Undergraduate degree programs

Food industry management
Business degree

Food industry management

The food industry employs one in six people nationwide, and continues to change and grow with consumer tastes and needs. Delivered by the Morrison School of Agribusiness at ASU’s W. P. Carey School, the business degree in food industry management prepares you to launch an exciting career in one of the biggest and most essential sectors of the global economy.

Food industry management courses

The business degree in food industry management delivers the tools you need to succeed in any food-related job or enterprise, through courses like:

  • Commodity Futures and Options Markets
  • Food Advertising and Promotion
  • Food Product Innovation and Development
  • Food Retailing
  • Food Supply Networks
  • Fundamentals of Finance
  • Global Supply Operations
  • International Management and Agribusiness
  • Introduction to Agribusiness
  • Marketing and Business Performance
  • Organization and Management Leadership
  • Strategic Pricing in Food Markets

Customize your experience 

You can earn your business degree in food industry management on ASU’s Polytechnic campus, or 100% online. The Polytechnic campus is a great place for students interested in a hands-on, project-based learning environment with a small-college atmosphere. The online program allows you to learn whenever and wherever is most convenient for you, from the same faculty and with the same resources and support as on-campus students.

Getting involved is easy with 35+ business clubs and organizations to explore, and there are plenty more ways to customize your experience at the W. P. Carey School:

Careers in food industry management

While specific job titles may vary, the business degree in food industry management can prepare you for leadership roles in a variety of food industry firms and organizations, including any of the following careers.

Career Growth* Median Salary*

*Data obtained from the Occupational Information network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

  •  Bright Outlook
  •  Green Occupation
Administrative Services Managers 12.47% $81,080
Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 15.12% $80,490
Aquacultural Managers   $69,300
Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products   $55,720
Farm and Ranch Managers     $69,300
First-Line Supervisors of Agricultural Crop and Horticultural Workers   $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 Managers   $89,190
Management Analysts 23.87% $78,600
Nursery and Greenhouse Managers   $69,300
Risk Management Specialists   10.5% $61,160
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products   9.71% $74,970
Soil and Plant Scientists 15.48% $58,740
Soil and Water Conservationists 11.92% $61,100
Storage and Distribution Managers   $81,830

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Application requirements 

All students are required to meet general university and W. P. Carey admission requirements.

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