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    CIA Master’s Degree and Certificate Programs

  • Take Your Career to the NEXT LEVEL

    Looking to expand your career options? Reset your goals? Gain more knowledge and skills? A great way to make it happen is with a master’s degree or certificate from the CIA. It’s certainly an attention-getter on your résumé, and that along with our industry-wide network could make all the difference in your career. Pick the best option for you—study food business online or learn wine management or culinary arts hands-on in the heart of the incredible Napa Valley.


    Master’s in Food Business—Online

    Master’s in Food Business—Online

    Develop the mindset, skill set, and tool set to launch your own food business or advance the company you work for, in this online graduate degree program pairing high-end business education with a food focus found only at the CIA.



    Master’s in Wine Management

    Master’s in Wine Management

    Master the entire lifecycle of the bottle in this unique program that explores the interplay between wine and food and includes the study of distilled spirits and other beverages as well, all in the ideal setting—the world-famous Napa Valley.



    Accelerated Culinary Arts Certificate Program

    Accelerated Culinary Arts Certificate Program

    Discover what goes on inside professional kitchens as you use new cooking techniques, fresh ingredients, and the latest technology—helping you gain the specialized skills you need to advance your career in the food world.



  • Jaime Lepe, CIA accelerated culinary arts program alumni, is catering manager for Mexico Lindo and Tropical Mexico.

    Alumni Spotlight

    Jaime Lepe ’08
    Catering Manager, Mexico Lindo and Tropical Mexico
    Jaime Lepe, Jr. ’08 grew up in the restaurant business. “The cooks and waitresses were my day care. After my homework was done, I’d peel potatoes or shrimp to help out my dad. It’s a family-run business, with all of us invested and involved in its success.”
    Image of Carolyn Kading, CIA food business masters student

    Student Spotlight

    Carolyn Kading
    Master of Professional Studies in Food Business
    Learn more about Carolyn Kading, CIA Food Business Master’s student.
  • Visiting chef demos, major conferences, and special events on campus let you rub elbows with stars of the food world.