About Us

Graduate Business Programs Director
Rod Smith, Ph.D.
Graduate Business Programs Office Staff


Dr. Rod Smith, Director of Graduate Business Programs, also services as faculty program director for all 4 MBA programs:

  • Day-Time (Accelerated) MBA
  • Evening MBA, including our MBA/MFA program
  • Online MBA
  • Saturday MBA


Academic Honor Code

  1. Applicability. This code applies to all student-related academic aspects of the College of Business at CSULB (COB). It covers all student academic activities related to the COB’s graduate degree programs, whether these activities take place on or off campus. This code does not cover disputes about grades or complaints about courses or instructors, which are dealt with at /sites/default/files/groups/cba-graduate-programs/about_us/academic_honor_code_cob_students.pdf
  2. Examples of Academic Misconduct. The following list of categories of academic misconduct and the examples for each category are intended to be illustrative, but not all-inclusive. 

Accreditation and Recognition

Accreditation and Recognition
Accrediation and Recognition


AACSB Accredited


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The Princeton Review


Forbes Best Value Colleges 2018


Graduate Management Admission Council


Money's 2018 Best Colleges in America


CEO Magazine Tier One Global MBA Rankings


MBA Advisory Board

The mission of the CSULB MBA Advisory Board is to enhance the professional and educational value of the CSULB MBA degree to make it the MBA program of choice for the region.  This includes the learning opportunities and the experiences for our MBA students, faculty, and Board members.