Professional Programs



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.

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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: Jennifer Watson 

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: Jennifer Watson 

Online Certificate in Wine Business Management

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: Jennifer Watson 

Online Certificate in Wine Industry Finance & Accounting

Wine Business Workshops

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These workshops offer an overview of the financial and accounting concepts that will enable you to make better business decisions and advance your career. Taught by wine industry professionals in the finance and accounting fields, each course is tailored to explore core finance and accounting concepts presented from a wine industry perspective to provide knowledge that can be immediately applied to your business or organization. 

Contact: Jennifer Watson 

Wine Business Workshops

Wine  Entrepreneurship Certificate



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: Jennifer Watson 

Wine Entrepreneurship Certificate 


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: Dr. Craig Nathanson 

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: Craig Whan

Project Management Certificate


Entrepreneurial Team Building & Leadership Course

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Entrepreneurial Leadership and Team Building is a course aimed at entrepreneurs who are starting with lean resources and wish to move from concept to customer. We will share actions and pivots, offer advice on adaptation, provide guidance for teams, and prompt a series of conversations about how to address these challenges.”

This course is unique and innovative because the focus is on team-building and business concepts rather than on business plans. Hear from successful entrepreneurs and angel investors why it is important for entrepreneurs to present a credible future for their venture in order to unlock the true value of the business.

Course participants will form teams, test ideas, choose leaders, keep logs, develop a venture feasibility presentation, and receive guidance from proven entrepreneurs and prospective investors to explore new venture ideas that are worthy of funding. 

Contact: Dr. Armand Gilinsky, Jr.

Entrepreneurial Team Building & Leadership Course

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