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Letter from the Executive Director

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Spring 2022


Dear MBS Community and Friends,

As we begin the spring semester, we want to give the warmest thanks and extend our gratitude and appreciation to our students, alumni, faculty, staff, friends, and students-to-be!

We have so many exciting things on the horizon for 2022, because our program is GROWING!

First, we are so excited to offer a new concentration in Product Development, which will be open for registration this spring and will formally commence in summer 2022. We are thrilled with this expansion and all who helped make it happen. More detailed information will be posted shortly.

ALSO…drawing on our strength in regulatory, we are thrilled to offer a special topic of interest to both degree students and continuing education students studying Food Science and/or Global Food Technology and Innovation:

  • Alcoholic Beverage Regulation: Wine, Beer and Spirits (16:137:601)

This course will introduce students to the legal and regulatory systems that govern the production, labeling, distribution, and sale of alcoholic beverages, including wine, beer, and spirits, and will feature industry experts as special guest lecturers!

We had two fantastic orientations this January, where new students were introduced to MBS’s Designing Your Life philosophy/ Design Your MBS Experience, and we continue to add exciting events to our calendar each day—from career-focused luncheons to industry-specific lectures to alumni mixers, networking opportunities, and more! (And the MBS Book Club is back starting on February 16.)

We look forward to a semester of continued innovation and wish everyone the best in the new year!

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Deborah Silver, Executive Director, Rutgers Professional Science Master's Program

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