OFFICE OF THE DEAN
Simpson Tower F124
Phone: (323) 343-2800
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS ADVISEMENT CENTER
Salazar Hall C256B
Phone: (323) 343-2810 undergraduate
(323) 343-5156 graduate
Fax: (323) 343-5480
Dean: James A. Goodrich, Dean
Associate Dean: Edward W. T. Hsieh (Acting)
The major role of the College of Business and Economics is to equip men and women with the intellectual and professional tools needed to assume responsible positions in business, industry, education, government, and social service organizations. The preparation offered includes a basic understanding of the entire social, economic, and physical environment of the urban community, of which business institutions are an integral part. Further, the College provides a substantial theoretical and technical background in the underlying fields of knowledge dealing specifically with functional areas in business.
The College of Business and Economics offers undergraduate degree programs in Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, and Economics, as well as several minors and credit certificate programs. Graduate programs are described on the next page.
The College of Business and Economics is nationally accredited, at both graduate and undergraduate levels, by AACSB - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
Office of Publications (Business Forum)
The Publications Office produces all college publications including annual reports, alumni newsletters, various pamphlets and brochures, working papers, and news releases.
The College of Business and Economics’ Publications Office publishes a quarterly, refereed journal, Business Forum. The journal is directed to an international reading audience of scholars, business executives, and public administrators, and includes articles by representatives from the academic, government, and business sectors. Business Forum is the keystone of the college’s effort to achieve effective two-way communication between business and Cal State L.A.
All departmental and program information will be found in the corresponding section under Academic Programs: Department, Division, School, and Interdisciplinary Program-based.
College Emeriti Faculty: Nancy J. Billett, Charles J. Inacker, MaryLynne Knutson.
The College offers undergraduate programs leading to bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, and Economics and minors in Accounting, Basic Business, Computer Information Systems, Economics, Finance, and Management. Several credit certificate programs are offered, also. Students are required to complete lower division major and minor courses before taking upper division courses.
The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics prepares students to qualify for positions in business and government. Specific areas include finance, labor, transportation, international trade, banking, and regulatory agencies. See the Department of Economics and Statistics section for further information.
The Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems prepares students for careers as information systems professionals and provides the specialized knowledge needed for professional employment in
an enterprise-level information systems department in all size organizations. See the Department of Information Systems section for further information.
Graduate and Postbaccalaureate Programs
The college offers programs leading to master’s degrees in six fields.
The Master of Science degree in Accountancy , for holders of a baccalaureate, is designed to provide specific professional preparation in the following options: Accounting Information Systems, Financial and Public Accounting, and Managerial and Cost Accounting. See the Department of Accounting section for further information.
The Master of Science degree in Business Administration Is designed for students who know that they want to specialize, and do research, in one of the following options: Finance, International Business, Management, or Marketing. A master’s degree thesis, which involves original research, is an essential part of the program, which makes this degree ideal for students planning for positions in business with heavy emphasis on research and writing or for admission to a doctoral program. In addition to completing specified courses, students are expected to develop close working relationships with individual faculty members, which leads to the selection, approval, and supervision of a thesis research topic. See the Finance, International Business, Management, and Marketing sections for further information.
The Master of Science degree in Information Systems , meets the advanced education needs of IS professionals whose career goals are primarily professional, rather than the MBA’s managerial goals See the Department of Information Systems section for further information.
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree offers professional preparation for management positions in business and industry. It is designed for holders of a baccalaureate in other academic fields as well as in business. See the section on Interdisciplinary Business Programs for more information.
The Master of Arts degree in Economics provides students the opportunity for advanced study of economic theory and research, in preparation for careers in industry, government, and education, or for further graduate study. See the Department of Economics and Statistics section for more information.
The Master of Science degree in Health Care Management is designed to prepare people in the health care industry to meet the increasing demands place on middleand upper-level managers in large metropolitan health care facilities. The program goal is achieved through interdisciplinary courses primarily in the College of Business and Economics and the College of Health and Human Services. For more information, see the Department of Management section.
Programs for this School/College:
• Business Administration, B.S.