Programme Overview

Bachelor of Business Administration
The Culinary Institute of America
2 years
Total credits
Application period
10 January to 19 March 2024
Next intake
Campus location
Temasek Culinary Academy

Presented by the world leader in culinary education, the BBA Food Business Management (Baking and Pastry Arts) programme will provide students with an in-depth understanding of the baking and pastry world and valuable hands-on bakeshop experience.

Expert pastry chefs and instructors will help undergraduates learn baking and cooking methods, gain leadership skills and acquire valuable knowledge about the business that is relevant to a wide variety of food careers. Offering the same proven curriculum the college delivers at its United States campuses, the programme builds students’ understanding and command of bread, cake, and pastry production; business skills; and the catering industry. Covering advanced areas such as revenue management and marketing for catering and hospitality businesses, students will be well-prepared to become valued, forward-thinking professionals wherever they go in the food world.

Overseas Immersion Programme

All students will have to complete a three-week immersion programme that comprises a unique and enriching travel experience across Northern California. The Food, Wine and (Agri)culture Trip begins at the home campus of the CIA in Greystone at St Helena, California.  From there, students embark on a road trip through the Napa Valley, with stop-overs and visits to wineries and vineyards, food processing plants, speciality restaurants and a broad variety of food-related businesses to deepen the students’ knowledge in the culinary culture of America.

The estimated cost of this overseas immersion programme ranges from S$8,500 - S$10,500.

Note: Estimated costs are dependent on the prevailing currency exchange rate and flight ticket prices.

Career Options

  • Executive Chef
  • Entrepreneur
  • Hospitality Management Professional
  • Restaurant and Bakery Owner
  • Food Media

Eligibility and Exemption

Diploma holders from any of the five local polytechnics and A-level graduates are welcome to apply.

Credit transfers and bridging will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. 

Applicants who are not graduates from a Polytechnic in Singapore, but have completed a formal 12-year education equivalent to A-Levels, are eligible to apply for the degree programme at SIT.

View additional requirements and mandatory Medical Clearance for admission.

Fees and Finances

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