Bachelor's Degree in Food Business Management, The Culinary Institute of America

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The award
BBA, Bachelor Degree

How long you will study
38 Months

Domestic course fees
USD 16000 per semester

How you will study

Course starts
January, September, April

International course fees
USD 16000 per semester

All study options

About Bachelor's Degree in Food Business Management at The Culinary Institute of America

Are you a food entrepreneur? Someone who wants to take charge of their career and run their own restaurant? Today’s global food industry is packed with opportunities—and fierce competition. In our Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Food Business Management degree program, you’ll gain the leadership skills, management experience, and entrepreneurial know-how to build a successful career in this thriving industry. The CIA’s industry-experienced faculty will ensure you receive a hands-on learning experience that puts you in line for a top position. After you’ve earned your degree, you will have a clear understanding of how to blend vital business management skills with your passion for food.


  • Sharpen your business savvy through coursework in financial accounting, food service and human resource management, food marketing and promotion, and advanced cooking, pastry, and hospitality management.
  • Learn to identify market opportunities as well as create business plans specifically designed for the food industry.
  • Map out your own education plan with a variety of concentrations in advanced baking and pastry; advanced wine, beverage, and hospitality; farm-to-table; Asian, Latin, or Italian cuisine; and intrapreneurship.
  • Interact with more than 130 companies that visit the CIA’s campus four times a year to recruit students. Discuss career opportunities with these leaders, which include Compass Group, Delaware North/Patina Group, The Four Seasons, Hillstone Restaurant Group, Marriott, Unidine, Union Square Hospitality Group, and Wegmans, among many others.
  • Through a 15 week paid internship, gain real-world experience at one of CIA’s 2,000+ food industry partners.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBBA, Bachelor DegreeHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study38 months
    Course startsJanuary, September, AprilDomestic course feesUSD 16000 per semesterInternational course feesUSD 16000 per semester

Notes about fees for this course

2020–2021 Tuition and Fees—Associate and Bachelor’s Degree Programs

The tuition and fees listed below go into effect on July 1, 2020 for all degree programs at our Hyde Park, NY campus.





General Fee+


Total per Semester


* Full-time tuition is per semester, with each semester ranging from 12–18 credits.
** Board listed is the CIA Meal Plan, which provides points equivalent to two meals per day on scheduled class days with flexible gold points that can be used throughout the semester. (See the catalog for more information).
# Board for the semester in the international concentration will be as follows: Italy—$1,655, Singapore—$500, and Spain—$500.
+ The general fee includes charges such as student activity and support services, exam fees and secondary student accident insurance.


  • In addition to the fees noted in the charts above, students will be charged a $50 application fee.
  • Students will be charged a fee in their entering semester for supplies and uniforms of $1,030. Students in the Culinary Science program will be charged a Uniform Fee of $150 when they register for Culinary Chemistry.
  • A graduation fee of $300 will be charged for all degrees conferred after July 1, 2020.
  • Students enrolled in the Asian Cuisine or Italian Cuisine concentrations that are studying in Singapore or Italy will be charged a $2,850 International Concentration Fee. See International Studies Semester-Away Fee for Concentrations for details.
  • Students who take the Global Cuisines and Cultures course will be subject to an additional charge. See Global Cuisines and Cultures for details.

Residence Hall Rates

On-campus housing is available to students at the New York campus. Rates per semester are as follows:

New York Campus





Double or Quad




Triple (limited availability)


Tobin Lofts (off-campus, bachelor’s concentration students only, San Antonio, TX)





International Concentration Semester

Double (Italy)


Triple (Italy)


Single (Singapore)


Double (Singapore)


Single (Spain)


Double (Spain)



Fees That May Be Assessed

Late registration fee


Late payment fee


Internship re-registration fee


Practical, Costing, and ServSafe Exams retake fee


Life achievement portfolio fee


Part-time and overload fees (per credit)*


Practical and Costing Exams no-show fee


Internship ePortfolio resubmission fee


* For students who take fewer than 12 credits or more than 18 credits


Entry requirements

Official Culinary Institute of America Application for Admission

Answers to Essay Questions

Character Letter of Recommendation from a Teacher, Employer, or Professional Colleague

Declaration of Financial Support

Bank Statement Showing Proof of One Year's Tuition and Fees

Offical Transcript(s) from High School or College

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