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Food Enterprise

Become a skilled hospitality professional within the food production industry with integrated problem-based learning and service learning through community engagement.

Food Enterprise – B.S. in Hospitality Management, Food Enterprise Emphasis

In the Food Enterprise option students practice strategies on entrepreneurship and innovation in food growth and development. This means discovering how to make new and exciting products with specialty crops native to Montana, learning about sustainability and rural hospitality through hands-on opportunities, either with internships or working at the Towne’s Harvest Garden located on campus. Graduates of the Food Enterprise program enter careers in food processing, food distribution or opening their own business in the food sector.

The Hospitality Management major at Montana State offers two other Options Within the Major: Lodging & Facilities Management and Restaurant Management: Farm-to-Table.






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Montana’s Research Leader
Montana State leverages more than $120 million annually to support pioneering research across our departments, institutes and centers.

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Food Product Development Lab
The Food Product Development Lab allows Hospitality Management students to research and produce new food products with leaders in the field.

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Unique Opportunities
As Montana's premier research institution, Montana State offers unparalleled access to hands-on experiences in research labs, art studios, teaching farms and the surrounding wilderness.




Career Resources

Within their first year of graduation, more than 96% of Montana State graduates are employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment, and career guidance website Zippia consistently ranks MSU as the #1 school in the state where alumni are most likely to land jobs.

Career Coaching & Professional Skills Studio

Professional career coaches help students with their career exploration, employer networking opportunities and job or internship searches. They also critique resumes and help students practice job interviews. Additionally, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success offers free workshops for students to develop the professional communication and collaboration skills that are highly sought after by employers.


Food Enterprise students at Montana State University go into careers such as:

  • Food Production
  • Food Distribution
  • Sustainable Food Systems
  • Nutrition

To explore more career possibilities, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success has a variety of tools available, including self-assessment and working with career coaches.