CIA Master’s Degree Programs - Food Business


CIA Master’s Degree Programs - Sustainable Food Systems
CIA Master’s Degree Programs - Wine and Beverage Management


Advance Your Career with a Master’s Degree

Achieve your career goals and become a food industry leader with the advanced level of knowledge, skills, and qualifications that come with a master’s degree. A graduate degree from CIA is the final touch your résumé needs—opening doors throughout the food world and ushering you into our industry-wide alumni network. Start your journey to career advancement and increased earning potential now. There’s no place more qualified to educate you about the world of food than CIA. What are you waiting for?

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Master the World of Food

With online master’s degree programs in Food Business, Sustainable Food Systems, or Wine and Beverage Management, CIA has the right program for you.



Only at CIA—the World’s Premier Culinary College

Industry Connections
Industry Connections

Access to our 50K+ alumni network—the food industry’s most influential food, beverage, and hospitality leaders and changemakers.

Immersive Residencies
Immersive Residencies

In-person residencies augment online learning with hands-on experiences and networking opportunities.

Flexible Schedule
Flexible Schedule

No reason to put your career on hold. Our primarily online program provides schedule flexibility for working professionals.

Career Focus
Career Focus

Advanced business and management education geared specifically to the world of food, giving you a better foundation for success in the industry.

Funding Your Master’s Degree Education

CIA is committed to making your education as affordable as possible. Generous graduate merit scholarships are available for our programs.

For Food Business, Sustainable Food Systems, and Wine and Beverage Management, CIA offers the following scholarships:

  • CIA Graduate Merit Scholarship is for domestic students and can total as much as $8,500 for the duration of the master’s degree.
  • CIA Graduate International Merit Scholarship is for international students and can total as much as $2,500 for the duration of the master’s degree.

You’ll automatically be considered for CIA’s scholarships as part of the application process. The best way to find out what you qualify for is to complete your application for admission.

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Residencies: You’ll Love Learning in New York and California

The convenient and asynchronous online learning format is supported by low-frequency in-person residencies. This unique combination allows for hands-on learning, networking opportunities, and invaluable connections with your cohort. Held at our New York and California campuses, you’ll be immersed in the major food hubs of the Hudson Valley and Napa Valley. Depending on your program, you’ll find yourself meeting and networking with leading food business entrepreneurs; participating in interactive tastings at world-renowned wineries; or getting hands-on field experience on local farms. Most importantly, you’ll get the opportunity to grow your network and form relationships to take with you in the next stage of your career.

Hear from food business students as they explain why the residencies are essential to the master’s degree program.


World Class Cross-Disciplinary Faculty

With CIA’s long history and connection to the food industry, we bring practicing industry professionals together with faculty experts to create programs that meld practice and theory.

Our faculty are among the foremost doers, makers, entrepreneurs, and innovators from the worlds of education, business, design, and technology. They share a passion for craft and mastery, but also for surprise and experimentation.

Food Business Faculty

Sustainable Food Systems Faculty

Wine and Beverage Management Faculty


What They Are Saying

Contact our Graduate Admissions Team

CIA Graduate Admissions Team

Robert Tremblay ’10
Associate Director—Graduate Admissions

Rebecca Rein
Graduate Admissions and Enrollment Counselor