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Dual Degree: MBA/Sustainable Food Systems

Graduate Degree

Why this program?

The Dual MBA/Master’s in Sustainable Food Systems develops and empowers change agents with knowledge and skills. Cultivating leaders who drive positive global change, the program seamlessly merges sustainable food systems expertise and sustainable organization management practices.

This program allows you to not only  embrace food systems complexity to support equity in the food system, but also   master foundational management techniques vital for success across business, nonprofits, and government organizations associated with food systems. 

Transform your intent into action, aligning sustainable practices with competitive advantages. Collaborate and  build diverse networks to shift systems toward sustainable and transformative change. This  can be your journey to build a successful career while revolutionizing industries, communities, and the world.

What can you do with this degree?

With both a business and graduate degree under your belt, fulfilling careers are plentiful. Some examples are:

  • Farm Manager
  • Food Business Incubator/Community Kitchen Manager
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Manager
  • Social Entrepreneur for Sustainable Food Startups
  • Restaurant Management
  • Sustainable Food Supply Chain/Sourcing Manager
  • Food Product Development Manager
  • Sustainable Food Retail Consultant
  • Food-based Impact Investment Analyst
  • Nonprofit Leadership in Sustainable Food Organizations
  • Sustainability Officer for Food Companies
  • Food Waste Reduction Specialist
  • Sustainable Food Marketing Specialist
  • Sustainable Product Manager

What will this program look like?

This pioneering program converges sustainable food systems expertise with sustainable management skills and knowledge, cultivating adept leaders. The program integrates sustainable management across environmental, social, and governance actions, securing competitive advantages. Rooted in equity, sustainability, and  interdisciplinary knowledge, the curriculum hones skills, fosters support, and builds diverse networks. 

Students emerge with expertise that supports the creation of sustainable food systems,  resilient economies, and restorative natural ecologies. Responding effectively to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion challenges is emphasized.  Mastery in organizational disciplines, leadership, marketing, operations, accounting and finance is a program hallmark.  As the final stage, a distinctive and personalized Capstone project seamlessly melds sustainable food systems with organizational leadership, yielding graduates accomplished in management and sustainability, able to guide teams toward improved outcomes. 

Asynchronous and flexible, the program awards two degrees in less time than obtaining them independently (only 45 credits for both Master’s degrees). The dual MBA/MSFS degree program continues to foster visionary change agents equipped to build successful food-associated careers that drive impactful transformation in organizations of all types and sizes.

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Fall 2024 Application Deadline
Friday, August 9, 2024

Fall 2024 Orientation Begins
Saturday, August 17, 2024

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Careers & Opportunities

Career Pathways

The MBA/Sustainable Food Systems MS degree leads to so many possibilities. Here are just a few:

  • Food Policy Director/Analyst
  • Restaurant Manager/Owner
  • Nonprofit Management / Executive Director
  • Value Chains / Sustainability Advisor
  • Entrepreneur 
  • College professor
  • Consultant

Career Planning

Our Career Services team works with you to map out a plan that works for your goals and your life. There are many ways to get where you’re going, and we’ve seen it all!

Are you interested in being part of our community?

One thing we all have in common is our passion – passion for helping others, passion for the environment, passion for social justice and a passion for a different kind of learning experience.