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.
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
What you will learn
Who is the course for?
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.