College of Business and Public Administration

Accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration

Lawrence C. Rose, Dean
Vipin Gupta, Associate Dean
Frank Lin, Associate Dean
Craig Seal, Associate Dean

Jack Brown Hall, Room 278
(909) 537-5700  College of Business and Public Administration website

Jack Brown Hall, Room 283
(909) 537-5703 Master of Business Administration website

Departments

Bachelor of Arts

Administration
with concentrations in:

  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Financial Planning
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information Systems and Technology
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Public Administration
  • Real Estate
  • Sports and Entertainment Marketing
  • Supply Chain and Transportation Management

Bachelor of Science

Information Systems and Technology
with options in:

  • Computer Information systems
  • Cyber Security
  • Intelligence
  • Public Administration

Minors

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Information Mapping
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information Systems and Technology
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Public Administration
  • Real Estate
  • Sports and Entertainment Marketing
  • Global Supply Chain Management

Certificates

  • Accounting
  • Cyber Security
  • Cyber Security Professional (offered through the College of Extended Learning)
  • Hospitality Management
  • Information Systems Management
  • Real Estate
  • Supply Chain Management

Master of Business Administration

  • Accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • with focus areas in:
    • Accounting
    • Business Intelligence and Information Technology
    • Cyber Security
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Finance
    • Management
    • Marketing Management
    • Supply Chain Management
  • with options in:
    • Executives
    • Professionals
  • Master of Public Administration

  • Accredited by NASPAA, the Network of Schools of Public Affairs, Policy and Administration
  • with concentrations in:
    • Leadership
    • Public Financial Management
    • Cyber Security
  • The College also offers concurrent degrees of Master of Public Administration and Master of Social Work

The College of Business and Public Administration offers a major in administration designed to prepare students for careers in business, government service, institutions and related fields.

Within the mission of the university, the College of Business and Public Administration has three central objectives:

  1. provide high quality business and public administration programs which will prepare our students for successful careers in business and government;
  2. participate in scholarly activities which will assist in keeping our students, faculty, and our constituent businesses and governments abreast of current developments in their respective disciplines; and
  3. provide professional service to our university, community and professional organizations.

The curriculum, with its core requirements and areas of specialization, provides the student with a broad-based behavioral and quantitative understanding of the concepts of management. The managerial function and decision-making processes are studied with coverage in methods of analysis of quantitative information; judgment and appraisal of social, economic and human relations issues; and effective communication.

Areas of commonality among various public and private systems of institutional management constitute the core material of the administration major, while variations which distinguish management practices in different functional areas are subjects for optional specialization.

Departmental Honors

Students majoring in administration are eligible to receive departmental honors if the following conditions are met:

  1. At least four courses in the concentration are completed at this university;
  2. -3.5 minimum GPA in major;
  3. -3.25 minimum GPA in concentration/option

CBPA Honors Program

Requirements for the CBPA Honors Program (24 units)

  1. GPA 3.5 or higher in all CPBA courses, OR students with a GPA below 3.5 can make an appeal to the Program Manager;
  2. Have a declared concentration in the CBPA;
  3. Must complete 90 units before taking Honors classes or activities;
  4. Successful completion of the upper division writing requirement with at least an A- grade (appealable if the student has not taken a 306 class at the beginning of the junior year, to ensure no time delays for students who aspire to participate in the Honors Program;
  5. Must maintain a 3.5 GPA in CBPA courses throughout the program. If GPA falls below 3.5, students have two quarters on probation to bring the GPA back up to 3.5;
  6.  Total Units 8-12
    1. ADMN 501 (4 units)
    2. An Honors student is required to complete an Honors project or course the senior year (to choose only one from the following) for 4 units
      1. ADMN 502
      2. CBPA-approved paid internship
      3. Participation in a real-life consulting project headed and mentored by a qualified business consultant either in the private, public, or nonprofit sectors
      4. MGMT 515
    3. An Honors students is required to have four "Other Involved Activities" (OIAs) selected from the following (approximately 40 hours of effort for each): 
      1. Conduct Joint research activities with a faculty member;
      2. Conduct 40 hours of documented community or volunteer work, or peer-advising or tutoring work;
      3. study abroad (4-unit credit required);
      4. Serve as a chartered CSUSB club officer for one academic year;
      5. Any other substantively comparable OIA that is approved by the Program Manager
    4. ADMN 598 (4 units)

Beta Alpha Psi

Founded in 1919, Beta Alpha Psi is a national scholastic and professional accounting fraternity. The primary objective of the fraternity is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the field of accounting. This includes promoting the study and practice of accounting; providing opportunities for self-development and association among members and practicing accountants; and encouraging a sense of ethical, social and public responsibility. The letters Beta, Alpha and Psi denote Scholarship, Social Responsibility and Practicality, respectively.

Beta Gamma Sigma

The university has an active chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, a national organization that encourages and honors academic achievement and personal excellence in the study and practice of business. Membership is by invitation extended to undergraduate and graduate business students of high scholarship and good moral character.

Graduate Degrees

Master of Business Administration

  • with focus areas in:
    • Accounting
    • Business Intelligence and Information Technology
    • Cyber Security
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Finance
    • Global Supply Chain Management
    • Management
    • Marketing Management
  • with options in:

Certificates

Courses

ADMN 210. Applied Business Statistics. 4 Units.

An introduction to statistical reasoning and application of primary statistical techniques used in solving managerial problems. Covers both descriptive and inferential statistics. Students may not receive credit for more than one of the following courses: PSYC 210 or ADMN 210. Formerly SCM 210.

ADMN 501. Honors Research Methods. 4 Units.

The course introduces the fundamentals of scientific inquiry in business and public administration, and provides the theoretical and practical base for an honors research project. It covers the fundamentals of research proposal, literature review, conceptualization and operationalization, logic of sampling, and qualitative and quantitative methods applicable to business and public administration disciplines.

ADMN 502. Practical Honors Research. 4 Units.

The course provides the students with the opportunity to work intensively on an honors research project of extended duration and depth of analysis. This course introduces the students to conducting business and public administration research on a more advanced level. Under the supervision of a faculty member, students will carry out the research plan developed in ADMN 501, gather and analyze data, present and defend research findings, and develop a research manuscripts. Prerequisite ADMN 501 .

ADMN 575. Internship. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: senior standing preferred; consent of instructor and the departments internship coordinator
Supervised work and study in private or public organizations. May be repeated once for credit. A total of two College of Business and Public Administration 575 courses may be applied toward graduation. Graded credit/no credit.

ADMN 580A. Doing Business Internationally: Asia. 2 Units.

Introduction to and comparison of the distinctive characteristics of the business environment, business operations, financial institutions, regulations, and culture of different regions of the world. Includes study abroad as the conclusion of the course. Formerly a topic under ADMN 590.

ADMN 580B. Doing Business Internationally: Asia. 4 Units.

Introduction to and comparison of the distinctive characteristics of the business environment, business operations, financial institutions, regulations, and culture of different regions of the world. Includes study abroad as the conclusion of the course.Formerly a topic under ADMN 590.

ADMN 580C. Doing Business Internationally: India. 2 Units.

Introduction to and comparison of the distinctive characteristics of the business environment, business operations, financial institutions, regulations, and culture of different regions of the world. Includes study abroad as the conclusion of the course. Formerly a topic under ADMN 590.

ADMN 580D. Doing Business Internationally: India. 4 Units.

Introduction to and comparison of the distinctive characteristics of the business environment, business operations, financial institutions, regulations, and culture of different regions of the world. Includes study abroad as the conclusion of the course. Formerly a topic under ADMN 590.

ADMN 580E. Doing Business Internationally: Europe. 2 Units.

Introduction to and comparison of the distinctive characteristics of the business environment, business operations, financial institutions, regulations, and culture of different regions of the world. Includes study abroad as the conclusion of the course. Formerly a topic under ADMN 590.

ADMN 580F. Doing Business Internationally: Europe. 4 Units.

Introduction to and comparison of the distinctive characteristics of the business environment, business operations, financial institutions, regulations, and culture of different regions of the world. Includes study abroad as the conclusion of the course. Formerly a topic under ADMN 590.

ADMN 580G. Doing Business Internationally: Africa. 2 Units.

Introduction to and comparison of the distinctive characteristics of the business environment, business operations, financial institutions, regulations, and culture of different regions of the world. Includes study abroad as the conclusion of the course.

ADMN 580H. Doing Business Internationally: Africa. 4 Units.

Introduction to and comparison of the distinctive characteristics of the business environment, business operations, financial institutions, regulations, and culture of different regions of the world. Includes study abroad as the conclusion of the course.

ADMN 580I. Doing Business Internationally: Latin America. 2 Units.

Introduction to and comparison of the distinctive characteristics of the business environment, business operations, financial institutions, regulations, and culture of different regions of the world. Includes study abroad as the conclusion of the course.

ADMN 580J. Doing Business Internationally: Latin America. 4 Units.

Introduction to and comparison of the distinctive characteristics of the business environment, business operations, financial institutions, regulations, and culture of different regions of the world. Includes study abroad as the conclusion of the course.

ADMN 580K. Doing Business Internationally: Middle East. 2 Units.

Introduction to and comparison of the distinctive characteristics of the business environment, business operations, financial institutions, regulations, and culture of different regions of the world. Includes study abroad as the conclusion of the course.

ADMN 580L. Doing Business Internationally: Middle East. 4 Units.

Introduction to and comparison of the distinctive characteristics of the business environment, business operations, financial institutions, regulations, and culture of different regions of the world. Includes study abroad as the conclusion of the course.

ADMN 580M. Doing Business Internationally: Korea. 2 Units.

Introduction to and comparison of the distinctive characteristics of the business environment, business operations, financial institutions, regulations, and culture of different regions of the world. Includes study abroad as the conclusion of the course.

ADMN 580N. Doing Business Internationally: Korea. 4 Units.

Introduction to and comparison of the distinctive characteristics of the business environment, business operations, financial institutions, regulations, and culture of different regions of the world. Includes study abroad as the conclusion of the course.

ADMN 590B. Seminar in Administration. 2 Units.

Intensive study of some phase of administration to be developed by instructor. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

ADMN 590C. Seminar in Administration. 3 Units.

Intensive study of some phase of administration to be developed by instructor. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

ADMN 590D. Seminar in Administration. 4 Units.

Intensive study of some phase of administration to be developed by instructor. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

ADMN 598. Honors Reflective Essay. 0 Units.

Prerequisites: completion of all Honors Program requirements
Submission of a reflective essay based on CBPA Honors Program guidelines. Graded Credit/No Credit.

ADMN 601. Data-Driven Decision Making. 4 Units.

Advanced problem-solving qualitative and quantitative techniques to find, frame and solve difficult issues.

ADMN 602. Advanced Managerial Communications. 4 Units.

Introduces students to the principles of communication strategy and persuasion, with a focus on written and oral presentation assignments to increase student proficiency in managerial communication. Satisfies the graduate writing requirement.

ADMN 604. Managing Cost, Operations, and Financial Reporting. 4 Units.

The main focus of this course is the analysis of the basic financial statements, historical/replacement cost accounting, financial and business environments of the firm, the time value of money and financial analysis, planning and control. The course also covers the identification, understanding and analyses of the fundamental business problems and policies that have financial implications. The course will serve as a prerequisite for ACCT 606 and FIN 602.

ADMN 605. Product Development and Distribution. 4 Units.

Integrative course that acquaints students with the methods of planning, organizing, and controlling for the creation and distribution of goods and services. Topics include: sales forecasting techniques, product planning and pricing, sales and product budgeting, linear programming: transportation and assignment models, inventory planning and control, value chain analysis, materials requirements planning, aggregate capacity planning and scheduling, waiting lines, pricing and promotion strategies, statistical quality control and maintenance, and distribution strategy.

ADMN 675. Internship. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: consent of instructor and department's internship coordinator
Supervised work and study in private or public organizations. May be repeated once for credit. A total of two College of Business and Public Administration 675 courses may be applied toward graduation. Graded credit/no credit.

ADMN 690B. Advanced Topics in Administration. 2 Units.

Intensive study of some advanced phase of administration to be developed by instructor. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

ADMN 690C. Advanced Topics in Administration. 3 Units.

Intensive study of some advanced phase of administration to be developed by instructor. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

ADMN 690D. Advanced Topics in Administration. 4 Units.

Intensive study of some advanced phase of administration to be developed by instructor. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

ADMN 691. Culminating Business Analyst Project. 4 Units.

Capstone course develops the future manager's business analysis skills, integrating knowledge from the MBA Foundation and Essentials courses. Students will develop a comprehensive, written assessment that addresses a real, substantive business problem.

ADMN 695A. Directed Graduate Studies. 1 Unit.

Graduate-level independent study for students in Interdisciplinary Master of Arts programs; to be conducted under direct supervision of a faculty member from the students committee and, if an interdisciplinary studies major, with approval of the committee on graduate education and consent of the Dean of Graduate Studies.

ADMN 695B. Directed Graduate Studies. 2 Units.

Graduate-level independent study for students in Interdisciplinary Master of Arts programs; to be conducted under direct supervision of a faculty member from the students committee and, if an interdisciplinary studies major, with approval of the committee on graduate education and consent of the Dean of Graduate Studies.

ADMN 695C. Directed Graduate Studies. 3 Units.

Graduate-level independent study for students in Interdisciplinary Master of Arts programs; to be conducted under direct supervision of a faculty member from the students committee and, if an interdisciplinary studies major, with approval of the committee on graduate education and consent of the Dean of Graduate Studies.

ADMN 695D. Directed Graduate Studies. 4 Units.

Graduate-level independent study for students in Interdisciplinary Master of Arts programs; to be conducted under direct supervision of a faculty member from the students committee and, if an interdisciplinary studies major, with approval of the committee on graduate education and consent of the Dean of Graduate Studies.

ADMN 695E. Directed Graduate Studies. 5 Units.

Graduate-level independent study for students in Interdisciplinary Master of Arts programs; to be conducted under direct supervision of a faculty member from the students committee and, if an interdisciplinary studies major, with approval of the committee on graduate education and consent of the Dean of Graduate Studies.

ADMN 698A. Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing. 1 Unit.

Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy and approval of program graduate coordinator or, if an interdisciplinary studies major, consent of the Dean of Graduate Studies
Independent study leading to completion of requirements (other than course work) for the master's degree. To retain classified standing in the master's program, a student must enroll in 698 each quarter until the project or thesis is accepted or the comprehensive examination passed. Students who enroll in 698 through the university have full use of all university facilities. See Culminating Experience: Exam, Thesis, or Project in Graduate Degree and Program Requirements section of the Bulletin of Courses. 698 is a variable unit course, see fee schedule in the Financial Information section of the Bulletin of Courses. Earned units are not degree-applicable nor will they qualify for financial aid.

ADMN 698B. Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing. 2 Units.

Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy and approval of program graduate coordinator or, if an interdisciplinary studies major, consent of the Dean of Graduate Studies
Independent study leading to completion of requirements (other than course work) for the master's degree. To retain classified standing in the master's program, a student must enroll in 698 each quarter until the project or thesis is accepted or the comprehensive examination passed. Students who enroll in 698 through the university have full use of all university facilities. See Culminating Experience: Exam, Thesis, or Project in Graduate Degree and Program Requirements section of the Bulletin of Courses. 698 is a variable unit course, see fee schedule in the Financial Information section of the Bulletin of Courses. Earned units are not degree-applicable nor will they qualify for financial aid.

ADMN 698C. Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing. 3 Units.

Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy and approval of program graduate coordinator or, if an interdisciplinary studies major, consent of the Dean of Graduate Studies
Independent study leading to completion of requirements (other than course work) for the master's degree. To retain classified standing in the master's program, a student must enroll in 698 each quarter until the project or thesis is accepted or the comprehensive examination passed. Students who enroll in 698 through the university have full use of all university facilities. See Culminating Experience: Exam, Thesis, or Project in Graduate Degree and Program Requirements section of the Bulletin of Courses. 698 is a variable unit course, see fee schedule in the Financial Information section of the Bulletin of Courses. Earned units are not degree-applicable nor will they qualify for financial aid.

ADMN 698D. Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing. 4 Units.

Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy and approval of program graduate coordinator or, if an interdisciplinary studies major, consent of the Dean of Graduate Studies
Independent study leading to completion of requirements (other than course work) for the master's degree. To retain classified standing in the master's program, a student must enroll in 698 each quarter until the project or thesis is accepted or the comprehensive examination passed. Students who enroll in 698 through the university have full use of all university facilities. See Culminating Experience: Exam, Thesis, or Project in Graduate Degree and Program Requirements section of the Bulletin of Courses. 698 is a variable unit course, see fee schedule in the Financial Information section of the Bulletin of Courses. Earned units are not degree-applicable nor will they qualify for financial aid.

ADMN 698E. Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing. 5 Units.

Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy and approval of program graduate coordinator or, if an interdisciplinary studies major, consent of the Dean of Graduate Studies
Independent study leading to completion of requirements (other than course work) for the master's degree. To retain classified standing in the master's program, a student must enroll in 698 each quarter until the project or thesis is accepted or the comprehensive examination passed. Students who enroll in 698 through the university have full use of all university facilities. See Culminating Experience: Exam, Thesis, or Project in Graduate Degree and Program Requirements section of the Bulletin of Courses. 698 is a variable unit course, see fee schedule in the Financial Information section of the Bulletin of Courses. Earned units are not degree-applicable nor will they qualify for financial aid.

ADMN 698F. Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing. 6 Units.

Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy and approval of program graduate coordinator or, if an interdisciplinary studies major, consent of the Dean of Graduate Studies
Independent study leading to completion of requirements (other than course work) for the master's degree. To retain classified standing in the master's program, a student must enroll in 698 each quarter until the project or thesis is accepted or the comprehensive examination passed. Students who enroll in 698 through the university have full use of all university facilities. See Culminating Experience: Exam, Thesis, or Project in Graduate Degree and Program Requirements section of the Bulletin of Courses. 698 is a variable unit course, see fee schedule in the Financial Information section of the Bulletin of Courses. Earned units are not degree-applicable nor will they qualify for financial aid.

ADMN 698Z. Continuous Enrollment for Graduate Candidacy Standing. 0 Units.

Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy and approval of program graduate coordinator or, if an interdisciplinary studies major, consent of the Dean of Graduate Studies
Independent study leading to completion of requirements (other than course work) for the master's degree. To retain classified standing in the master's program, a student must enroll in 698 each quarter until the project or thesis is accepted or the comprehensive examination passed. Students who enroll in 698 through the university have full use of all university facilities. See Culminating Experience: Exam, Thesis, or Project in Graduate Degree and Program Requirements section of the Bulletin of Courses. 698 is a variable unit course, see fee schedule in the Financial Information section of the Bulletin of Courses. Earned units are not degree-applicable nor will they qualify for financial aid.

ADMN 995. MBA Portfolio. 0 Units.

Prerequisites: completion of 32 units in the program
Preparation and submission of a portfolio containing assignments representing successful work in the MBA program, accompanied by a reflective essay showing how the portfolio demonstrates the accomplishment of the goals of the program. Graded credit/no credit.

ADMN 998. Comprehensive Project. 0 Units.

In consultation with a faculty advisor, completion and defense of a written project based on his or her concentration before a committee of graduate faculty. Open only to students who have been advanced to candidacy and with the approval of the college graduate director.

ADMN 999. Comprehensive Examination. 0 Units.

Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy, approval of department, completion of course work in the masters program and in good academic standing. May be taken any fall, winter or spring term after advancement to candidacy
An assessment of the students ability to integrate the knowledge of the area, show critical and independent thinking and demonstrate mastery of the subject matter in the concentration.

Emeritus

Margaret K. Gibbs, Professor