All about this master, MS CIVS - Commerce International des Vins et Spiritueux BSB - Burgundy School of Business
France - Western Europe
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BSB - Burgundy School of Business
MS CIVS - Commerce International des Vins et Spiritueux

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Program overview

The MS CIVS – Specialised Masters in International Trade in Wines and Spirits welcomes students who are passionate about wines and spirits and wish to occupy executive positions requiring expertise in the wine-producing world together with advanced managerial skills. Relying on a very powerful network of graduates and as a pioneer in teaching in these industries, this programme is a leader in the French-speaking market.
Located in France, in the heart of the Burgundy region, our Dijon campus is the perfect place to study about wine & spirits.

 

Curriculum (courses, subject modules)

The MS CIVS – Specialised Masters in International Trade in Wines and Spirits is a programme dedicated to training specialists in trade and marketing who will be able to apply in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge in a national and international environment dedicated to the wine and spirits industry. The professionalising academic curriculum is dense, enriched by interventions by experts and players in the sector for a global understanding of realities and rapid integration into the industry.

YOU CAN CHOOSE BETWEEN 2 OPTIONS: FULL-TIME OR PART TIME.

 

MANAGERIAL AND MARKETING SKILLS

Acquire and apply the fundamentals of wine & spirits sector management
• Strategic Marketing
• International trade and export markets
• Operational marketing and distribution
• Digital
• Wine and Spirits tourism
• Entrepreneurship and Business Plan
• Wine-growing management/ VSEs
• Law
• Finance

SECTORAL APPROACH

Introduction to the main vineyards, the players in the sector and the characteristics of the major markets.
• Knowledge of the sector
• Grapes and Wines of the World
• Spirits and Liqueurs of the World
• Vineyard knowledge and study trips
• Wine-growing management and small businesses

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS

To enable you to represent a winery or a wine merchant, a terroir or an appellation, to explain the specificities of vinification and products and to comment on a wine during tastings.
The courses are given by the Jules Guyot Institute of the University of the Vine and Wine of Dijon (IUVV).
• Viticulture
• Oenology
• Sensory analysis / Tasting

STUDY TRIPS

Discover and understand the wine-growing regions, the issues, the players and share with them their experiences and the realities of the market.
• A 5-week trip to the heart of the vineyards of Burgundy, Alsace, Champagne, Bordeaux, Cognac, the Rhone Valley, the great south of France, but also Italy (Tuscany and Piedmont) or Spain (Rioja, Priorat, Penedes).
• Participate in reference trade shows.

Admission conditions

Required diploma(s) :

  • Bachelor

Tuition & Fees

Between 11900 and 14500 €

Online application for the MS CIVS 

Academic requirements

International Master or Bachelor degree

Language requirements

TCF/TEF: C1
+ good level of English tested during the interview

Other requirements

3 years of work experience and a proven interest in Wine & Spirits

Deadlines

Applications are open until July 15th for applicants from outside the EU and until September 1st for students from within the EU.

As we offer rolling admissions, we advise you to apply as soon as possible to have time to complete any visa procedures and to prepare for your arrival in France.

 

Employment opportunities & career impact

Annual salary after graduation

  • Average Salary : 35000 € (EUR)
  • Minimum Salary : 31000 € (EUR)
  • Maximum Salary : 56000 € (EUR)

Average time for obtaining the first job offer : moins de 6 mois

Employment opportunities :

With more than 30 years of experience, the MS CIVS – Specialised Masters in International Trade in Wines and Spirits is supported by a network of more than 700 graduates both in France and abroad.

Graduates of the MS CIVS are called upon to occupy junior or middle management positions in sales and marketing functions in France or internationally such as:
• Brand manager
• Product Manager / Marketing Manager
• Brand Ambassador / PR Manager
• Consultant in the wine and spirits industry (communication agency, technical services…)
• Domain takeover or management
• Wine shop Manager
• Import-export manager
• Commercial agent – Distributor
• Area Manager ON/OFF trade

 

Program enrolment information and statistics

Students Age
Minimum age 24 years
Average age 30 years
Maximum age 58 years
Students Full Time work experience
Minimum Full Time work experience 30
Average Full Time work experience 5
Maximum Full Time work experience 1

Application Deadlines

Required documents: 

– Curriculum vitae
– Cover letter
– Copy of your last diploma or certificate of current schooling
– Language level certificates
– Photocopy of your passport or national identity card
– Letters of recommendation if you have some


Campus facilities & Student Life

The Dijon campus is located in the city centre, easily accessible by public transport (a 10-minute tram ride from the station).

Remodeled in 2017, it has been designed to give you a stimulating student experience, to raise your skill levels and prepare you to become a responsible manager.

It is carefully designed for a high quality student life, focused on the student experience and adapted for new teaching approaches and new ways of working.

 

Facilities include:

Collaborative and co-working spaces

Spaces for entrepreneurship (650m) and community life (450m)

Relaxation spaces (gym, music studio, dance hall, zen room, café)

Creative spaces, promoting learning through creativity

The Learning Centre, a place of study but also a social hub of the community

The Career Centre, providing support for entry into the labour market 

The House of Finance, a real mini Wall Street including a trading room with Bloomberg technology at its heart

BSB Hub, a reception area dedicated to student support at BSB

The Association Floor, dedicated to the offices of student associations


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