Higher Diploma in Wine and Beverage Business Management

Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE)
Hong Kong
Study mode
2 years
Total tuition fee (local)
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Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 14,523

About this course

This programme equips students with professional knowledge and practical skills for the wine, beverage, and catering industry. After receiving professional qualifications and undergoing industrial attachments, graduates may pursue a career in the wine and beverage or catering industry; or further their education at bachelor degree level in either local or overseas universities; and/or pursue further professional qualifications in their areas of interest.

The programme has professional recognition from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET), L’Ecole du Vin de Bordeaux (France), Consejo Regulador de la D.O. 'Jerez Xeres Sherry' (Spain), The Royal Society for Public Health of the United Kingdom and the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department of the Hong Kong SAR Government. 

Entry Requirements

International Students:

  • Applicants with academic qualifications obtained in secondary or tertiary institutions outside Hong Kong will be assessed individually by the departments concerned.
  • IGCSE, GCE, International Baccalaureate (IB) or other overseas qualifications which are comparable with the required levels of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education will be accepted.
  • IELTS overall score at 5 or equivalent 


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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