Food Industry Marketing and Administration

Available at: Athens

Food Industry Marketing and Administration majors receive training in business and economics with an in-depth understanding of the food industry. Students will be knowledgeable of the processes and standard operations involved in the food processing, restaurant, and food retail sectors. Approximately 15 percent of jobs in Georgia and nationally are in the food industry. By combining courses in agricultural economics, agribusiness, and food science, graduates of this program will be uniquely qualified for food industry management jobs in this large and growing sector of the economy.


View the required Food Industry Marketing and Administration courses and available electives in the UGA Bulletin. You will determine the right courses to match your interests with assistance from your advisor.


To prepare for courses to earn a Food Industry Marketing and Administration degree we recommend you:

  • Take any available food science courses
  • Take any available economics or management courses
  • Take a pre-calculus course
  • Work part-time in the food industry (retail, grocery store, restaurant, etc.)
  • Volunteer for a non-profit food organization (community garden, food bank, etc.)
  • Join local school or community business-related clubs

Hands-On Learning

  • Food processing and preparation lab sessions
  • Service learning courses
  • Undergraduate research opportunities
  • Special projects related to your specific area of interest
  • Participate in student clubs and organizations
  • Internships (private companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations)
  • Study abroad opportunities

Learn more

Visit the department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

Prospective Student Contact

John Bergstrom Richard B. Russell Agriculture Professor
Agricultural & Applied Economics

Current Student Contact

Jo Anne Norris Administrative Manager I
Agricultural & Applied Economics
What can I do with a major in Food Industry Marketing and Administration? Information from the UGA Career Center.


What jobs can I get with a Food Industry Marketing and Administration degree?

Career Potential

  • Food Processing Facility Manager
  • Marketing/Sales Representative
  • Production Management
  • Specialty Food Operations
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Wholesale Food Manager

Entry-Level Salary

$45,000 to $61,000


How do I pay for college?


Each year the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) awards scholarships to students enrolled in our majors.

CAES Scholarships


Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines and eligibility requirements, visit the University of Georgia Office of Student Financial Aid.