Master of Professional Studies in Food Business

Master of Professional Studies in Food Business

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$42,600

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What you will learn

You’re determined to change the world by launching your own food business or growing the food company you work for. Go for it, with our online Master of Professional Studies in Food Business. To succeed in this business, you need to assess market opportunities and prepare for what’s ahead in the food world. You’ll be ready to do that and more with this CIA master’s program. Highlights: Advance your career while you’re working through online study with top subject matter experts drawn from the food, beverage, and hospitality industry and CIA faculty. Examine global forces like shifting demographics, technology, a renewed focus on health and wellness, and the growing consumer demand for sustainability. Focus on design thinking, marketing and branding, product development, operations, law, real estate, food systems, and leadership that inspires high-performing teams. Gain invaluable insights from guest speakers in food and beverage, finance, marketing, operations, law, entrepreneurship, food concepts, and product development. Begin with a short residency at The CIA at Copia in Napa, CA and finish the program with the final residency at the CIA in Hyde Park, NY, pitching your business playbook to leaders in the corporate, investment, and education worlds. Network with thought leaders and attend the CIA-Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Menus of Change® conference during your mid-program residency at the CIA in Hyde Park, NY 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: Current and future food industry leaders charged with bringing innovation to market through restaurant companies, food manufacturers, supply chain operations, and other corporate ventures. Professionals who desire targeted, graduate-level education that focuses on success strategies for entrepreneurial ventures as well as positions in restaurant groups, hospitality operations, product development teams, and retail food businesses. Recent college graduates and mid-career explorers who are passionate about food systems, food entrepreneurship, and food product design and development. 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.

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From Plant to Cup: Brew an Amazing Cup of Coffee
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Go behind-the-scenes with celebrated California roaster Blue Bottle for a one-hour class on sourcing, brewing, and tasting everyone's favorite bean. From the plant to your cup, Michael Phillips brings every lesson to life while also offering options — giving you a process for making a simple cup or going the distance with pro equipment. Filmed on location at Blue Bottle's original roastery and cupping room, this class is designed to be both enjoyable while also deepening your knowledge of coffee in everyday life. From your morning ritual to even hosting your own coffee tasting at home, these insights will come alive in your own
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Wine Tasting: Sensory Techniques for Wine Analysis
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With its roots in ancient cultures as early as 6,000 BC, wine has long been part of the human experience. Today, increasing worldwide interest in wine and its complexities and varieties has created an international market valued at $304 billion annually. For the learner who is just getting started in the study of wine, this course will help you take the first steps toward understanding the physiological process of wine tasting. The first module will explore types of wine and help you set up your own tasting. You’ll also begin to build a sensory vocabulary. In module 2 you will review classic wine types of the world and set up flights of specific wines. Later we’ll examine the various faults and defects that can appear in wine as well as techniques for spotting problems. In week 4 we’ll delve into the complex world of wine and food pairings, and its “seven deadly sins.” The course will culminate in a peer review project in which you will apply the knowledge and sensory techniques you have developed throughout the course to assess a specific wine.
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Food Photography: Shooting at Restaurants
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Learn to make a dish look as great as it tastes. In this 30-minute class, freelance food photographer Daniel Krieger (New York Times, Eater.com, and more) reveals how he styles and shoots food both on the job and when he's out on his own. Each bite-sized video lesson covers his gear, ordering, shooting in daylight, and the images that make his portfolio stand out. Whether you use a DSLR or iPhone camera (or both), you'll love watching Daniel's gorgeous images come to life — and then creating your own.
Duration
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