Program OverviewPrinter Friendly
Centennial College launched its Advanced Business Management - Alcoholic Beverages program in response to the demand for savvy business people to take the reins in Canada's $40-billion wine, beer and spirits industry.
Through business courses taught by industry experts, you'll gain practical experience and insight into how the business of alcoholic beverages is managed. This Alcoholic Beverages business program will cover topics such as category and supply chain management, accounting and marketing while also highlighting the global regulatory framework and good corporate social responsibility.
Upon program completion, you'll have developed the analytical skills, business acumen and core industry knowledge necessary for a successful career in a dynamic and growing field.
- Courses will be taught Monday to Wednesday — allowing for flexibility if you have other commitments — at Centennial's convenient downtown Toronto Yonge and Eglinton location, which is on the subway line.
- An optional co-op program will offer valuable industry work experience.*
- You'll benefit from small class environments.
- Hands-on training will help you to understand how to use industry customer analytics tools.
*Subject to qualified candidates.
You'll be able to:
- Manage and control different aspects of an alcohol-related enterprise by accounting, finance, analytics and general business best practices;
- Plan and manage product distribution and retail systems to achieve business success, comply with legislative requirements and meet social responsibility obligations;
- Analyze local and global markets to position products using appropriate sales and marketing strategies;
- Interpret import and export regulations to determine opportunities and challenges within the business structures of the alcoholic beverages industry;
- Develop strategies to optimize product and market opportunities, including brand development and positioning;
- Conduct business in compliance with relevant national and international law, regulations, ethical standards and corporate social responsibility;
- Use human resources best practices to recruit, motivate, resolve labour relations issues and manage culturally sensitive situations;
- Act entrepreneurially by researching and operationalizing business opportunities within the alcoholic beverages industry;
- Develop strategies to assess the impact and opportunities associated with the globalization of the alcoholic beverages industry;
- Develop personal and professional development strategies and plans to enhance leadership, management skills and expertise.
Program OutlinePrinter Friendly
|Course Code||Course Title|
|BMAB-700||Fundamentals of Alcoholic Beverages|
|BMAB-710||Supply Chain Management|
|BMAB-711||Management Accounting for the Alcohol Industry|
|BMAB-712||Global Regulatory Environment and CSR|
|MKTG-718||Customer Insights and Analytics|
Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners
Career Options, Academic Pathways and PartnersPrinter Friendly
- Product and category manager
- Inventory replenishment
- Planning professional
- Brand and retail marketer
- Key account manager
- Sales Representative (commercial inside and territory)
Admission RequirementsPrinter Friendly
- University degree or a three-year college diploma in any discipline from a recognized institution
- We will consider applicants who have a two-year college diploma or a partial university degree (75% complete), and who have a minimum of two years work experience relevant to the program (transcript and resume review required)
Co-op OptionPrinter Friendly
The co-op option in this program will provide you with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience while you complete one work term as an employee in the field. This experience not only allows you to put classroom learning into practice, but will also provide valuable contacts for your future career.
To participate in this co-op option, you will need to complete an application process in the first semester. If academically qualified, you may be admitted to the co-op program. When you graduate, your diploma will highlight the co-op credential.
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the end of semester one
- Successful completion of 100% of semester one courses
- Achieve a minimum grade B (GPA 3.0) in BUSN-702
- Students must be legally eligible to work in Canada
- Students who meet the above prerequisites will apply to transfer to the co-op program as scheduled
Note: Meeting the minimum co-op program requirements does not guarantee admission into the co-op program.
Co-op Model Route
|Winter Semester Intake|
|Fall||Co-op Work Term|
How to Apply
How to ApplyPrinter Friendly
1. Apply Online
If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.If you have previously attended a full-time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.
All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in-person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.
2. Submit Documents
Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.
Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.
If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).
For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.
3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission
Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.
You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.
You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.
When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.
4. Pay Fees
Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.
You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.
5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)
Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca.
Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April
Your web-registration will not open if:
You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.
Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and FeesPrinter Friendly
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2019.
|Student||Tuition (2 Semesters)||Ancillary Fees||Total|