Beverage Management Services Certificate

Earn a certificate in beverage management services

Revel in becoming an expert of wines, beers, and spirits from around the world.

In this certificate program, you’ll become qualified for a supervisory position in bars, restaurants, clubs, catering businesses, and other food operations—for example, running an upscale restaurant or advising bar staff, management, and customers with making beverage selections.

You’ll explore the business of wine, beer, and spirits management, including menu selection, service styles, delivery outlets, safety, and guest relations. You’ll also learn the principles of sanitary and public health as they apply to food service and lodging operations. You’ll taste wines, beers, and spirits of the world, and learn how to properly pair wine with food.

In three years or fewer, depending on your schedule and courses offered, you can earn this credential. 


  • The certificate in beverage management services is open to current students, regardless of major, and can be pursued as a stand-alone degree or combined with an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.
  • In order to enroll in our certificate program, you must already be admitted. If you are not currently admitted, you will need to meet the admission requirements. Visit IU Indianapolis admissions to apply.

Certificate requirements

  • Complete a minimum of 18 credits in accordance with the specified curriculum.
  • Earn a minimum grade of C in each course.
  • Required to have a minimum 2.0 overall grade point average.
  • Tasting courses require students to be 21 or older.


We’re here to provide academic support. Contact the SHHS advising team for answers to all your questions.

If you want more information about admission to our programs, visit our undergraduate admissions page.