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Bachelor of Wine Business

Graduation requirements

To graduate from the Bachelor of Wine Science, students must satisfactorily complete 192 points (24 subjects) and an industry experience subject. To graduate from the Associate Degree in Winegrowing, students must satisfactorily complete 128 points (16 subjects) and an industry experience subject.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's Bachelor of Wine Business course is designed to develop knowledge and skills in winemaking, wine science, viticulture, wine appraisal and business.

This course is designed to develop knowledge and skills in winemaking, wine science, viticulture, wine appraisal and business. Students can complete their studies while working in the wine industry, studying by distance education.

Students not wishing to study the business element of the degree, may elect to exit after four years of part-time study and graduate with an Associate Degree in Winegrowing.

CSU is recognised as producing knowledgeable practically-oriented graduates that meet the highest expectations of the wine industry.

Residential school

Students are required to attend residential schools, of two to five days duration for most subjects, at the University. These schools provide intensive teaching on the practical aspects of the course. 

Career opportunities

Career opportunities

The degree is designed to prepare graduates for a business career in the  rapidly expanding global wine industry. A wide range of electives allows  students to specialise in accounting, management or marketing. Graduates of the  Associate Degree will be well placed to establish and/or develop their own  vineyard and/or small winery.

 

Course structure

Course Structure

The course of 192 points duration, consists of 152 points (20 subjects one of which is 0 points) of compulsory core subjects and 40 points (5 subjects) of restricted elective subjects. The Associate degree is the first 2 years of the Wine Business degree.

Core Subjects for the Bachelor of Wine Business

ACC100 Accounting 1: Information for Business
AGB233 Agribusiness Management
PSC103 Botany
CHM108 Chemistry Fundamentals
IRR200 Principles of Irrigation
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology
MGT100 Organisations & Management
MGT330 Business Strategy
MGT310 Service Operations Management
MKT110 Marketing Principles
MKT220 Buyer Behaviour
PSC104 Soil Science
PSC215 Plant Physiology
STA201 Scientific Statistics or QBM117 Business Statistics
VIT211 Viticultural science
WSC101 Wine Science 1
WSC111 Grape & Wine Science
WSC201 Wine Production 1
WSC210 Sensory Science
WSC260 Wine Industry Experience (0 points)

Restricted Elective subjects for the Bachelor of Wine Business are chosen from the following:

ACC110 Accounting 2
ACC240 Small Business Management
ECO110 Microeconomics
HRM210 Human Resource Management
LAW110 Business Law
MGT220 E Commerce
MGT290 Project Management
PHY107 Engineering Physics
VIT311 Vine Health
VIT312 Vineyard Establishment
WSC301 Wine Production 2
WSC310 Wine Sensory Assessment
AGS301 Weed and Pesticide Sciences

Core Subjects for the Associate Degree in Winegrowing

AGB233 Agribusiness Management
PSC103 Botany
CHM108 Chemistry Fundamentals
IRR200 Principles of Irrigation
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology
MGT100 Organisations & Management
MKT110 Marketing Principles
PSC104 Soil Science
PSC215 Plant Physiology
STA201 Scientific Statistics
VIT211 Viticultural science
WSC101 Wine Science 1
WSC111 Grape & Wine Science
WSC201 Wine Production 1
WSC210 Sensory Science
WSC260 Wine Industry Experience (0 points)

Restricted Electives for the Associate Degree in Winegrowing are chosen from the following.

ECO110 Microeconomics
HRM210 Human Resource Management
LAW110 Business Law
MGT220 E Commerce
MGT290 Project Management
AGS301 Weed and Pesticide Sciences

Enrolment pattern

Distance Education only

Session 1 (Autumn)

PSC103 Botany
WSC111 Grape & Wine Science

Session 2 (Spring)

MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology
STA201 Scientific Statistics or QBM117 Business Statistics

Session 3 (Autumn)

CHM108 Chemistry Fundamentals
MGT100 Organisations & Management

Session 4 (Spring)

MKT110 Marketing Principles
WSC101 Wine Science 1

Session 5 (Autumn)

WSC210 Sensory Science
PSC215 Plant Physiology
WSC260 Wine Industry Experience

Session 6 (Spring)

IRR200 Principles of Irrigation
PSC104 Soil Science

Session 7 (Autumn)

AGB233 Agribusiness Management
WSC201 Wine Production 1(commenced)
VIT211 Viticultural Science (commenced)

Session 8 (Spring)

WSC201 Wine Production 1 (completed)
VIT211 Viticultural Science (completed)
Restricted Elective

Students can exit with the Associate Degree in Winegrowing, students continuing on will enrol in the following pattern

Session 9 (Autumn)

ACC100 Acccounting
Restricted Elective

Session 10 (Spring)

MKT220 Buyer behaviour
Restricted Elective

Session 11 (Autumn)

MGT310 Service Operations Management
Restricted elective

Session 12 (Spring)

MGT330 Business Strategy
Restricted elective

At a glance

Study Mode

Distance education

Where

Wagga Wagga

When

Session 1; Session 2

Level

Undergraduate

Duration

6 years distance education

International?

YES

Indicative ATAR

N/A

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