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Spring 2016 Wine Biz Seminars & Certificates Schedule Releas

Submitted By: Valery Vue, January 07, 2016
Half-Day Seminars and University Credential Programs in Branding, QuickBooks™ and Entrepreneurship

Rohnert Park, California – The Wine Business Institute (WBI) at Sonoma State University (SSU) announced its Spring 2016 schedule of professional training and education certificates, including the Wine Business Management Certificate online, with the first of three required courses beginning January 13; Direct-to-Consumer Certificate and Wine Business Finance and Accounting Certificate, with core and elective seminars beginning February 26; Wine Entrepreneurship Certificate beginning March 3; and Building a Competitive Wine Brand Certificate and QuickBooks™ Certificate online, both beginning May 11.

“Busy professionals who are interested in career advancement and skills development need learning opportunities that are convenient as well as constructive. Our focus in designing this collection of university-level courses was to find the right mix of format and timing, to ensure the right return on investment for our students. We’re particularly excited about the return of the Wine Entrepreneurship Certificate, which is taught by Dr. Anisya Thomas Fritz of Lynmar Estate and the Fritz Institute. Each of our credential programs is taught by and for wine industry and global business professionals who expect the highest level of training at the highest value,” Ray Johnson, Director of the Wine Business Institute said.

Cost of the Wine Business Management Certificate online ranges from $710 for the four-week Foundation Level to $960 for the eight-week Intermediate and Advanced Levels. Cost of the Direct-to-Consumer Certificate and Wine Business Finance and Accounting Certificate, which require completion of eight seminars to earn the certificate, is $150 per seminar for those who register by February 12. Cost of the eight-week Wine Entrepreneurship Certificate and eight-week QuickBooks™ Certificate online is $960 for those who register at least two weeks prior to the starting dates of March 3 and May 11, respectively. Cost of the four-day Building a Competitive Wine Brand Certificate is $1,600 for those who register by April 27. All online courses and seminars may be taken individually or together to earn a certificate.

The WBI is an education and research institute of the School of Business and Economics. For more information regarding professional education certificates and seminars, or advanced degree programs, please contact (707) 664-3235 or winebiz@sonoma.edu. Certificate programs are administered in partnership between the School of Business and Economics and the School of Extended and International Education.