A Master of Business Administration or MBA program is a business graduate degree. It is designed to help students prepare for upper-level positions. Some programs may concentrate on a specific area of business.
What is an MBA in food and wine? A food and wine concentration in a Master of Business Administration program allows students to study the different aspects of management in the food and beverage industry. Students may learn how to run a food business, manage costs and maintain inventory. Health and safety may also be studied. A program may include courses on supply chain management, gastronomy, restaurant management, tourism and distribution management.
Students that take an MBA in food and wine may learn skills in proper wine selection and pairing, food preparation and service management. A program also may offer students the chance to advance general business skills such as leadership and marketing.
Students often wonder about the costs of an MBA in food and wine, but giving an estimate of costs is difficult. Schools and programs vary as do costs, so students should check with their school’s financial office.
Students may already be working in the food industry upon completion of this type of program, but the skills and knowledge gained could enable them to advance. Graduates may choose to start their own business, such as a restaurant or a vineyard. Other career options for those who complete a program may include becoming a restaurant manager, financial manager, head chef, dietary counselor, maître d' or marketing manager. Some students may wish to use what they have learned to move into senior positions, such as CEO or CFO.
MBA in food and wine programs may be taken at schools around the world. Some programs are also available online, which is nice for students who need flexibility. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
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This Master enables you to:Direct and manage the different areas that allow the correct functioning of a company; Evaluate the adequacy of a commercial strategy, analyzing the marketing plan on which it is based, decide the most appropriate marketing channels to guarantee the results that the company seeks; Acquire the necessary knowledge related to wine culture, marketing, service and consumption, as well as the technical and industrial knowledge involved in working with professional sommeliers; Perform the tasks of sommelier with effectiveness and responsibility; To develop research processes related to oenology; Understand the cultural historical context of wine as a fundamental ingredient in this culture; To learn the fundamental aspects related to viticulture and oenology, as well as the different typologies of wine; Know the tasting process, with the organoleptic characteristics of the wine sensory examination, as well as the appropriate service. ... [-]