The School of Wine & Spirits Business - Burgundy School Of Business

The School of Wine & Spirits Business

EXPERTISE
FROM BACHELORS DEGREE TO PH.D                     

ONE SPECIALISED MASTERS, ONE MBA, ONE MSc, ONE BACHELOR SPECIALISATION

A UNIQUE ENVIRONMENT

IN A HEART OF A REGION THAT HIGHLIGHTS WORLDWIDE THE EXCELLENCE OF THE VINICULTURE KNOW-HOW : BURGUNDY

THE 4 PROGRAMMES

OF THE SCHOOL OF WINE & SPIRITS BUSINESS

MS CIVS -INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN WINES & SPIRITS SPECIALISED MASTER

MBA WINE & SPIRITS BUSINESS

MSc WINE MANAGEMENT

WINE TOURISM SPECIALISATION – BACHELOR IN MARKETING & BUSINESS

180

STUDENTS
A YEAR

30

YEARS OF
EXPERT KNOWLEDGE

60

EXPERTS IN THE WINE & SPIRITS INDUSTRY


14 DEDICATED RESEARCH PROFESSORS

6 GOOD REASONS

TO STUDY AT THE SCHOOL OF WINE & SPIRITS BUSINESS

N°1

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Double accredited by AACSB and EQUIS, BSB is ranked among the top 1% of business schools in the world

The Specialised Master in International Wine & Spirits Business (MS CIVS), the longest-standing international programme, is ranked n° 1 in France and n° 3 in the world (Eduniversal 2020)

The MBA Wine & Spirits Business is ranked second best internationally focused MBA taught in France (Le Moci 2020).

A world-recognised programme portfolio: MBA, Specialised Masters, MSc and Bachelors programmes, all featured in the top international and national rankings.

N°2

HOLISTIC KNOWLEDGE

Product-Business-Sector Skills: courses dedicated to production methods, tasting techniques and the world’s wine and spirits markets, all taught by School of Wine & Spirits Business professors and the Burgundy University’s Jules Guyot Institute.

The international benchmark WSET 2 or 3 professional certificates incorporated into all programmes, providing a significant career boost for all graduating students

Management skills: modules dedicated to Marketing, Management, Law and Finance, as applied to the wine and spirits economy

Entrepreneurship skills and the design of a business plan

Field trips to iconic wine and spirits markets and to the most renowned French vineyards

N°3

UNRIVALLED FACILITIES

The first of its kind in the world entirely dedicated to the teaching of and research into wine and spirits management:  

The Wine & Spirits Business Lab, a behavioural research laboratory dedicated to the world of wine and spirits

The Tasting Room, a state-of-the-art room comprising 32 fully equiped places for tasting classes and research activities

The Cellar, a 12-degree storage cellar, a showcase situated at the building’s entrance and housing the institution’s collection of bottles; a prime resource for more informal tasting sessions

The Spirits World, an area  specially dedicated  to spirits

The Business Lounge, a sophisticated and elegant reception area 

N°4

A VARIETY OF STUDENT AND STUDY PROFILES

The student cohort represents around 20 nationalities from five continents on campus per year

Programmes promote the acquisition of multicultural soft skills specific to the wine and spirits industry.

Class dynamic that contributes to the creation of a professional network.

N°5

A WINE AND SPIRIT NETWORK LIKE NO OTHER

A 2,000-strong alumni network plus the support of the 16,000-strong global BSB alumni community

Track-specific expert partners, representing the areas of Import/Export, Distribution, Production, Marketing and Innovation.

Regular contact with industry leaders based in France and abroad (including the Americas and Asia) via courses, conferences, field trips and meetings.

N°6

GUIDANCE EVERY STEP OF THE WAY

Courses delivered in face-to-face, small group set-ups (20-30 students on average), facilitating the learning process, and dialogue between and follow-up of students

A career and coaching centre designed to support students in setting up their professional project and in looking for internships and jobs

Individual assistance with the admissions procedure, visa applications, and finding accommodation

Personalised guidance, including an integration week and team building activities

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DIJON & BURGUNDY

THE SCHOOL OF WINE & SPIRITS BUSINESS AT THE HEART OF THE GLOBAL WINE & SPIRITS ECONOMY

Burgundy is a region that enjoys worldwide renown, especially for the land on which its vineyards are established. Drawing all the benefits of the geological conditions and unique climate on offer, the area has joined the list of sites protected by  UNESCO with World Heritage status for their exceptional characteristics. The wine produced on these centuries-old strips of land are the stuff of dreams for wine lovers the world over:  Romanée-Conti,  Clos de Vougeot, Meursault, Pommard, Nuits-Saint- Georges, to name just a few, from within la Côte de Nuits, and  la  Côte de Beaune. These  wines offer the perfect illustration of the variety to be found within Burgundy and the long-running expertise of local wine producers. Studying in these surroundings is an unrivalled opportunity for any  student  of wine and spirits management.

DIJON, A TOWN WITH AN IRRESISTIBLE CHARM

The School is located in the heart of Dijon, a town offering a perfect blend of outstanding heritage  and contemporary art, the latest musical trends and gourmet food. In addition to being ideally situated close to the world-renowned Route des Grands Crus of vintage wines, Dijon also figures high on the list of most desirable French towns in which to live, offering a relaxing, environmentally-friendly setting thanks to the surrounding green belt area. It will also soon be home to one of the French International Cities of Gastronomy, a cultural project based upon the French gourmet food tradition registered on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list. The town scene offers many sporting activities, for amateurs and high-performance athletes alike (mountain biking, running, hiking, rowing), and offers opportunities for cross-country and downhill skiing just 1 hour 30 minutes away in the Jura skiing resorts. Life in Dijon features a host of cultural opportunities and a wide variety of wine bars for lovers of the many Burgundy vintages on offer.

BURGUNDY BY NUMBERS

1ST

THE CLOSEST STILL WINE PRODUCER TO PARIS

29 000 ha

OF VINES

1247

CLIMATS WITH UNESCO-LISTED WORLD HERITAGE STATUS

33

GRANDS CRUS VINEYARDS

84

WORLD-RENOWNED “APPELATIONS D’ORIGINE CONTRÔLÉE

AOCS

4 200

PRODUCERS, MERCHANTS AND COOPERATIVES WINERIES

1 bottle in every 2

PRODUCED IN BURGUNDY EXPORTED

36

BURGUNDY WINES IN THE TOP 50
MOST EXPENSIVE WINES IN THE WORLD

SEE THE SCHOOL OF WINE AND SPIRITS BUSINESS EVENTS AGENDA

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PR STEVE CHARTERS
PHD, MASTER OF WINE

I have the dual role of teacher and researcher, my studies focusing on consumer behaviour and the links that exist between wine and where it is grown. I am also a member of the Institut of Masters of Wine, a global network of 380 Masters of Wine spread over thirty countries worldwide. One of my aims is to help School of Wine & Spirits Business students take full advantage of the network and expertise I have to offer.

Our teaching staff is composed of academic experts, including one Master of Wine and wine industry professionals with strong experience.