The WBA learning structure is composed of a series of modules. Depending on the number of modules each student successfully completes, students will be awarded a different certificate.
If students decide to take only the first 3 modules, with a duration of 6 weeks in total, they would be awarded the Advanced Brewing Theory program certificate upon successful completion of the examinations.
If students successfully complete the first 6 modules, they would be awarded the International Diploma in Brewing Technology program certificate after successfully passing all required exams. This 12-week program takes advantage of both the Siebel Institute campus in Chicago and Doemens Academy in Munich.
For a complete and outstanding educational brewing experience, students can follow the renowned WBA Master Brewer program, which lasts a total of 20 weeks. This program maximizes the advantages of the WBA dual-campus characteristics, giving students a once in a lifetime experience and the possibility to enjoy two amazing brewing cultures.
The WBA offers introductory level courses for those looking to start their brewing careers, or even executives in the industry looking to gain more knowledge of the brewing process.
The Concise Course in Brewing Technology will provide students with comprehensive knowledge of the brewing process, the dynamics of brewery operations, and issues affecting the industry. Within the time span of this course, students will gain a level of industry knowledge that will benefit them in any area of responsibility in the brewery, covering every topic critical to successful brewery operations, no matter of what size.
With content designed around the syllabus of the institute of brewing and distilling (IBD) UK, the course materials of the Advanced Brewing Theory Program (ABT) address critical topics in brewing technology, giving students the knowledge they need to improve their products, processes, and profits.
The Advanced Brewing Theory Program consists of three modules. Students may take any of these modules as a separate unit, electing to complete the program at a later date. Throughout the duration of this intensive program, students are taught by the instructional staff of the World Brewing Academy, drawing on the talents of some of the most knowledgeable scientists, technologists, and brewmasters in the world.
The twin-campus International Diploma in Brewing Technology program will prepare graduates to advance their careers through practical application of brewing.
This 12-week program is comprised of segments, divided into one-to-three-week modules, with each module specializing in a particular area of brewing technology. The content will address issues in brewing from an international perspective, providing a depth of experience that is unavailable through any other institution.
The Diploma Program starts with 7 weeks of brewing theory and business issues conducted at our Siebel Institute campus in Chicago. Students build a sound understanding of the sciences and technologies that are used throughout breweries of all sizes. After the Chicago modules are completed, students then travel to Doemens Academy in Munich, Germany, where they apply the knowledge gained from their first 7 weeks of study in the practical brewing environment at Doemens. Students also participate in advanced-level brewing theory training while at Doemens, including presentations regarding brewing techniques used in creating authentic German beer styles.
Finally, students travel on the European Study Tour to breweries and brewing-industry suppliers, learning how the information they have gained in the Diploma Program is utilized in real-world brewing environments. Over the 12 weeks of the WBA Diploma Program, students will gain a truly international perspective on brewing techniques and technologies.
The twin-campus Master Brewer program will prepare graduates to advance their careers through practical application of brewing. Advanced theory and an extensive advanced practical applications module will provide graduates with the knowledge and experience required to understand every critical area of commercial brewing.
This 20-week program is comprised of segments, divided into one-to-eight-week modules, with each module specializing in a particular area of brewing technology. The content will address issues in brewing from an international perspective, providing students with education and experience that is not offered by any other brewing school.