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Faculty and Staff

Graduate Programs in Business Staff

Rod Smith, Ph.D., Director of Graduate Programs in Business
Aimee Choi, Accelerated Full Time MBA, MS Accountancy
Karen Padin, MS Finance, MS Information Systems
Lindsay Sterk, Evening MBA, Online MBA 
Rhianna Williams, Saturday MBA, MS Marketing Analytics
Career Services
Marketing and Operations Analyst


MBA Faculty

MBA Faculty Directors

MS Accountancy Faculty

  • Program Director MSA, Rod Smith, Ph.D., Director of Graduate Programs in Business   

MS Finance Faculty

MS Information Systems Faculty

MS Marketing Analytics Faculty

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
  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. MORE

Accreditation and Recognition

Accrediation 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


Advisory Boards are groups of individuals who've been selected to help advise a business or, in our case, graduate programs regarding any number of issues, including marketing, recruiting, current industry trends, curriculum, and other important matters.

Our Advisory Boards consist of professionals from various industries and backgrounds who bring a wealth of professional experience to their respective boards. If you are interested in contributing as an Alumnus of the Graduate Programs in Business or as an interested member of our business community by joining the MBA Advisory Board, please contact Ingrid Martin