October 4, 2010 | Adam Sorensen | Leave a comment During the recession, many professionals chose to enroll in a campus-based or online degree program in an effort to compete in the narrow job market. Although many industries are beginning to show signs of recovery, many learning institutions are continuing to cater to working students. Sonoma State University is one of these schools, as administrators recently announced the launch of two new part-time MBA programs, the North Bay Business Journal reports. Enrollees will now have the opportunity to complete either a general MBA program or a wine management curriculum. Both tracks enable students to choose from a variety of electives, which could help them explore other areas of interest or update their skills in a particular field. Kris Wright, director of the programs, told the news source that “most people in the program will take two classes at a time, as they are almost all working people.” She added that most graduates of the wine program are expected to work for local companies after they complete the coursework. According to PayScale.com, a research company, MBA degree holders have the potential to earn more than $100,000 per year.