Food & Agriculture Concentration | Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA

Chatham University

Food & Agriculture Concentration

Chatham University MBA

Food and agriculture are critical industries that present unique challenges and opportunities. Specialized expertise in food and agriculture prepares MBA students for leadership positions as well as entrepreneurial ventures in both public and private sectors. Food and agriculture organizations need MBA-educated professionals to help them make strategic decisions, innovate, and grow, while creating value for the wellbeing of people, animals, plants, in addition to shareholders. Chatham's MBA concentration on Food and Agriculture develops future professionals in the food and agriculture industries with a practical, application-focused education in collaboration with Chatham's Food Studies Program of its world-renowned Falk School of Sustainability. Students in the Food and Agriculture concentration gain theoretical understanding and hands-on experience with food and agriculture systems, innovations, and regulations. Elective classes may take place at the Eden Hall Campus, Shadyside Campus, evening, online, or during the day on weekdays.

Required Courses for Concentration

Elective options (9 credits)
FST 502 Essential Readings in Food and Agriculture
FST 508 Food Systems
FST 518 Business of Food and Agriculture
FST 520 Basic Agroecology
FST 522 GIS: Food and Agriculture
FST 531 Sustainable Fermentation
FST 624 Chocolate: Politics and Pleasure
FST 532 Sustainable Meat Production
FST 683 Special Topics