Regional Leaders Targeted for Public Information Session on Executive Degree Program

October 1 Start Date for Fully-Accredited Advanced Degree for Managers and Executives
August 3, 2015

ROHNERT PARK, California - August 3, 2015 - The School of Business and Economics (SBE) at Sonoma State University (SSU) announced a public information session regarding the Executive MBA program will be held Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in Darwin Hall, Room 101 on the SSU campus in Rohnert Park, CA. Info sessions are designed as an opportunity for incoming students and interested professionals to meet with program administrators, faculty, and staff for an overview of the program, outline of courses, and to address any questions. Admissions coordinators will also be in attendance to provide application counseling and support. Breakfast and coffee will be provided.

"All good business schools will provide students with quantifiable hard skills for strategic decision-making. What sets Sonoma apart is that we go the extra mile to ensure our students leave with increased ability to navigate the change and complexities within their organization," John Stayton, Executive Director of Graduate and Executive Programs said. "The added value in a degree from Sonoma comes from shared focus on improving leaders' ability to influence, negotiate, work inter-culturally, and resolve conflict. In addition to finance, accounting, marketing, and operations, these are skills that ultimately drive career advancement and success for managers and executives.

Application deadline for the Executive MBA degree program is in September 2015 with classes beginning in October. Coursework takes place on alternating weekends over a 17-month period. This structure allows professionals and executives to develop their business acumen while bringing new skills to current work projects. Participants typically include executives and managers from a variety of industries, including manufacturing, health care, government, technology, hospitality, education, retail, and others.

Curricula includes consulting projects, case study analysis, simulations, and integrative strategy courses to improve knowledge of business plans, sustainable operations, brand marketing, and strategic planning in a complex and global environment. Students also have opportunity to participate in organized group trips domestically and internationally that develop leadership communication skills, teamwork, self-assessment, and self-reflection.

For more information regarding upcoming information sessions, Graduate business programs, or to apply, please visit or contact the Graduate and Executive Program office at (707) 664-3501 or


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About the School of Business and Economics
Sonoma State University School of Business and Economics' vision is to be the educational nucleus of a thriving North Bay economy.  Its mission is to create extraordinary learning experiences for our students and to advance best business practices in the North Bay and beyond. With undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs serving over 1500 students each year and concentrations in Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, Wine Business, and Economics, the School offers the most in-demand degree on the Sonoma State campus. The School of Business and Economics is accredited by AACSB (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), making it one of 15% of all business schools in the world to meet these standards of excellence. For more information, visit