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Food Industry Management (FIM)

Food Industry Management sequence prepares students for careers in management in food industry.

Food Industry Management graduates work as sales representatives, commodity merchandisers, market analysts, supply chain managers for retail food companies, agricultural business organizations, market research firms, government agencies, and financial institutions.

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Opportunities for Students

Students can enhance their classroom experiences by:

Graduating students have great career opportunities. Nationally the job market is excellent. A recent U.S. Department of Agriculture study indicates that there will be a significant shortage of college-educated individuals in the scientific and business specialties associated with the U.S. food and agricultural system.

FIM Curriculum


Click here for a list of Food companies with a link to their careers related websites.



Possible Job Titles and Functions in Food Industry Management

  • Market Analyst
  • Ingredient Purchaser (procurement)
  • Logistics Manager
  • Sales and Marketing
  • International Marketing

Potential Employers of Food Industry Management Graduates

Food Institute Student Learning Service

  • Access to food industry data, reports and presentations;
  • Details on job opportunities;
  • “Real time” information on developments within the food industryStudentLearningService

For more information, please visit the following links

Illinois State University

Department of Agriculture
Normal, Il 61790-5020
Phone: (309) 438-5654

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