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»Master of Science in Food Science and Master of Business Administration

In conjunction with the Argyros School of Business and Economics, the Schmid College of Science and Technology offers a joint program leading to both the MBA and MS in Food Science degrees.  

This unique joint degree program is your entrée into the exciting and always growing food industry, where there is a demand for qualified food scientists with a management background. It will also be attractive to business people who wish to transition to the food industry.

You’ll also benefit from:

  • A Food Science program that provides a relevant mix of theoretical and application-based coursework.
  • Chapman University’s MBA program, one of the top programs in the nation for entrepreneurship, according to Entrepreneur magazine.
  • Convenient evening classes and personalized student service.
  • Small classes maximizing interaction with faculty.
  • Excellent job placement and extensive internship opportunities.
  • Chapman’s Southern California location, home to the largest concentration of food companies in California.

Offered to full-time and part-time students, the program requires acceptance into the MBA program in the Argyros School of Business and Economics and into the MS in Food Science in the Schmid College of Science and Technology.

+-How to Apply

Students interested in the dual degree program must meet all admission requirements for each school. Students will make only one financial aid application. Scholarships and grants applicable to each degree will be decided by the separate schools.

Students may apply to the joint program, alternatively, students may also apply to the Flex MBA program during their first year in the food science program, and students may apply to the MSFS program during their first year of study in the Flex MBA program.

  • Submit the on-line application
  • Upload resume
  • Upload Personal Statement Essay (prompt is available by accessing the on-line application)
  • Request to have official Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score reported to Chapman. The student needs to achieve a score of at least a 580 and ideally should be taken by July 1 during the summer before the student’s senior year
  • Mail official academic transcript from undergraduate degree granting institution to:

                        Chapman University
                        Office of Graduate Admissions
                        One University Drive
                        Orange, CA 92866

  • Request to have official Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score reported
  • Upload contact information for two recommenders.  A recommender should be someone familiar with the applicant's academic or professional abilities

 

International Applicants

In addition to the steps above:

  • Submit score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Submit copy of your diploma
  • Complete the financial statement form required for the student visa

+-Program Requirements

In conjunction with the Argyros School of Business and Economics, the Schmid College of Science and Technology offers a joint program leading to both the MBA and MS in food science degrees.  Students may apply to the joint program, alternatively, students may also apply to the MBA program during their first year in the food science program, and students may apply to the MSFS program during their first year of study in the Flex MBA program.  Students must satisfy the minimum requirements for each degree program including course requirements, residency, and other requirements listed in the Graduate Catalog.  The dual degree program requires the completion of 65 total credits (as opposed to 80 credits if the two degrees are sought separately and outside the joint program).  Check the graduate catalog for complete details.
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2014 Retail Food Industry Entrepreneur's Workshop

From Recipe to Retail: An Entrepreneur's Workshop on Leading Strategies for Success in the Retail Food Industry is scheduled for September 26-27, 2014.

Contact Us

Catherine Greenberg
Graduate Admissions Counselor
cgreen@chapman.edu
(714) 628-2860

Anuradha Prakash, Ph.D.
Professor/Program Director
prakash@chapman.edu
(714) 744-7826

Debra Gonda
Director, MBA Programs
gonda@chapman.edu
(714) 997-6745

Office of Graduate Admission
(888) CU-APPLY or (714) 997-6711