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? Arizona State University’s Bachelor of Applied Science in food and nutrition entrepreneurship prepares you to spearhead change within a company or launch a food-related startup. This BAS is designed specifically for students who’ve earned an Associate of Applied Science. Don’t have an AAS? Check out our Bachelor of Science in food and nutrition entrepreneurship.
Next start date: 10/11/2023
Total classes: 20
Weeks per class: 7.5-15
Total credit hours: 120
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What you’ll learn in this BAS in food and nutrition entrepreneurship
This 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 needed to launch nutritionally-sound startups and standalone businesses. This program’s curriculum explores routes for innovation within the food industry and covers a vast range of topics, including:
- Food marketing.
- Food purchasing.
- Food science.
Additionally, this program blends experiential learning into the curriculum. You’ll complete a 60-hour practicum with specialists in the field, and have the opportunity to test to become ServeSafe® certified.
Who’s a good candidate for this program?
The BAS in food and nutrition entrepreneurship is ideal for those interested in learning about the management side of the food industry. You’ll study nutrition principles and business skills to advance your culinary career. You’ll also work with specialists in food and nutrition to gain hands-on leadership and management experience.
This 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.
Food and nutrition entrepreneurship classes
Throughout your coursework, you’ll learn about the cultural aspects of food, nutrition communication and management of food service systems. You’ll also study accounting, financial analysis, marketing and more.
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)
NTR 345: Development of Healthy Cuisines
NTR 348: Cultural Aspects of Food (SB & C & G)
NTR 100: Introduction to Nutrition Science
The jobs this program prepares you for
With a food and nutrition entrepreneurship BAS, 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. Potential career examples include, but aren’t limited to:
How to apply
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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