Do you want to be a wine, spirit and beer professional? Our specialized study provides a distinct opportunity to learn from the best. Students are supported by a faculty with a reputation for excellence, who are connected to local, national and internationally recognized industry leaders.
Advanced Wine and Beverage Business Management is a one-year, three-semester program developed for Hospitality diploma and degree graduates, and industry professionals seeking an advanced level of learning focused on all aspects of the wine, spirit and beer business.
In our state-of-the-art tasting labs, students will explore and experience global beverages and their relationship to cuisine, culture and lifestyle.
This program will provide you with an advanced level of knowledge in beer, wine, spirits, and mixology and also teach you essential business skills such as financial management, organizational behaviour, and strategic marketing; all vital to succeed in today’s competitive marketplace. You will travel to Canadian and European destinations to visit the distilleries, breweries and wineries of international brand leaders to learn best business practices directly from the top professionals in the field.
Successful graduates will earn four additional certifications: Wine & Spirit Education Trust® (WSET®) Levels 2 & 3 Wine and Spirit certification and a Prud’homme Beer Certification® Levels 1 & 2.
These certifications are built into the program curriculum, allowing students to earn additional credentials as well as their Ontario College Graduate Certificate.
Our curriculum prepares you to be industry-ready for the most demanding beverage positions with product knowledge, experiential learning and business acumen.
Part Time Study Options George Brown College also offers evening and weekend courses and certificate programs. See the Continuing Education Course Guide at coned.georgebrown.ca
Program Standards and Learning Outcomes
Each George Brown College certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and graduate certificate program is expected to deliver specific program learning outcomes. Program learning outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge and skills that students are expected to demonstrate by the end of their program of study. Programs are designed to deliver both vocation or discipline-specific learning outcomes and more generic essential employability skills (including communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills).
In addition to the aforementioned learning outcome requirements, College programs are required to provide students with exposure to a breadth of learning beyond their vocational field, to increase their awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed through additional mandatory General Education courses in the program curriculum.
To see the relevant program learning outcomes for your specific program of study, please visit georgebrown.ca/programs/learning-standards-and-outcomes