Culinary Arts Management

Culinary Arts Management

Four-Year Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Degree

SUNY Delhi's Culinary Arts program has gained national and international honors. The Bachelor of Business Administration in Culinary Arts Management degree prepares you for the rigors of managing and running a culinary facility.  The curriculum includes courses in leadership, finance, law, and hospitality management. While the associate degree program deals with the hands-on duties of a chef, the bachelor's degree program prepares you for the fiscal responsibilities and management duties that executive chefs face every day.

Program Highlights

  • Relevant coursework: You'll take courses which will enhance your skills and serve as a strong foundation for your career.  Some of the critical subjects include: Hospitality Financial Management, Purchasing, Advanced Human Resource Management, and Hospitality Law.
  • Talented faculty: Instructors hold impressive academic and industry-related credentials.  They leverage years of industry experience to deliver high-caliber courses.
  • Class size: Small classes mean extensive one-on-one interaction and personal guidance from faculty.
  • Applied learning: SUNY Delhi has a commitment to experiential learning in all classes.  Throughout your time in the program, you will have multiple opportunities to apply the knowledge you are learning to real-world scenarios and organizations.
  • 100% online: Since this program is offered entirely online, you are afforded the flexibility to work in industry, attend to commitments, and earn your degree anywhere there is an internet connection!

Career Opportunities

  • Entry-level Kitchen Manager
  • Garde Manger
  • Line Cook
  • Pastry Chef
  • Sous Chef
  • Executive Chef
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Restaurant Owner
  • Research Chef

Today's combined hospitality industry ranks third in size among the nation's industries; it is complex and diverse, requiring skilled professionals. Culinary Arts Management graduates have a competitive edge over those with degrees in general business or other programs not tailored to the industry.


SUNY Delhi students in all hospitality programs have the opportunity to participate in the Walt Disney College Program, working at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, for six months while earning college credit. Courses include Communications, Leadership, Hospitality Management, Human Resource Management, Disney Marketing U, and Disney Experiential Learning.


  • Online Delhi: SUNY Delhi’s online courses are offered through Online Delhi, our campus learning management system.  It is easy to use and offers many tools and resources to get up to speed in your courses efficiently.
  • Faculty Advisor: You will be assigned an academic advisor upon acceptance to SUNY Delhi.  This faculty member will guide you through your program and offer insight on everything from course selection to career guidance as you approach graduation.
  • DegreeWorks: Students will be able to track their degree progression in real time via DegreeWorks, the online degree audit software.  This tool ensures that you and your advisor are on the same page as you work toward completing your program.
  • Resnick Academic Achievement Center: Looking to secure a tutor, need help with editing a paper, or want assistance with challenging math assignments?  The folks at the Resnick Academic Achievement Center can help.  They offer online tutoring in many disciplines.
  • Career Services: Through College Central Network, SUNY Delhi advertises hundreds of available jobs.  Career Services staff members also provide resume critiques, and assistance with cover letter writing and interviewing skills. 
  • Alumni Network: As a student at SUNY Delhi, you will be exposed to a network of more than 30,000 alumni.  These connections serve as great resources for internships, jobs, and professional networking throughout your career.

Admissions Requirements

  • Minimum cumulative transfer grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
  • Associate degree in Culinary Arts from an accredited institution and pathway courses

Pathway Courses

  • Culinary I and LAB
  • Financial Accounting 
  • Introduction to Hospitality Management 
  • Menu Planning and Controls 
  • Nutrition I
  • Professional Baking and LAB


  • SUNY Curriculum Code: 2719
Office of Admissions

118 Bush Hall