The world of restaurants and the hospitality industry requires talented managers with a passion for food and a mastery of the crucial business issues that every food operation faces. The Culinary Management Bachelor of Science Degree Program at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division is designed to develop successful managers by teaching the skills necessary to address the critical issues encountered in the field.
This is a Culinary Management education program – meaning no cooking courses – where students will study business courses such as human resource management, accounting, hospitality law and ethics.
Designed by culinary professionals for culinary professionals, this program provides students who qualify for admission the opportunity to learn from experienced culinary practitioners while focusing on areas as varied as food and beverage operations, cost controls, purchasing and event management.
Additionally, Culinary Management courses in marketing, customer service, communication and leadership can help students develop critical thinking and interpersonal skills, leveraging students’ existing culinary and industry skills to build new culinary and restaurant management skills.
This bachelor's degree completion program is the perfect choice for working culinary professionals who want to enhance their career potential and who have already:
- Completed an accredited cooking program or
- Completed an ACF approved apprenticeship or
- Currently hold an ACF certification
The Bachelor of Science degree in Culinary Management is accredited by The Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), “Employment of food service managers is expected to decline 3 percent from 2010 to 2020, as the number of eating and drinking establishments opening is expected to decline from the previous decade. Despite these reductions, new employment opportunities for food service managers will emerge in grocery stores and other retail and recreation industries to meet the growing demand for quick food in a variety of settings.
Additionally, the BLS states, “Those with a degree in hospitality, restaurant or food service management should have the best job opportunities.”
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).