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Hospitality and Tourism Certificate in Food and Beverage Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Diploma Description

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In the online Certificate in Food and Beverage Entrepreneurship and Innovation, learn how to develop your own food and beverage (F&B) product or service for the marketplace, from concept to creation to consumer. In the two foundational courses, fine-tune your F&B idea by becoming more knowledgeable about product creation, consumer identification, and retail. Also, become familiar with the stringent standards to which F&B products are upheld, related to recipe, packaging, and sourcing, among others. Then, choose at least two of the four electives, which will round out your specialty skills. Elective courses cover the business side of the operation; marketing and consumer experience; product packaging and protection; and distribution, markets, and retail. In the capstone, the final course for the Certificate, create a mission statement and prepare a business plan for your own personal food and beverage product or service, to present to the class. This certificate consists of two required foundation courses, two electives, and a required capstone course.

Must be completed within

3 years

You'll Walk Away With

  • An understanding of the fundamentals of the food and beverage business ecosystem
  • The skills to ideate and prototype food and beverage products and services
  • A detailed product business plan you develop

Program Curriculum

COURSES THAT GIVE YOU THE SKILLS AND TRAINING YOU NEED TO START YOUR NEW CAREER

Program Curriculum

COURSES THAT PROVIDE FOUNDATIONAL INFORMATION IN THE FIELD WITH OPTIONS TO SPECIALIZE IN AN AREA RELEVANT TO YOUR NEEDS

REQUIRED COURSES

All Courses Required

From Concept to Consumer

This foundation course takes you through food and beverage business planning and concept development.

Food and Beverage Logistics and Supply Chain

In this online foundation course, learn about recipe creation for the food and beverage product you are looking to introduce to the marketplace.

Capstone: Certificate in Food Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Develop your food and beverage product or service venture by creating a mission statement and job descriptions and preparing a business plan.

ELECTIVES

Complete 2

Venture Formation and Financing

This course details business creation options available and discusses professional services and financing to consider when starting a new venture.

Food Experience, Design, and Marketing

Gain practical guidance about food and beverage product design, marketing, and consumer experience.

Packaging Food and Beverage Products

Explore the necessities and options regarding packaging and protection of retail food and beverage products.

Food Retail Location Analysis

Analyze the critical factors of distribution, wholesale markets, and retail markets for food and beverage products.

General Admission Requirements

For those who have completed some college Completion of 32 credits with at least 2 years work experience OR 60 credits with no work experience required

From Concept to Consumer

This foundation course takes you through food and beverage business planning and concept development.

Food and Beverage Logistics and Supply Chain

In this online foundation course, learn about recipe creation for the food and beverage product you are looking to introduce to the marketplace.

Capstone: Certificate in Food Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Develop your food and beverage product or service venture by creating a mission statement and job descriptions and preparing a business plan.

Venture Formation and Financing

This course details business creation options available and discusses professional services and financing to consider when starting a new venture.

Food Experience, Design, and Marketing

Gain practical guidance about food and beverage product design, marketing, and consumer experience.

Packaging Food and Beverage Products

Explore the necessities and options regarding packaging and protection of retail food and beverage products.

Food Retail Location Analysis

Analyze the critical factors of distribution, wholesale markets, and retail markets for food and beverage products.