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Working alongside beverage industry experts, we offer specialized education and training for professionals

The Beverage Business Institute at Colorado State University's College of Business is designed specifically for professionals in the beverage industry or those looking to start a career in beer, wine, soda, water, spirits, coffee, or distribution.

Engage with us to join the beverage network, and gain knowledge focused on business functions such as sales, finance, & supply chain. We encourage participants to bring their business challenges to the courses to gain new perspectives. Participants will have the opportunity to create connections with other beverage business owners and executives, as well as work with College of Business faculty who are focused on areas critical to the beverage business.

This a great place to be inspired and make amazing connections within the industry. Colorado's Front Range is teeming with rapidly growing beverage companies. Many of these professionals work alongside the Beverage Business Institute, creating a valuable link to real-world business topics and trends.

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The Beverage Business Institute offers certificates and courses for beverage industry professionals at every stage of their careers. Whether you're opening your first brewery or expanding your distribution network, you'll find a course or certificate that fits your needs. Industry figureheads and College of Business faculty shape the content and vision of our programs in response to industry trends.

Certificate Program

Establish yourself as a front runner in the beverage industry. Our certificate program introduces you or your team to fundamental leadership skills, data analytics training and traits needed to build a dynamic team. Instructors provide industry-relevant instruction that relates to your organization’s challenges. The certificate is completed over 12 months and is comprised of four courses that cover key concepts such as attracting new markets, cultivating talent and creating inclusive workplaces.

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Transform your passion for your craft into a competitive edge with the courses offered by the Beverage Business Institute. Each course connects you with faculty members and beverage industry professionals. Our courses cover key topics such as leadership, sales, finance and data analysis as well as insights on supply chain.

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