Nutrition and Food Science (M.S.)/Business Administration (M.B.A.) - Dual Degree Program

Program begins in Spring 2023

For details about this program, including program description, admission requirements, and contact information, click here.

Program Requirements Overview

Nutrition and Food Science (M.S.) requirements21-22
Dual Degree Shared Courses12
Business Administration (M.B.A.) requirements24
Total Credits57-58

Program Requirements

Nutrition and Food Science Program Requirements

Required Courses
NUFD 501Principles of Nutrition3
NUFD 580Current Applications in Nutrition3
NUFD 587Practicum3
NUFD 595Principles of Food Science3
Complete six credits of elective coursework from the list below.6
Culminating Experience
Select one of the following options:3-4
Master's Thesis (Submit the completed Thesis original and one copy to the Graduate Office. See Thesis Guidelines for details.)
Research Seminar
and Comprehensive Examination (In the term that you will sit for the exam, register for the section which matches your major and advisor. Successfully pass exam.)
Total Credits21-22

Nutrition and Food Science Electives 

Nutrition and Food Science Electives
EXSC 541Aerobic Testing and Programming3
EXSC 543Theoretical Foundations of Strength and Conditioning3
NUFD 508Independent Study in Nutrition and Food Science1-3
NUFD 536Advanced Sensory Evaluation3
NUFD 546Advanced Food Processing and Preservation3
NUFD 550Advanced Quantity Food Applications3
NUFD 556Advanced Research in Foods3
NUFD 560Advanced Nutrition Counseling for Diverse Population Groups3
NUFD 566Advanced Food Product Development3
NUFD 568Advanced Sports Nutrition3
NUFD 570Special Topics in Nutrition and Food Science1-3
NUFD 573Advanced Food Regulations and Compliances3
NUFD 576Advanced Food Ethics, Sustainability and Alternatives3
NUFD 577Advanced Social Marketing in Nutrition3
NUFD 588Organizational Behavior in Food Businesses3
NUFD 590Nutrition Policy3
NUFD 668Nutrition Assessment3

Dual Degree Shared Courses 

Dual Degree Shared Courses
ECON 563Managerial Economics1.5
MGMT 561Achieving Competitive Advantage1.5
MKTG 562Market Analysis and Customer Insight1.5
MKTG 563Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility1.5
NUFD 505Research in Nutrition and Food Science3
NUFD 506Research and Evaluation in Nutrition and Food Science3
Total Credits12

Business Administration Program Requirements 

Please note that MBA students who have not earned a B- grade or higher in prior academic coursework in Accounting, Statistics and/or Finance may need to successfully complete online foundation modules in one or more of these key subject areas before they will be allowed to register for MBA courses. Students will be contacted by the MBA office with specific information upon admission.
MBA Fixed Core Courses
ACCT 560Accounting for Business Managers3
ECON 562Macroeconomics Analysis and Public Policy1.5
FINC 560Corporate Financial Decision Making1.5
FINC 561Investments: Principles and Practice1.5
INBS 561Emerging Trends in Global Markets1.5
INFO 561Foundations of Data Analytics1.5
INFO 562Operations Analytics1.5
INFO 563Information Systems Strategy and Innovation3
INFO 564Operations and Supply Chain Management1.5
MGMT 562Organizational Behavior and Team Leadership1.5
MGMT 567Business Growth Strategy1.5
MKTG 561Applied Marketing Management1.5
MBA Flexible Core Courses
Complete two courses from the following:3
Business Innovation and Entrepreneurial Thinking
Project Management
Negotiation in the Workplace
Business Communications
Total Credits24