USask announces new food industry management degree
By Food in Canada StaffFood In Canada Editor pick Skills training University of Saskatchewan
The University of Saskatchewan (USask) introduces a new bachelor’s degree program in food industry management.
Students will gain advanced knowledge of food science, agri-food economics, food management practices, and food industry policy.
The new USask degree program will be housed in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources, with students taking classes from both the Department of Food and Bioproduct Sciences and the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
“The new BSc in Food Industry Management degree is a natural fit for the College of Agriculture and Bioresources,” said Angela Bedard-Haughn, PhD, dean of the College of Agriculture and Bioresources. “Our college works hard to ensure that our students will graduate with what they need to grow their future: hands-on scientific training that is industry endorsed and a foundation of professional career skills. With this new degree program, we continue to strengthen and diversify our student community.”
Students in the BSc in Food Industry Management program will receive experiential learning opportunities in management, entrepreneurship, leadership, and product development for the agri-food sector.
“There is strong demand for graduates with a scientific background in food science together with expertise in business and marketing for private sector and government jobs,” said Darren Korber, PhD, department head of Food and Bioproduct Sciences at USask. “This degree prepares students for a variety of careers in the agri-food sector including food operations manager, food policy and regulatory analyst, food marketing manager, food processor and product development consultant, and food industry entrepreneur.”
Students can enter the BSc in Food Industry Management program directly from high school or transfer in from another post-secondary program. The new program will begin in September 2023. Questions about the program can be directed to AgBio Student Services.
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