You’re ready to change the world by launching your own food business or helping the food-focused company you work for to grow. But do you have the mindset, skill set, and tool set to make it happen? The industry is growing and changing at a pace that’s faster than ever before, with opportunities for innovative thinkers—and no time for costly mistakes. Cue up the online CIA Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Food Business, offered through the college’s Food Business School. This is the graduate education you need to make a difference and secure your future, with the skills and connections unique to the food business that you simply won’t get with an MBA. Some of the biggest names in food are saying that they wish there had been a food management program like this when they started their businesses. Here’s why.
Curious to know more? Find out what the most Frequently Asked Questions are about this exciting program.
We are now accepting applications for Fall 2019.
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The CIA Master of Professional Studies in Food Business degree is designed for professionals who aspire to lead successful business ventures; help existing food, beverage, and hospitality businesses to grow; and capitalize on the unprecedented entrepreneurial opportunities in the global food world.
The food business master’s degree is ideal for:
The program’s online delivery enables busy professionals from any location in the world to continue their work experiences while successfully moving through the curriculum.
The two-year, 30-credit, Middle States-accredited food business master’s degree program includes:
See catalog for curriculum and course details
Download the full curriculum chart (PDF)
Program dates for the 2019 cohort are as follows:
To enroll in the CIA online food business master’s degree program, you must meet the following requirements by the program start date.
Application materials will be reviewed by CIA admissions, program administration, and the dean of the School of Business and Management.
How to Apply
The CIA is committed to making your education as affordable as possible. You’ll find that our costs are comparable to similar colleges, and more than 90% of our students receive some form of aid. Talk with us! Contact Student Financial and Registration Services at SFRS@culinary.edu or 845-451-1500.
Eligibility to borrow through the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan program will be determined once you have been accepted into the MPS program and have filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can also apply for the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loan to help with any remaining expenses.
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“There are so many opportunities that are coming online...and if I were to grow a new business today, this program is where I would look to find my next-level managers and executive team candidates.”
—Lori Daniel, founder, Two Chefs On a Roll
“The approach the CIA is taking with this master’s degree will help graduates avoid making the kinds of mistakes I made when I was growing one restaurant to two restaurants to multiple restaurants.”
—Michael Mina, CEO, Mina Group, LLC
Robert Tremblay ’10