Achieving Excellence

Opportunity for COB Academic Excellence

  • The College of Business 

    • Provides high-quality teaching and support programs for an exceptionally diverse student body from California, the nation and the world.
    • Enhances and supports faculty commitment to ongoing research, professional development, and service.
    • Develops students' business function knowledge and their critical thinking, communication, interpersonal, and quantitative skills.
    • Seeks to strengthen our resource base to ensure continued excellence.

These amazing programs and centers are available at the College of Business to some students to strive to reach further for more learning and educational challenges.  These may offer many engagements and extra efforts.  Our students are often surprised at how well they do when they ask for more advanced work.  The college supports these and many other programs and competitions that can push a person into the career path they never expected.


Join the Student Center for Professional Development

The Student Center for Professional Development (SCPD) offers four distinct programs: the Business Professional Certificate (BPC), Community Scholars (CS), Junior Mentoring Program (JMP), and Corporate Mentoring Program (CMP). Students who participate in any or all of these SCPD programs can keep track of their progress in a personalized Passport to Success booklet (provided by the SCPD office).

Beach Investment Group and the Student Managed Investment Fund

B.I.G. is an honors level class, open to students of Finance by invitation of the College of Business, Department of Finance at CSULB. The program was instituted to expose its members to a degree of "real world" experience by providing hands-on training in securities analysis and portfolio management, and exposing its members to career-enhancing opportunities within the investments industry.

Learn at the Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership

Welcome to the Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership at CSULB. We offer training to enhance the integration of ethics in everything we do. Our emphasis is on application and practice.  Our center engages students, faculty, and community leaders through programs and activities that embody our core values of integrity, servant leadership, excellence, and empowerment. 

Get Answers at the Legal Resource Center

The COB Legal Resource Center is here to serve as an educational resource to CSULB students and does not provide legal advice or create an attorney-client relationship. However, the COB Legal Information Clinic has representatives who can assist you and also provide access to legal resources that often answers many questions. If an attorney is warranted, students can seek a free consultation with an attorney experienced in the area of interest through an unaffiliated source of COB Legal Resource Center.

Run a Virtual Company and Win

The International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition is a challenging competitive event that serves universities, their students, and the business community. The Competition provides students with an exciting learning experience in which they, in direct competition with other college teams, run a simulated company and have the opportunity to network with business executives and students from around the world.