A Masters Degree that integrates Economics, Business and Public Policy

Exciting technological progress, global environmental pressures and unprecedented demographic changes are rapidly reshaping the world’s food and natural resources systems.

As local issues become global and require multidisciplinary skills [knowledge], the world is increasingly demanding professionals who can analyze, design, and integrate business, economic and policy variables that help governments, industry, and institutions create and operate better systems.

At the MFRE you will be exposed to the issues and opportunities arising from this dynamic new world, and equipped with the necessary skills to address them.



Relevant Multidisciplinary Knowledge


Comprehensive Skill Set


Applied & Sustainable Solutions




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What is MFRE?

The MFRE is a 1-year masters program that blends of aspects of an MBA program and a MA degree in Economics. It incorporates applied Economics, Business and Policy aspects within the Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental sectors, helping students acquire a specialized understanding of these sectors and propelling them to pursue careers in academia, consulting, finance management and entrepreneurship.


Who Applies to MFRE? 


MFRE Students Graduating

MFRE students can choose to focus on different aspects -business, economics, policy- of the Food and Natural Resources world, therefore the program is composed of students with multiple interests. From commerce-trained entrepreneurs or managers looking for strong/specialized business skills, to individuals pursuing the academic rigour needed for a career as government officials, to academic oriented students looking for close interaction with experienced faculty as a stepping stone into a PhD or research career. 


Business Oriented
Students looking for business tools that help them become entrepreneurs, transform the family business, or work for exciting companies.



Future Academics
Academic oriented student looking for a high-quality learning environment in order to pursue ongoing studies.



Rising Leaders
Interested in careers in federal or local governments, or international agencies, such as FAO, UN, and the World Bank.



Environment Advocates
Socially and environmentally passionate students interested in addressing the worlds most pressing issues.



Data Wizards
Analytical students with high regard towards quantitative skills to excel in this data driven world.



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At the MFRE you'll dive into topics that are relevant in today's world, you will obtain strong quantitative and critical-thinking tools, and you will apply you knowledge to the real world to obtain experience and become a highly in-demand professional in the Food and Resource Sectors.

Study for a relevant curriculum

  • Explore the world’s food & resources challenges and opportunities with accomplished faculty.
  • Learn applied economics, business and policy aspects for this topics.
  • Gain a solid quantitative basis and apply it to your topics of interest.
  • Mix & match courses in economics, business and policy.

Nurture you professional skills

  • Learn directly from industry professionals.
  • Obtain highly specialized professional development skills to excel in the workplace.
  • Interact with specialized faculty across food and resource economics world.

Acquire significant experience

  • Apply what you learn through a graduating project.
  • Learn how to successfully interact with government, industry and[or] academia professionals.
  • Reap the benefits of a highly competitive multicultural environment.

Undergraduate Backgrounds

These are the undergraduate backgrounds of MFRE alumni.



The MFRE alumni work in different industries and organizations types across the world. From local companies to international organizations, MFRE graduates are proficient candidates for any highly competitive environment. Some examples of areas where MFRE alumni work are:


  • Agribusiness
  • Food processing companies
  • Finance & banking
  • PhDs
  • Government agencies
  • NGOs


More Career Path Examples




Alex Li

Investment Banking Analyst

I help clients finance in the Chinese capital market through diverse projects, such as initial public offerings, issuing cooperate bonds, as well as going for mergers and acquisition. The professional knowledge and skills I gained at MFRE determinant in my job.