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Wine Business Certificates

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.

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Direct to Consumer Wine Sales and Wine Industry Finance & Accounting 
Combine a set of required core seminars, plus the necessary number of electives, to earn these certificates. Taken as a whole, you'll develop the knowledge and skills to lead in your respective arena with the credential to prove it. Each can be completed in one semester or at your own pace. For students completing both certificates, some electives may be transferred for credit to the second earned certificate. Access more information about the Certificate in Direct to Consumer Wine Sales or the Certificate in Wine Industry Finance and Accounting.

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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. Access more information about the online wine business management certificate.

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. 

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. 


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