–2 billion tonnes never reaches a human stomach (IMECHE, 2013). Numerous global food scares have made consumers suspicious of food quality and safety. Consumer habits globally are changing; consumers are demanding more nutritious, healthier food options that are simple and quick to cook.

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Food and Business Management course is aimed at students with a strong interest in food and food product development, nutrition and health and for students who are interested in developing a diverse range of entrepreneurial skills and business intelligence. The course seeks to prepare students for the challenges of producing foods safe for human consumption, developing more nutritious, healthier food options and markets that change quickly. 

What are the advantages of completing Bachelor of Applied Science in Food & Business Management at St. Angela's College?

  • Small classes with a focus on developing key industry skills and knowledge
  • Exciting lectures on emerging trends from industry experts
  • 20 week Industrial placement designed to develop key work skills and create networks/contacts for future employment
  • Strong programme focus on Food Safety, Quality Control, Innovation and Food Product Development as well as Nutrition and Health
  • Focus on developing innovative, creative, problem solving, entrepreneurial students with skills sought after by 21st century employers
  • Click for more information on life as an International Student at St Angela’s College, Sligo ( www.cll.ie/internationalstudies/ )

Module/Subject Titles: (Total: 240 ECT’s)

In the first two years of the programme students study food studies and business management modules such as:

 

Year 1

Human Biology

Chemistry

Food Chemistry

Nutrition, Diet & Health

Food Preparation & Culinary Skills

Introductory Microbiology

Introduction to Marketing

Economics

Management Principles

Introduction To Financial Accounting

Management Information Systems

Year 2

Physics

Food Science and Applied Culinary Skills

Nutritional & Sensory Sciences

Advanced Microbiology

Food Engineering and Food Production

International Marketing

EU & Irish Food Legislation

Consumer Behaviour

Management & Cost Accounting

Human Resource Management

 

 

In years three and four of the programme students move on to study specialist industry modules such as;

Year 3

Digital Marketing

Operation Management

Marketing Research

Artisan Enterprise

Preparation for Placement

Industrial Placement (20 weeks in Year 3)

Year 4

Strategic Management

Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Research Project

Food Quality Management and Quality Auditing

Innovations in Food Processing and Preservation

Food Innovation and New Product Development

International Food Policy

Career Opportunities

Employment Opportunities upon Graduation;

  • Food Production & Innovation
  • New Product Development in Food Industries
  • Quality Control
  • Sensory Analysis
  • Marketing / Sales
  • Supervision & Management in the Food Industry
  • Establish own Food/Drink enterprise
  • Consultancy & Research

Student Testimonials:

“During my four years in St Angela's College I didn't just make lifelong friends, I also learned, through the diverse and varied course, the skills vital for progression within my chosen career in the food industry. These skills enable me to work in New Product Development, an exciting and expanding area within the food industry”.

Julie-Ann Kelly (B. Appl. Sc. 2011 Food Technologist Kerry Group, Ireland).

 

During my 20 week Industrial Placement at Carroll Cuisine, a large meat processing plant based in Ireland, I worked in the Quality Department, the Marketing Department and the Finance Department. My placement was very enjoyable and I learned many new skills. Some of the key skills I learned while working in Carroll's involved developing marketing plans, quality control and how to produce financials. From working with various different people in different job roles I have become more confident, developed my listening skills, learned new software skills, developed innovation and problem solving skills and learned to work as part of an effective team. I would highly recommend Carroll's to anyone seeking industrial experience in the future.

Elisha O'Kelly (B. Appl. Sc. 2015 now Food Technologist at Carroll’s Cuisine).

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Application Form



Contact Details

Niamh Finnegan
Home Ecomomics Department,
T: 353 71-9135650
E: nfinnegan@stangelas.nuigalway.ie

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