Message from the Dean
Welcome to Sonoma State’s School of Business and Economics (SBE).
As danger from the pandemic abates thanks to vaccinations, we are welcoming students and events back on our beautiful campus.
The COVID years have prompted us to reflect and change. Student focus has emerged as our number 1 priority. We will continue to offer flexibility through quality in-person, online, and hybrid classes. We are making it easier for students to join us and graduate swiftly. Our new Center for Professional Engagement offers exciting co-curricular experiences to help students develop skills that will launch them in thriving careers. Community donors have made millions of dollars available in scholarships to keep education affordable at SSU. We stand committed to promote social mobility and keep California thriving.
The SBE has a new mission: we grow leaders; new values: courage, curiosity, and kindness; and new overarching priorities: purpose-driven business (sustainable, community driven), entrepreneurship, and data insight. We continue to offer quality, accessible programs in Wine Business, Accounting, Economics/ Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management, and Marketing, and the Wine Business Institute (WBI), which celebrates its 25th anniversary, continues to be a global leader in Wine Business research and education and a unique collaboration between industry and academia.
Come grow your leadership skills at the SBE. Together, we will build tomorrow’s business.
JF (Jean-Francois) Coget, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Business and Economics
Sonoma State University