Double Degree

Study Programme

Università Cattolica (UCSC) students at Wageningen University (WU)

UCSC students taking their second year of study at WU may take any of the specializations of the MME program, provided that the study coordinator in Wageningen approves the student study programme.
For each of the specializations of the MME, the second year follows the program detailed.
In order to complete their programme, UCSC students have to spend at least 18 months at WU.

Wageningen University (WU) students at Università Cattolica (UCSC)

WU students taking their second year of study at UCSC take the following courses of the second year of the "Master of Science" degree in "Agricultural and Food Economics":

  • Economics of agricultural and food markets
    (8 credits)
  • Agricultural and food marketing
    (6 credits)
  • Agricultural and food market institutions
    (6 credits)
  • Business planning and control
    (6 credits)
  • Strategy and leadership
    (6 credits).

Students may substitute some of the above courses with other courses offered at UCSC, provided that the study coordinator in Cremona approves the student study programme.
In order to complete their programme, WU students at UCSC have to spend at least 12 months at UCSC.

Jointly supervised Thesis

A jointly supervised thesis of 25 ECTS has to be performed in order to obtain the degrees at both partner Universities. Some areas in which the thesis can be developed are the following (note: the areas correspond to the specialisations of the MME program at WU):

Area: Management studies
1) Business Economics
2) Information Technology
3) Management Studies
4) Marketing and Consumer Behaviour
5) Operations Research and Logistics.

Area: Economics, Environment and Policy
1) Economics of consumer behavior
2) Agricultural and food policy
3) Economics of food quality and food safety
4) Economics of the food industry
5) Economics of food retailing
6) Agricultural price analysis
7) Economics of biotechnology in agriculture
8) Environmental economics
9) International trade in agricultural and food products.

Area: Consumer studies
1) Communication and Innovation Studies
2) Consumer Technology and Product Use
3) Economics of Consumers and Households
4) Marketing and Consumer Behaviour
5) Sociology of Consumers and Households.