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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

  • ID:GBC010067
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (CAD)

  • Application Fee:$95.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$18,190.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$743.99
  • OtherFee/Year:$3,505.00
  • Application Fee:$95.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$18,190.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$743.99
  • OtherFee/Year:$3,505.00

* Incidental Fees (Materials, Student Association etc.), Public Transportation, Books and Supplies, etc

Estimated Total/program:
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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

Advanced Wine and Beverage Business Management is a one-year, three-semester postgraduate 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 business, 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 have the opportunity to travel to Canadian and European destinations to visit 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 three additional certifications: Wine & Spirit Education Trust® (WSET®) Levels 2 and 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.

CHCA students can also participate in several short study abroad opportunities. Our options change often, but in recent years have included Peru, Europe, Spain, Costa Rica, India, Thailand and trips right across Canada! Some trips are purely experiential learning, while others provide you with the opportunity to receive credit for a course in your program.

Your Field Education Options

This program provides a mandatory 14-week externship placement. George Brown works with employers and industry partners to identify potential work experience opportunities. Students are also strongly encouraged to pursue self-directed event management industry work experience opportunities they believe would provide the learning experiences they value and meet the learning outcomes of the program. This valuable work experience can be added to your resume.

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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

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 coordinators

Ability to settle

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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