Michael E. Solt, Dean

The College of Business Administration (CBA) at California State University, Long Beach is committed to making a positive impact on our communities, both within the university and across the Los Angeles and Orange County region. We provide well-educated undergraduate and graduate students who add value the minute that they step into their jobs.  CBA plays a significant role in enhancing LA-OC economic vitality while helping its graduates build secure lifestyles for their families and loved ones.

CBA achieves its academic mission by providing highly valued degrees and improving graduation rates for all students, regardless of background. Our faculty members are current in their fields and employ leading-edge pedagogies. While functional, disciplined-base skills developed in the classroom are important and fundamental, CBA also provides students with the communication and interpersonal skills employers look for in their employees.

CBA’s academic mission is complemented by centers that support and extend the classroom. The Center for Student Success advises and improves graduation rates while Instructional Technology supports classroom and faculty technology needs. The Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership and Student Center for Professional Development provide ethical training and soft skills that are not covered in traditional academic programs.

At the graduate level, CBA offers MBA degrees in Day, Evening, and Saturday formats to match the needs of working professionals, international students, and others seeking graduate business degrees. In fall 2015, the first cohorts will enter our Master of Science in Accountancy and Master of Science in Supply Chain Management programs.

Excellence is our ultimate goal. CBA is one of 736 business schools in 45 countries out of nearly 15,000 world-wide that are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. CBA has been accredited by AACSB since 1972. For eight consecutive years, Princeton Review lists CBA as one of the nation’s top business schools.

Our students are working more hours than ever to afford their education, and privately funded scholarships and awards can make a measurable difference in their lives. Such support allows students to work less, study more, and participate in professional development programs, campus life, and community service--opportunities that contribute to a better prepared, better equipped California workforce. We are working hard to provide as many scholarship opportunities for our students as possible, and the support of our alumni and friends is crucial in these efforts.

Along a variety of dimensions, CBA engages our students in ways that enhance their academic and career success. I invite you to connect with us as we prepare future business leaders for California, the nation, and the world.


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Michael E. Solt
Dean, College of Business Administration
Professor, Department of Finance

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