Haub School of Business – Saint Joseph’s University
Saint Joseph’s Executive Food Marketing MBA Program Structure
The Saint Joseph’s Executive MBA in Food Marketing (EFMMBA) at Haub School of Business requires 24 courses for a total of 47 credits, although Foundation Courses can be waived based on prior coursework. Courses are taken one at a time, and each is taught over one weekend, including both Friday and Saturday classes, as well as online. The EFMMBA can take from two to six years to complete. It is the world’s only MBA of its kind.
St. Joseph’s boasts the only food-industry-focused graduate program of its kind through an AACSB-accredited business school. Students take six Foundation Courses, six Core Courses, 11 Specialization Courses within six concentrations, and a Capstone Course. In total, students must complete 36 credits excluding Foundation Courses (which can be waived upon review).
Students taking the program online will complete specific courses over a one-month period, which includes a live evening session once per week.
The Saint Joseph’s Executive MBA in Food Marketing program has approximately 125 students with an average of 18 in each class. Enrolled students have an average of 10 years of work experience, although only four are required for application.
Over 50% of Saint Joseph’s Executive MBA in Food Marketing students are promoted while enrolled in the program, and 40% of those are promoted more than twice. While students are required to have at least four years of work experience in the food industry, they are not required to be employed while completing the program.
Tuition & Financial Aid
The Saint Joseph’s Executive MBA in Food Marketing costs $2,620 per course ($3,126 online), with each credit worth $1,349. This rate of tuition covers all books, course materials, and meals.
Scholarships are available through several different avenues. The Executive Master’s in Food Marketing Grant is awarded to those qualified applicants who are receiving little to no employer tuition reimbursement. The Foodservice Forum Scholarship is valued at up to $2,500 per academic year per student, and applicants must be employed within the food service industry or must have worked in a food service capacity for a minimum of two years full-time. The school also suggests students seek online assistance from a number of sources, including the Workforce Advancement Grant for Education, the Sallie Mae Foundation, and the James Beard Foundation, to fund their Haub MBAs.
The Saint Joseph’s Executive MBA in Food Marketing requires all applicants to have completed at least four years of food industry experience. International students must receive a score of 80 on the TOEFL or a 550 on the written TOEFL, or a 6.5 overall on the IELTS, or 60 overall PTE score.
Applicants must submit a completed application form, an official transcript from accredited undergraduate—and if applicable, graduate—institutions, a personal statement, a business résumé, two letters of recommendation, and two business writing samples. Applicants have the option of submitting the GMAT or participating in a structured personal interview. There is no application fee.
Admission to the Executive Food Marketing MBA is rolling, so prospective students may apply at any time.