Online Bachelor of Arts in Business (Food Industry Management)

The food industry continues to grow and shift with consumer needs and preferences. Arizona State University’s online food industry management degree provides you with a well-rounded foundation in business topics, like marketing, economics, finance and management. It also introduces you to issues in the sector, allowing you to keep pace in this ever-changing environment.

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Next start date: 06/30/2021


Total classes: 41

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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What is food industry management?

Food industry management takes the techniques and strategies used in business management and applies them to the processing, trade and sale of food products across the supply chain. This global commercial sector has grown increasingly competitive and sophisticated in recent years. Food industry management plays a significant part in the global economy, as it impacts how companies deliver food to people.

What can you do with a food industry management degree?

 

Students can impact how businesses deliver and process food while retaining safety standards, which is critical to success in the industry and ensuring product quality. With an online food industry management degree, graduates can pursue careers with food retailers, processors and distributors in:

  • Development.
  • Marketing.
  • Operations.
  • Sales.
  • Credit.

For students interested in food service management, a degree in contemporary industry techniques and strategies can assist them in building the experience and knowledge needed for careers in the field.

In this program, you’ll learn about supply chain management, accounting and other business management topics. By completing food industry management courses, you’ll develop a specialization that’s useful for this industry. You’ll also learn to analyze business performance and potential challenges for food companies. By studying finance, strategy, marketing and human resources, graduates can benefit from additional preparation to give them an edge in the field.

Who should get a food industry degree?

 

This program is intended to prepare students to become influencers in how businesses approach food industry management. An online food industry management degree can benefit working professionals already pursuing a related career, as well as individuals looking to enter the industry. If you’re looking to build business management and leadership abilities for a role in the food industry, this program could be a good choice for you.

Food industry management courses

The online food industry management degree pairs classwork in business management with specialized courses in the discipline. You’ll study topics like business writing and organizational leadership, as well as food retailing, advertising and more. Course examples include:


AGB 420: Food Advertising and Promotion


AGB 425: Food Supply Networks


AGB 435: Commodity Futures and Options Markets


AGB 445: Food Retailing


AGB 481: Strategic Pricing in Food Markets


AGB 456: Food Product Innovation and Development


Food industry management jobs

The online food industry management degree was created in collaboration with successful business partners who are active in the field. The program’s curriculum is designed to prepare you for leadership roles in the industry. Upon graduation, you can consider applying for a wide variety of positions, including:

Agricultural Supervisor


Growth: 1.9 %
Salary: $46,570

Business Analyst


Growth: 14.3 %
Salary: $82,450

Buyer


Growth: -6.2 %
Salary:

Food Scientist


Growth: 5.7 %
Salary: $63,660

General Manager (GM)


Growth: 9.1 %
Salary: $100,410

Inside Sales Representative


Growth: 5.1 %
Salary: $78,830

Marketing Associate


Growth: 5.5 %
Salary: $106,130

Restaurant Manager


Growth: 9.0 %
Salary: $52,030

Sales Manager


Growth: 7.5 %
Salary: $121,060

Learn from business and management professionals

The W. P. Carey School of Business’ faculty members are passionate about innovative research and impact. Our school fosters an environment of global thinking, with a cohort of award-winning faculty from six continents and a student body which represents more than 100 countries. Faculty accolades include:

  • Nobel laureate.
  • National Academy of Sciences members.
  • Renowned journal publications.
  • Speakers at national conferences.

Learn from business and management professionals

The W. P. Carey School of Business’ faculty members are passionate about innovative research and impact. Our school fosters an environment of global thinking, with a cohort of award-winning faculty from six continents and a student body which represents more than 100 countries. Faculty accolades include:

  • Nobel laureate.
  • National Academy of Sciences members.
  • Renowned journal publications.
  • Speakers at national conferences.

Online food industry management degree admission requirements

General admission requirements

Freshman additional requirements

Transfer additional requirements

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

One of the best business schools in the nation

The W. P. Carey School of Business is one of the top business schools in the country. Our AACSB-accredited business school is committed to delivering excellent quality and great value. Our peer-reviewed U.S. News & World Report rankings reflect our commitment to academics, groundbreaking research and positive student outcomes.

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