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Earn your Master of Science in Nutrition Business Leadership (MSNBL) degree online from a leading institution in evidence-based, holistic, and scientific approaches to natural medicine.

Become a Leader in Nutrition

Distinguish Yourself

Become your best self, the go-to nutrition expert, and 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.

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 General Nutrition Corp (GNC)

Esteemed Credentials & Industry Leadership

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

Master of Science in Nutrition Business Leadership

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.

Learning Outcomes

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 burn out, 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 ManagerThis training is for those working in a leadership role in commercial food production.

Master in Nutrition Business Leadership Course List

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..

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

Quarter 1

Course Number Course Name Weeks Credits Hours
NUTM 5101 Gastrointestinal Physiology 1-6 2 24
NUTM 5103 Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology 7-12 2 24
NUTM 5302 Leadership Development 1-6 2 24
NUTM 5304 Organizational Development 7-12 2 24
      Totals 8 96

Quarter 2

Course Number Course Name Weeks Credits Hours
NUTM 5105 Clinical Biochemistry 1: Bacronutrients, Human Metabolism, and Energy 1-6 2 24
NUTM 5107 Clinical Biochemistry 2: Vitamins and Minerals 7-12 2 24
NUTM 5109 Botanicals and Phytonutrients 7-12 2 24
NUTM 5111 Self-Care: Role-Modeling Health Behaviors 1-6 1 12
      Totals 8 96

Quarter 3

Course Number Course Name Weeks Credits Hours
NUTM 5105 Dietary and Supplement Guidelines, Policies, and Safety 1-6 2 24
NUTM 5107 The Food and Supplement Industry: Policies and Regulations 7-12 2 24
NUTM 5109 Dietary Patterns for Health Promotion 7-12 2 24
NUTM 5111 Evidence Informed Practice and Decision Making 1-6 1 12
      Totals 7 84

Quarter 4

Course Number Course Name Weeks Credits Hours
NUTM 5308 Communication for Management 1: Public Speaking and Writing 1-6 2 24
NUTM 5310 Communication for management 2: Persuasion, Negotiation, and Influence 7-12 2 24
NUTM 5320 Strategic Sales and Marketing 1-12 4 48
      Totals 8 96

Quarter 5

Course Number Course Name Weeks Credits Hours
NUTM 5105 Corporate Finance and Budgeting 1-6 2 24
NUTM 5107 Innovation: New Product Development and Manufacturing 1-6 2 24
NUTM 5109 Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility 7-12 2 24
NUTM 5111 Supply Chain Management 7-12 1 12
      Totals 7 84
  Program Totals 38 456


For those enrolling during 2020, tuition for the Master of Science in Nutrition Business Leadership program is $36,100. SCNM is on a four-quarter calendar system, each quarter is 12 weeks. The estimated cost of attendance is an average expense during the academic year, based on a per credit rate of $950. Note: there is a tech fee of $250 per quarter. Books and materials are to be purchased separately.


SCNM is a small, private, not-for-profit natural sciences university that develops natural science skills far beyond other colleges, but it’s also affordable, more so than most private colleges or out-of-state tuition at state schools. But more importantly—you can graduate much sooner, in as little as 15 months with the MSNBL degree.

At SCNM, students learn more efficiently in smaller student-to-teacher ratios, with professors who know each student’s strengths and nurture their development. Your investment in an education at SCNM is an investment in a lifetime of education.

Curriculum Advisors

Our curriculum was built by educators and industry professions with a focus on personalized education and a collaborative communication experience.

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Advisory Council

Our advisory council includes industry executives who are passionate about nutrition and are an integral part in the development of the MSNBL curriculum.


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Gena E. Kadar, DC, MS.MEdL, CNSDean, College of Nutrition

Meet the Dean

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.