Advanced Master’s degree in Wine Sciences and International Trade (MS CCIV)

is attributed by the Engineering SchoolAgrosup Dijon.The MS CCIV is a high levelcomplementary training course for professional insertion, leading to a Bac+6 level. This training is backed by the UNESCO Culture and wine traditions Chair.

The training course will:

- develop strong scientific basis about vine and wine

- make you to master professional knowledge about the wine international trade and the  wine network organization
- develop knowledge regarding  the range of vineyards around the world, in addition tasting  400 wines,  by study-visits to 10 vineyards  in Europe and California for a total of 8 weeks
- enable the applicant to become expert from vine to wine.

The  year  is divided into two parts : six months of intensive courses including a tutored project in wine marketing, and followed by an internship of 4 to 6 months with a thesis to defend  at the end. These internships often lead to a job.The MS CCIV can lead to a  dynamic  career, with  a better salary and international mobility.
Financial aid  can be possible.The MS CCIV  attracts foreign students, fluent in French (C1) and in English  (B2+).
It is accessible for graduates  Bac+5 level,  or Bac+4 level with professional experience, and by VAP (validation of vocational learning).

 

MS CCIV in figures:

On average, 15 students followed the courseper year

After graduating: 66% permanent contract, 16% fixed-term contract, 18% in an independent status

83% work in the vine and wine sector

30% manage a budget of more than 1 million euros

International: 45% have mission abroad, use languages: English, Spanish, German and Chinese

74% of graduates progressed in term of their responsibilities.

Job after the MS CCIV:

sales manager in trading company or in winery, export manager, marketing manager, procurement officer,wine-broker, e-commerce manager,agri-supplies sales representative,cellar man, cellar master, key account manager, wine cooperative director, wine tourism agent, consultant, journalist, trainer, advisor...

 

Career examples:

  • Miao, class 2011, was export assistant for the Chinese market for Pion SAS in Burgundy, and now she leads the Aromas Winery in China.
  • Cedric, class 2014, came with a master in sport,through a CIF (individual training leave) by Decathlon. He was sales manager in winery Devillard in Mercurey, 2014-2018, now independent wine-broker.
  • Yann, from Lebanon, follows the class 2014 after a master’s degree in finance in London. He did his internship by Metro France, and now, he is national procurement officer for wines.
  • Jeannette entered MS CCIV as job seeker in 2016. After an internship in Thailand with Bangkok Beer & Beverages, she now works as Business Development Executive for On-trade market for Ambrose wines and spirits, importer and distributor in Bangkok.
  • Valentin entered MS CCIV as young graduate in sales in 2016. He is now fixed employed at the house Champagne Forget -Brimont, as sales assistant France/export.
  • Jeanne, young Belgian translator, is immediately employed, after MS CCIV in 2016, as Sales Developer by a Belgian wine, champagne and spirit merchant. In 2017, she changes for Brand Ambassador Benelux and North of France for a wine cooperative in Gers in France.

Admission criteria: degrees

 Engineering degree, second-year Master's degree, "Grande Ecole" Master's degree

  • First-year Master's degree with a minimum of 3 years' professional experience
  • Equivalent foreign degree.

Dispensation for a maximum of 30% of students:

  • Master's or Bachelor's degree with professional experience
  • Recognition of prior learning; no degree necessary

Prerequisites

You must master both English and French.

All foreign candidates must first have been approved by Campus France before the 15 march 2019

Selection criteria

Selection of candidates is done by a recruitment committee made up of professors and professionals. Three sessions are planned, between mid-May and mid-July.

View and/or download the French application form in pdf format (294 Kb) 

The admission form must be sent to: AgroSup Dijon, Dept SHS, MS® CCIV, 26 Bld Dr Petitjean, BP 87999, 21079 DIJON Cedex
and by email to: sandrine.guillaume(at)agrosupdijon.fr

Fees

Fees are 12 000 €. This includes travel and accommodation fees for all study trips, excluding meals. Study trips take up around 30% of training time.