The WMU Food Marketing Advisory Board is comprises members from more than 85 leading food and consumer packaged goods companies representing over $1 trillion in retail sales. These industry partners work with faculty on curriculum development and support that enhances the program's reputation as one of the most respected within the academic and business communities.
About the Food Marketing Program
Earn the experience that employers value through the WMU food marketing program. With real-world projects, internships, an active student organization, the food industry tour and more, the program gets you ready for your future in food. Boasting high rates of employment and job satisfaction, food marketing graduates advance rapidly and stay in the field for decades, rising to top positions.
Your bright future, powered by our mission
The food marketing program designs its courses with industry feedback, so you graduate with the top skills employers are looking for in new hires. Leading food and consumer packaged goods companies advise program leaders on current industry practices and meet regularly with WMU food marketing students in a variety of networking settings.
The food marketing program emphasizes teaching the industry, experiential learning, leadership, and networking inside and outside the classroom. Our students graduate with the confidence and knowledge they have been taught by industry experts, and are ready to make a mark in the vibrant and global food industry.
Dr. Russell Zwanka, director, food marketing program
Enter the working world with a remarkable resume
When you graduate with a degree from the food marketing program, you will be in a great position to make your mark in the exciting world of food. With the knowledge you've gained, a resume full of real-world skills and internship experiences, you will catch the eye of employers. Surveys of our graduates show that 100% of food marketing graduates are employed full time shortly after graduating.
Take a look at some of the companies you'll have the opportunity to work with:
Our history, your legacy
You’re the future of Western. That's why we take great pride in providing you a world-class education in food marketing. Western Michigan University is the premier university in the United States offering a four-year accredited business degree specializing in food marketing.
When you choose the food marketing degree at Western, you are choosing to be a part of something special. From our active student organization to our national Food Marketing Conference held each spring, we give you plenty of opportunities to learn, grow and become a leader in the food marketing industry.