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School of Hospitality & Tourism Management
Graduate Certificate of Advanced Wine and Beverage Business Management
Graduate Certificate of Advanced Wine and Beverage Business Management

Graduate Certificate of Advanced Wine and Beverage Business Management

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  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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Admission Requirements

​​Entry requirement

  • A Diploma or Bachelor's degree in Food and Beverage Management, Hotel Management, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Special Event Management, or a related area.
  • Applicants who do not have the required academic credentials but are current industry professionals with a minimum one year of industry experience and a strong understanding of industry standards will be selected through an interview at the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (resume required).

English requirements 

  • Provide proof that their secondary and/ or post-secondary studies were completed at a recognized institution where English is the primary media of instruction. The studies must be relevant to the admission requirements for the specific program (s) applied to (e.g. an advanced diploma or degree is required for certain postgraduate program)
  • Applicants with transcripts from an institution where the language of instruction is not English may meet English language proficiency requirements with one of the following proofs of language proficiency. The minimum test scores that are acceptable are listed below (as applicable). Please note: For admissions purposes, some programs require a higher score than the minimum stated below.
  • George Brown English for Academic (EAP) Program, Level 9
  • IELTS (Academic), 6.5, minimum 6.0 in each skill band
  • TOEFL, 84 (online) minimum 21 in each skill band
  • MELAB, 85
  • PTE (Academic), 60, overall minimum
    55 in each skill band
  • CAEL, 70 overall (writing 60)
  • Cambridge English Exams (B2 First, C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency), 176 or more (with no individual skill below 169)
  • George Brown Admissions Test (Mature applicants only), Not Available
  • *NEW Duolingo English Test, 115

Course Information

Do you want to be a wine, spirits and beer professional? Then realize your potential through our specialized postgraduate program. This program provides a distinct opportunity to learn from the best. A faculty team with a reputation for excellence supports our students. Our faculty are connected to local, national and internationally recognized industry leaders. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, George Brown puts you at the centre of the hospitality industry in Canada.

Code: H414

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  • HOST1141, Intermediate Wine & Spirits – WSET Level 2

  • HOST1142, Human Resources Practices

  • HOST1143, Strategic Marketing for the Beverage Industry

  • HOST1144, Beer School: Level 1 & 2 Prud'homme Beer Certification

  • HOST1154, Financial Beverage Management


  • HOST1151, Advanced Wine – WSET Level 3

  • HOST1152, Advanced Mixology

  • HOST1153, Food and Beverage Pairing and Operations

  • HOST1155, Wine and Beverage Business Development


  • HOST1162, Externship/Field Placement

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

This program will provide you with advanced professional knowledge of beverages matched with essential business, management and communication skills that prepare you for an abundance of exciting opportunities in Toronto and across the globe.

Depending on experience and areas of interest, graduates can pursue rewarding hospitality careers as:

  • beverage directors

  • sales agents

  • territory managers

  • product consultants

  • brand ambassadors

  • wine stewards/cellar masters

  • wine country tour guides

  • specialty retail operations

  • portfolio managers

  • merchandising/inventory co-ordinators


The beverage alcohol industry has been the strongest performing industry sector of the last few years and continues to experience record growth.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Mandatory Health Insurance

$743.99 for one-year coverage (Sept-August)
$508.83 for 8 months coverage (Jan-August)
$273.29 for 4 months coverage (May-August)

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