Hybrid MBA Wine Program at SSU a Game-Changer for Wine Country

New Global MBA Program at SSU Reinforces California’s Wine Country as “Hub” for the World’s Wine Industry

California is already recognized as a major player in the world’s wine industry, and the new global MBA program at SSU further solidifies that status as one of the most desirable locations in the world to experience “everything wine.”  From growing grapes in the world’s most seductive grape appellations and climate, to having access to a talented work force, to tasting the end result in a myriad of upscale tasting rooms, California’s wine country is arguably Number One.

And now the Sonoma State University School of Business and Economics is partnered with the 22-year old Wine Business Institute to offer its hallmark hybrid global MBA Program to be held in the newly minted Wine Spectator Learning Center–a 15,000 square foot masterpiece of technological features that allow for intimate but remote learning for students around the world.

“The capabilities of this building allow for people to come together from around the world,” says Ray Johnson, Director of the Wine Business Institute. “Students from three countries — France, Australia and here — meet each other virtually then get together in person.”

The Wine Business Institute began 22 years ago and in its first two years launched the nation’s first bachelor’s degree in wine business.  Later, the first traditional MBA program was created.  Fast forward to today, and its latest MBA offering embodies the beauty and flexibility of technology married with industry expertise, offered world-wide in a building built specifically for this purpose.  People from around the world can now come together virtually and attend live video lectures and courses that have the time flexibility to fit their schedules and time reality.

Classes begin in August.  Click here for more info.

Featured image courtesy of Wine Spectator


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