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Master the World of Food

The food industry has become increasingly complex. That’s why there’s no better place to immerse yourself in the food world and gain a competitive advantage than at the Culinary Institute of America’s Food Business School. Here, you will learn from faculty with deep industry expertise and join CIA alumni in nearly every corner of the food world, from research and development to health policy to environmental science.

With online master’s degree programs in Food Business, Sustainable Food Systems, or Wine and Beverage Management, the CIA has the right program to expand your career options, elevate your skills, and reset your goals. A CIA credential will open doors throughout the food world and usher you into our industry-wide alumni network. Created with working professionals in mind, flexible online learning allows you to advance or launch your food career without putting the rest of your life on hold. Make an impact on your future and the future of food today.

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Master’s in Food Business

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This signature master’s program will develop your business acumen and provide the tool set needed to launch your own food business or drive innovations within your current company. Our online master's degree program pairs the rigorous business education with a food focus found only at the CIA. Learn More

Master’s in Sustainable Food Systems

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The only master’s program approaching sustainability issues through a culinary lens. This pioneering online master's program addresses the complex social, environmental, and economic factors directly affecting the world’s food systems. Prepare to lead change and drive impact. Learn More

Master’s in Wine and Beverage Management

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Get an advantage in the thriving wine and beverage industry with a one-of-a-kind accredited master's degree combining the theory and tasting of wines with a thorough understanding of the business of wine, including marketing, distribution, and beverage management. Learn More


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Introducing Master’s in Culinary Arts

This first-of-its kind program--the pinnacle of culinary arts education--is designed to prepare the next generation of leading restauranteurs for ownership and success in the rapidly changing world of dining. Online academics are paired with immersive paid internships at Michelin-starred restaurants for unprecedented access and learning enrichment. Full tuition scholarship is available for all admitted candidates. Learn more about our master’s in Culinary Arts.



What They Are Saying

“The food industry is evolving at a rapid pace and needs us now more than ever before. I got my master’s degree in order to become a leader in the transformation of the global food system towards a healthier planet for future generations”
Michael Hornback, CIA master’s degree student

Michael Hornback, CIA Master's Degree student.

“Getting my master’s degree from CIA was a wonderful journey. While still learning, I applied my lessons in business and doubled my income! I now have modern ideas to better run my business.”
Judy Doherty, CIA master’s degree graduate

Judy Doherty, graduate from the Culinary Institute of America master's degree program.

“As someone who lives abroad but still wanted to have access to the CIA’s stellar network of teachers and professionals, the online master’s program has been ideal for me. I have been able to balance my personal and professional life alongside my studies.”
Dylan Foley, CIA master’s degree student

Dylan Foley, CIA online master's degree student.

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CIA Graduate Admissions Team

Robert Tremblay ’10
Associate Director—Graduate Admissions

Rebecca Rein
Graduate Admissions and Enrollment Counselor