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Monday, June 11, 2007

Higher Education II: California School Offers MBA in Wine Business

Sonoma State University is believed to be the first school in the nation to offer a Master's of Business Administration degree in Wine Business.

"Our partners in the wine industry have been very clear about the need to recruit and retain individuals with a strong knowledge of both professional management and unique wine industry practices," says Mack Schwing, the program's director. More than 250 wine companies have donated to the Wine Business Program Endowment Fund.

The first Wine Business M.B.A. classes will be offered in the Fall. Sonoma State has offered an undergraduate wine business degree for the last ten years.

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