Higher Diploma in Wine and Beverage Business Management

General

Program Description

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Programme Aims

Students are equipped with professional knowledge and practical skills of wine and beverage, and catering industry, initially at a paraprofessional level.

After obtaining professional qualifications and undergone industrial attachments, graduates may progressively pursue a career in the wine and beverage or catering industry; or articulate to bachelor degree in either local or overseas universities; and/or articulate to further professional qualifications in their areas of interest.

Curriculum

Year 1

  • Chinese and Western Culinary Fundamentals
  • Food and Beverage Service and Operations
  • Food Hygiene and Safety
  • Intermediate Wines and Spirits
  • Advanced Wines and Spirits
  • Chinese Restaurant Operations Management
  • Western Restaurant Operations Management
  • Professional Bar Operations Management
  • Wine and Beverage Distribution and Retail Management
  • Principles of Economics and Global Financial Environment
  • Human Resource Management
  • Service Marketing
  • Vocational English & Putonghua

Year 2

  • Asian Rice Liquors#
  • Arts of Beer#
  • Arts of Cheese#
  • Arts of Chinese Tea#
  • Arts of Coffee#
  • Event Planning and Operations Management
  • Alcoholic Beverage Production and Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Management in International Wine Business Operations
  • Hospitality Industry in a Global Perspective
  • Accounting for Hospitality Management
  • Integrated Project
  • Vocational English & Putonghua
  • Industrial Attachment*

# Enrichment module plus 2 electives from 5 modules (maximum 3 modules)

* Industrial attachment will be arranged at an appropriate time during the Year 2 period of study

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Career Prospects

Graduates can pursue a career progressively in the wine and beverage or catering industry such as liquor shop manager, wine and/or beverage merchandiser, brand ambassador, wine sales manager, sommelier, beverage manager, wine director, wine and beverage event organizer, specialty experts such as Chinese tea master, coffee master, beer brewing master, liquor distillation master or cheesemonger, etc.


General Entrance Requirements

Graduate from senior secondary school with proven English language proficiency, eg. IELTS at 5.0 or equivalent.

The applications will be assessed individually by the department concerned.

Details: http://ido.vtc.edu.hk/en/programme_detail/HT114280

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Last updated Dec 2019

About the School

The International Culinary Institute (ICI), one of the strategic initiatives of the VTC Group, aims at training and developing talent in culinary arts, wine and event management to sustain Hong Kong’s ... Read More

The International Culinary Institute (ICI), one of the strategic initiatives of the VTC Group, aims at training and developing talent in culinary arts, wine and event management to sustain Hong Kong’s status as Asia’s wine-and-dine destination. It provides quality and professional programmes with state-of-the-art facilities to groom aspiring culinarians to be well versed in international cuisines, supporting students’ successful career development in the industry. ICI offers a wide range of quality professional culinary programmes covering European, Mediterranean, Southeast Asia, Middle Eastern and cuisines of the Americans, as well as bakery and confectionery. Read less