Food Market Analysis Major

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The Food Market Analysis major combines food science skills with an understanding of the management and marketing of food. You will take a complement of food science courses along with economics, commerce and food resource economics courses that deal with food policy and trade issues, managing risk in export markets, and the industrial structure of international food markets.

As a Food Market Analysis student you will learn to:

  • Apply the principles of economics and business management to develop analytical tools and an effective understanding of food markets.
  • Gain a global perspective on food markets including food policy and trade issues, managing risk in export markets, and the industrial structure of international food markets.
  • Obtain a socio-economic perspective of issues in land and food.
  • Have a core understanding of the fundamental principles of food science and its relationship with management and marketing of food

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This major will prepare graduates for employment in the food industry with a special interest in its analyzing various food markets. Examples of careers related to this degree include: Marketing Manager, Food Trade Analyst, or Food Policy Economist.

You can also further your studies by pursuing a research Masters or Ph.D degree or a professional Masters in Food and Resource Economics, or Masters in Food Science.

Katelyn Fines is an alumna of the Food Market Analysis major, and is also a mentor with the LFS Tri-Mentoring Program. Learn more about her and other LFS mentors  at http://trimentoring.landfood.ubc.ca/the-mentors/