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Certificate in Wine Business Vancouver Island University - Nanaimo Campus Vancouver Island University - Nanaimo Campus, Canada

Intake Sep 2024

Sep 2023

work permit PG Work Permit

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CAD 21741

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 150

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12 months


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Program Overview

Is it time to harvest your future career in the wine business? The BC wine industry is bustling with an increasing need for wine business professionals who understand the marketing, sales, exporting, and tourism aspects of wine.
The one-year Wine Business program at VIU provides hands-on experience covering the basics of viticulture and business practices, including visits to local vineyards and wineries to get a real taste for the wine life.
The Wine Business Certificate can be taken as stand-alone certification or as credit towards either the Hospitality and Tourism Management or Bachelor of Business program.

The Wine Business Program
The purpose of the program is to provide recognition for students who complete a series of courses related to the wine industry, the process of wine making, wine appreciation (product knowledge), wine marketing, wine tourism and other knowledge related to the business of wine. The certificate will help graduates find employment in some aspect of the wine business, which could be a vineyard, a winery, a wholesaler, a retailer, a food service establishment or a special event planner. Although this is a stand-alone certificate, the courses may also be taken as credit courses toward a degree or diploma.

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Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.5 - With No Band Less Than - 6
    • Minimum Overall Score - 88 - With no score less than - 20
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 60.0  Minimum Listening - 60.0  Minimum Reading - 60.0  Minimum Writing - 60.0  Minimum Speaking - 60.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s):
    • Minimum “C” in English 12, and minimum “C” in either Mathematics 10 or Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 10, or equivalent.
    • Note: Students who do not meet the minimum "C" grade in English 12 and minimum "C" grade in either Mathematics 10 or Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 10 prerequisites for this program can write an assessment test.
    • Mature Student Category: 19 years of age (or will turn 19 during the first two months of the program).

6.5 IELTS Score
88 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
60 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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CAD 150

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11400 Per year

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