Postgrado en Social & Sustainable Business in F&B Industry 

Máster Food & Beverage Sustainable Enterpreneurship
Postgraduate Degree in Social & Sustainable Business in the F&B Industry
Course title

Postgraduate Degree in Social & Sustainable Business in the F&B Industry 


Academic field

Business and Economics

Duration / Credits

3 months







Student profile

Graduates in economics, communication, marketing, management or social sciences 
Good knowledge of English (B2 level)
Highly motivated and interested in the sectors of food and beverage, sustainability and entrepreneurship

Admission and enrolment

Application is via the website and documentation and enrolment formalisation is at the University.

Calendar and timetable

From October to January: Monday to Thursday 09:15 - 13:45, Fridays - industry visits

Academic Calendar

Classes take place on the Bellesguard Campus, Barcelona


1. Postgraduate degree introduction

The culture of sustainability, innovation and entrepreneurship in the sector of food and beverage are what drives the study of this postgraduate degree. It aims to train future industry experts who are interested in developing new business models in the food and beverage sector that will make them successful sustainable entrepreneurs.

2. Methodology

The methodology of the Postgraduate Degree in Social & Sustainable Business in the Food & Beverage Industry combines mandatory face-to-face sessions from Monday to Thursday with company visits on Fridays. Students receive individual attention from professors through online tools (Blackboard) throughout the programme.         

3. Why study this course?
  • It offers the tools and knowledge to start a successful business in the food and beverage sector.
  • It shapes new entrepreneurs in the sector academically and practically at the same time.
  • It teaches students how to build a contact base in the sector to strengthen a business.
  • It offers a wide range of potential partners and professional contacts.
  • It promotes an ideal atmosphere and community through the creation of sustainable businesses.
4. Professional development

Sustainable entrepreneurs receive top-quality knowledge and learn the habit of innovating and converting ideas into long-term sustainable businesses. In the future, students will be able to create new business models for established businesses.
In our view, sustainable entrepreneurs have two profiles:

  • creators of their own business
  • innovative management role in an existing business to innovate business models and develop new markets
5. Study programme

Diploma in Social & Sustainable Business in the Food & Beverage Industry 

6. Study resources and spaces

The Library Service was created as a study and research support with the aim of responding to all educational and scientific demands. It has long opening hours, including weekends, and is equipped with the latest technology. UAO CEU also gives the university community a digital device containing open-access publications including teaching materials, faculty and institutional research and work by students and alumni of the University.



Course structure

- Supply Chain Management
- Social Entrepreneurship & Intrapreneurship
- Family Business
- Marketing and Communication in Food and Beverage Companies




Course director

Joan Ripoll earned a Doctorate in Economic and Business Sciences from the University of Barcelona and is a member of the Labor Markets, Labor and Social Policies and International Economy research team.



Dariia Vasylieva holds a Bachelor's in Marketing from DNU, Ukraine, a Master's in Logistics and International Trade from Abat Oliba CEU University and a Global MBA.


  • Carmen Parra earned a Doctorate in Law at the University of Barcelona and a Master's in European Law from the Free University of Brussels. She is the director of the Master's in Management of Nonprofits at Abat Oliba CEU University and head of the Nonprofit Economics Department at the same university.
  • Bram-Kees Trouwborst holds a Master's in Business Administration from the Erasmus University, The Netherlands, and the University of Bath, UK. He also has a CEMS Master's in International Management from HEC Business School, France.
  • Anna Riera holds a Bachelor's Degree in Advertising and Public Relations from Ramon Llull University, Barcelona. She is the coordinator of the Gourmets supplement in the Periódico de Catalunya and co-author of Barcelona: Culinary and Cultural History of Catalan Cuisine, Editorial Roeman & Littlefield.
  • Jorge Calvo has an MBA and Master's in Advanced Economics Studies from Abat Oliba CEU University, as well as a Postgraduate Degree in General Administration from Harvard Business School.
  • David Grau is a professor of digital transformation and marketing director at Slimstock, Europe’s leading inventory optimisation specialist.
  • Gwenn Vallegant has a Bachelor's Degree in Trade Techniques from the Academie of Rennes and a Master's in International Trade from the University of Brest. She is a specialist in mindfulness and coaching and is the customer relations team leader at DHL España.
  • César Pérez Aznar is the strategic projects coordinator at Otsuka Pharmaceutical in Spain. He is a specialist in technological strategy in the consumer electronics, consumer health and pharmaceutical industries.
  • Juan Francisco Jiménez is the director of the Master's in Digital Communication and New Technologies at Abat Oliba CEU University. He is also a journalist specialising in communication innovation and manager of the Talent&Work Area at Abat Oliba CEU University.
  • Pedro Navarrete is a doctor of economics and business administration who also holds a Master's in Business Administration (MBA) from IESE Business School. He is a managing partner at mtH-3 make things happen and senior vice president of Sony in Spain.
  • Rogelio García Contreras is the director of the social innovation programme at Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. He holds a Doctorate in Politics and International Development from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.




    Career opportunities 


    Students will learn to create innovative business models in well-established companies or for new projects, and will specialise in two main roles:
    - A creator of their own business as an entrepreneur or a startup
    - Business & corporate development
    - Brand marketing & communication
    - Strategic innovation management and product development



    Fees and funding




    Candidates following regular admission must reserve their place by paying €900, which will be discounted from the total price.
    Once the place has been reserved, the remaining amount must be paid before beginning the course.

    Prospective students will then have 15 calendar days to make the payment.
    Abat Oliba CEU University has credit agreements with various banks so students can pay for their studies with preferential conditions.For more information, prospective students may contact the Academic Management Office.


    Postgraduate study aids: scholarships for academic merit, support for personal and economic circumstances, as well as agreements with financial institutions. You can consult the Student Services conditions when formalising your enrolment.



    Master's and Postgraduate Qualifications
    Bellesguard, 30. 08022 Barcelona
    Tel. +34 93 253 72 03

    Quality and regulation


    Graduates or postgraduates in economics, communication, marketing, management or social sciences. If you have another profile, get in touch with us.
    Good knowledge of English (B2 level).

    Highly motivated and interested in the sectors of food and beverage, sustainability and entrepreneurship.





    • To channel creative ideas so they can be implemented into business.
    • To offer key information about the sector and help students recognise new trends and business opportunities based on sustainability and innovation.
    • To offer top-quality management education to develop business plans and marketing strategies. To offer a balanced combination of academics, experts, entrepreneurs and managers in the sector.
    • To teach how to manage internal and external communication effectively.
    • To share ideas that inspire students to develop them.
    • To be a guide for creating sustainable businesses and innovative business models that are in line with ethics and responsibilities.
    • To open a debate on trends and implications in the food and beverage sector.
    • To help students understand complex aspects that affect both oenogastronomy and other disciplines.





    Food & Beverage Sustainable Entrepreneurship