Professional Programs

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You've been in your industry or job long enough to know where your gaps are. Perhaps you're looking to make a lateral move into another discipline. Maybe your career trajectory is held back because you have a few gaps in your skill sets. These advanced professional programs are designed to meet today's career demands and fit your busy schedule.

 

 

Current Program Offerings

Online Program in
Wine Sales Management


 

This 8-week online program provides sales and management training for wine and beverage industry professionals, including suppliers, distributors, and sales executives.

Contact: Erin Ringstad | 707.664.3235

Online Program in Wine Sales Management

 

 

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. Students complete four courses, delivered in a convenient online format. Designed to deepen your knowledge of wine business fundamentals, marketing, supply chain management, and eCommerce, these courses will prepare you to enter the wine industry, advance your career, or start your own business.

Contact: Erin Ringstad | 707.664.3235

Online Certificate in Wine Business Management starts

Online Certificate in Wine Industry Finance & Accounting

 

Designed for accounting, finance, and wine industry professionals alike, this program gives an overview of the financial and accounting concepts that enable students to make better business decisions and advance their career in the wine industry.

Workshops may be taken individually or combined to earn the program certificate.  All workshops earn .4 CEU and 9.6 CPE.  

Contact: Erin Ringstad | 707.664.3235

Certificate in Wine Industry Finance & Accounting

Certificate in Wine  Entrepreneurship: Strategies for Building & Growing Your Wine Business

 

 

Through advanced study and application of strategic business management principals, this 8-week graduate-style certificate course takes a systematic look at the various components of a successful wine business. Culminating with a finished strategic business plan, students explore essential business development tools and practices to help guide their entrepreneurial visions toward sustainable profitability and cash flow in today’s competitive wine industry. 

Contact: Erin Ringstad | 707.664.3235

Certificate in Wine Entrepreneurship

 

Human Resources Management Certificate

 

The Human Resources Management HRM) Certificate teaches the skills and knowledge required to successfully manage human capital in today's complex business environment. The program combines technical knowledge with skill building in areas like managing a diverse workforce, conflict resolution, compensation and benefits, and employee development. 

Contact: Susan Adams

Human Resources Management Certificate

Project Management Certificate

 

 

 

 

 

The 17-week Project Management Certificate meets all the educational requirements necessary to sit for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) and the Project Management Professional examinations. The SSU Project Management course also provides training in the use of Microsoft Project. The inclusion of M/S Project training differentiates the SSU course from other project management courses, and the issuance of an SSU Certificate in Project Management distinguishes the course from the exam-prep only courses. The course includes the project life cycle phase of initiation, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing. 

Contact: Dr. Jim Robison

Project Management Certificate

 

Operations & Supply Chain Management Certificate

 

 

This certificate program focuses on effective and efficient utilization of capital, labor, and other resources to transform raw materials into finished goods and services, and to make these products available to the ultimate consumer. Product and process design, procurement, planning, scheduling, manufacturing, quality control, and distribution are all components of operations and supply chain management.

Contact: Dr. Jim Robison

Operations & Supply Chain Management Certificate

Professional Sales Certificate

 

 

The Professional Sales Certificate program will expose you to the various aspects of professional selling and the essential skills necessary to enter the field. It equips you with a process for selling, focusing on skills to influence, communicate effectively, and provide valuable solutions as consultants who solve problems and create value for organizations. This program is currently offered to undergraduate Business students only

Contact: Dr. Rich Campbell

Professional Sales Certificate

French Language Certificate for Wine Business

 

The French Language Certificate for Wine Business enhances the international and global perspective of students in the undergraduate Wine Business Strategies concentration by combining their studies in wine business with earned proficiency in the French language. Currently offered to undergraduate students only

Contact: Dr. Suzanne Toczyski

French Language Certificate for Wine Business