The School of Business and Economics (SBE) at Sonoma State University (SSU) announced a public information session regarding the Executive Wine MBA program will be held Saturday, August 1, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Beringer Vineyards in St. Helena, CA. Info sessions are designed as an opportunity for incoming students and interested professionals to meet with administrators, faculty, and staff for an overview of the program, outline of courses, and to address any questions. Admissions coordinators will also be in attendance to provide application counseling and support. Continental breakfast and coffee will be provided.
School of Business Alumni Launch North Bay STEM Camp: Specialty Camp Uses Drone Technology to Fill Millenial Knowledge GapJuly 20, 2015 8:40 AM
Sonoma State Executive MBA (EMBA) Alumni, Matt Spence and Brian Ambrosini, recently launched a first-ever regional youth camp designed to provide children the opportunity to gain and improve skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) . The innovative camp uses drone technology to teach the fundamentals of engineering, with the goal of narrowing the gap in STEM knowledge among youth and inspiring participants to seek STEM career pathways and professions.
Rohnert Park, CA - Ron Rubin, of The Rubin Family of Wines, is honored to have committed a gift to the Wine Spectator Learning Center, the future home of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. The generous gift,...
Sonoma State University's Wine Business Institute has partnered with Napa Valley College to offer a Craft Brewing Workshop presented by the Viticulture and Enology Science and Technology Alliance (VESTA). The workshop will be held at Napa Valley College's St. Helena Campus.
Master of Wine, Liz Thach is named Sonoma State University's (SSU) Distinguished Professor of Wine. The new title came as part of the Wine Business Institute Board's resolutions to support the growth of the WBI and its academic and research programs. "I am pleased to grant this well-deserved title of Distinguished Professor of Wine to Liz Thach. Her accomplishments as a professor and Master of Wine make her the ideal candidate to carry out the initiatives of the Wine Business Institute within the scope of this new role," said Ruben Armiñana, president of Sonoma State University.
Sonoma State and Napa Valley College Offer Summer Wine Workshop SeriesRohnert Park, CA - Sonoma State University's Wine Business Institute has partnered with Napa Valley College to offer a Summer Wine Workshop Series presented by the Viticulture and Enology Science...
Sonoma State University's (SSU) Wine Business Institute (WBI) announces the launch of its new Wine Business Case Research Journal (WBCRJ) - the first of its kind in the world - a (online) journal dedicated to advancing wine business practices and pedagogy through the enhancement of case research and publishing of exceptional case studies involving real people and real events in the global wine business context. Set to release its first issue in spring 2016, the journal is now accepting both multimedia and traditional document cases until June 30, 2015.
Sarah Scudder is one of those people - if you meet her, you will never forget her! She is one of the SBE jewels graduating Summa Cum Laude with Bachelor Degrees in Economics and Business Administration and a Minor in American Ethnic Studies. Sarah serves as the Chief Growth Officer for The Sourcing Group (TSG) www.thesourcinggroup.com where she has worked since graduation.
This year the Wine Business Institute within the School of Business and Economics at Sonoma State University gave away seven scholarships totaling $23,7 00 to worthy students. The largest scholarship awarded was the Charlie Palmer Pig's and Pinot Scholarship worth $10,000, made available by Charlie Palmer and Daryl Groom. There were numerous applicants and the review committee ended up selecting two students who show financial need, live locally in a North Coast wine region, and whom will pursue a career locally in the wine or food industry, the main requirements of the scholarship. Undergraduate wine business strategy majors Christian Gutierrez and Itze Pena-Andrade were the two selected to receive the award.
Sonoma State University (SSU) student startups win big at the Future Four Business Concept Competition hosted by Chico State in April 2015. Athletic Board, a website aimed at helping youth athletes prevent potential sports career-ending injuries, won the $4000 Smart Growth Group prize and HOPS, a mobile application designed to connect craft beer connoisseurs with each other, craft breweries, and brew-fests, placed third.
Sonoma State Cellars Adds Zinfandel to Its Wine Portfolio Rohnert Park, CA (June 10, 2015) - On Saturday, June 20th, Sonoma State University's Wine Business Institute will celebrate its fourth vintage of Sonoma State Cellars (SSC) with a release party...
Sonoma State Offers Two New Seminars on Vineyard and Winery TaxationRohnert Park, CA - Sonoma State University's Wine Business Institute will offer two new seminars during their week-long Summer Seminar Intensive, June 22nd - 26th. The new seminars, Vineyard Taxation...
Sonoma State University's (SSU) Wine Business Institute announces the launch of its new Wine Business Case Research Journal (WBCRJ) - the first of its kind in the world - an open-access, electronic journal dedicated to advancing wine business practices and pedagogy through the enhancement of case research and publishing of exceptional case studies involving real people and real events in the global wine business context. Set to release its first issue in Spring 2016, the journal is now accepting both multimedia and traditional document cases until June 30, 2015. "This is an opportunity to help the next generation of wine business leaders and educators - industry professionals, students, and aspiring case writers - to have better and more exciting tools to use in the field and in the classroom," said Armand Gilinsky, SSU's Korbel Professor of Wine Business and Founding Editor of WBCRJ.
This past week the Faculty Senate of Sonoma State University (SSU) approved a French Language Certificate for Wine Business, the first of its type in the US. Full-time students pursuing a B.S. degree in Wine Business can now add a French language proficiency certificate to their degree at either the beginner, intermediate, or advanced level.
Sonoma State University will offer its popular wine business seminars during a first-ever summer session in June. The program will be offered as a weeklong intensive, allowing students who travel from out of town to attend all the seminars necessary to earn either the Direct to Consumer or the Wine Industry Finance and Accounting Certificates. The program will be offered June 22nd through 26th on the Sonoma State campus in Rohnert Park, one hour north of San Francisco.
Surani put her business acumen on par with her experience and accelerated her career with an Executive MBA (EMBA) from Sonoma State. Upon completing the EMBA program, Kwan's role as director of operations for Sutter Pacific Medical (SPM) Foundation expanded include oversight of 40 offices in SPM's South Division, in addition to the 27 medical offices, labs, and x-ray departments she already oversees in the North Division.
Top 3 Winning Wine Cocktails Selected by Panel of Master Judges - Results of SSU and Texas Tech Wine Mixology ContestApril 15, 2015 8:15 AM
This week the results of the Wine Mixology Competition were released, selected by a panel of Master Judges. The competition, which was a friendly rivalry between wine business students at Sonoma State University and Texas Tech University, was designed to combat the toll that craft beer and spirits mixology may take on wine market share in the US.
The Concierge Alliance of Napa Valley and Sonoma to Offer Scholarship for SSU's Wine Business Institute Direct to Consumer CertificateApril 14, 2015 12:44 PM
The Concierge Alliance of Napa Valley and Sonoma (CANVAS) has created a scholarship that will support an individual working towards completion of the Direct to Consumer Certificate at Sonoma State's Wine Business Institute this fall. The scholarship will include funds to pay for the certificate program and membership in CANVAS for 2 years.
Sonoma State Offers New Online Course QuickBooks®: A Comprehensive Application for Your Wine BusinessApril 8, 2015 3:05 PM
Sonoma State Offers New Online CourseQuickBooks®: A Comprehensive Application for Your Wine BusinessROHNERT PARK, CA (April 9, 2015) - QuickBooks®: A Comprehensive Application for Your Wine Business is a new online certificate program from Sonoma State's Wine Business Institute launching...
Steve Gross to Lead State Compliance for Direct Shipping Seminar at Sonoma State Rohnert Park, CA (April 7, 2015) - Steve Gross, Vice President of State Relations for the Wine Institute will lead the "State Compliance for Direct Shipping" seminar...
Leveraging his Executive MBA degree and SSU network, Josh Dopkowski landed a job as Product Development Manager at Essential Oil (EO) Products, a complete line of natural and organic bath, skin and hair care products, in San Rafael where he manages the definition, development, and implementation of new products for EO and Everyone Brands.
Sonoma State to Offer Two Wine Business Seminars at the Lake County Winegrape Commission April 15Rohnert Park, CA (March 25, 2015) -- On April 15th, the Wine Business institute will offer two seminars hosted by the Lake County Winegrape Commission...
Sonoma State University is now accepting applications for their new Global Wine MBA program, set to begin in fall 2015. The program is a full-time, one-year accelerated Wine MBA program, focused on serving the global wine business professionals who desire to further their wine industry knowledge while living in the heart of California wine country.
Sonoma State University's Wine Business Institute will kick-off it's 2015 Spring Seminar Series with two new seminars on March 12. The seminars, "Exploring a Career in Wine Business" and "Setting Up Your Wine Business from a Legal Perspective" come as a direct response to inquiries from individuals looking to begin a career in wine business.
Students studying wine marketing at Sonoma State University and Texas Tech University are concerned about the toll craft beer and spirits may take on wine market share in the US. In order to combat this, they are engaging in a friendly contest between universities to see who can concoct the most creative and tasty wine cocktail.
$3M Endowment Funds International Scholar Damien Wilson as the Hamel Family Chair in Wine Business at Sonoma StateFebruary 11, 2015 7:47 AM
Sonoma State University's (SSU) School of Business and Economics dean William Silver announced a $3M donation from Pamela and George Hamel establishing the Hamel Family Faculty Chair in Wine Business, and the appointment of Dr. Damien Wilson in the inaugural term of this new position.
Sonoma State Launches New Certificate Program February 25-28, "Creating a Competitive Wine Brand" Branding Leader Barbara Talbott to Co-InstructFebruary 4, 2015 11:26 AM
Sonoma State University's Wine Business Institute offers a new certificate, Creating a Competitive Wine Brand, February 25th - 28th. Barbara Talbott, Founder and CEO, GlenLarkin Advisors, LLC and former Executive Vice President Marketing, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, brings her branding talent and expertise to the certificate program in a cooperative effort with School of Business and Economics professor, Kyuho Lee, Ph.D.
"You have to equip yourself. The real world is just around the corner and you need it more than it needs you," an important lesson learned by Sonoma State University Alumni, Davis Jones, who is the co-founder of Eazl.co, a career management training platform for young professionals.
Students at Sonoma State University are getting the chance to obtain valuable consulting experience while still in the classroom by taking the course Business 453, Small Business Analysis.
When my colleagues at work ask me about my recent SSU MBA Europe trip, initially I want to recount the extraordinary tourist experiences: Barcelona's beaches, great paella and vibrant social scene or the intricate "Knights of the Round Table" theatrical reenactment we were treated to in a castle in the Hungarian countryside. Then I stop and remember: this is a work colleague and I disappeared from work for two weeks to study, not to vacation. My mind then switches gears and retrieves the most memorable scholarly experience from the trip: our Spanish consulting project.
Sonoma State University's School of Business and Economics dean William Silver announced a $100,000 donation from American AgCredit for the Wine Spectator Learning Center, the first of only ten Icon-Level gifts that are slated for the project.
Sonoma State Announces Half-Million Dollar Gift from Tatiana and Gerret Copeland of Bouchaine Vineyards for Wine Spectator Learning CenterJanuary 14, 2015 7:00 AM
Sonoma State University's School of Business and Economics dean William Silver announced a half-million dollar donation from vintners and philanthropists Tatiana and Gerret Copeland, owners of Bouchaine Vineyards in Napa Valley. The gift will name The Copeland / Bouchaine Terrace and Gardens, which will be a focal point for hospitality and industry gatherings at the new Wine Spectator Learning Center, future home of SSU's Wine Business Institute.
Sonoma State Wine Business graduate, Noam Steinhart, helps launch first online wine company in Israel. "It all started when I got an internship in Israel with top sommelier, Jessy Bodec," explained Steinhart. "When the internship ended, he asked if I could come and work for a new online wine company in Tel Aviv."
Sonoma State University will host two receptions for potential candidates of their MBA programs on the SSU campus on Saturday, January 17th. The receptions - 9:30-10:30 am for the Executive Wine MBA and 11:00 am-12:00 pm for the Evening-, Evening Wine- and General Executive MBA - will help professionals determine if an MBA is the right step to help them reach their career goals while also connecting them with peers over coffee and a light breakfast.
The Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University is offering a new certificate course - "Creating a Competitive Wine Brand" on February 25th - 28th, 2015. The short, intensive certificate program is for any wine industry professional who needs to differentiate their product and deepen their understanding of brand.
Career Center for the School of Business and Economics at Sonoma State University Prospering Thanks to Partnerships in the North BayNovember 20, 2014 2:00 PM
Recent strategic alliances with national companies like Southern Wine and Spirits, Nelson Staffing, Sherwin Williams, and Target are helping Sonoma State's School of Business and Economics (SBE) Career Center thrive.
Sonoma State University will add a Sonoma County based offering of their executive Wine MBA - the only one of its kind in the country - to its slate of graduate and wine business education starting in March 2015. Sonoma County Winegrowers will host an information session for the new program on November 13th at 6:00 pm.
Wines and Vines' Jim Gordon, The Nielsen Company's Peggy Gsell, Full Glass Research and Wine Opinion's Christian Miller, Tasting Panel Magazine's Deborah Parker Wong and Wine Business Monthly's Cyril Penn, will join Liza Zimmerman, wine educator and writer, and Principal of the San Francisco-based wine consulting business Liza the Wine Chick, in a seminar titled Wine Trends: What's Hot & What's Not at Sonoma State University's Wine Business Institute.
Call of the Vine: Master of Wine, Liz Thach, defines the top vineyards of Napa and Sonoma in new bookOctober 28, 2014 11:35 AM
What defines the top vineyards of Napa and Sonoma? A new book entitled Call of the Vine: Exploring Ten Famous Vineyards of Napa and Sonoma by Dr. Liz Thach, professor of Wine Business at Sonoma State University, provides the answer in a compelling and beautifully written journey through the vineyards.
Sonoma State University's Wine Business Institute is pleased to announce their alliance with Domaine Chandon to offer a feature seminar series to wine industry professionals in the Napa Valley, as well as Chandon employees on November 4-5th.
Join Sonoma State University Children's School preschoolers, local K-12 students and Sonoma State students, faculty and staff on Friday, October 10th from 10am-4pm at the Stevenson Quad as they "make a village" out of cardboard boxes as part of the Global Cardboard Challenge event.
Wine business students get a taste of what it's like to develop, pitch and implement marketing strategies as a part of a worthy cause marketing campaign to "Stomp Out Student Loans" and promote the Terra Fossil brand to its target audience.
In just 30 days, Cohen generated $12K in seed money from 128 investors on Kickstarter - the world's largest platform for funding creative projects, also putting him in the top 25% for the amount of money raised and success in meeting his goal.
Angie Martinez strongly believes, "there are two kinds of people in this world, people that make excuses and people that make things happen."
Sonoma State University's School of Business and Economics dean William Silver announced that Young's Market Company, the premier fine wine and spirits distributor in the western United States, is making a $250,000 gift to the University that will support the construction of completion of the Industry Boardroom in the new Wine Spectator Learning Center.
Sonoma State University (SSU) President Ruben Armiñana announced that Marvin R. Shanken, editor and publisher of Wine Spectator magazine, is making a $3 million gift to the University through the Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation.