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Combining Industry and Academic Expertise

Curricula and facilitators are drawn from a knowledgeable and pragmatically oriented team.

College of Business and University Faculty bring functional expertise borne out of research and scholarship in entrepreneurship, supply chain management, marketing, finance, and information technology.

Malt Beverage Industry Leaders add insight from successful business practices in supply chain management honed from years of experience operating within a three tier system.

Soft Drink Business Experts contribute knowledge of brand management, packaging, marketing, and distribution within an extremely competitive industry.

Wine and Spirits Industry Leaders offer perspective into entrepreneurship and operating within a highly regulated industry.

Certificate in Beverage Business Management

The Certificate in Beverage Business Management is a not-for-credit program designed to provide professionals in the beverage industries a well-balanced background in all of the functional areas of business and emphasize the transfer of industry specific knowledge and skills. Participants earn the certificate by attending four, three-day sessions that are offered on a quarterly basis throughout the year. Classes are designed to meet industry needs and are delivered live in Fort Collins and other select regional locations. Nationally recognized guest speakers and tours of local businesses are integral parts of the education and enhance the practical orientation of the program.

Besides the opportunity to acquire additional expertise the program offers attendees networking potential that can be important to placement and advancement in the future. Workshop sessions are held in November, February, May/June, and August. November begins the cycle for each new certificate cohort. The cohort allows participants to learn and engage with a group of other professionals for the entire certificate cycle. 

Curriculum   Speakers/Facilitators

Workshop Sessions

Workshops will be offered on a regional basis in Fort Collins and in other selected locations. Workshop participants will earn optional credit toward a certificate.


Additional sessions offered by guest speakers and tours are an integral part of the program and add to the quality of the learning environment. For additional information please go to or contact Jim Francis at

Equinox Brewing Company High Hops New Belgium Brewing Company
ODell Brewing Company Pateros Creek Brewing Company The Mayor of Old Town
Fiesty Spirits Bud Light  

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