You’ll find CIA alumni among the top leaders in the food and beverage industry. They’re acclaimed chefs, high-end restaurant owners and entrepreneurs, top executives at leading hospitality companies, researchers and food stylists, media personalities, cookbook authors, educators, and more. A CIA degree is your passport to a successful career in the food industry. Employers recognize our graduates as among the best in the business.
Our five undergraduate schools offer a variety of degree programs and certificates to prepare you for an outstanding career in the culinary arts.
Choose from bachelor’s degrees in: applied food studies, culinary science, food business management, and hospitality management. The CIA also offers: two-year associate degree programs in culinary arts or baking and pastry arts and an accelerated culinary arts certificate you can complete in 30 weeks
If you’re already established in the food and beverage business, the CIA School of Graduate and Executive Studies offers two unique career advancement tracks:
The 30-week CIA Wine and Beverage Graduate Certificate program is ideal for professionals and future sommeliers. You’ll study in the Napa Valley—home to more than 400 wineries and visited by five million people each year—while gaining valuable industry connections, refining your knowledge of beverage management, and understanding the powerful synergy between food and wine.
Learn more about our Wine & Beverage Graduate Certificate
The Food Business School is the world’s first business school dedicated to food entrepreneurship and innovation—perfect for aspiring entrepreneurs and industry leaders ready to turn challenges into business opportunities.