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MSc Sustainable Wine Tourism & Gastronomy

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Once again a pioneer and constantly on the pulse of the industry’s evolution, the School of Wine & Spirits Business now offers the first postgraduate level programme of its kind in the world.

The MSc Sustainable Wine Tourism & Gastronomy is designed to meet the growing recruitment needs of many wineries and spirits brands that are developing their tourism activities around their region, history and products. Moreover, the pressure on today’s climate creates an urgent need for companies involved in agritourism to recruit employees and managers to lead an effective transition towards a more balanced approach to food production and travel.

This distinctive program is taught by practitioners and academics with experience in sustainable tourism, sustainable wine tourism and sustainable gastronomy. It is built around core courses complemented by visits to companies plus field trips in France and abroad to discover innovative sustainable practices in the food, wine and travel industries.
At a glance
Timeline:
1 academic year
Sept - May (courses)
May - Dec (professional thesis + optional internship)
Eligibility:
Bachelor's in any subject
Language:
100% English taught
Fees:
14,000
Next intake:
September 2022
Location:
Dijon
A welcome message from our Programme Director
France - the ultimate benchmark for
food, wine and tourism
Ready to make an impact on social, environmental and economic issues and be the changemakers of tomorrow in the wine tourism and gastronomy industries? 
Come study in the heart of the world's most famous food and wine industry, and the number one destination for international tourists.
Let’s be honest: the tourism sector was badly hit by the pandemic. Meanwhile, no industry is immune to the challenges of global warming, scarcity of resources, and digital disruption. We believe that sustainability is the solution for the food and wine industry and the travel industry to return to growth and rebuild in a more socially responsible, future-focused fashion.

In this program, you will learn about the concepts of permaculture, sustainable mobility, inter-modality, sustainable accommodation and different sustainable practices applied to both sectors: wine tourism and gastronomy.
Laurence Cogan-Marie
Laurence Cogan-Marie
Programme Director  
Welcome to our world

Study at the heart of our exclusive School of Wine and Spirits Business, the first building dedicated to teaching, research, and tastings in the world!

Our holistic programme allows you to gain management and strategic skills in the travel, food and wine industries alongside in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge of an international business environment.

You will join an unrivalled network of more than 2,000 alumni of the School of Wine and Spirits Business, and nearly 17,000 BSB graduates, connecting you to industry experts all over the world.
Playing an active role in sustainable wine tourism

Field trips included

Tourism is all about places, landscapes and experiences. In order to put your theoretical knowledge to the test, you will embark on study trips in France and abroad, exploring different aspects of the wine tourism and gastronomy industries. For instance, the 2022/23 cohort of students will discover Lyon, Centre Loire, Occitany and Catalonia.

A one-week hackathon

You will have the opportunity to work on the wine tourism strategy of a wine appellation. To carry out this project, you will be sent on-site to discover the characteristics of the area and to work in close collaboration with local tourism and wine industry players.

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Distinctive features
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Excellent Faculty
And International Dimension
The MSc Sustainable Wine Tourism & Gastronomy programme is proud to have an excellent teaching faculty with an international background offering theoretical knowledge along with practical advice and guidance. Our international faculty and experts either have their own company or are active professionals in the food, wine and travel industries. 

This allows you to receive a rare opportunity to learn from successful teachers, and gain expertise on how to achieve the best results in this competitive field.
A Premium Learning Environment

The School of Wine & Spirits Business provides excellent facilities - the first of its kind in the world fully dedicated to training and research in wine and spirits management.

  • The Wine & Spirits Business Lab: a behavioural research laboratory dedicated to the world of wines and spirits.
  • The Tasting Room: a fully equipped room for tasting sessions.
  • The Wine Cellar: a display room located at the entrance of the School of Wine, showcasing the greatest vintages from France and elsewhere.
  • Spirits World: an area dedicated to the discovery of spirits.
  • The Business Lounge: an elegant reception area.
Unique Teaching Approach
We offer an active learning method by delivering product knowledge and management training at the same time, combining theory with practice.

Through this programme, you will gain the knowledge to implement effective sustainability strategies in the wine tourism and gastronomy industries. The curriculum includes feedback from committed professionals, analysis of proven strategies, and participation in business simulations based on real life scenarios.

At the end of the programme, you will also earn WSET 2 level (Wine & Spirit Education Trust;  WSET 3 is optional).
Academic support
Individual Guidance And Connections
True to BSB’s core values, we provide very specialised and personalised teaching in small groups of 35 students maximum. You will participate in meetings and workshops to build personal professional projects, network, and interact closely with each other and our teaching experts. 

You'll also embark on field trips to visit wine exhibitions and production companies, allowing you to step out of the classroom and into the real world of this exciting industry.

Training future managers in the travel, food, wine and spirits industries

BSB provides you with the expertise and confidence to design, implement and manage sustainable tourism programmes.

Semester 1

Academic Modules 

  • Sustainable tourism: history, theory & practices
  • Strategic food & beverage management
  • Sustainable wine tourism: definition & applications
  • Organic, natural wines & impact of global warming on viticultural practices
  • Corporate finance for the tourism & gastronomy industries
  • Entrepreneurship for gastronomy & tourism
  • Grapes & wines of the world

 

Practical Experiences 

  • Specialist lectures and meetings with industry representatives 
  • Field trips in Occitany & Catalonia
  • Discovery of sustainable businesses in the wine, wine tourism & gastronomy sectors
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The MSc Sustainable Wine Tourism & Gastronomy programme also provides specialist lectures and meetings with industry representatives, holding discussions and seminars on topics such as:

  • Marketing & Distribution Issues
  • Burgundy Producers
  • Wine Tastings and Food Pairings
  • New Tasting Approaches: Wines from around the world

The classrooms are diverse, meaning that each student has an opportunity to learn a new perspective from their peers, leading to a higher growth potential and stronger collegial connections.

Semester 2

Academic Modules

  • Sustainable gastronomy
  • Sustainable food tourism
  • Eco-friendly architecture
  • Marketing sustainable wine tourism & gastronomy
  • Digitalisation processes
  • Territorial marketing
  • Food & wine pairing and introduction to sommelery

 

Hands-on Experiences

  • Business projects in partnership with companies
  • Tourism, wine and culture, and gastronomy fairs
  • One-week intensive immersion in Lyon discovering gastronomy
  • Hackathon in the Loire Valley
Semester 3

Professional Thesis and Optional Internship

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FAST PACED CURRICULUM
Professors at BSB continuously adapt their teaching methods and curriculum to keep up with the fast pace of change in today’s society. Classwork is often enhanced through case studies, workshops, field trips, conferences, and guest lectures.
Total 60 ECTS credits delivered
400 hours of face-to-face teaching
60 hours of corporate insights

Programme origins

1988
Creation of the International Trade in Wines and Spirits (CIVS) programme, accredited by the CGE for Specialised Masters in 1991.

2004
Creation of the Specialised Master in International Wine and Spirits Trade (CIVS) part-time in Paris.

2008
Creation of the MSc Wine Business, transformed in 2016 into today’s MBA programme.

2009
Creation of the Institute of Wine Management, precursor of the School of Wine and Spirits Business.

2012
Creation of the MSc Wine Management.

2013
On November 15, the School of Wine and Spirits Business (SWSB) opens.

2016
On July 1, opening of the Pavillon 1889 in Beaune, a unique place dedicated to the culture of Burgundy wines (modelled after the Pavillon de la Bourgogne at the Universal Exhibition of Paris in 1889).

2017
Creation of the Wine & Spirits Business MBA.

2021
Creation of the MSc Sustainable Wine Tourism & Gastronomy, the first in the world.

Admissions at a glance

100% English taught

Dijon campus

30

Small class size

25%

International students

September to July

Entry requirements


Academics

International applicants should have a non-French Bachelor’s degree in any field (3 or 4 years) or 240 ECTS.

Language

  • IELTS: 6.0
  • TOEIC: 750
  • TOEFL IBTL: 74
  • Duolingo: 95
Application process

1. Fill in our online application form.
2. Pass the online interview.
3. Receive your admission!

Key Dates

Rolling admissions: Apply any time
Final deadline: 18 July 2022
Decision turnaround time: 2 weeks
Welcome Days: 16-17 Sept 2022
Classes start: 20 Sept 2022

Fees and financial aid

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Tuition fees for the Master of Science Sustainable Wine Tourism & Gastronomy are €17,000. This rate is guaranteed throughout your course and is all-inclusive covering tuition, academic support, campus facilities, conferences and field trips.

Payment plans

Scholarships for international students

For the September 2022 intake we are offering 4 merit-based scholarships for talented students coming from all around the world.

  • 2 Premier Cru (25% reduction of tuition fees)
  • 2 Grand Cru (50% reduction of tuition fees)

The sooner you apply, the greater your chances

Be quick - we review applicants for potential scholarships each month. Get your application in before the next deadline:

  • 15 December 2021
  • 14 January 2022
  • 15 February 2022
  • 15 March 2022
  • 15 April 2022

Scholarships for international students

For the September 2021 intake we are offering four merit-based scholarships for talented students coming from all around the world.
  • 3 Silver Scholarships (25% reduction of tuition fees)
The sooner you apply, the greater your chances
  • 15 February 2021 - First deadline awarding 60% of the scholarships.
  • 31 March 2021 - Second deadline awarding 40% of the scholarships.
  • 1 July 2021 - The remaining scholarships, if any, will be awarded at the end of the application period.
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Let's talk!

We'd be happy to answer any questions about our programmes, the application process, living in Dijon, or our impressive global alumni network.

Contact us or book a time in our calendar. We look forward to helping you!

Connections with research and the corporate world

Our faculty includes professors, teacher-researchers, and experts from the business world in order to strengthen the practical dimension of our teaching and enhance your employability.
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Career opportunities

Graduates from the MSc Sustainable Wine Tourism & Gastronomy will become specialists in an up-and-coming sector, leading to various positions such as:

  • Sustainable entrepreneur in the wine, wine tourism and food industries
  • Head of wine tourism
  • Head of food tourism
  • Consultant in transitioning to sustainability
  • Sustainable tourism manager
  • Sustainability communication officer
  • Sustainability expert for public institutions
  • Brand manager
  • Public relations manager
  • Wine & spirits eco-shop manager
  • Wine & spirits education specialist

Meet our School of Wine & Spirits Business alumni

Shayna Jacobs, MSc Wine Management, BSB class of 2020

Listen to Shayna from the USA explain what drew her to this Master's programme and to BSB in particular, plus the highlights of her time with us, and what she plans to do next.

Zhouyi An, MSc Wine Management, BSB class of 2019

Listen to Zhouyi from China talk about why she chose this programme, what her dream job is, and what she will remember the most about BSB's programme.

Claudio Gargiulo

Claudio Gargiulo

Manager of Sales
Azienda Agricola Marco Carpineti
BSB class of 2019

Claudio Gargiulo

Kozma Kis Csaba

Founder
Wine Route Transylvania
BSB class of 2019

Claudio Gargiulo

Yafang Zheng

E-commerce Manager
Bacardi China

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As a BSB student, you will receive expert career services equipping you with tools and confidence you'll need to achieve the best professional positions.

Our Career Booster Department offers you:

  • 7 coaches providing help in French, English, Spanish and German.
  • Over 3000 hours of personalised coaching during your studies including an in-depth career assessment.
  • Over 9000 internships and job opportunities available each year.

Your global BSB alumni network

16,000+

BSB graduates in over 90 countries around the world

93%

of our graduates find a job in less than six months.

€41,000

Average gross annual salary after graduation from a French business school.

€48,000

Average gross annual salary after graduation from this BSB MSc programme.

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The Master of Science Corporate Finance & Investment Banking
aims to cultivate and develop an advanced knowledge of
international business management and finance. This programme
was built around the CFA requirements, providing you with the
necessary skills and expertise to succeed in the challenging
careers of investment banking, private equity, corporate banking
and the financial advisory sector.

If you have strong mathematical abilities and technical skills and
you are looking to acquire in-depth knowledge of corporate
decision-making at a global level, then this is the perfect
programme for you. The course will teach you techniques to
assess acquisitions, manage cash flow, engage in market risk
analysis and raise capital in financial markets.
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At a Glance

• Start Date:
September 2021

• Duration & Mode:
12 months, full-time

• Credits:
60 ECTS

• Eligibility:
A bachelor’s degree in mathematics, statistics, economics or equivalent subject

• Language:
100% English taught with an intensive French language seminar included

• Fees:
€14,000

• Location:
Dijon

• Ideal fit:
For professionals after a bachelor’s degree and 3 years of work experience

• Partner companies:
Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne
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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

The Master of Science Corporate Finance and Investment Banking provides over 400 hours of teaching and 50 hours of corporate insights and extracurricular activities.
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• Corporate finance and financial planning
• Institutional markets dynamics
• Derivatives, risk and hedging
• Financial strategy
• Merger and acquisition
• Seminars and applied conferences
• Professional meetings with industry specialists

DISTINCTIVE FEATURES

CFA CERTIFICATE

By completing the MSc Corporate Finance & Investment Banking, you will be trained for the CFA Certificate, completing examinations at the end of the course and receiving the two levels of a CFA charter, which is one of the highest distinctions you can earn in the investment management profession. It shows employers a strong level of expertise and guaranteed skills in investment analysis, asset management, and ethics.

TEACHING APPROACH

This master's programme adopts a uniquely designed Chrono-Diagnosis method. Working in a group of six, you will learn how to strategically analyse a public company and engage in buy-side or sell-side research roles. You’ll also learn how to compose an equity research and M&A report, and practice presenting to investment bankers in a professional environment.

FIELD TRIPS

You will have the exclusive opportunity to attend financial and investment conferences and take other field trips to provide you with insights into the challenging yet intriguing world of investment banking. You will visit the Banque de France trading room in Paris, a multinational investment bank such as BNP Paribas Bank, and a financial institution which facilitates corporate tie-ups and partnerships.

THE HOUSE OF FINANCE

BSB benefits from its own House of Finance, a unique
space dedicated to finance and corporate governance
integrating pedagogy and research. It contains offices for eight
teacher-researchers and separate classrooms for each
specialisation such as Corporate Finance, Banking & Asset
Management, and Financial Control.

The Bloomberg Trading Room

Known as one of the most remarkable trade centres among French business schools, this room is equipped with 12 triple screen stations and wall screens broadcasting financial news continuously. It can accommodate up to 25 students at a time and is often a hive of activity. Bloomberg provides a large volume of information and real data, the same as that used by professionals and operators in trading rooms and banks.

Learning from the pros

You will enjoy a unique balance between academics offering theoretical knowledge and senior-level professionals (entrepreneurs, CEOs of successful companies, industry experts) offering practical advice and guidance.

Moreover, our international faculty and experts either have their own company or are active professionals in top-performing companies. This allows you to receive a rare opportunity to learn from successful teachers and gain knowledge on how to achieve the best results in a particular field.
You will receive personal support from:

• 9 permanent research professors
• 25 academics, coaches, supervisors, legal partners, accounting experts and local entrepreneurs
• One board of angel investors
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Admission Requirements

  • Non-French bachelor degree in mathematics, statistics, economics or equivalent subject
Language requirements
  • IELTS= 6.0
  • TOEIC=750
  • TOEFL IBT=74
  • DuoLingo=95 (50€)
  • TOEIC 785
  • TOEFL PBT 550
  • TOEFL CBT 213
  • TOEFL IBT 79
  • LanguageCert
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

Online application

  • 20 minute motivation interview
  • €100 application fee

Key Dates

Rolling admissions; final deadline 1 July 2021

Decision turnaround time: 2 weeks

Intake: 1 September 2021

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FAST PACED CURRICULUM

Professors at BSB continuously adapt their teaching methods and curriculum to keep up with the fast pace of change in today’s society.

Classwork is often enhanced through case studies, workshops, field trips, conferences, and guest lectures.

FACTS & STATS

Programme Origins

• 2005 Creation of the Specialised Master in International Financial Communication (CFI) in Rabat with High Tech Management. Programme ended in 2008.

• 2013 Creation of the MSc Advanced Corporate Finance, terminated in 2017.

• 2017 Creation of the MSc Corporate Finance and Investment Banking.

• 2018 Creation of the House of Finance and the Bloomberg trading room.
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REAL WORLD PROJECTS

Students are given a unique opportunity to get engaged in buy-side or sell-side research roles, acquiring in-depth knowledge of corporate decision-making in an international arena and learning techniques that help students to assess acquisitions, manage cash flow, engage in market risk analysis and raise capital in financial markets.

The diagnosis takes place over the course of one week and the name of the company is revealed at the last minute, making the project and research activity not only useful and fulfilling, but also exciting.

Let's Talk!

We'd be happy to answer any questions about our programmes, the application process, living in Dijon, or our impressive global alumni network. 

Contact us or book a time in our calendar. We look forward to helping you!
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Customise your degree programme to suit your educational and professional goals

BSB’s global network enables you to explore the world and further enhance your international experience. 

Our Master’s programmes offer you the opportunity to study abroad for one semester or to obtain a dual-degree with one of our partner institutions. We’ll advise you on the best match, guide you through the process, and help organise the details such as accommodation or paperwork.
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Connections with Research and the Corporate World

Our faculty includes professors, teacher-researchers, and experts from the business world in order to strengthen the practical dimension of our teaching and enhance your employability.

The CFA Certificate

By earning a CFA charter as part of our programme, you’ll be able to showcase your credentials and work performance to future employers. The charter will prepare you extremely well for a variety of investment-related jobs such as portfolio manager, risk manager, and research analyst. Moreover, many CFA charter holders achieve CEO and CFO level in companies of all sizes around the world.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of our MSc Corporate Finance & Investment Banking will be able to hold various positions, internationally, in the fields of corporate finance and market finance in investment institutions and banks, such as:

  • investment banking
  • financial/product finance consulting
  • investment sector (selling/buying side, investment analysis or portfolio management)
  • corporate banking finance
  • control and cash management

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Morgan
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Experimented Senior Auditor, KPMG

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BSB’14
Financial controller, PwC

Lucas
BSB’14
Branch Manager, Societe Generale

Sance
BSB’10
Financial Analyst, Philips

Amandine
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Dubai and Middle East Buyer
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BSB Class of 2012
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Senior Auditor
KPMG

My master’s programme in auditing at the Burgundy School of Business enabled me to join KPMG Luxembourg for a traineeship period of six months.

After this internship, I realised that I wanted to learn more about the audit profession. That is why I returned to KPMG after my graduation in 2016. In auditing, every day is a new challenge and I am glad to work in an international environment with colleagues from all around the world.

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BSB graduates in over xx countries around the world

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Average gross annual salary after graduation from a French business school.

€48,000

Average gross annual salary after graduation from this BSB MsC programme.

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