Dean: Michael E. Solt
Executive Assistant to the Dean: Margaret Williams
Associate Dean for Administration: Omer S. Benli
Interim Associate Dean for Accreditation: Jasmine Yur-Austin
College Office: College of Business Administration - 200
Telephone: (562) 985-5306, FAX: (562) 985-5742
Graduate Programs and Executive Education: Ingrid Martin, Director (562) 985-4767
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Minors in Business Administration
Master of Science
Undergraduate and graduate programs are internationally accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), 777 South Harbour Island Blvd., Suite 750, Tampa, FL 33602-5730, phone: (813) 769-6500.
The College of Business Administration maintains an advising office for undergraduate students, the CBA Center for Student Success, in CBA 100, (562) 985-4514, and the CSS Study Annex in CBA 126, where students can receive free tutoring for a wide-array of CBA courses. The Graduate Programs Office provides academic advising support for graduate students in CBA 363, (562) 985-5565. Advisors are available in these offices throughout the semester to assist students with admission, registration, and degree requirement information.
The Student Center for Professional Development (SCPD) provides resources in support of student learning under its umbrella program Passport to Success (Passport). SCPD also encourages students to join business student organizations to assist them in connecting to college resources and networking opportunities. Under the Passport umbrella SCPD offers the following resources:
For more information about SCPD programs, services and resources please contact SCPD at (562) 985-2265 or or www.csulb.edu/cba/scpd or email@example.com.
Financial assistance is provided to business students through the University Financial Aid Office. That office administers funds made available through the federal and state governments and through certain private sources. Awards are made to students who demonstrate a need for assistance with educational expenses.
Additional information about the following awards and their requirements can be obtained from the CBA website.
In addition, the college offers numerous scholarships. Further information is available on the CBA website: www.csulb.edu/colleges/cba/.
The following organizations are available for business students: American Marketing Association, Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Society, Black Business Students Association, Delta Sigma Pi, Financial Management Association, Hispanic Students Business Association, Human Resource Management Association, Associate for Information Systems, International Business Association, MBA Student Association, and Society for the Advancement of Management. Student organizations typically host professionals to represent business and industry at weekly meetings.
The Associated Business Students Organization Council (ABSOC) is the coordinating council for all business student organizations. ABSOC co-sponsors the annual "Meet the Industries Expo." This annual event provides several hundred students an opportunity to network with corporate recruiters in an environment that is smaller and more intimate than a large, busy career fair. Other programs each semester include a business student organizations’ fair and the student-faculty-staff mixer. ABSOC also co-sponsors the annual "Ethics at The Beach" seminar with the Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership.
Beta Gamma Sigma, founded at the University of Wisconsin in 1907 as a business honor society, is the only honor society recognized by the AACSB - International. Membership is available to business students at California State University, Long Beach only because the College of Business Administration is accredited by AACSB.
Election to membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest scholastic honor that a student in business administration can attain. To be eligible for membership at CSULB, students must rank in the upper ten percent of their junior, senior, or graduate degree program in business administration.
Students in the degree program develop basic understandings and competencies relating to information processing, the application of computers in business and government, management information systems concepts, computer programming, statistics, and financial research with Bloomberg terminal. The computer laboratory consists of most up-to-date instructional software, and hardware to facilitate student learning.
Specific University and College requirements are detailed in various sections of this Catalog. Every student must develop complete familiarity and understanding of the regulations and requirements by which successful completion of a program will be determined. (Also see pertinent section regarding University General Regulations and Procedures).
Freshman applicants to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration will be placed in the pre-major code for Business Administration. Transfer applicants must apply to the University during the initial filing period of October and November for the following fall semester or August for the following spring semester. They must indicate their choice of major on the application.
Continuing students seeking admission to the major in Business Administration must meet major specific degree requirements. Students who are not coded as pre-majors must submit a request to the CBA Center for Student Success (CBA, Room 100) to be placed into the upper division major once specific degree requirements have been met. Although there is no specific deadline for filing, it usually takes a minimum of two weeks to complete the application process. Therefore, students should file their applications no later than two weeks before their next Early Registration access date.
Refer to the following website for additional impaction criteria: www.csulb.edu/depts/enrollment/.
Enrollment through Open University (College of Continuing and Professional Education) is allowed only on a space available basis which is determined by the type of course and teaching method as well as classroom capacities. The student must otherwise be qualified.
The College of Business Administration has a strict policy on course transfers/substitutions. This is necessary to preserve the academic integrity of programs and to meet accreditation standards. No credit by examination will be allowed for any CBA course. The CBA Center for Student Success can be consulted for more information on course transfers and substitutions.
All CBA majors must maintain major GPAs 2.0 or higher. A student whose GPA in the major falls below a 2.0 will be advised that they are at risk of being dismissed from the major and grated one semester to raise their major GPA(s) to 2.0. Students who do not successfully raise their major GPA(s) must meet with an advisor to declare another major or submit an appeal to the CBA Center for Student Success explaining why they need one additional semester. Students whose major GPAs remain below 2.0 after this additonal semester must declare a new major.
Business majors and minors may not exercise a Credit/No-Credit grading option for courses required by the College of Business Administration in their program. No course taken for Credit/No-Credit grading will be accepted to fulfill a Business requirement, with the exception of students transferring Advanced Placement or International Baccalareate credit. Enrollment in a business course as an auditor is not permitted.