Courses & Seminars

3 compulsory courses - 3UV

T2 - Tuesday
13:15 - 16:15

Understanding the Food Consumer in the 21st century

To provide a reading frame and the tools to better analyze the postmodern food consumers: this course draws from research in cultural anthropology, sociology, AI and computing, genomics, behavioral economics, social psychology, marketing.

T2 - Intensive week - February 20-24, 2023


This one-week workshop will address every year a different theme that is at the crossroads of multiple challenges of the agri-food ecosystem.

The 2022 edition focused on the theme "Food for Travelers”. Yet, fulfilling the very specific needs of travelers in highly-constrained environment is a multi-dimensional challenge, in terms of operations, design, environment, cuisine, culture, nutrition, or public health. Students were invited to imagine new concepts, in response to real-life problems shared by the workshop corporate partners: Air France, Servair, Vinci Airports, RATP Travel Retail.

T3 - Tuesday

13:15 - 16:15

Smart Technologies for Food Business

What modern technologies can bring to the Food companies?

1/ What are the new technologies (technology intelligence)?

2/ What benefits could they deliver (technology assessment)?

3/ How to make use of them (technology integration)?

2 Chair' seminars - 2UV

T2 - Wednesday
13:15 - 16:15

The World of Food Challenges and Champions


From India to California, from France to China, Japan and Korea, this Seminar explores the world of food and its challenges in the 21st century. Every week, the class focus will be on a specific region or country of the world. Guest lecturers and food experts from around the world will be invited to the seminar to share their knowledge and experience with the students.

T3 - Wednesday
13:15 - 16:15

Insights on Food Challenges


Through actual case studies presented and led by senior managers, chair students will work on the main challenges facing companies in the food sector, whether strategic or operational, impacting various business lines: CSR, marketing and communication, supply chain and data management, etc. Case studies will be designed by ESSEC professors along with partner company executives.

1 mandatory courses among the 6 following - 1UV

  • IDSI31341 - CRN 216 - e-Business Strategy & Operations (T1-T2-T3 - Friday - 13:15)

  • IDSD31113 - CRN 159 - Decision Analytics (T3 - Thursday - 13:15)

  • FINM31213 - CRN 214 - Agri-Food Commodity Markets (T2 - Friday - 13:15)

  • MKGF31218 - CRN 115 - Stratégies et nouveaux défis de la distribution (T3 - Wednesday - 9:00)

  • MGTS31401 - CRN114 - Agri-Food Sustainable Development (T3 - Wednesday - 9:00)

  • MGTE 31403 - (CRN tbc) - "Intrapreneurship & Managerial Models" (T1 - Monday - 13:15 TBC)

1 Personnal Research Project - 1UV