Certificate Programs & Seminars

You've been in your industry or job to know enough about where your gaps are. Perhaps you're looking to make a horizontal move into another discipline. Maybe your career trajectory is held back because you have a few gaps in your skill sets. Offered through SSU's School of Extended Education and designed to meet career demands and fit your busy schedule, the professional programs from Sonoma State's School of Business and Economics can help.

Our professional programs are offered in partnership with the university's School of Extended and International Education (SEIE). Registration for the professional programs is administered through SEIE. Some programs may have an application process before you are allowed to register. Please refer to the correct contact for more information.

Wine Business Institute

The Wine Business Institute offers various professional development programs from full certificates to individual seminars.

Wine Business Certificate Programs

  • Wine Industry Finance and Accounting Certificate
  • Wine Entrepreneurship Certificate
  • Online Wine Business Management Certificate
  • And more...

Wine Business Seminars

  • Financial Planning & Strategy for Wine Businesses
  • Using QuickBooks in the Wine Industry
  • Vineyard & Winery Taxation
  • Direct-to-Consumer Marketing
  • And more...

We also offer advanced and undergraduate degrees in wine business.

For further information contact the Wine Business Institute at (707) 664-3347 or


Professional Sales Certificate (available for undergraduates only)

The Professional Sales Certificate offers students a competitive edge by exposing them to the various aspects of professional selling and the essential skills necessary to enter the field. Students with a sales education ramp up on the job fifty percent faster than their peers without sales education. Learn more about the Professional Sales Certificate.

For further information contact Sarah Dove at


Human Resources Management Certificate

The Human Resources Management (HRM) Certificate teaches the skills and knowledge required to successfully manage the human resources in today's complex business environment. The program combines technical knowledge with skill building in areas like managing a diverse workforce, conflict resolution, compensation and benefits, and employee development. Whether you are a seasoned professional looking for a systematic review of Human Resource Management, a professionals whose primary training has been on-the-job or a manager who needs current, specialized knowledge, the twelve-module, 45-hour HRM Certificate will help you on the job. Learn more about the certificate.

For further information contact Susan Adams at


Project Management Certificate

The 17-week Project Management Certificate meets all the educational requirements necessary to sit for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) and the Project Management Professional examinations. The SSU Project Management course also provides training in the use of Microsoft Project. The inclusion of M/S Project training differentiates the SSU course from other project management courses, and the issuance of an SSU Certificate in Project Management distinguishes the course from the exam-prep only courses. The course includes the project life cycle phase of initiation, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing. Project Management processes included in the course are: project integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, risk, procurement and stakeholder management.

For further information contact Jim Robison at


The School of Extended and International Education offers other various certificate programs not associated with the School of Business and Economics as well. To learn more visit their site.

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