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 the 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.
Curious to know more? View the most Frequently Asked Questions about this exciting program.
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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 the CIA’s renowned culinary or baking and pastry arts core.
See catalog for curriculum details
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 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—more than 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.
“It’s exciting news for our associate degree graduates. They can complete a bachelor’s while still working full-time and meeting family commitments. With the online BBA’s engaging, innovative, and challenging course work, students will be well on their way to achieving both personal and career goals.”
Dr. Annette Graham ’88
Dean—School of Business and Management, CIA
Tune in to one of our special online information sessions with Assistant Director of Admissions Susan Lavender. She’ll share tons of information about the program and you’ll get your questions answered in real time.
E-mail Susan directly with your questions at Susan.Lavender@culinary.edu.
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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