Certificate in Food Innovation
This program prepares undergraduate students to design and launch a new food product or concept from initial consumer research and conceptualization, through the development and testing of a value proposition and business model.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
Students in this certificate program have the opportunity to learn food and nutrition and entrepreneurship content didactically as well as to gain practical experience incubating their ideas in both the Drexel Food Lab and Laurence A. Baiada Institute for Entrepreneurship. The program reinforces the importance of food product and systems innovation and entrepreneurship in ensuring a sustainable, healthy, and accessible and inclusive food supply for current and future generations--a critical pillar of the College of Nursing and Health Professions focus on health equity.
WHO SHOULD ENROLL?
Students who are interested in the design and launch of a new food product or concept from initial consumer research and conceptualization, through the development and testing of a value proposition and business model. Areas of interest may include agriculture, leisure and hospitality, manufacturing, professional and business wholesale trade.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is this an in-person, online or combination program?
This certificate includes a combination of in-person and online classes.
Can this certificate be taken on its own or be stacked?
The certificate can be taken on its own or as an adjunct to degree studies in business, entrepreneurship, nutrition, hospitality, or related fields. Credits earned in this program can be applied to the MS in Entrepreneurship & Innovation and MS in Food Science as well as other programs at Drexel in consultation with an academic advisor.
What is the plan of study?
ENTP501 Entrepreneurship Mindset and Practice 3.0
ENTP 690 The Lean Launch 3.0
FDSC 557 Advanced Food Product Development 3.0
FOOD 605 Culture and Gastronomy 3.0
Or FDSC 506 Food Composition and Behavior 3.0
QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS PROGRAM?
If you have any questions or would like to speak with an advisor, please contact:
Director of Strategic Partnerships
Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship
3230 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104