Take Your Career to the Next Level

Isn’t it time to build on your bachelor’s degree and increase your professional prospects? An online master’s degree from the CIA, along with our vast and influential industry network, will make all the difference in your career. 

Your Time Is Now 

Fire Up Your Future at the CIA

Advance your education and career—online!


Most Powerful 
Alumni Network

Join the food world’s most powerful alumni network with 50K+ industry leaders and changemakers.

Access Industry Experts

Gain access to resources and industry-savvy experts you can’t find anywhere else.

Lifelong Career Resources

Gain lifelong access to career resources including career advisement, networking events and industry-wide career fairs.

Join a Cohort of Learners

Join a diverse, tight knit team that grows together and shares industry knowledge throughout your graduate journey.

Online Master's Degree Programs

Master's in Food Business

Ready to innovate and lead change in the global food system? Launch your own business? Help transform your current employer? This program will prepare you for all that and more. Get a master’s education in business with a food focus only found at the CIA.

This program is for those who are truly passionate about becoming industry leaders in new and exciting ways.

Ryan Bishop
CIA student, Master’s in Food Business

There is an endless amount of information surrounding the wine industry, so the fact that there was a program that streamlined it was incredible, and I knew I wanted that solid foundation.

Jaclyn Misch
CIA student, Master’s in Wine Management

What They’re Saying

Know-how and networks are vital, and the CIA is uniquely qualified and powerfully connected to give you the best thinking and the most practical real-world experiences—but don’t just take our word for it. Hear from one of our master’s in food business students on why she chose this groundbreaking online degree program to advance her goals and career.

The CIA Advantage

#1 in college ROI among degree-granting culinary colleges.

For the best return on investment, choose the CIA. We’re dedicated to developing future leaders of the food and beverage industry. A recent independent analysis of 4,500 colleges across the country shows a degree from the CIA not only pays back immediately but grows over time.  

And the college return on investment for a CIA education is higher every decade—10, 20, 30, even 40 years—after graduation.  In fact, CIA’s 10-year return is significantly higher than the average for all colleges in the country.

Invest in Your Future—You’re Worth It!


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Master’s in Wine and Beverage Management

Looking to enter the elusive world of wine and beverage? Want to be a sommelier? Excited about creating a career helping people enjoy wines, travels, and tourism? This accredited wines program will help you master the lifecycle of wine from marketing to distribution and from restaurants to retail.

Only at CIA

Master’s in Sustainable Food Systems

Do you want to help solve the complex challenges connecting our food systems and the planet’s health? Lead sustainability innovations? Drive reform and influence mindsets? Whether from within a large organization or through grassroots measures, this program will ready you to create change and achieve impact on global and local levels.