Wine Business

Wine Business

  • Program Length 
    1 Year
  • Credential 
    Certificate
  • Location Offered 
    Nanaimo


The Program

1 year full-time or 2 year part-time

The purpose of the program is to provide recognition for students who complete a series of courses related to the wine industry, the process of wine making, wine appreciation (product knowledge), wine marketing, wine tourism and other knowledge related to the business of wine. The certificate will help graduates find employment in some aspect of the wine business, which could be a vineyard, a winery, a wholesaler, a retailer, a food service establishment or a special event planner. Although this is a stand-alone certificate, the courses may also be taken as credit courses toward a degree or diploma.

The certificate may also be taken concurrently with a diploma or degree.

Program Outline

This seven course program may be completed full–time in one year or spread out over two years.

Wine CertificateCredits

Select one of the following courses:
HOSP 215 - (Principles of Services Marketing)
MARK 160 - (Introduction to Marketing)
RMGT 101 - (Intro to Marketing in Recreation and Sport)
TOUR 101 - (Introduction to Tourism Marketing)

3

MARK 352 - (Wine Marketing)

3

HOSP 133 - (Beverage Theory) or,
MGMT 252 - (The Wine Industry)

3

MGMT 352 - (Wine Appreciation)

3

TRMT 398 - (Management of Wine Tourism)

3

Select two courses from the following three categories. Please note: each course must be from a different category. 
Consumer Behaviour
HOSP 311 - (Consumer Behaviour: The Guest Experience)
MARK 260 - (Buyer Behaviour)
TRMT 311 - (Consumer Behaviour in Recreation and Tourism)
Entrepreneurship 
HOSP 421 - (Hospitality Entrepreneurship)
MGMT 381 - (Entre/Intrapreneurship)
TRMT 421 - (Entrepreneurship in Recreation and Tourism)
Festivals 
TRMT 441 - (Management of Festivals and Special Events)

6

Total Credits

21

Further Studies

Students who wish to continue on to the Business Administration, Hospitality Mangement, or Tourism Management diplomas or degrees should consult with the program's Degree Advisor.

Updated 
Monday, May 4, 2015

Admission Requirements

Notes on Admission

  • Principles of Mathematics 11 or Applications of Mathematics 11 with a "C" is recommended. Students without Mathematics 11 should consult the program coordinator.
  • Preference will be given to candidates already enrolled in the Faculty of Management degree or diploma program.
  • Students who meet or exceed the minimum admission requirements may not necessarily be admitted to the program if space is not available.

Start Date and Application Deadline

The program starts in September and applications are accepted between the first business day in October, and March 31. For further information regarding late applications and program contacts, check the Program Availability List.

Career Opportunities

Developing a wine program at VIU is part of our vision to provide students credentials for entry into those careers influenced by the wine industry including (not limited to):

  • Winery/Vineyard Management
  • Retail Sales
  • Wine Marketing Representative
  • Restauranteur
  • Hotelier
  • Culinary
  • Agri-tourism development
  • Special Events
Domestic Fees | International Fees

Domestic Fees

Tuition Fee Schedule

When applying to the program, applicants will be charged a non-refundable application fee.

When applying to graduate, students will be charged a non-refundable graduation and alumni fee.

Some courses have additional fees to pay for extraordinary class–related expenses.

Fees - 21 credits

Amount

Tuition (21 credits x $147.76 per credit)

3,102.96

Student Activity fee (4% of tuition)

124.12

Student Services fee (21 credits x $6.53 per credit)

137.13

VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $19.43 per month)

155.44

Health and Dental Plan fee ($275 per year)

275.00

Approximate yearly cost for books and supplies

700.00

Lab fees

120.00

Total

4,614.65

Notes

* Students taking more than two semesters to complete the certificate should add Students’ Union fees for each additional semester.

The Health and Dental Plan fee is in effect only for full–time students at the Nanaimo Campus.  

All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

International Fees

Tuition Fee Schedule

When applying to the program, applicants will be charged a non-refundable application fee.

When applying to graduate, students will be charged a non-refundable graduation and alumni fee.

Some courses have additional fees to pay for extraordinary class–related expenses.

Fees - 21 credits

Amount

Tuition (2 semesters x $7620 per semester)

15,240.00

Ancillary Fee (2 semesters x $374.4 per semester)

748.80

VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $19.43 per month)

155.44

Health and Dental Plan fee ($275 per year)

275.00

Approximate yearly cost for books and supplies

700.00

Lab fees

120.00

Total

17,239.24

Notes

The above table is based on 15 credits or less per semester. Additional fees of $635.00 per credit will be applied if taking more than 15 credits per semester.

* Students taking more than two semesters to complete the certificate should add Students’ Union fees for each additional semester.

The Health and Dental Plan fee is in effect only for full–time students at the Nanaimo Campus.  

All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Updated
Sunday, April 1, 2018
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