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MBA Wine & Spirits Business

Burgundy School of Business – BSB
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
On campus
September 2020
Application deadline: July 22 for non-EU applicants / September 15 for EU applicants
25,000 EUR

Program description

MBA Wine & Spirits Business

The specific business skills required for the global wine & spirits market

The MBA Wine & Spirits Business is designed for high-potential graduates who have a passion for Wine & Spirits and at least 3 years work experience.

This programme, which has a strong commercial & management focus, offers 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.

A high-level pedagogic content

  • A faculty of experts (a Master of Wine, a wine-maker, a world famous wine writer, PhD holders)
  • A Head of programme with 25 years of managerial work experience in the industry over 3 continents
  • International visiting lecturers from both the professional and academic fields

Immersion in the Wine & Spirits world

  • Modules in wine and spirits fundamentals (viticulture, oenology etc.) in partnership with the Institut Jules Guyot of Burgundy University.
  • A world-famous certification in the wine and spirits education: WSET 2 and/or 3 training with a Master of Wine
  • Field trips in Burgundy (viticultural classes in Aloxe Corton vineyards, Clos des Lambrays) and Champagne (visits organized to leading Champagne Houses)

Insight into the corporate world

  • Trips to two emblematic wine and spirits markets: the 'London Wine Exporting, Distribution & Production Trip' and the 'New York Distribution, Marketing & Communications Trip'
  • Professional talks by top managers of the wine and spirits industry (the 'Wine & Spirits VIP Rooms')
  • Professional trade fair: ProWein in Germany

An international dimension

  • About 8 to 10 nationalities creating cultural and professional diversity among students
  • International faculty and experts from all around the world
  • Diversity in the classroom and in experiences

An ideal place to study wine

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

A world-wide professional network

  • 1000 alumni working in management positions in the sector
  • Networking opportunities during conferences, field trips and fairs

Admission requirements

Academic requirements:

  • International Bachelor degree
  • 3 years of work experience
  • Proven interest in Wine & Spirits

Language requirements - Important note for the Fall 2020 intake:
In view of the current circumstances related to COVID-19, measures have been taken to make language tests more flexible: 
- No language test is now required for the registration file
- Language levels will be assessed indirectly through motivational interviews
- If the candidates have a language test previously carried out, they can attach it to the registration file

Admission process :

Step 1: Fill in the online application form on BSB's website 
Step 2: Oral motivation interview with the Head of the program

Application fees : 


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Continuing studies

The MBA Wine & Spirits Business will deliver dramatic new career opportunities for those seeking middle to upper managerial positions in the Wine & Spirits sector or who wants to create their own business.

  • 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)

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About this institute

Burgundy School of Business - Groupe ESC Dijon Bourgogne

Burgundy School of Business - BSB

The Burgundy School of Business, originally founded in Dijon in 1899, is a leading teaching and research school belonging to the network of top French academic institutions in management. Top 1% Business Schools in the world with double accreditation: AACSB and EQUIS Among the...

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Burgundy School of Business – BSB

29 rue Sambin
21000 Dijon

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