Business (Food Industry Management), BA
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W. P. Carey School of Business

Food, Management, retail, sales

Program Description

The food industry management program is unique and has been developed in close coordination with partners in the food industry to help ensure graduates have the knowledge and skills needed to become immediate leaders in the industry. Students will combine core courses in other business disciplines (finance, marketing, management, accounting, supply chain management and economics) with upper-division courses specific to the food industry.

Additional Program Fee: Yes

Second Language Requirement: No

First Required Math Course: MAT 210 - Brief Calculus.

Program Math Intensity:program math intensity moderate Moderate

Admission Requirements
General University Admission Requirements:

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.Freshman |Transfer |International |Readmission

Additional Requirements:

Readmission requirements: must have a 3.00 transfer GPA (if applicable) and a 3.00 cumulative ASU GPA.

Attend Online

ASU offers this program in a fully online format with no face-to-face sessions required. We offer six enrollment sessions throughout the year, and you learn in accelerated, 7.5-week classes.

Career Opportunities

The BA in business with a concentration in food industry management prepares students for business careers in the food industry, which is defined as the group of firms and organizations involved with manufacturing, marketing and distributing food beyond the farm to retail stores, restaurants and institutions such as schools and hospitals. The industry is becoming increasingly competitive, sophisticated and global and shows a growing demand for professional management. There are one in six people employed in the food industry nationwide, with 100,000 in Arizona.

Example Careers: Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to the following:

*growth*median salary
Administrative Services Managers 12.47% $81,080
Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 15.12% $80,490
Aquacultural Managers  Bright OutlookBright Outlook    $69,300
Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm ProductsGreen OccupationGreen    $55,720
Farm and Ranch ManagersGreen Occupation  Bright Outlook    $69,300
First-Line Supervisors of Agricultural Crop and Horticultural WorkersGreen Occupation    $43,660
Food Scientists and Technologists 16.32% $58,070
Food Service Managers 5.31% $47,960
Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary 15.12% $81,930
Industrial Production ManagersGreen Occupation    $89,190
Management Analysts  Bright Outlook 23.87% $78,600
Nursery and Greenhouse Managers  Bright Outlook    $69,300
Risk Management SpecialistsGreen Occupation  Bright Outlook 10.5% $61,160
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific ProductsGreen Occupation  Bright Outlook 9.71% $74,970
Soil and Plant ScientistsGreen Occupation 15.48% $58,740
Soil and Water ConservationistsGreen Occupation 11.92% $61,100
Storage and Distribution ManagersGreen Occupation    $81,830
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
Contact Information

Department of Agribusiness | SANCA 330L | 480-727-1567

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