Food Industry Management

If you think any of this exciting industry is for you, check out the Food Industry Management major. The food industry employs one in six workers in the United States. Many graduates go on to start their own businesses. Executives frequently share their expertise in classes and field trips, internships and work experiences are important parts of the program. The program provides a system-wide perspective of managerial problems confronting firms in the food industry, recognizes the increasing interdependence among such firms and focuses on creating consumer value. Faculty who are associated with the program maintain close relationships with food companies and trade associations, bring practical applications and examples to the classroom and provide current information about career and scholarship opportunities.

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Degree Requirement

Minor in FIM

The minor in FIM is designed to serve student with majors in other fields who are interested in the food industry. Students will gain a fundamental knowledge of business management in relations to the food industry. Learn more about the FIM Minor.


The Food Industry Management major is designed to meet the needs of students who are interested in careers in the food and consumer products industry. Graduates of this major enter managerial positions with food wholesalers-distributors and retailers as well as sales, account management and production supervision positions with food manufacturers. 



Advising appointments are scheduled online. Express Advising is Wednesday afternoons 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm. There is no Express Advising during the summer.

Recent Training and Career Information

Salary Range:   $38,000 – $64,000

Career Positions Companies Hiring MSU Grads MSU Study Abroad
Marketing Specialist Daymon Worldwide France
Data Analyst Kellogg Germany
Brand Manager Kraft Foods Netherlands
Distribution and Logistics Manager CH Robinson Switzerland
Account Executive Target Northern Ireland
Retail Store Management General Mills  
Wholesale and Retail Buyer Walt Disney  
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