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Food Industry Management and Marketing ,Certificate

Food Industry Management and Marketing, Certificate

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Business, Food, Food Distribution, Global


The certificate program in food industry management and marketing allows business and nonbusiness students to acquire specialized business skills, providing them with a competitive advantage for employment with firms and agencies that operate within the global food industry.

The certificate program explores the roles that consumer food choices and purchases play in the allocation of resources throughout the food chain, from farm to retail.

Upon completion of the program, students have a deep understanding of the business, economic and market environments of the global food industry, with particular emphasis on food marketing and distribution.

At a glance
Program requirements

The food industry management and marketing certificate requires 15 credit hours and is available to all majors. To earn the certificate, students must complete all courses with a grade of "C" (2.00 on a scale of 4.00) or better.
No more than six credit hours may be shared between the certificate and other degree programs, minors, and/or other certificates.
Required Course -- 3 credit hours
Required Marketing Course (choose one) -- 3 credit hours
Electives (choose three) -- 9 credit hours
Prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this certificate.
The program is offered at ASU's Polytechnic campus, but students may choose to take the entire certificate in iCourse format.

Enrollment requirements

Students majoring in food industry management are not eligible to pursue this certificate.

No more than six credit hours may be shared between the certificate and other degree programs, minors or other certificates.

A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.

Career opportunities

Students can advance their career options with an undergraduate certificate. The certificate in food industry management and marketing helps students develop additional competencies that complement the marketable knowledge and skills they acquire in their majors.

Students who complete this undergraduate certificate often decide to pursue employment in management, marketing and sales. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.

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What are accelerated programs?
Accelerated programs allow students the opportunity to expedite the completion of their degree.

3 year programs

These programs allow students to fast-track their studies after admission and earn a bachelor's degree in three years or fewer while participating in the same high-quality educational experience of a 4-year option. Students should talk to their academic advisor to get started.

Accelerated master's

These programs allow students to accelerate their studies to earn a bachelor's plus a master's degree in as few as five years (for some programs).

Each program has requirements students must meet to be eligible for consideration. Acceptance to the graduate program requires a separate application. Students typically receive approval to pursue the accelerated master’s during the junior year of their bachelor's degree program. Interested students can learn about eligibility requirements and how to apply.
What are concurrent programs?
Concurrent degrees allow students to pursue their own personal or professional interests, earn two distinct degrees and receive two diplomas. To add a concurrent degree to your existing degree, work with your academic advisor.
What are joint programs?
Joint programs, or jointly conferred degrees, are offered by more than one college and provide opportunities for students to take advantage of the academic strengths of two academic units. Upon graduation, students are awarded one degree and one diploma conferred by two colleges.

What constitutes a new program?
ASU adds new programs to Degree Search frequently. Come back often and look for the “New Programs” option.
What are online programs?
ASU Online offers programs in an entirely online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year. See for more information.
What is the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)?
The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is a program in which residents of western states (other than Arizona) may be eligible for reduced nonresident tuition. See more information and eligibility requirements on the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program.

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