The one-year, non-credit certificate program in Wine Business Management will benefit students who are seriously interested in working in the wine industry and want to expand their knowledge to enhance their current position.
About the Certificate
This certificate program provides a unique focus on the following areas of the business of wine:
- Financial Consideration
- Legal Issues
- Small Business Management
- Strategic Business Planning
- Wine Tourism
|$4,995 for entire certificate program
$995 for individual modules
|12 months with 6 modules|
|Online classes with two residential weekends|
|To provide core content and experiences that allow those interested in the business of wine to develop skills and knowledge in key aspects of wine business planning, management, and marketing. This program also applies to other types of beverage businesses including beer, distilled beverages, ciders, and others.|
|Students will develop a wine or beverage-oriented business plan providing an overall outcome and relevant components as part of each module. Additional assessment may include exams, written work, and other related projects.|
|Students must successfully pass each course and attend both weekend residential experiences. Students are responsible for their own travel and lodging while attending the two weekend experiences, as well as any required textbooks.|
Wine Business Management Schedule
|January 15 – February 25, 2020||Fundamentals of the Wine Business|
|March 9 – April 19, 2020||Wine Business Marketing Management|
|April 17 – April 19, 2020||Wine Business Resident Experience|
|May 4 – June 14, 2020||Wine Tourism Management|
|June 29 – August 9, 2020||Small Business Management|
|September 7 – October 18, 2020||Wine Business Law and Compliance|
|November 2 – |
December 13, 2020
|Wine Business Financial Management|
|December 31, 2020||Final Packet Submission|
U.S. wine market is the largest in the world
— at $38+ billion.
WSU Tri-Cities has nearly 900 wineries, 60,000 acres of wine grapes, and 13 American viticulture areas.
WSU Tri-Cities is home to the
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates WSU Wine Science Center.
Since 2013, the number of U.S. permitted wineries has grown nearly 40%; breweries 140%.