Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management in Food Industry Management

FARE Undergraduate Progam
Combine business practice and market analysis with the science of food safety, processing and food composition. Work with industry mentors to develop their ideas into novel and exciting food products. Collaborate with industry partners to investigate how specific changes to a product or process impact their business. Take advantage of the broad career options and focus on either the processing or business side of the industry.

What’s Unique? Combine your love of science and business in this one-of-a-kind program.

Co-op? Is available.

Learning Beyond the Classroom
  • If not in co-op, get work experience and earn an academic credit that counts towards your graduation with UNIV*3140 Flexible Internship in Agri-Food.
  • Study for a semester in another country on a student exchange program.
  • Work with industry mentors to develop your ideas into a novel and exciting food product.
  • Collaborate with industry partners to investigate how specific changes to a product or process impact their business.
  • Work with faculty on a research project.
  • Gain leadership skills with the opportunity to run a leadership conference, become a peer helper, organize charity events, and run for student government.
  • Explore the many experiential learning opportunities at Experience Guelph.
  • Join student-run clubs to explore areas of interest such as agri-marketing.
How the Learning Unfolds

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A focus on core sciences and business foundation:

math, biology, chemistry, accounting, economics of the agri-food system

An introduction to food science and managerial studies: 

biochemistry, microbiology, food engineering, management accounting

Expansion into broader business aspects and focuses on food processing: 

leadership, ethics, food processing and packaging, operations management

Dive deep into food industry management studies: 

supply chain management, food safety, marketing management, retailing

Elective options allow students to explore specific areas of interest, such as food science, economics and business. See the Undergraduate Calendar for more information.


Unique Courses
  • Communication in Food Science
  • Food Packaging
  • Value and Supply Chain Management
  • Retailing, Merchandising and Sales
  • Food Safety Management Systems
  • Food Product Development

Admission Requirements
Ontario secondary school students applying to the program require English (ENG4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Biology (SBI4U), Chemistry (SCH4U) and 2 additional 4U or 4M courses.

Who to contact for specific questions about the degree
Please contact the department’s Undergraduate Program Coordinator. (Link to the Department’s contacts page)

Financing Your Education
Alumni, friends and partners of OAC support scholarships and awards each year for new and in-course students. The University of Guelph also provides a variety of scholarships and bursaries for deserving students. (Link to Student Finance at UofG)