Master of Science, Food Industry Leadership

A master's designed specifically for students with a common background and significant professional experience.


The mission of the Master of Science, Food Industry Leadership (MS.FIL) is to provide actionable management and leadership skills through a unique curriculum which integrates the functional areas of business with cutting-edge theory and practical application. 

The Master of Science, Food Industry Leadership at USC is designed specifically for students with a common background and significant professional experience. As a result, it is shorter in duration than a traditional MBA and primarily online — approximately 30 units over 16 months.

• Online Courses, plus two 1-Week Residential Sessions
• 16 Month Program
• 50 Students
• Food Industry Focused Curriculum

This Master’s is the perfect program for me. I work full-time and have always wanted to achieve my goal of finishing a graduate level degree. I loved the experience I had during my time in the Food Industry Management Program at USC and I am very excited to continue with this Master’s program. Having an online program at USC is more than I could have ever imagined. Thank you for launching a program that is specific to my industry.”  – Levi Wingo, General Manager Raley’s Market 5-ONE-5