Are you a food entrepreneur? Someone who wants to take charge of their career and run their own restaurant? Today’s global food industry is packed with opportunities—and fierce competition. In our Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Food Business Management degree program, you’ll gain the leadership skills, management experience, and entrepreneurial know-how to build a successful career in this thriving industry. The CIA’s industry-experienced faculty will ensure you receive a hands-on learning experience that puts you in line for a top position. After you’ve earned your degree, you will have a clear understanding of how to blend vital business management skills with your passion for food.
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The National Restaurant Association estimates that the restaurant industry will generate nearly $800 billion annually across more than one million locations in the United States. In 2015, total retail and foodservice sales in the United States alone amounted to about $5.32 trillion. Clearly, there is a great need for professionals who have the expertise and business acumen to identify, market, and develop profitable business enterprises in the food industry. After you graduate, pursue a career in fields that include:
With so many possibilities, our Career Services staff is ready to help you every step of the way. There’s no network like the CIA network, which includes some of the world’s most renowned culinary, beverage, and hospitality experts.
The list of celebrated CIA alumni is as diverse as it is extensive. They’ve found success doing what they love. Now it’s your turn.
Students taking the Bachelor of Business Administration in Food Business Management program may choose one of two areas of focus: Culinary Arts or Baking and Pastry Arts.
The 132-credit BBA in Food Business Management, Culinary Arts focus includes:
The 132-credit BBA in Food Business Management, Baking and Pastry Arts focus includes:
You will get a carefully designed mix of in-depth food- and beverage-focused management, business, and liberal arts courses that build on the CIA’s renowned hands-on culinary or baking and pastry arts core.
The curriculum features a semester-long internship experience, as well as your choice of an optional, specialized study concentration in areas as diverse as Advanced Wine and Beverage, Intrapreneurship, Latin Cuisine Studies, and many others.
Bachelor’s students can also choose to study abroad through the CIA Global Cuisines and Cultures course, which includes travel to culinary destinations such as China, France, Italy, Peru, and Spain.
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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 92% 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.
Join CIA Professor Dr. Maureen Costura as she takes you on an up-close tour of the college’s apiary. This project, part of the Applied Food Studies degree program, is an exciting experience for students who are studying the role, benefits, and challenges of pollinators in the ecology of our food systems.