Food Industry Management Program


Shaping the Future of the Food Industry

The curriculum integrates the functional areas of business with cutting-edge theory and practical applications to help students understand.


World-Renowned Faculty with Industry Experts

Participants leave with strong leadership and management skills, enhanced business acumen and a solid understanding of marketing, finance and more


The Trojan Network

Just by entering this program, you instantly connect on a personal level with the global network of nearly 200,000 USC alumni.


FIM Teams Present Solutions at WAFC


Educating Future Leaders in the Food Industry Since 1958

The Food Industry Management Programs at USC Marshall School of Business are designed exclusively for high-potential individuals of proven ability.

Individuals have the choice of participating in either the once-a-year, one-semester spring Food Industry Management (FIM) program, or in four-day Food Executive Program (FIEP) offered each year in the Spring and Fall.

Participants learn the business tools needed to achieve high performance in the food industry, understand the characteristics of executive leadership, and be prepared for the future of the food industry first-hand by our distinguished faculty.


Get to know Cohort 2021

Program Snapshot FIM Class of 2021




Class Size: 29
Average Age: 35
Average Range: 23 - 51
Females 17
Males 12
Retailers: 8
Suppliers: 7
Doctorate Degree 1
Graduate Degree 6
Undergraduate Degree 14
Associates Degree 4
Transfer 4
Millennials 25
Gen X 4



Creating a Legacy of Leaders Since 1958

Since 1958, the Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC), with the generous donations of supplier companies and individuals, has supported the Food Industry Management Program with scholarships in excess of $23,000,000. More than 1,700 students have qualified, persevered and graduated.