Advanced Business Management - Alcoholic Beverages (Optional Co-op)

Program Code: 2885

School: The Business School

Credential: Graduate Certificate

Program Type: Graduate Certificate program

Program Length: 1 year/ 2 semesters

Start Date: Fall

Location: Eglinton Learning Site

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 2280

Led young College's Advanced Business Management - Alcoholic Beverages program was launched in response to the demand for savvy businesspeople to take the reins in Canada's $40-billion wine, beer and spirits industry.

Through business courses taught by industry experts, you gain practical experience and insight into how the business of alcoholic beverages is managed. This Alcoholic Beverages business program covers topics like category and supply chain management, accounting and marketing. There is also a key focus on the global regulatory framework and good corporate social responsibility.

Upon completion of the program, you will have developed the analytical skills, business acumen and core industry knowledge necessary for a successful career in a dynamic and growing field.

Program Highlights

  • Courses for this this program are taught on Monday to Wednesday allowing flexibility for those who have other commitments the balance of the week.
  • Taught in convenient downtown Toronto,  on the subway line at our Yonge and Eglington location.
  • Optional Co-op program offered to gain valuable industry work experience.*
  • Small class environment taught by industry experts.
  • Hands-on training in understanding how to use industry customer analytics tools. 

*Subject to qualified candidates.

Learning Outcomes

  • Manage and control different aspects of an alcohol-related enterprise by accounting, finance, analytics and general business best practices.
  • Plan and manage product distribution and retail systems to achieve business success, comply with legislative requirements and meet social responsibility obligations.
  • Analyze local and global markets to position products using appropriate sales and marketing strategies.
  • Interpret import and export regulations to determine opportunities and challenges within the business structures of the alcoholic beverages industry.
  • Develop strategies to optimize product and market opportunities, including brand development and positioning.
  • Conduct business in compliance with relevant national and international law, regulations, ethical standards and corporate social responsibility.
  • Use human resources best practices to recruit, motivate, resolve labour relations issues and manage culturally sensitive situations.
  • Act entrepreneurially by researching and operationalizing business opportunities within the alcoholic beverages industry.
  • Develop strategies to assess the impact and opportunities associated with the globalization of the alcoholic beverages industry.
  • Develop personal and professional development strategies and plans to enhance leadership, management skills and expertise.
Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
BMAB-700 Fundamentals of Alcoholic Beverages Eglinton Learning Site
BMAB-710 Supply Chain Management Eglinton Learning Site
BMAB-711 Management Accounting for the Alcohol Industry Eglinton Learning Site
BMAB-712 Global Regulatory Environment and CSR Eglinton Learning Site
BUSN-702 Coop/Employment Preparedness Eglinton Learning Site
MKTG-716 Marketing Eglinton Learning Site
MKTG-718 Customer Insights and Analytics Eglinton Learning Site
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
BMAB-720 Sales Management for Alcohol Beverages Eglinton Learning Site
BMAB-721 Category Management Eglinton Learning Site
BMAB-722 Strategic Business Planning - Capstone Eglinton Learning Site
BMAB-723 Marketing Alcoholic Beverages Eglinton Learning Site
ENTP-700 Innovation and Change Management Eglinton Learning Site
MGMT-704 Management and Leadership Eglinton Learning Site
MKTG-725 Omni-channel Retailing Eglinton Learning Site

Semester Note

Minimum Program GPA of 2.0 (C Grade average) required to graduate.

This program has a Co-op option - #2886.

Career Outlook

  • Product and category manager
  • Buyer
  • Inventory replenishment
  • Planning professional
  • Brand and retail marketer
  • Key account manager
  • Sales Representative (commercial inside and territory)

Academic Requirements

  • University degree or a three-year college diploma in any discipline from a recognized institution
  • We will consider applicants who have a two-year college diploma or a partial university degree (75% complete) and who have a minimum of two years work experience relevant to the program
  • Proof of English proficiency

Co-op Requirements

Requirements to qualify for the optional Co-op program stream:

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the end of semester one
  • Achieve a minimum grade C+ (GPA 2.5) in BUSN-702
  • A professional resume
  • We diminutionful completion of a vocational assessment

The assessment of eligibility for the Co-op work term will be administered by a School of Business staff in consultation with the Co-op department.

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Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $4,421.00 $973.00 $5,394.00
International $13,283.00 $2,256.00 $15,539.00