The Culinary Institute of America Launches an Online Master’s Degree in Wine and Beverage Management

IBL News | New York

The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) announced this month an Online Master’s Degree in Wine and Beverage Management.

Enrolling for Fall 2021, this program follows the in-person wine and beverage management master’s and the Online Master’s in Food Business—both of which graduated their inaugural classes in September 2020.

The Online Master’s Degree in Wine and Beverage Management will be a 30-credit curriculum program and will immerse students in every facet of the business, from bottle to glass, exploring global wine business management; spirits, fermented, and non-alcoholic beverages; entrepreneurial innovation, marketing, distribution; and much more.

The program will include three short residencies: two in Napa, CA―the heart of wine country―and one at the CIA’s Hyde Park campus, in New York’s Hudson Valley.

“Today’s beverage professionals need a foundation that goes beyond product knowledge,” said Cathy Jörin, Senior Director of the CIA School of Graduate and Professional Studies. “Solid business acumen, an understanding of sustainability and world cultures, and the ability to innovate are vital. By bringing this program online, we’re making it accessible to even more people, giving them an opportunity to develop these skills without putting their current careers on hold.”

To enroll, students must have a bachelor’s degree.