The School of Wine & Spirits Business, founded in 2013, is a structure dedicated to education and research in the wine and spirits industries. Our programmes prepare graduates to become capable specialists who trade in wines and spirits, market their products innovatively and play managerial roles in all divisions of these demanding industries.
Located in Dijon, the capital of the world-renowned wine-growing region of Burgundy, the School of Wine & Spirits Business is part of the centennial Burgundy School of Business (Groupe ESC Dijon – Bourgogne), itself a member of the elite group of French tertiary business institutes collectively known as Conférence des Grandes Ecoles. The School has incorporated three existing wine-industry programmes, the oldest of which was founded in 1988. As these programmes attract candidates from all over the world, the student body is culturally diverse, making for stimulating group assignments and class discussions. Within Burgundy School of Business' substantial teaching body, ten permanent faculty members dedicate themselves specifically to our programmes and are committed to excellence in teaching and generating intellectual output. Visiting lecturers from both the professional and academic fields reflect the international nature of the School in the variety of their countries of origin.
Burgundy School of Business (Groupe ESC Dijon – Bourgogne) has launched an exciting project of specialisation, internationalisation and academic and research excellence by founding a unique new institution: the School of Wine & Spirits Business .
After creating the Mastère Spécialisé en Commerce International des Vins et Spiritueux (CIVS) in 1988, we founded the MSc in Wine Business in 2009 and opened the 2012 – 2013 academic year with another new programme dedicated to the wine industry: the MSc in Wine Management.
Burgundy School of Business’ long-standing and renowned expertise in wine management has its roots in the region of Burgundy, famous for its excellent wines.
In September 2013 we consolidated these successful ventures within a new structure with its own research centre. The main goal of the research centre is the publication of articles in peer-reviewed journals specialising in the wine and spirits industries as well as other prestigious publications aimed at a scientific community interested in wine marketing - a research field that has come to dominate the field.
My colleagues and I have been delighted with the success these wine-industry programmes have had with an English-speaking public, whether English is that public's first or second language. Our aim is to attract the best students from the four corners of the globe, students who want to become specialists in a demanding and fascinating field.
Continuous growth and improvement are part of our pledge to the students and graduates who have entrusted - and will entrust - us with their future.
Dr Jérôme Gallo
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