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Wine Business Professional Programs

Grow your career in wine business.

Industry credentials provide wine business professionals and industry newcomers a convenient format to build skills that both grow their career and their company's bottom line. These important certification programs also provide a network of colleagues that students turn to over the life of their career in wine. Certificates are offered throughout the year by expert instructors on relevant topics from budgeting and forecasting, to marketing and sales, to tax and regulatory issues, and more.




Online Certificate in Wine Business Management
Whether you're a current industry professional, a winemaker or viticulturist, or someone wanting to enter the industry, this certificate is designed to challenge you while developing a superior understanding of wine business operations. Made up of the three levels delivered in a convenient online format, it strengthens your knowledge of wine business fundamentals, marketing, supply chain management and eCommerce, preparing you to enter the industry, advance your career, or start your own business.

Certificate in Wine Business Entrepreneurship
This 8 week certificate course take a systematic look at the different components of a successful wine brand and assists you in creating a strategy for sustainable profitability and cash flow.  Instructor Anisya Thomas Fritz, Ph.D., brings her first-hand experience as proprietor of Lynmar Estate and other industry leaders and veterans contribute to help you begin a business plan that lays a sold foundation for your wine business. 

Online Certificate in QuickBooks® for Wine Businesses: A Comprehensive Application
Learn how to use Quickbooks® efficiently and effectively to produce meaningful and accurate reports for your wine business. Through this 8-week program you will learn the many features available in order to put a system of procedures in place, and create a customized Quickbooks® program tailored to your specific wine business needs. 

Finance & Accounting Full-Day Workshops

  • Understanding the Numbers: An Introduction to Wine Business Finance
    February 3rd, 2018
  • Financial Planning and Analysis for Wine Businesses
    February 17th, 2018

For more information, please contact Erin Ringstad.

French Language Certificate for Wine Business

The French Language Certificate enhances the international and global perspective of students in the Wine Business Program at Sonoma State University by combining their rigorous studies in Wine Business with earned proficiency in the French language and culture at the beginning, intermediate, or advanced level. The Certificate enables Wine Business students to function at their chosen level of proficiency within the context of the French wine industry, and is unique and innovative.

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Sonoma State University School of Business and Economics. Reach.
1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park, CA, 94928 • 707-664-2377