Higher Diploma in Wine and Beverage Business Management

International Culinary Institute (ICI)
Hong Kong
Study mode
2 years
Total tuition fee (local)
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Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 14,727

About this course

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.

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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