The food marketing department at Saint Joseph's University is led by faculty experts who have worked full-time in the food industry and have practical, first-hand experience. Saint Joseph’s University’s unique food marketing program is one of the first of its kind.
What Is a Food Marketing Major?
Food marketing majors will have the opportunity to learn about important issues from faculty who inform and influence the food marketing industry and public policy sectors. You will be able to take advantage of the University's strong ties to the food industry for job opportunities after graduation.
FOOD MARKETING RESOURCES AND FACILITIES
While on campus, you will have access to state-of-the-art facilities like the Campbell Collection in Post Learning Commons — one of the largest repositories of food industry information in the world. You will also have access to proprietary databases such as Mintel, Planet Retail and Nielsen.
Ways to Study Food Marketing
You can pursue a food marketing major, one of our largest, or complete a minor in food marketing. Many students often decide to double major or add minors to their studies. Some common additional areas of study that students interested in major also pursue include:
Saint Joseph's University food marketing graduates move on to job placements with major companies including:
Johnson & Johnson
E & J Gallo
The Hershey Company
Bayer Consumer Care
Whole Foods Market
Stop & Shop
Many graduates also move on to supply companies and advertising and consulting agencies.
How Will Saint Joseph’s University Prepare Me for a Career in Food Marketing?
As a food marketing major, students are granted opportunities to travel to major food conferences such as:
The National Grocers Association in Las Vegas
Private Label Manufacturers Association in Chicago
International Dairy Deli Bakery (IDDBA) show in New Orleans
The Produce Marketing Association
Attending these highly regarded food conferences offers real-world experiences and insights into the industry. It also provides a platform to network with industry leaders who can help secure successful careers.
4+1 B.S./M.S. PROGRAM IN FOOD MARKETING
Saint Joseph's University offers an accelerated bachelor's/master's program that allows current undergraduate students to start earning their master's during their senior year. Food marketing majors have several options to choose from, such as:
This model enables you to complete your undergraduate and graduate work in just five years, instead of the traditional six or seven. Combining your bachelor's with a master's degree can help you save time and money. Food marketing majors interested in this unique option must apply to the graduate program in their junior year and be provisionally accepted before they complete their bachelor’s degree.
The marketing certificate can be completed as a standalone certificate or as part of the Marketing MS or stackable MBA. Whether you enroll in the marketing certificate on its own or stack it as part of the MBA or MS, you will receive a certificate credential that can be added to your resume.