Master of Management in Food and Beverage Management

VUT Research offers students the opportunity to complete a Master of Management in Food and Beverage Management. This course offers students the chance to further develop their skills and knowledge that will enable them to take on higher positions when it comes to their careers in the Food and Beverage Management field. The duration of the course is a minimum of two years full-time study and the course curriculum consists of a research project by dissertation. Completing a masters qualification shows a student’s passion for and dedication to a subject and stands them in good stead for a prosperous career and being able to make a contribution to the industry they are working in.

Master of Management in Food and Beverage Management

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Master of Management in Food And Beverage Management Course Requirements

Students who wish to gain admission to complete a Master of Management in Food and Beverage Management need to have completed an appropriate Postgraduate Diploma / Honours / or equivalent qualification as approved by SAQA, with an average of 65% or higher and a minimum of 60% for the Research Methodology module. Students are also required to present a PowerPoint presentation of ten minutes explaining their desire to study towards a postgraduate qualification.

In addition to the academic qualifications stated above, the following admission criteria also need to be satisfied before a recommendation for admission to complete a Master of Management in Food and Beverage Management can be made:

  • The proposed topic must be appropriate for higher degree research and it must be consistent with the academic aims and objectives of the student.

  • The student must have access to the necessary resources, facilities and the necessary budget in order to complete the degree within the timeframe.

  • There must be a qualified staff member holding confirmed, continuous or fixed-term appointments of sufficient length for the purposes of supervision of the proposed research and student.

  • The proposed program of work must be able to be completed within the maximum period of submission for the degree.

  • A suitable level of contact with the university supervisors must be maintained.

  • Where the applicant is currently employed, capacity to meet the timelines and other requirements must be considered.

  • The proposed research cannot reproduce research that has previously been submitted for the award of a degree or diploma.

  • Where the intellectual property rights of the applicant may be a consideration, a suitable agreement protecting the rights of the student needs to be signed. If the student is unwilling to sign an agreement, the research proposal may not be approved and the student may be required to choose another topic in an area that is not commercially sensitive.

  • The applicant should have no outstanding financial obligation with the University and in the case of international applicants, they should be able to verify the necessary financial capacity to undertake the program.

  • The applicant must possess sufficient English language proficiency.

Food & Beverage Management Career Opportunities

Career opportunities exist for Food and Beverage Service Managers in fields where people prepare food on a larger scale such as hospitals, hotels, old age homes, lodges, restaurants, recreation clubs or hostels. There are also opportunities available in privately owned catering companies and in training food staff for catering companies and restaurants. Graduates who have completed a Master of Management in Food and Beverage Management are well on their way to becoming experts is their field and can use their advanced set of skills and knowledge to gain management positions.

Master of Management in Food and Beverage Management