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Master of Science in Nutrition

Business Leadership (MSNBL) - Starting 2021

Become a Distinguished Leader in Nutrition


Coming Soon in 2021

In 2021, you’ll be able to earn your Master of Science in Nutrition Business Leadership (MSNBL) degree online from a leading university in evidence-based, holistic and scientific approaches to natural medicine. At SCNM, you’ll receive the education you need to become your best self, the go-to nutrition expert and a workplace leader.

Power Your Career

Reach your full professional potential and take your career to new heights.

Be the Change

Use evidence-based discoveries to advance health and wellness.

Industry Leadership

Be a vital resource and effective leader within the nutraceutical, natural foods and supplement industries.

“Finally, a prestigious HLC-accredited and top Master of Science in Nutrition degree for the business industry, created specifically to drive evidence-based nutrition expertise into the areas of industry where we need them.”

– Guru Ramanathan, PhD
Chief Innovation Officer & Senior Vice President, Global Innovation Advisory Services

Students in the MSNBL program gain the essential evidence-based, scientific and business knowledge and skills that add value to the companies they work for and advance their careers. The program is designed for bright, energetic and ambitious professionals who seek to become leaders in the natural products industry.

SCNM developed the innovative and 100% online curriculum with input from global industry experts and thought leaders to equip graduates with current, realistic and evidenced-based training. The program offers insights from both national and international perspectives, and with a focus on personal, environmental and corporate sustainability.

Unlike any other program, the MSNBL trains students in the nutritional sciences, supply chain (including ingredient procurement, product manufacturing, regulations, sales and marketing) and in leadership and management—all specific to the multi-billion-dollar natural foods and dietary supplement industry. Graduates will be uniquely trained to respond to the nutrition industry’s need for evidence-based knowledge leaders.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Utilize knowledge of nutritional sciences to describe the relationship between nutrients, human health and disease.
  2. Apply functional business knowledge of the global natural product industry to support effective business outcomes and professional success.
  3. Demonstrate effective leadership and communication skills to cultivate collaboration and effective outcomes in business.
  4. Implement personal, environmental and corporate sustainability strategies to prevent burnout, cultivate a responsible and purpose driven organization and to improve organizational performance.
  5. Demonstrate ethics and professionalism in business management, leadership, decision-making and in interactions with clients and professionals.
  6. Utilize skills for scholarship and lifelong learning to remain current in the natural food and products industry.

Additional Certifications and Specialized Training

This degree program prepares you for the following:

  • Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
    Training in established standards within manufacturing and packaging, labeling or holding operations for dietary supplements.
  • Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI)
    Learn about PCQI requirements for food and dietary supplement companies.
  • ServSafe Food Protection Manager
    This training is for those working in a leadership role in commercial food production.

Classes are designed to meet the needs of working professionals and may be completed at your own pace. The MSNBL degree is designed for a typical completion rate of 15 months. View the Degree Brochure for more course details.

Course List

Note: This program does not have Lab or Clinical requirements.

Our curriculum was built with practical input from global industry experts and thought-leaders many of whom serve on our Advisory Council. Their input helps ensure our curriculum remains current, relevant, and in alignment with the ever changing needs of the field of nutrition and the natural products industry.  Our courses are then crafted by educators, guided by best practices in online learning, with a focus on personalized education and authentic assessment.  This comprehensive and collaborative approach serves to equip our graduates with current, realistic, and evidenced-based training to prepare them for success in their future profession.

Hear from the Dean


Gena E. Kadar, DC, MS.MEdL, CNS

Dean, College of Nutrition

Over the past 20 years, Dr. Kadar has distinguished herself as a clinician, educator, bridge-builder and innovator of evidence-based nutrition curricula. She is a champion of integrative medicine who unites healthcare providers to deliver interprofessional health and wellness with a focus on patient-centered practices.

Why Choose the MSNBL at SCNM?


SCNM is a school of medicine and health sciences grounded in evidence-based naturopathic principles. Dedicated to the ideal that everyone deserves high-quality, integrated healthcare, we engage students in rigorous, innovative academic programs, discover and expand knowledge, and empower individuals and communities to achieve optimal health. Our vision is a world that embraces the healing power of nature and integrated healthcare.

Our online Master of Science in Nutrition Business Leadership focuses on doing just that—harnessing the healing power of nature and applying it to business practices in a thoughtful, evidence-based manner.

The program offers insights from both national and international perspectives, and with a focus on personal, environmental, and corporate sustainability. Graduates will be uniquely trained to help meet the triple bottom line: social, environmental, and profit.

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