The food marketing certificate give you the opportunity to remain current with the latest techniques, tools, and strategies in food & beverage consumer goods, retail and food production. Taught by our world-class faculty and notable industry professionals, you'll be able to apply new insights and practices immediately to your job and organization.
Saint Joseph’s University’s Food Marketing MBA is designed for food marketing professionals in the food industry looking to expand their business acumen and gain industry-specific knowledge to grow as strategic leaders in the field.
What Is the Food Marketing MBA?
Saint Joseph’s University’s Food Marketing MBA is a one-of-a-kind program with a 25+ year tradition at an AACSB-accredited business school. With a Food Marketing MBA, you will be an agile leader with the business acumen and industry knowledge to lead your organization through future trends and shifts of the industry and consumer behaviors.
An MBA With Industry Focus
The 36-credit Food Marketing MBA allows you to gain insights from a traditional MBA with an intense industry focus. You will take four business core courses and eight food-industry-focused courses including the required food marketing strategy, food marketing research and the capstone courses.
Current undergraduate students can also start earning credits towards the Food Marketing MBA, allowing them to earn a master's degree in just five years. Students interested in this 4+1 program must apply to the graduate program in their junior year and be conditionally accepted before they complete their bachelor's degree. Adult learners also have the opportunity to begin earning a master’s while completing their bachelor’s degree through the Accelerated Master’s Degree Program for Adult Learners.
Online or On Campus
The Food Marketing MBA offers students the flexibility to choose the format that works best for their schedule and learning style. We offer both an online or on campus format in this program. The on-campus courses are held on one Friday and one Saturday during the eight-week class, with the remainder of the work completed outside of the class. The online format meets virtually one night a week during the eight-week course with the remainder of the work to be completed on your own time. Work at your own pace by choosing one, two or three courses per term.
Build to the Degree: Apply Certificate Credits
The Food Marketing MBA is a stackable program, meaning if you successfully complete the food marketing certificate program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, you can take an additional 8 courses to receive your MBA in food marketing. You must submit an application to matriculate into the Food Marketing MBA program.
The Philadelphia Advantage
Saint Joseph’s offers Philadelphia’s only food marketing program. The Philadelphia area is home to many food industry corporations and organizations, offering Saint Joseph’s graduates an opportunity to create connections and find new job opportunities in the food industry.
What Can I Do With a Food Marketing MBA?
By providing in-depth expertise across functional areas, Saint Joseph’s Food Marketing MBA program is designed to prepare food and beverage industry professionals for senior management positions in the following:
- Global marketing
How Will Saint Joseph's University Help Enhance My Career?
The food marketing program at Saint Joseph’s University has earned a reputation for excellence among industry stakeholders in academia, government and the private sector.
Students are joined by other professionals and accomplished faculty in dynamic and interactive classroom discussions. You’ll learn and grow as a food marketing professional in a community of others who are just as passionate about their work as you. While other programs may favor a lecture-style format, food marketing courses are offered seminar-style, where students play an active role in the learning process.
As a student in the food marketing program at Saint Joseph’s, you will have access to special lectures and networking opportunities through Saint Joseph’s University’s Academy of Food Marketing.
At a Glance
Average: 2 years
All students have the flexibility to take up to 6 years to complete their degree
On campus, online or both
On campus: Each course is completed in just one Friday/Saturday session, with pre- and post-online sessions and assignments
Online: 3.0 credit classes are typically held over an eight-week period and include weekly web conference sessions.
MBA requires one residency — the capstone course taken on the SJU campus in Philadelphia.
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This program is designed for leaders and professionals with strong backgrounds in the food industry and associated fields.
Students applying for admission must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. GMAT waivers are available in some cases.
$1,140 per credit (2021-2022)
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