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Popular Certificate in Wine Finance and Accounting Offered Online Starting Fall 2019

Schedule Released for Fall 2019 Wine Business Education Programs
by Press Release
June 12, 2019

Rohnert Park, California – The Wine Business Institute (WBI) in the School of Business and Economics (SBE) at Sonoma State University today announced that its popular Certificate in Wine Industry Finance and Accounting will be offered online starting Fall 2019 with classes starting August 8. Completion of the finance and accounting certification program will now require two 8-week online courses, including Foundation & Best Practices of Wine Industry Accounting and Advanced Financial Management and Strategy for Wine Businesses. Additional wine business programs launching this fall include the online Certificate in Wine Business Management on September 12 and the Global Executive MBA in Wine Business in October 2019. The Global Executive MBA in Wine Business is currently accepting applications through August 31, 2019. Registration for all programs, including early bird pricing for certificate programs, is now open. Program details and registration information can be accessed on the Wine Business Institute website:

“Wine industry professionals are increasingly seeking convenient ways to advance their knowledge in leading successful wine businesses. It was a no-brainer adding the Certificate in Wine Industry Finance and Accounting to our slate of online program offerings. The new online format enables us to serve a greater number of wine professionals worldwide by increasing access to this sought after wine industry certification,” said Soo Haylett, executive director of Graduate & Executive Programs in the School of Business and Economics at SSU.

All fall certificate programs are offered fully online. Similarly, the Global Executive MBA in Wine Business is offered in a hybrid format with the convenience of online coursework and the benefit of on-campus meetings and faculty-mentoring combined with experiential learning opportunities in the U.S. and abroad.

For more information regarding the Fall 2019 Wine Business education programs or more information about wine business degrees and research, please call (707) 664-3235, email, or visit

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