Undergraduate Degree - Food Industry Management

Program:
Food Industry Management
Program Code:
0487 Food Industry Management
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Science
Start Term:
US96
Department:
Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics

Undergraduate Programs
Food Industry Management

The food industry management major is designed for students who are interested in careers in the food 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. 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.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Food Industry Management

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Food Industry Management.

    The University's Tier II Writing Requirement for the Food Industry Management major is met by completing Agribusiness Management 437 or Food Industry Management 439.  Those courses are referenced in item 3. below.

    The completion of the Food Industry Management mathematics requirement may also satisfy the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the University mathematics requirement.
  2. The requirements of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources for the Bachelor of Science degree.

    Certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be counted toward College requirements as appropriate.

    Students must achieve a grade of at least 2.0 or higher in each ABM and FIM and EEP course referenced in items 3. a. and in courses taken to fulfill requirements 3. b., 3. c., and 3. d.

    Agribusiness Management 435 may be used to fulfill requirement 3. b. if it is not used to fulfill requirement 3. c.

    Environmental Economics and Policy 405 may be used to fulfill requirement 3. b. if it is not used to fulfill requirement 3. c.

    Agribusiness Management 130 may be used to fulfill requirement 3. b. if it is not used to fulfill requirement 3. d.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
    a.  All of the following courses (41 credits):
    ABM 100 Decision-making in the Agri-Food System 3
    ABM 203 Data Analysis for  the Agri-Food System 3
    ABM 222 Agribusiness and Food Industry Sales (W) 3
    ACC 230 Survey of Accounting Concepts 3
    EC 201 Introduction to Microeconomics 3
    EC 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics 3
    EEP 260 World Food, Population and Poverty 3
    FIM 210 Professional Seminar in Food Industry Management 1
    FIM 220 Food Product Marketing 3
    FIM 335 Food Marketing Management 3
    FIM 410 Advanced Professional Seminar in Food Industry Management 1
    FIM 460 Retail Information Systems 4
    MKT 327 Introduction to Marketing 3
    MTH 124 Survey of Calculus I 3
    SCM 303 Introduction to Supply Chain Management 3
    b. One of the following courses (3 credits):
    ABM 437 Agribusiness Strategic Management (W) 3
    FIM 439 Food Business Analysis and Strategic Planning (W) 3
    c. Four of the following courses (12 credits):
    ABM 130 Farm Management I 3
    ABM 225 Commodity Marketing I 3
    ABM 400 Public Policy Issues in the Agri-Food System 3
    ABM 422 Vertical Coordination in the Agri-Food System 3
    ABM 425 Commodity Marketing II 3
    ABM 427 Global Agri-Food Industries and Markets 3
    ABM 435 Financial Management in the Agri-Food System 3
    EEP 405 Corporate Environmental Management (W) 3
    FIM 224 Information and Market Intelligence in the Agri-Food Industry 3
    FIM 415 Human Resource Management: Changes and Challenges 3
    FIM 490 Independent Study in Food Industry Management 3
    OR
    FIM 493 Professional Internship in Food Industry Management 3
    GBL 323 Introduction to Business Law 3
    MGT 325 Management Skills and Processes 3
    MKT 351 Retail Management 3
    A study abroad experience may also fulfill part of this requirement through enrollment in FIM 490 or FIM 493 with approval by the academic advisor.
    d. One of the following courses (3 credits):
    ABM 435 Financial Management in the Agri-Food System 3
    EEP 405 Corporate Environmental Management 3
    e. One of the following courses (3 credits):
    ABM 130 Farm Management I 3
    FI 320 Introduction to Finance 3
    f. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
    STT 200 Statistical Methods 3
    STT 201 Statistical Methods 4
    STT 315 Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Business 3
    g. One of the following courses (3 credits):
    ABM 303 Economics of Decision Making in the Agri-Food System 3
    EC 301 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
    h. Complete 6 credits from the same science discipline as approved by the academic advisor.


Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

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Food Industry Management, BS (0487)

Required Credits: 120    Program Version: FS16

Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201

Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses

Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses

Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE

Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit

Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10

Requirement 11: Major - Food Industry Management - Decision Making in Agri-Food
Major - Food Industry Management - Decision Making in Agri-Food: 1 course from ABM100
Conditions:
A minimum grade of 2.0 for ABM100 in Requirement(s) 11

Requirement 12: Major - Food Industry Management - Data Analysis for the Agri-Food System
Major - Food Industry Management - Data Analysis for the Agri-Food System: 1 course from ABM203

Requirement 13: Major - Food Industry Management - Agribusiness and Food Industry Sales (W)
Major - Food Industry Management - Agribusiness and Food Industry Sales (W): 1 course from ABM222

Requirement 14: Major - Food Industry Management - Accounting Concepts
Major - Food Industry Management - Accounting Concepts: 1 course from ACC230, or additional approved coursework.

Requirement 15: Major - Food Industry Management - Economics
Major - Food Industry Management - Economics: 2 courses from EC201, EC202

Requirement 16: Major - Food Industry Management - World Food, Population and Poverty
Major - Food Industry Management - World Food, Population and Poverty: 1 course from EEP260

Requirement 17: Major - Food Industry Management - Professional Seminars
Major - Food Industry Management - Professional Seminars: 2 courses from FIM210, FIM410
Conditions:
A minimum grade of 2.0 for FIM210, FIM410 in Requirement(s) 17

Requirement 18: Major - Food Industry Management - Food Product Marketing
Major - Food Industry Management - Food Product Marketing: 1 course from FIM220
Conditions:
A minimum grade of 2.0 for FIM220 in Requirement(s) 18

Requirement 19: Major - Food Industry Management - Food Marketing Management
Major - Food Industry Management - Food Marketing Management: 1 course from FIM335

Requirement 20: Major - Food Industry Management - Retail Information Systems
Major - Food Industry Management - Retail Information Systems: 1 course from FIM460
Conditions:
A minimum grade of 2.0 for FIM460 in Requirement(s) 20

Requirement 21: Major - Food Industry Management - Marketing
Major - Food Industry Management - Marketing: 1 course from MKT327

Requirement 22: Major - Food Industry Management - Survey of Calculus I
Major - Food Industry Management - Survey of Calculus I: 1 course from MTH124

Requirement 23: Major - Food Industry Management - Supply Chain Management
Major - Food Industry Management - Supply Chain Management: 1 course from SCM303

Requirement 24: Major - Food Industry Management - Analysis and Strategic Planning
Major - Food Industry Management - Analysis and Strategic Planning: 1 course from FIM439, ABM437
Conditions:
A minimum grade of 2.0 for FIM439, or additional approved coursework. in Requirement(s) 24

Requirement 25: Major - Food Industry Management - Core
Major - Food Industry Management - Core: 4 courses from ABM225, ABM400, ABM425, ABM435, EEP405, FIM415, ABM130, ABM427, FIM224, GBL323, MGT325, MKT351, ABM422, FIM490, FIM493
Conditions:
No more than 1 course from FIM490, FIM493 in Requirement(s) 25
A minimum grade of 2.0 for all course(s) in Requirement(s) 25

Requirement 26: Major - Food Industry Management - Financial Management or Corporate Environmental Management
Major - Food Industry Management - Financial Management or Corporate Environmental Management: 1 course from ABM435, EEP405

Requirement 27: Major - Food Industry Management - Farm Management or Finance
Major - Food Industry Management - Farm Management or Finance: 1 course from FI320, ABM130

Requirement 28: Major - Food Industry Management - Statistical Methods
Major - Food Industry Management - Statistical Methods: 1 course from STT200, STT201, STT315

Requirement 29: Major - Food Industry Management - Microeconomics
Major - Food Industry Management - Microeconomics: 1 course from ABM303, EC301

Requirement 30: Major - Food Industry Management - Science
Major - Food Industry Management - Science: 6 credits from the same science discipline with at least 3 credits at the 300 or 400 level, as approved by the academic advisor.

Requirement 31: College - Agriculture and Natural Resources - Mathematics
College - Agriculture and Natural Resources - Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
Option3: 1 course
At least 1 course from MTH116
Option4: 1 course
At least 1 course from MTHRQMT
Option1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from STT200, STT201
Option2: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH114

Requirement 32: College - Agriculture and Natural Resources - Economics
College - Agriculture and Natural Resources - Economics: 1 course from EC201, EC202

Requirement 33: College Distribution
College Distribution: 26 credits from courses in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Requirement 34: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

Requirement 35: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.