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Executive Master of Science in Nutrition

Business Leadership (MSNBL)

Become a Distinguished Leader in Nutrition


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Geared towards experienced working professionals, the online executive Master of Science in Nutrition Business Leadership (MSNBL) prepares visionary leaders to transform the multi-billion-dollar natural product industry.  Students will gain an in-depth understanding of foundational nutritional sciences as well as core business tenets to effectively, decisively, and confidently problem-solve, manage, and lead at a high level all while having a positive and lasting impact on people, profit, and the planet.

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 this one-of-a-kind online executive master’s program gain the essential evidence-based, scientific, and business knowledge and skills that add immediate value to their organizations and careers.  The program is designed for experienced professionals who seek to turn business challenges into opportunities and have a meaningful impact in leadership or executive-level positions in the natural products industry.

Students may begin their executive MSNBL in April or October. The program is 39-credit hours and designed to be completed in 15 months (5 quarters).  Students will learn from exceptional faculty and study alongside classmates from diverse backgrounds to enrich the learning experience.  Courses are offered online as a series of 6 to 12 weekly modules that combine self-paced and interactive learning opportunities.  In the final quarter, a 1-credit, weekend-long residency occurs where students visit SCNM’s campus, interact with faculty, meet their classmates, and build their professional network.

At $46,995, the executive MSNBL is a competitive way to advance your career and become a transformative leader in the ever-evolving nutraceutical, wellcare, and natural products industry.

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.

Classes are designed to meet the needs of working professionals.  Courses are offered as a series of 6 to 12 weekly online modules that combine asynchronous and synchronous learning.  In the final quarter, a 1-credit, weekend-long residency occurs where students visit SCNM’s campus, interact with faculty, meet their classmates, and build their professional network.  The executive MSNBL degree is designed for a typical completion rate of 15 months.

Nutrition course topics include:

  • Gastrointestinal Physiology & Pathophysiology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Botanicals and Phytonutrients
  • The Food and Supplement Industry
  • Dietary Patterns for Health Promotion

Business course topics include:

  • Leadership Development
  • Organizational Development
  • Negotiation and Influence
  • Strategic Sales and Marketing
  • Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Supply Chain Management

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 evidence-based training to prepare them to have a meaningful impact as a leader in the multi-billion-dollar natural products industry.

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 one-of-a-kind online executive 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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