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The Business of Food in Italy

Program Details

The arrangements for the travel, housing, meals, excursions and course content of this program have been made by the leader. Questions about this program can only be answered by the program leader listed below.

Program Type Departmental
Program Location Florence, Italy
Course # SA 10709
Duration Spring Break
Upcoming Program Dates
Spring Break 2024 03/10/24 to 03/16/24

Program Leader

Name Greyson Smith
Email smith243@purdue.edu
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Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Program Description

MGMT 390 - The Business of Food in Italy

To understand and appreciate Italian identity and business culture it is important to recognize the central role that food plays . Italy boasts 7,200 edible herbs and vegetables, 1,200 varieties of grape, nearly 500 types of cheese, and 100 varieties of apple. This seminar is about the business and economics of Food in Italy.  The week long program will examine aspects of growing, preparation, distribution and consumption of the main foods of Italy. The focus of the program will be on case studies of companies and other stakeholders that impact the markets as well as tradition and contemporary food markets. Classroom instruction will be supplemented with tours of markets in Florence, a visit to a farm to table business establishment, a cooking class, and an excursion to Parma or Modena to visit sites associated with food production in Emilia Romagna or Tuscany

Academic Credit

MGMT 390 - 1 credit P/NP


Course open to all PWL students who are in good academic standing and meet the minimum 2.5 GPA requirement.

This program will be capped at 15 students.

Program Cost

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.

Estimated cost: $2500 - $2700 (cost does not include airfare or personal spending).

Application Deadline

December 10, 2023

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

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