Business of Brewing
To prepare students for long-term success, this module introduces critical business concepts that are applied to brewing industry scenarios. Through a combination of lectures, in-class exercises, reading and homework assignments, students learn about the industry structure and its implications; financial statements and their meaning; planning and budgeting; and value creation/defense in an evolving industry. Along the way, students will be shown the underlying economics of a business (or project), and how to leverage that information for success.
Technical Case Studies
Designed to emulate the dynamics found in commercial breweries, students become part of small work groups where they are assigned case studies based on actual situations from operating breweries. Each group must create and deliver a presentation in the classroom that addresses solutions for their assigned case. As part of our advanced course offerings, the WBA Technical Case Studies is meant for those with a previous understanding of commercial brewing operations and brewing technologies.
The WBA Business of Brewing and Technical Case Studies module can be taken individually, or as part of the WBA International Diploma in Brewing Technology or WBA Master Brewer programs.