Food Industry Management

Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics


Ms. Ruthi Bloomfield
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Phone: 517-432-5298

The program provides a system-wide perspective of managerial problems confronting firms in the food industry, recognizing the increasing interdependence among such firms, and focuses on creating consumer value.

Faculty members 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.

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 Food Industry Management major is designed to meet the needs of students who are interested in business careers in the food and consumer products industry.

Graduates of this major enter managerial positions with food wholesalersdistributors and retailers as well as sales, account management and production supervision positions with food manufacturers.

To see courses required for this major, please visit the Food Industry Management major listing in the MSU course catalog.

Career Opportunities
Retail Store Management
Wholesale and Retail Buyer
Data Analyst
Brand Manager
Customer Service Representative
Marketing Specialist
Distribution and Logistics Manager
Account Executive

A sampling of companies hiring MSU grads
Daymon Worldwide
Kraft Foods
CH Robinson
The Hershey Company
The Clorox Company
Boston Beer Company
Domino’s Pizza Corporation
Campbell Soup
General Mills
Meijer Inc.
Lowe’s Home Improvement
Spartan Stores Inc.
Kroger Company
E & J Gallo Winery
US Food Services
Walt Disney
Enterprise Rent-a-Car
Sherwin Williams