W24: WBA Business of Brewing and Technical Case Studies

Certificate studies

The primary purpose of this module is to expose students to the challenges of running breweries from a standpoint of sound business operations.

Business of Brewing

Utilizing a format that places groups of students in a simulated "beer market" towards establishing and operating virtual brewing companies, students will learn the importance of planning and budgeting, both areas where they may currently, or soon, contribute. They will also learn the importance of anticipating competitive, regulatory and supply challenges, and their impact on the planning and budgeting processes as well as the overall health of the brewery.

Technical Case Studies

Designed to emulate the dynamic 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 Technical Case Studies module is meant for those with substantial understanding of commercial brewing technology.

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Key facts

1 week
Clock Hours
Chicago Campus

Admission requirements

All students applying for a program, module or course must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age.

For this course, prior brewing knowledge is not required.