Why Choose Restaurant & Food Industry Management?
The Restaurant and Food Industry Management associate degree program at Ferris prepares you for employment in the food service industry. Through our courses and real-world experiences, you will develop the expertise and skills needed to launch a successful career.
More than 20 scholarships are available in the program. The awards are generally based on scholastic accomplishment, industry experience, extracurricular activities, career aspirations and need. In addition to course work, the program requires a minimum of 400 hours of paid work experience (internship), which is often completed with the nation's finest restaurants, hotels and clubs, as well as international experiences.
Class sizes are small. Students are known by first names and given individual attention. Students will also take liberal arts and natural science courses, and a business core thereby developing skills necessary for success in the food industry.
This degree will give you the knowledge and skills essential for a position as a general food service manager, restaurant and dining room manager, large volume kitchen manager, banquet and catering director, catering and event directors/coordinator or an entrepreneur. These management positions may be in commercial and private restaurants, hotels, hospitals, deli and catering operations, sports complexes, schools and or corporate food settings.
New Students: 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) from high school and two of the following three criteria: (1) English ACT score of 16 or higher, or English SAT score of 370 or higher; (2) Math ACT score of 19 or higher, or Math SAT score of 460 or higher; (3) Reading ACT score of 19 or higher, or Verbal SAT score of 430 or higher.
Transfer Students: Combined college or university GPA of 2.35 (on a 4.0 scale) from all institutions attended, and the following criteria: (1) transfer equivalency for ENGL 150 or placement in ENGL 150 the first semester at FSU which would require an English ACT score of 16 or higher; (2) transfer equivalency for FSU MATH 115 or placement in MATH 115 the first semester at FSU which would require a Math ACT score of 19 or higher.
Exceptions: Applicants not meeting the above criteria (new or transfer students) for direct admission, but still meet Ferris State University admission criteria, will be placed in the Pre-Business program until the admission criteria are met. Any mitigating circumstances will be considered on an individual basis by the College of Business Dean's Office.
The Restaurant and Food Industry Management program at Ferris leads to an associate in applied science degree. Graduation requires a minimum 2.0 GPA in core classes, in the major and overall.
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The College of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP.) Next Accreditation Review is February 2018