Online Bachelor of Applied Science in Food and Nutrition Entrepreneurship
Do you want to pair your culinary expertise with business acumen to innovate in the food and nutrition industry? Our management-focused food and nutrition degree courses prepare you to become an entrepreneur. You'll be ready to spearhead change within a company or launch a food-related startup.
Next start date: 06/29/2022
Total classes: 20
Weeks per class: 7.5-15
Total credit hours: 120
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Use your food experience to earn your Bachelor of Applied Science
The Bachelor of Applied Science in nutrition and food entrepreneurship focuses on the management side of the food industry. As a food science and nutrition major, you’ll learn nutrition principles and business skills to advance your culinary career. You’ll work with specialists in food and nutrition to gain hands-on leadership and management experience. The program can prepare you for higher-level careers such as head cook, first-line supervisor or food service manager. You may also develop capabilities to launch a food or nutrition-related startup or offer professional consulting services on your own.
Why earn a food science and nutrition degree?
The applied science food and nutrition program encompasses key topics for future entrepreneurs. You’ll learn how to develop an online presence through social media, blogging, podcasting and more. You’ll also gain the expertise to launch nutritionally sound startups and standalone businesses. The program’s curriculum explores routes for innovation within the food industry through research and development.
Food and nutrition degree topics covered in your courses:
- Food marketing.
- Food purchasing.
- Food science.
Our food and nutrition entrepreneurship program blends experiential learning into the curriculum. You’ll complete a 60-hour practicum with specialists in the field. Since you’ll have some culinary and food management skills coming into the program, you may be able to pursue a higher-level culinary experience. You can complete practicum hours at a place of work if you’re not paid for the hours or outside of your current job. We encourage you to use your connections from already being in the field.
Will my food and nutrition entrepreneurship degree say 'online'?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
Food and nutrition courses
Our food and nutrition courses are diverse. As a food science and nutrition major, you’ll learn about the cultural aspects of food, nutrition communication and management of food service systems. You’ll also learn about accounting, financial analysis, marketing and more. Browse featured courses below.
NTR 348: Cultural Aspects of Food (SB & C & G)
NTR 100: Introduction to Nutrition Science
NTR 241: Human Nutrition
NTR 343: Food Service Purchasing
NTR 445: Management of Food Service Systems
NTR 455: Retail Food Service Operations
NTR 351: Nutrition Communication (L)
NTR 344: Nutrition Management and Leadership (L)
What can you do with a nutrition and entrepreneurship degree?
With a food and nutrition entrepreneurship degree, you can take your culinary expertise to the next level. You’ll have experience with the business side of the industry, from accounting and purchasing to marketing and management. Your culinary expertise paired with business acumen will prepare you for higher-level roles in the food and nutrition industry. Browse potential career titles below.
You’re eligible to apply for this program if you have attended one or more regionally accredited colleges or universities and earned your Associate of Applied Science (AAS). To apply to a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) program at ASU, please follow these steps.
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