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The MBA Wine and Spirits Business offered by Burgundy School of Business which has a strong commercial & management focus, provides students a sound grasp of the requirements of the global market by exposing them to a diversity of cultural experiences and an understanding of the intricacies of the global business of Wine & Spirits.

It is ideal for those looking to reach middle to upper managerial positions in the industry orcreate their own business but it also offers a wider range of professional outcomes.  

Strengths of the programme

A high-level pedagogic content provided by faculty members and professionals of the industry:

  • A faculty of experts: a Master of Wine, a wine-maker, a world famous wine writer, including many Ph.D. holders
  • A Head of the program with 25 years of hands-on and managerial work experience in the Wine & Spirits sector over 3 continents
  • Visiting lecturers from both the professional and academic fields reflecting the international nature of the School

Immersion in the Wine & Spirits world

  • Field trips: London Wine Exporting, Distribution & Production Trip (one of the most competitive markets in the world), New York Distribution, Marketing & Communications Trip (largest consumer market in the world) and France (Burgundy, Champagne, Rhône)
  • Professional conferences by top managers of the Wine & Spirits industry (Wine & Spirits VIP room)
  • Professional trade fair: ProWein in Germany

A combination of sectorial knowledge and management skills

  • Courses in Wine & Spirits fundamentals (viticulture & enology etc.) and a world famous certification in the Wine & Spirits education (WSET 2 & 3 training). Training with our in-house Master of Wine, Steve Charter
  • Courses in Management applied to the industry, with a special focus on Wine Marketing
  • Objective-driven learning through case studies and group works on specialized topics

A unique group dynamic created by participants' cultural and professional diversity

  • Face to face courses in small teaching groups (25 students maximum) allowing close follow-up and interactions
  • About 10 nationalities creating cultural and professional diversity among students

An ideal place to study wine

  • Located in the heart of the world-renowned wine-growing region of Burgundy, awarded UNESCO World Heritage classification
  • A unique dedicated building on the campus with a Wine & Spirits Research Lab, a Wine & Spirits store and a tasting room

A worldwide professional network

  • 2000 alumni of the School of Wine & Spirits over the world working in management positions in the sector
  • Networking opportunities during conferences, field trips and fairs (ProWein, London, etc.) and a Career Center

Networking opportunities with alumni and professionals from renowned organizations

Career opportunities

The MBA Wine & Spirits Business will deliver dramatic new career opportunities for those seeking middle to upper managerial positions in the Wine & Spirits sector.

  • General Management (Managing Director, Founder, Area Manager etc.)
  • Export (Export Director or Manager)
  • Marketing (Marketing Director, Brand Manager etc.)
  • Sales (National Sales Managers, Area Sales Manager, Key Account Manager, Brand Ambassador, Wine Educator etc.)
  • Communication (Public Relations, Event Manager etc.)
  • Purchase (Buyer)
  • Finance (Finance Manager)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Viticulture & Oenology
  • Sensorial analysis with an intercultural approach
  • Wines of the World
  • Spirits & Liqueurs of the World
  • WSET 2 and/or 3 training
  • Company Strategy
  • Evaluating Wine Markets
  • Wine & Society & Industry Challenges

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 16 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • English language certificate: IELTS 6.5 or TOEIC 800
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • 3 years of work experience
  • Proven interest in Wine & Spirits

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18756 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 16 months.
  • EU/EEA

    18756 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 16 months.
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Living costs for Dijon

  • 750 - 1050 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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