WSET Level 4, The Global Business of Wine, Unit 1

This course covers, at a specialist level, the dynamics of the global market for wines and spirits, as well as the particular realities of the U.S. wine and spirits market; it also covers how global and local consumer behavior and industry structure influence the marketing of alcoholic beverages.

The Level 4 Global Business of Wine, Unit 1 Course has nine instructional hours and two assessments: a 75-minute Case Study Exam on a global issue in the wine and spirits business; and a Coursework Assignment (CWA) – an independent research paper – on a proscribed topical issue of the industry. Students must achieve a pass in both assessments to complete this course. (See details on the Coursework Assignment below.)

Entrance Requirements

1. At least 21 years of age AND
2. A passing grade in the WSET® Level 4 Wine Production Unit 2 Course.

Pricing for the WSET® Level 4, Global Business of Wine, Unit 1 Course

Registration Fee: $25.00
Exams: $390.00
Study Kit : N/A
Tuition: $263.00
Total: $678.00
Costs for both of the Unit 1 assessments (CWA and Case Study Exam) are included in the Unit 1 Course fees. 

WSET® Level 4 The Global Business of Wine, Unit 1 adheres to the Mini-Course Refund Policy. For details see our policy.

The Global Business of Wine, Unit 1 – Class Schedule

Course Unit 1, Fall 2017 (Dip1 217)
Class Start Date September 27, 2017
Class Registration Deadline August 31, 2017
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Unit 1 Exam 10:30am November 8, 2017 at IWC
Exam Registration Deadline (re-sit students only) See Exams Page
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Coursework Assignments

All WSET Level 4 (Diploma) students who have sat the Level 4 Unit 1 course are eligible to register for a Coursework Assignment. The cost of the Coursework Assignment is included in the fee for the Global Business of Wine, Unit 1 Course.

Students MUST register separately by contacting IWC when they intend to submit a Coursework Assignment (CWA). The registration deadline is approximately three weeks prior to the paper submission deadline. Papers submitted without prior registration will not be accepted.

Coursework Assignment Topics are posted on the WSET website each year in May and are valid for the Coursework Assignment submission deadlines in November and the following April.

For more information on both the Case Study Exam and the Coursework Assignment, please see the following:

Registration Deadline – November 2017 CWA October 27, 2017
Coursework Submission Deadline November 14, 2017
Registration Deadline – April 2018 CWA March 23, 2018
Coursework Submission Deadline April 10, 2018
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