Master of Science, Food Industry Leadership (MS.FIL)


The Master of Science, Food Industry Leadership (MS.FIL) program provides tools, concepts, frameworks, and practical hands-on projects in areas such as new/current technologies, strategic planning and managing change as a senior leader. The MS.FIL program is a hybrid program for working professionals that takes place over a 16-month period. The program consists of two residential intensive weeks as well as online lectures, discussions, group projects, and other activities that are designed and delivered by subject matter experts across a variety of fields.

Curriculum Overview (subject to change)

Master of Science, Food Industry Leadership (MS.FIL)
(30 units – 16 month program)

  • Semester I – Fall 
    • Decision Making in the Food Industry
    • Innovation in the Food Industry
    • Interpersonal Communication
    • Organizational Behavior 
    • Strategic Formulation for Competitive Advantage 
    • Strategic Marketing Management 
  • Semester II – Spring
    • Unconscious Bias, Diversity and Inclusion
    • Leadership in the Food Industry
    • Leadership Communication Styles and Strategies
    • Accounting for Management Decision Making 
    • Digital Marketing
  • Semester III – Summer
    • Financial Analysis and Valuation in the Food Industry 
    • Perspectives on the Food Industry 
    • Advanced Strategy: Competing in Dynamic Environments 
  • Semester IV – Fall
    • Communicating Professional Presence 
    • Influence and Power in the Food Industry 
    • Negotiation in the Food Industry
    • Food Industry for the Future
    • Leading Change
    • Food Industry Leadership Capstone Project 

*The order of courses is subject to change