CIA Master’s Degree Programs

  • Master the World of Food

    Perfect for the busy professional. Grow your career without interrupting your work or personal life. With online master’s degrees in food business, sustainable food systems, or wine and beverage management—the CIA has the right program to expand your career options, elevate your skills, and reset your goals. A CIA credential is the final touch your resume needs—opening doors throughout the food world and ushering you into our industry-wide alumni network.

    Master’s in Food Business

    Master’s in Food Business

    CIA’s unique online curriculum will help you develop the mindset and tool set to launch your own food business or advance the company you work for. Our graduate degree program pairs high-end business education with a food focus found only at the CIA.

    Master’s in Sustainable Food Systems

    Master’s in Sustainable Food Systems

    The only master’s program approaching sustainability issues through a culinary lens, this pioneering program addresses the complex social, environment, and economic factors directly affecting the world’s food systems.

    Master’s in Wine and Beverage Management

    Master’s in Wine and Beverage Management

    Gain a business perspective on the growing wine and beverage industry and advance your professional career by mastering the entire lifecycle of the bottle, from marketing to distribution and restaurants to retail.

  • Certificate Program

    Gain hands-on culinary expertise in only 30 weeks. If you already have a hospitality or liberal arts bachelor’s, you can advance your career with the CIA’s Accelerated Culinary Arts Certificate. Learn more >
  • School of Graduate and Professional Studies Gonfalon

    School of Graduate and Professional Studies

    Students further enhance their food and beverage business knowledge or culinary skills in the School of Graduate and Professional Studies. Top industry experts and CIA faculty lead deep-dive discussions, research, and focused learning backed by the college’s unparalleled resources and connections. Whether it’s a master’s degree or specialized certificate, a CIA credential is an ideal way for students and professionals to advance their careers. It opens doors throughout the food world and connects graduates to our 50,000-strong, industry-wide alumni network.
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    Robert Tremblay ’10, Associate Director—AdmissionsRobert Tremblay ’10
    Associate Director—Admissions

    Specializes in assisting master’s programs students

  • Dr. Annette S. Graham ’88, CIA Associate Dean—Business Management

    Faculty Spotlight

    Dr. Annette S. Graham ’88
    Dean—School of Business and Management
    Read more about Dr. Annette S. Graham ’88, dean of the school of business and management.
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    Student Spotlight

    Carolyn Kading
    Master of Professional Studies in Food Business
    “The program’s design around the business aspect of food really drew me in because, while I love to cook, I knew I didn’t want to become a professional chef. I like the strategy, operations, and creativity of running a food business.”
  • Our faculty literally wrote many of the definitive culinary books that other colleges teach from—including, The Professional Chef.
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