MBA: Wine Business Concentration

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Elevate Your Career with an MBA in Wine Business Concentration - Only one of its Kind in the US.

Become a Leader in the Wine Industry

Are you passionate about the world of wine and ready to take your career to new heights? Our traditional MBA program with a Wine Business Concentration is designed to equip you with the knowledge and expertise to excel in the dynamic and exciting wine industry. Join us at Sonoma State University and embark on a journey to become a leader in wine business and management.


Our traditional MBA program with a Wine Business Concentration offers a unique blend of business acumen and wine industry expertise. In this course, you'll delve deep into the essentials of business management while gaining specialized knowledge in wine production, distribution, and marketing. Explore how this program can help you unlock exciting career opportunities in the wine sector.

Program Start Date Registration Deadline
MBA Wine Business Concentration August 2024

October 1st 2023 to April 30th 2024

Who Would Benefit:

  • Wine Enthusiasts: If you're passionate about wine and aspire to turn your passion into a rewarding career, this program is tailored for you.
  • Business Graduates: If you have a business or college degree and aim to specialize in the wine industry, our MBA with a Wine Business Concentration provides the perfect opportunity.
  • Hospitality Professionals: For those in the hospitality sector looking to advance their careers in wine-focused establishments, this program offers the skills you need.
  • Career Changers: If you're considering a career change into the wine industry, this program equips you with the necessary knowledge and expertise.

Program Overview:

  • Core MBA Curriculum: Our MBA program provides a strong foundation in business principles, including finance, marketing, strategy, and leadership.
  • Wine Concentration: Dive into specialized courses that cover all aspects of the wine business, from vineyard management to wine marketing and distribution.
  • Expert Faculty: Learn from faculty who are not only experienced business educators but also have deep insights into the wine industry.
  • Wine Industry Connections: Gain access to a network of wine professionals, wineries, and industry events that can open doors to exciting career opportunities.
  • Wine Business Experiences: Immerse yourself in wine culture through exclusive visits at wineries in the Napa and Sonoma.
  • Internship Opportunities: Apply your knowledge in real-world settings through internships with leading wineries and wine-related businesses.

Why This Matters to You:

By enrolling in our MBA with a Wine Business Concentration, you can:

  • Lead in the Wine Industry: Acquire the skills and knowledge needed to take on leadership roles in wineries, wine distribution, and wine-related businesses.
  • Boost Career Prospects: Open up new job opportunities and advance your career in the wine industry.
  • Build a Wine Network: Connect with industry professionals and experts who can guide you on your wine journey.
  • Deepen Your Wine Knowledge: Gain a comprehensive understanding of the wine industry, from grape to glass.
  • Fuel Your Passion: Turn your love for wine into a fulfilling and lucrative career.


  • Only one of its kind in the US.
  • Weekday evening courses offered.
  • One-year full-time or two-year part-time.
  • Campus based learning.
  • Students develop leadership and communication skills to manage ethically and effectively.
  • Apply by April 30th, launches every August.

Enroll Now:

Start your journey to becoming a wine industry leader today. Enroll in our traditional MBA program with a Wine Business Concentration and raise a toast to your future success.


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