Food Industry Management

Degree Requirement

Degree Focus

  • 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.


  • 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. 


  • Ruthi Bloomfield - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - 517-432-5298
    Justin S Morrill Hall of Agriculture, 446 W. Circle Dr., Room 1.
    Advising appointments are scheduled online (Chrome is preferred).
    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
    • Marketing Specialist
    • Data Analyst
    • Brand Manager
    • Distribution and Logistics Manager
    • Account Executive
    • Retail Store Management
    • Wholesale and Retail Buyer
    • Customer Service Representative
  • Companies Hiring MSU Grads

    • Daymon Worldwide
    • Kellogg
    • Kraft Foods
    • CH Robinson
    • Target
    • Campbell Soup
    • Coca-Cola Enterprises
    • General Mills
    • Sobe
    • Meijer Inc.
    • Walt Disney
    • Spartan Stores Inc.
    • Kroger Company
    • E & J Gallo Winery
    • Frito-Lay-PepsiCo
    • Walgreens
    • US Food Services
  • MSU Study Abroad Opportunities

    • France
    • Germany
    • Netherlands
    • Switzerland
    • Northern Ireland


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