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.
Food Marketing MBA
Saint Joseph’s University’s 36-credit Food Marketing MBA is designed for food marketing professionals seeking to expand their business acumen and gain industry-specific knowledge to grow as strategic leaders in the field.
What Sets Our Program Apart
The 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 capstone courses.
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 and receive your MBA in food marketing. You must submit an application to matriculate into the Food Marketing MBA program.
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 is completed outside of the class. The online format meets virtually one night a week during the eight-week course and the remainder of the work is completed on your own time. Work at your own pace by choosing one, two or three courses per term.
As a student in the food marketing program, you will have access to special lectures and networking opportunities through Saint Joseph’s University’s Academy of Food Marketing.
What Can I Do With a Food Marketing MBA?
By providing in-depth expertise, 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
Affordable tuition options start at $1,192 per credit.*
*This rate applies to all students accepted by Saint Joseph's University after June 1, 2023. Tuition and fee rates for students accepted prior to June 1, 2023, differ. Pricing does not include room and board, health insurance or any professional, clinical or transportation fees. Visit our Tuition & Fees page or contact us for more information.
Financial aid may be available to you to help offset the cost of your degree. Explore your options on our Financial Aid page.
Have you completed a year or more of service with a recognized service organization? You may be eligible for our mission discount.
Alumni of Saint Joseph's are eligible to receive 10% off the cost of this program through our alumni discount.
Check with your employer to see if they are an Edcor or a Bright Horizons EdAssist member, which may entitle you to a discount on graduate programs.
Note: discounts cannot be combined.
The Career Center at Saint Joseph's offers a host of resources including resume review, interview prep, on-campus career fairs and interviews, workshops and networking events.
SJU is a Yellow Ribbon School that accepts GI education benefits. Our Office of Veterans Service can help you access and understand your benefits.
Why Obtain a Food Marketing MBA in Philadelphia?
Saint Joseph’s offers Philadelphia’s only food marketing MBA program. The Philadelphia area is home to many food industry corporations and organizations, offering graduates an opportunity to create connections and find new job opportunities in the food industry.
To be considered for admission you must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution and have earned an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Apply online.
- Submit official college transcripts from all colleges attended.
- Submit a personal statement.
- Submit resume.
- Submit two letters of recommendation.
Visit our Graduate Admission Information page to learn more about admission requirements, key deadlines, additional requirements for international students and how to submit your application.
Graduate applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. New students may enroll in courses during the fall, spring and summer semesters.
- Fall: August
- Spring: January
- Summer: May
If you’re applying as an international student, you must provide proof of English Language Proficiency and Certification of Finances along with your application. Check the graduate admission page for more information about the application process and additional requirements for international students.
Frequently Asked Questions
The median salary for a Marketing Manager in the food and beverage industry with a master's degree or MBA is $110,310 - $118,744.
Yes, GMAT scores are required. However, students may get scores waived based on undergraduate academic excellence.
The Food Marketing MBA will focus on a mix of business core classes followed by a selection of industry-focused courses. Students enrolling in the Food Marketing MBA will be required to take five online, asynchronous foundation courses that are designed to ensure that all students in the program have the common body of knowledge necessary for advanced study in business. The food marketing MS will allow students to jump into more specialized, industry-focused courses.