• Food & Beverage Entrepreneurship

    Looking to turn your associate degree into an entrepreneurial venture in the expanding food and beverage industries? Then JWU is the place for you. More than 1/3 of alumni have participated in the startup of one or more businesses.

    Our Bachelor of Science in Food & Beverage Entrepreneurship degree combines courses in entrepreneurship with traditional business classes to provide you with the skills and knowledge to open your own venture, join an emerging food- or beverage-related venture, or work as a corporate entrepreneur in a variety of food- or beverage-related industries. Experiential opportunities both in and out of the classroom provide you with the practical skills to identify opportunities and solve the kinds of problems that you’d face in launching a business.

    Our Larry Friedman Center for Entrepreneurship in Providence and community relationships on all campuses offer the resources necessary to bring your business ideas to reality. You’ll also have the opportunity to pursue an internship in your field of interest and pitch your start-up plan in JWU’s annual Sharkfest competition. At Sharkfest, students and alumni have two minutes to “sell” their idea for an innovative product or business to a panel of judges — with the winner receiving significant prize money.

    Course Catalog

    Providence Charlotte Online

    Note: A program name change, from Food Service Entrepreneurship, took effect in Fall 2016. This program is slated to begin at our North Miami Campus in Fall 2017; a catalog entry is not yet available.

    Faculty Contacts


    Mehdi Moutahir, EdD

    North Miami

    Michelle Garcia, EdD


    Fred Tiess, ME, CEC, CCA, FMP

  • Sample Courses

    • Pitching & Planning New Ventures
    • Forming & Launching New Ventures
    • Principles of Food Product Development
    • Food & Beverage Ventures Capstone
    • Entrepreneurship Internship
    • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

    In addition to classes, free elective credit can be applied to a number of options such as Directed Experiential Education (DEE), internship, minor or study abroad. You are encouraged to contact an advisor before scheduling free elective credits.

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