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
Why study Wine Business with us?
- Study with the first AACSB accredited Business School in South Australia*, at a Go8 University consistently ranked in the top 1% of the world's universities**
- Learn and experience a specialised curriculum, informed by wine industry experts and renowned academics
- Gain practical experience through industry placements, international exchanges, and mentorship opportunities
- Develop a global mindset with opportunities to study with global partners such as the KEDGE Wine and Spirits Academy in Bordeaux
*Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business (AACSB) **QS 2020, THE 2020, ARWU 2019
"The University of Adelaide has an incredible reputation in the wine industry all around the world. I run a wine business in Portugal with my business partners and I feel confident in my decision making, as I've learned from Professors and industry experts who are extremely capable of teaching the tricky paths of such a complex industry."
Igor Beron, 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Professional partners and industry engagement
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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