Reduced Hours and Activities During Late July/August

We love to welcome campus visitors, but before you make your plans, please note that amazing changes are underway at the CIA campuses during the summer and our visiting hours and restaurant hours may be affected.

Please note that classes for degree and certificate program students at all of our U.S. campuses will not be in session from July 28–August 21, 2017. Classes will resume on August 22.

Admissions

  • The Admissions Office at all three campuses will be open to welcome prospective students and their families.

Restaurants

  • Since many of our restaurants rely on our students for the full CIA dining experience, please refer to www.ciarestaurantgroup.com for the most up-to-the-minute information.
  • At the New York campus, all restaurants will be closed during this period.
  • At our California campus locations (Copia and Greystone), The Restaurant at CIA Copia and The Bakery Café by illy will be open.
  • At the Texas campus, Nao will be open for lunch and the outdoor taco stand will also be open.

Shopping, Classes, and More for Enthusiasts

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    CIA Food Business Management Bachelor’s Degree

  • Food is big business, and opportunities abound. In our Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Food Business Management degree program, you’ll gain the leadership skills, management know-how, and entrepreneurial knowledge to build a successful career in this thriving industry. There’s no other program in the world offering business education this food-focused.

    In our food business management bachelor’s degree program in New York, you will:

    Ready to get started? Apply Today!

    Please note: Current CIA students should meet with their advisors for more information about this new degree offering.

    Great Food Careers Start Here

    With a CIA bachelor’s degree, you don’t just have a foot in the door—you have thousands of feet in the door. Our alumni are an accomplished, supportive network throughout the industry, whatever your career goals. You can:

    And with so many possibilities out there, our Career Services staff is ready to help you every step of the way, not only for that ideal first job, but for a lifetime of great opportunities. There’s no network like the CIA network!

    The list of celebrated CIA alumni is as diverse as it is extensive. They’ve found success doing what they love. They fully embraced the idea that Food is Life®.

    Now it’s your turn.

    FRESHMAN/SOPHOMORE YEARS

    Total Credits: 69 (CIA Associate Degree)

    JUNIOR/SENIOR YEARS

    Liberal Arts Requirements (24 Credits)

    CourseCredits
    Anthropology of Food or Psychology of Human Behavior or Social Psychology3 credits
    Calculus I or College Algebra or Introduction to Statistics or Science Fundamentals or Survey of Mathematics3 credits
    Foreign Language6 credits
    History and Cultures of Asia or History and Cultures of Europe or History and Cultures of the Americas6 credits
    Literature and Composition3 credits
    Principles of Macroeconomics or Principles of Microeconomics3 credits

    Liberal Arts Elective (3 Credits)

    CourseCredits
    Select from liberal arts courses listed on CIA Main Menu (the student web portal).

    Business Management Requirements (15 Credits)

    CourseCredits
    Finance or Managerial Accounting3 credits
    Financial Accounting3 credits
    Foodservice Management3 credits
    Human Resource Management3 credits
    Marketing and Promoting Food3 credits

    Business Management Electives (9 Credits)

    CourseCredits
    Select from business management courses listed on CIA Main Menu (the student web portal).

    Advanced Concepts Requirement (3 Credits)

    CourseCredits
    Advanced Cooking or Advanced Pastry or Advanced Principles of Service Management in Hospitality3 credits

    Free Electives (9 Credits)

    CourseCredits
    Select from elective courses listed on CIA Main Menu (the student web portal).
    Total Credits: 63 (Junior/Senior Years)

    TOTAL CREDITS, ASSOCIATE & BACHELOR’S DEGREE: 132

    Please note:
    • The foreign language requirement must be fulfilled by the end of the junior year.
    • Not all electives will be offered each semester. For the most current list of elective offerings, students should check CIA Main Menu (the student web portal).
    • The Global Cuisines and Cultures elective travel courses take place between bachelor’s semesters in late April/early May and late July/early August.
    • Course prerequisites and corequisites are listed in the course descriptions.

    Requirements for Admission

    • A high school diploma or GED credential.
    • Recommendation—One character letter of recommendation is required. It should be from an employer, teacher, or professional colleague either within or outside the foodservice industry. The letter should address your commitment to the food world, problem-solving ability, and persistence in either work or academics.

    How to Apply

    The CIA is very committed to making your CIA education as affordable as possible. Our costs are comparable to similar colleges, and here’s even better news—approximately 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid.

    Don’t let applying for financial assistance keep you from going to the world’s premier culinary college. No matter what your individual circumstances are, we will work with you to help make attending the CIA an affordable investment in your future in the world of food.

  • Alexis Brown, CIA Baking and Pastry Arts student

    Student Spotlight

    Alexis Brown
    Bachelor's Degree in Baking and Pastry Arts Management
    I have been baking since I was a little girl, and I love being in the kitchen. I was certified in cake decorating at 13 years old and that sparked an interest in me to practice making cakes, pastries, and baked goods for friends and family. Since then I have continued to grow a love for baking.
    Roy Choi, CIA culinary arts alumni, is co-owner of Kogi Korean BBQ-To-Go.

    Alumni Spotlight

    Roy Choi
    Chef/Restaurateur/Author
    At a time when chefs and food trucks were members of distinctly different classes of the food world, Roy Choi rented a truck of his own and hit the streets of Los Angeles with his unique Mexican tacos stuffed with Korean BBQ-style meat.
  • An exclusive network of 49,000-plus alumni is ready to support your food business career.
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