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Food Industry Management Certificate

The Food Industry Management Certificate provides undergraduate students with an educational foundation in the field of food distribution, marketing, and management. Certificate requirements include the study of the overall competitive business marketplace of the food industry from a cross-industry perspective, consumer trends, trade relationships, supply and logistics issues, retailing and distribution, electronic commerce and an industry practicum.

Combined with an undergraduate degree concentration such as human resources, accounting or finance, the Food Industry Management Certificate prepares students to work in a variety of fields within the highly specialized and growing field of food industry management.

Students are required to gain admission to the School of Business Administration through the regular admission process and must complete degree requirements specified for a business administration major. Students must also complete one (or more) option requirements, and all certificate requirements below.

Food Industry Management Certificate Courses (20 Credit Total)

MKTG 435 Consumer Package Goods (4 Credits) 

Prerequisites: BA 311 and/or BA 339

MKTG 375 Retailing (4 Credits) 
Prerequisite: BA 311

ISQA 458 Purchasing and Logistics within the Food Industry (4 Credits)
Prerequisite: BA 339

MKTG 409 Food Industry Practicum/Internship (4 Credits)
Prerequisite: Prior Consent by Instructor


Directed Electives (Students are required to complete 4 credit hours of electives) 

MKTG 338  Professional selling (4 credits)

MGMT 351 Human Resource Management (4 Credits)

MGMT 445 Organizational Design and Change (4 Credits)

MGMT 464 Leadership Course (4 Credits)

ACTG 460 Advanced Mangerial Accounting (4 Credits)

MGMT 467 Sales Management (4 Credits)

MKTG 452 Business to Business Marketing (4 Credits)

MKTG 462 Customer Information & Relationship Mgt. (4 Credits)

Many of these electives can be applied to the major option of choice.

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