The UofL Distilled Spirits Business Certificate blends the demands of an industry born of tradition with a university that fosters innovation to provide broad-based business operations knowledge of the distilled spirits industry.

Louisville is home to some of the most storied distilled spirits companies in the United States. In fact, more than one-third of all distilled spirits produced in the U.S. originate in the region. There is perhaps no better place to learn the business of spirits than from a school located in the heart of the Bourbon experience.

World-Class Education

Developed in partnership with thought leaders from the spirits industry, our curriculum features the rigor and world-class education you expect from the College of Business while providing the applied knowledge needed to thrive in this rapidly expanding market. Learn from professors who bring theoretical and research knowledge and corporate fellows who bring extensive professional experience to every course.


Program Highlights

  • Learn how different functions in the distilled spirits industry, such as finance, marketing, and operations, work interdependently
  • Connect and network with other professionals across the industry
  • Learn at the speed of your life — our 100% online format gives you access to course materials anywhere, anytime, and on any device.
  • Finish in as little as 15 weeks by taking two courses every five weeks (9 credits total)
  • Get a jump start on your MBA—credits earned in the certificate program apply to completion of your UofL MBA (you must apply separately to the MBA*)

Get Started Today!

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Complete and submit the form to learn more about our program, admission requirements, financial aid, available courses, deadlines, and more.


Earn your Distilled Spirits Business Certificate from the AACSB Accredited UofL College of Business for lasting credibility. The AACSB sets high standards and only the top 15 percent of all business schools in the nation are accredited.




*Separate application and acceptance into the UofL MBA is required