University of Southern California

Creating a Legacy of Leaders Since 1958

Food Industry Management (FIM)
Since 1958, the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC), with the generous donations of supplier companies and individuals, has supported the Food Industry Management Program with scholarships in excess of $23,000,000. More than 1,700 students have qualified, persevered and graduated.

Program Snapshot

Selected Companies Represented

Kitchen Table Bakers
Kraft Foods
Hidden Villa
Farmer John
Nestle USA
Food 4 Less
Fred Meyer
Northgate Markets
Smart & Final
Unified Grocers
For a full list of participating companies,
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FIM Class of 2017
Class Size: 36
Average Age: 35.1
Average Range: 22-53
Females 9
Males 27
Retailers: 24
Suppliers: 12
Graduate Degree 8
Undergraduate Degree 21
Associates Degree 2
Transfer 5
Millennials 26
Gen X 9
Baby Boomers 1

FIM Overview

Preparing Food Industry Leaders

The Food Industry Management Programs at USC Marshall School of Business are designed exclusively for high-potential individuals of proven ability.

Individuals have the choice of participating in either the once-a-year one semester spring Food Industry Management (FIM) program, or in the spring or fall four-day Food Executive Program (FIEP) offered each year.

Participants learn the business tools needed to achieve high performance in the food industry, understand the characteristics of executive leadership, and be prepared for the future of the food industry first-hand by our distinguished faculty.


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