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

Offering the proven curriculum the CIA delivers at its United States campuses, The Culinary Institute of America's Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Food Business Management will build students' command of global product knowledge, business skills, and in-depth understanding of the culinary and catering industries.

The programme will also cover more advanced areas of study such as revenue management and marketing for the food service and hospitality industries. Throughout the programme, theoretical components of the programme such as business theory and language lessons will be balanced with the honing of culinary and service skills through hands-on learning and projects in the state-of-the-art kitchens and public restaurants at the CIA's Singapore campus.

Graduates can expect to have a wide range of career options, including executive chef, entrepreneur, hospitality management professional, restaurant and bakery owner, food media, and much more.

Learn more about SIT-CIA's Bachelor of Business Administration in Food Business Management.

Prior to AY2017/2018, the programme was known as the Bachelor of Professional Studies in Culinary Arts Management.

Overseas Immersion Programme

All students will have to complete a 3-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 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 local polytechnic 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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