Master of Management in Food Service Management

VUT Research offers postgraduate students in the Faculty of Human Sciences the opportunity to complete a Master of Management in Food Service Management. The course aims to assist students in developing the skills and knowledge necessary to enable them to start becoming masters in their desired field and contribute towards the development of an industry. VUT Research accepts both South African and International applications and our students for the qualification. The duration of the qualification is a minimum of two years full-time study and the curriculum consists of a research project by dissertation.

Master of Management in Food Service Management

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Master of Management in Food Service Management Course Requirements

Students who wish to gain admission to complete a Master of Management in Food Service Management need to have completed an appropriate Postgraduate Diploma / Honours / or equivalent qualification as approved by SAQA, with an average pass percentage of 65% or higher and a minimum of 60% for the Research Methodology module. Students also need 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 Service 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 Service Management Career Opportunities

Graduates who have completed a Master of Management in Food Service Management are able to further advance their careers within the Food Service Management Industry. They will have gained valuable skills and knowledge that will equip them better for management positions and enable them to become masters within their field. Career opportunities exist in units where people prepare food in large quantities, such as canteens, restaurants, hospitals, lodges, hotels, hostels as well as privately owned catering companies. Training of food service staff in restaurants and catering companies is also another area that provides job opportunity for graduates.

Master of Management in Food Service Management