The online Distilled Spirits Business Certificate is designed for current or future distilled spirits professionals who want to gain broad-based knowledge about business operations within the industry.
Offered by the College of Business, the online UofL Distilled Spirits Business Certificate* blends an industry born of tradition with a university that fosters innovation. Louisville and the surrounding region are home to many of the most storied companies and most innovative start-ups in the U.S. distilled spirits industry. There is no better place to learn the business of the distilled spirits industry than from a university located in its epicenter.
Developed in partnership with industry experts, we offer a one-of-a-kind curriculum that features the most relevant knowledge, skills, and awareness for accelerating your success in the booming distilled spirits industry. The program is co-taught by College of Business faculty and industry leaders from renowned companies like Brown-Forman, Jack Daniels, and more.
*Bachelor’s degree required
No matter where you are in the world, learn from the masters of the U.S. distilled spirits industry.Learn More
The certificate program is made up of only 6 courses (9 credit hours).Learn More
Each course is completed in just 5 weeks. Take 1 or 2 courses at a time.
This certificate does not qualify for financial aid. Special rates are available for active-duty military. Inquire to learn more.
UofL’s College of Business is partnering with the Kentucky Distillers’ Association (KDA) to offer the Lifting Spirits Scholar program to qualified Distilled Spirits Business students. The KDA Scholarship is designed to support diverse, financially-limited students pursuing careers in the distilled spirits industry by fully funding tuition to the certificate program—empowering them to excel as scholars and business professionals through the specialized skills and expertise gained through UofL’s online Distilled Spirits Business Certificate.
The distilled spirits industry has been rapidly growing for more than a decade. In Kentucky alone, the industry is responsible annually for $8.5 billion of economic output, between 15,000 and 17,500 jobs, and $800 million in payroll (Kelly, Kornstein, & Marshall, 2017).
Based on previous education and professional experience, graduates would be well suited for any number of professional positions in business operations, including logistics planner, pricing analyst, data analyst, supply chain manager, marketing specialist, social media manager, promotion specialist, sales manager, distribution coordinator, corporate social responsibility manager, visitor center manager, financial operations accountant, tax accountant, brand ambassador, and more.
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|Application Deadline||Term||Start Date|
|October 19||Fall||October 26|
|December 11||Spring||January 4|
|February 1||Spring||February 8|
|March 8||Spring||March 15|
For more information on the admission and application process, please contact our Online Learning Enrollment Counselor at 800.871.8635 or by email at email@example.com.
To enroll in the online Distilled Spirits Business Certificate offered by the College of Business at the University of Louisville, you must apply as a graduate non-degree seeking student and meet the following requirements:
Note: GMAT/GRE scores are not required for admission.
Send all materials to:
University of Louisville
2211 S. Brook Street
Louisville, KY 40292
* See the UofL Transfer Credit Policy for more information.
The online Distilled Spirits Business Certificate consists of 6 courses (9 hours), delivered in 5-week terms. Courses are offered each fall and spring semester. Courses do not follow a specific sequence, and can be taken in any order.
|SPIR 610 Distilled Spirits Industry Overview & Regulatory Issues||1.5|
|SPIR 620 Distilled Spirits Finance Fundamentals||1.5|
|SPIR 630 Distilled Spirits Operations & Supply Chain||1.5|
|SPIR 640 Sustainability in the Distilled Spirits Industry||1.5|
|SPIR 650 Spirit Brand Marketing||1.5|
|SPIR 660 Three-Tier System of Alcohol Distribution||1.5|
|TOTAL CREDIT HOURS||9|