Food Service Entrepreneurship
(College of Business)
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree
The Food Service Entrepreneurship bachelor’s degree program provides Baking & Pastry Arts or Culinary Arts associate degree program graduates with the business skills necessary to open their own businesses and/or work in a management capacity at a food-related small business.
Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to demonstrate the ability to
- Exhibit oral and written communication competencies in the development of a viable business plan.
- Apply logic and critical thinking to the basic qualitative and quantitative analysis of small business development and sustainability.
- Identify the various types of capital funding sources for start-up and existing businesses.
Graduates receive training from an integrated mix of custom entrepreneurial courses and traditional management, accounting, finance and marketing classes to build the necessary business knowledge base to capitalize on their culinary/baking and pastry skills in their career pursuits. Opportunities also exist for students to study abroad. The university’s faculty advising system helps guide and facilitate student choices.
The Larry Friedman International Center for Entrepreneurship offers students most of the resources necessary to bring their business ideas to reality with technological, administrative and professional assistance. Through various programs supported by the Rhode Island Small Business Development Center (SBDC), these offerings include interaction between real-world business clients, the SBDC director, students and instructors.
Graduates are better prepared to both operate their own business and act as a proponent of intrapreneurship within existing organizations. An integrated mix of custom entrepreneurial courses, traditional management and marketing classes, and extensive experiential (hands-on) opportunities (both inside and outside of required classes) prepares students for their careers as business starters and/or corporate intrapreneurs in an extensive variety of industries. Typically students enter in these varied career paths as junior managers-in-training for more responsible management positions.
An important component of the program’s educational experience is the general studies courses taught by the School of Arts & Sciences. Graduates are expected to show competencies in higher order thinking, communications, ethics, global diversity, responsible citizenship, leadership and artistic responsibility. The following literacies should also be demonstrated: sociocultural, quantitative, scientific and informational.
Food Service Entrepreneurship
A four-year program leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree for two-year Baking & Pastry Arts or Culinary Arts program graduates.
|First two years:||96|
|Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree in Baking Pastry Arts|
|Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree in Culinary Arts|
|Third and fourth years:|
|ACCT2001||Business Accounting I||4.5|
|ACCT2002||Business Accounting II||4.5|
|or ACCT4012||Taxes and Business Decisions|
|ENTR1001||Introduction to Entrepreneurship||4.5|
|ENTR2030||The Business Plan||4.5|
|ENTR2040||Financing the Entrepreneurial Venture||4.5|
|ENTR3025||Business Expansion Strategies and Tactics||4.5|
|ENTR4010||Managing Change and Innovation||4.5|
|MGMT1001||Principles of Management||4.5|
|MRKT1001||Principles of Marketing||4.5|
|Related Professional Studies|
|FIT1000||Information Technology for Business Professionals||4.5|
|FIT1040||Spreadsheet Design for Business Solutions||4.5|
|LAW2001||The Legal Environment of Business I||4.5|
|Electives||Two courses with an EASC attribute selected from offerings within the School of Arts & Sciences which may be used to form an arts & sciences concentration||9|
|Choose two of the following:||9|
|Crisis and Controversy: A Critical Thinking Approach|
|Ethics of Business Leadership|
One HIST-designated course ( except HIST4030)
ENG1001 or one LIT-designated course
|Choose one of the following:||4.5|
|Four-Year Credit Total||191.5|
NOTES: Students who graduate with a bachelor of science degree must leave Johnson & Wales University with effective writing skills. These writing skills will be assessed at the completion of ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication .
Study Abroad programs may satisfy a variety of History, Sociology, English and other elective requirements. Visit Study Abroad for details.