The Culinary Institute of America

Category: Graduate school | State: NY

About The Culinary Institute of America

Founded in 1946 to train veterans returning from World War II, The Culinary Institute of America is the world's premier culinary college. Dedicated to developing leaders in foodservice and hospitality, the independent, not-for-profit CIA offers master's, bachelor's, and associate degrees with majors in culinary arts, baking & pastry arts, food business management, hospitality management, culinary science, and applied food studies. The college also offers executive education, certificate programs, and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its worldwide network of 50,000+ alumni includes innovators in every area of the food world. The CIA has locations in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore.

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Why you should attend?

CIA works with all branches of the U.S. military, and has an active exchange program with West Point. We offer skills-oriented, specialized associate and bachelor's degrees, which are military certified and supported by the benefits of the Post-9/11 GI Bill® and Yellow Ribbon Program. We have over 150 veterans enrolled at our New York Campus, offer a Veteran's Club, dedicated lounge, graduation recognition, military holiday celebrations, and with food service experience you can earn your degree in as little as fifteen months. A dedicated Veteran's counselor personally walks you through the Admissions process.


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A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

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