Looking for a promotion? Ready to advance your career? Let's make it happen. You’ve got the fundamentals and hands-on kitchen skills. Now master the business side of food, enhance your career, and boost your earning potential with CIA’s online Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Food Business Leadership.
There’s no better way to turn your CIA associate degree into a bachelor’s! With convenient, accessible part-time study, you’ll advance your career while you work—at your own pace. This online bachelor's program is designed specifically for CIA associate degree alumni with at least four years of full-time, progressive work experience after graduating. You’ll gain advanced knowledge from the same world-class faculty that mentored you before, and make essential connections with business leaders that you’ll carry with you throughout your career.
Whether you want to become a leader outside the kitchen or lead a kitchen, you’ll be fully prepared to grow your career with this online bachelor's degree.
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The food industry is bursting with opportunities and looking for leaders. Couple that with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report that bachelor’s degrees lead to 42% more weekly earnings than associates, and you can see why this food business leadership program is so vital to your career.
It’s the ideal formula for success. Greater opportunity + greater earning potential = an amazing food business career. And with your CIA bachelor’s degree in hand, you’ll have plenty of next-level leadership paths to choose, in areas such as:
So many possibilities—and our Career Services staff will continue to help you every step of the way. There’s no network like the CIA network, and yours will grow even wider with your bachelor’s degree.
You’ve already joined the ranks of celebrated CIA alumni who are making a difference in every segment of the industry. Now it’s time to take your place as an influential leader in the food world.
The 60-credit BBA in Food Business Leadership includes:
You will get a carefully designed mix of in-depth food- and beverage-focused management, business, and liberal arts courses that build on CIA’s renowned culinary or baking and pastry arts core.
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In addition to the steps listed on our how to apply page, online bachelor's degree applicants must also provide a résumé or CV.
How to Apply
The online bachelor’s degree program in Food Business Leadership is a part-time program where students typically take 6–9 credits per semester. It’s a great opportunity for CIA alumni to earn their bachelor’s degree without the additional costs of housing, meal plans, and other on-campus fees.
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Become an influential leader in the food business with this leading-edge online bachelor of business administration degree program, with courses that may surprise you.
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Admissions CounselorRonald.Knoth@culinary.edu845-451-1509Specializes in assisting Food Business Leadership students