School of Business and Economics

Message from the Dean

Welcome to the School of Business and Economics (SBE).

As the world experiences unprecedented turbulences, we at the SBE remain steadfast in our mission to provide extraordinary learning experiences for our students and to advance best business practices in the North Bay and beyond. 

Our academic programs equip students with the skills employers are looking for in service of our indomitable North Bay and California economies. We engage with industry to maintain a fresh curriculum, hands-on educational experiences, and internships that open paths for our students to thrive in exciting and meaningful careers. The reputation of our programs is steadily growing in the fields of Wine Business, Accounting and Finance, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Management, and Economics. The Wine Business Institute has emerged as a leading think tank where education, research, and practice intersect for the wine industry. Its prestigious advisory board has helped us develop a suite of world-class wine-focused MBAs unique in the nation, internships, and transformational scholarships for underrepresented students. 

Our passion and commitment to delivering quality education and opportunities for all of our students are constants, whether we deliver instruction in-person or remotely. We view this time as an opportunity for us to hone our already developed skills in creating exceptional online educational experiences.

We can’t wait to welcome you on our beautiful campus tucked among sprawling hills and surrounded by trees. Come join us and become part of the Noma Nation forever. Together with our alumni, you will carry the Sonoma state of mind beyond the confines of our campus, a life-long ethos of open-mindedness, courage, and innovation aimed at building a more equitable, sustainable, and fulfilling future.

JF (Jean-Francois) Coget, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Business and Economics
Sonoma State University