Dec 01, 2023  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog
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BREW 141 - The Business of Brewing

Credit(s): 2

Prerequisite(s): admission to the Brewing Science and Brewery Operations program, and instructor’s consent.
This course covers the basic business practices needed for starting and managing a brewery inclusive of regulatory considerations, forms of ownership, human resources, marketing and finance. (Spring Semester)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the various regulatory bodies overseeing breweries in Montana and the current regulations of the three tier system.
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of production, quality control and inventory management.Identify forms of business ownership, and the pros/cons of each in consideration of opening a brewery.
  • Discuss the four management functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling as related to brewery operations.
  • Utilize specific techniques for hiring, retaining, and motivating a work force.
  • Identify strategies for development of an introductory marketing plan.
  • Discuss the basic concepts related to the planning and tracking of financial resources.
  • Develop a comprehensive business plan for brewery start-up.  

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