Study Wine Business

Join the world’s only university offering wine business qualifications from an AACSB accredited Business School, supported by world-class research and teaching facilities in viticulture and oenology through the internationally renowned Waite Campus.

With a unique emphasis on both the production and sales aspects of wine, the University of Adelaide's Wine Business programs will equip you for an exciting career in an industry that contributes more than $45 billion to the Australian economy and supports over 160,000 jobs across Australia.*

*AgEcon Plus Consulting, 2019, Economic Contribution of the Australian Wine Sector

Olivia Hamilton - Master of Wine Business, Graduate

“Studying a Master of Wine Business has not only enabled me to connect with other professionals in the industry, but also given me the tools and confidence to be a part of the conversation and impart my knowledge of wine business onto others too.“

Olivia Hamilton, Master of Wine Business.

Flexible study options

With flexible programs designed for both full time students and working professionals, our suite of degrees include options for remote study and shorter qualifications that can be completed in one year or less. 

Graduate Certificate in Wine Business

Obtain a shorter qualification and graduate with the skills, frameworks and knowledge required for a competitive edge in the wine industry. Suited to those already working in the wine industry. 

Graduate Diploma in Wine Business

Prepare yourself for a range of strategic roles within the wine industry. Suited to those working in the wine industry or looking to break into the industry.

Master of Wine Business

Make a positive impact on the entire wine value chain. Students with a Viticulture and Oenology degree may be able to complete the Master of Wine Business in just 1.5 years.

Discover the international world of wine

Vineyard France

The Adelaide Business School also offers opportunities to complete an internationally accredited double degree with our partner, the University of Strasbourg, France. The program provides an overview of wine management and tourism focussing on the demands of the global wine trade, and provides a unique opportunity to enhance your education through a uniquely global and regional perspective.

Shorter exchange opportunities are also available with partners around the world, including the renowned KEDGE Wine and Spirits Academy in Bordeaux.

Connect with industry

The Adelaide Business School has partnered with Wine Communicators of Australia  (WCA), an industry body connecting business professionals working in the wine industry. University of Adelaide Wine Business students are entitled to a free WCA membership while they study, and have unique access to a range of online resources to keep you up to date with the latest trends in the world of wine business.

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Celebrating World Wine Day with our wine academics

In celebrating over a glass of wine, Dr’s Steve Goodman, Rebecca Dolan, and  Armando Corsi share with us their thoughts on all things Wine and Business. 

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A partnership for prosperity with Wine Communicators of Australia

Industry partnerships form the lifeblood of the Wine Business programs at the University of Adelaide. We’ve partnered with Wine Communicators of Australia (tag) to develop the skills, connections and confidence of our students in preparation for their future career in the wine industry. In the article below, Chair of WCA Marni Cook speaks to the value of the partnership between industry and education.

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