Master of Wine Business Mid-Year Entry
A competitive edge in a global marketplace
Home to some of the most innovative and revered winemakers in Australia, South Australia is the ideal location for you to study how business operates in the wine industry.
This intensive degree sets you up to have a positive impact on the entire wine value chain; a capability demanded of wine business professionals worldwide.
What will you do?
Our Master of Wine Business is designed for both current and aspiring wine business owners, marketers, managers, winemakers, sommeliers, and staff. You will:
- benefit from flexible study modes
- build working knowledge and skills in both winemaking and viticulture
- learn about direct wine marketing
- understand how to evaluate domestic and international markets
- study the foundations of wine science
- explore legal aspects of the business
- undertake a six-unit research project.
There are also internship opportunities across South Australia’s booming wine industry.
Where could it take you?
You might manage a cellar door or an up-and-coming winery. You could work in marketing, sales, tourism or events, delighting customers and crafting irresistible experiences for wine lovers. Perhaps you’ll export South Australia’s best or take on a strategic role in a regional governing body.
For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.
For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2021 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:
SATAC Code 3CM101 Deferment Yes - 2 year Intake January, May and September Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
Higher Education Study A completed Bachelors degree or equivalent.SATAC Code: 3CM101
CRICOS 081149G Intake January, May and September
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearson Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 C1 Advanced Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry RequirementsMore Information
Tertiary Qualifications 48 unit conversion pathway: Bachelor degree or equivalent
36 unit extension pathway: Bachelor degree or equivalent in Oenology or Viticulture
Fees and Scholarships
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I am a:
Indicative annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $33,000
Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $46,000
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Highly rewarding career opportunities exist for graduates in wine business, marketing and management positions internationally.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Adelaide Business School is AACSB* accredited, and as such our programs have passed rigorous standards of quality. AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and only the best schools in the world earn AACSB accreditation.
* Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
Market Researcher, Marketing - Agriculture, Food & Wine, Export / Import trade, Retail, Retail Manager, Wine Marketing
A Study Overseas experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via Study Overseas, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.
To find available opportunities visit Study Overseas.
Study Overseas ExperienceMaster of Wine Business students may also have the opportunity to complete an internationally accredited double degree with our partner the University of Strasbourg, France. This program taught in English provides wine management and tourism education, customised to the particular demands of the global wine trade, the unique features of the domestic and overseas wine industries, and wine as a product.
With global opportunities and partners including KEDGE Business School in Bordeaux, a postgraduate qualification in Wine Business is your gateway to the world of wine.
Our global opportunities provide graduates with a unique skill set, putting you at the cutting edge of wine business in some of the world’s premier wine regions.
You can find out more about our international study opportunities via the Professions Study Overseas website.
To qualify for the Master of Wine Business as an Extension program, you must complete 36 units comprising:
- Eight core courses (24 units)
- One elective course (3 units)
- Two research courses (9 units)
To qualify for the Master of Wine Business as a Conversion program, you must complete 48 units comprising:
- Nine core courses (27 units)
- Four elective courses (12 units)
- Two research courses (9 units)
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
You can find the academic program rules for this degree under the Faculty of the Professions rules.
Example Study Plan
Indicative Study Plan
Core Courses Extension and Conversion students must complete all of the following courses:
WINE 7001: Marketing for Wine Business
WINE 7002: Growing Domestic and International Wine Markets
WINE 7005: Direct Wine Marketing and Cellar Door Management
WINE 7006: Wine Retailing
WINE 7008: Wine Tourism
ENTREP 5036: Entrepreneurial Concepts and Mindset
WINE 7010: Legal Aspects of Wine Business
WINE 7009: Wine Branding
Conversion students must additionally complete the following course:
OENOLOGY 7000NW: Foundations of Wine Science
Elective Courses Conversion students must complete four of the following.
Extension students must complete one of the following and may not include courses cognate to their undergraduate degree.
ACCTING 7025: Accounting Essentials for Decision Makers
AGRIBUS 7054: Global Food and Agricultural Policy Analysis
AGRIBUS 7056: Management and Performance of Global Food Chains
AGRIBUS 7064: Water Security and Governance
COMMGMT 7003: Family Business Fundamentals
COMMGMT 7006: People and Organisations
ENTREP 5038: New Venture Creation
ENTREP 7020: Design Thinking
ENTREP 7022: Creativity and Innovation
INTBUS 7015: Cross Cultural Management and Negotiation
OENOLOGY 7530WT: Grape and Wine Production
OENOLOGY 7019WT: Sensory Studies
Subject to approval by the Program Coordinator, students may also undertake elective courses from the following:
WINE 7007: Wine Study Tour
PROF 7500: Postgraduate Professions Internship
PROF 7502: Postgraduate Professions Internship (Overseas)
PROF 7502: Postgraduate Industry Project
EXCHANGE 7001BUS: Exchange for Business PG Students
Research Extension and Conversion students must complete both of the following courses:
COMMERCE 7039: Business Research Methods
WINE 7777: Wine Research Project
AssessmentVaries by course, including exams, written research projects and reports, group projects, and individual participation in class rooms.
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Last updated: Thursday, 4 Feb 2021