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Business Assessment Test (BAT)

Capstone data on student performance

Our vision is to provide a benchmark for Business schools to compare and evaluate student learning effectiveness. Currently, the College of Business at CSULB leads an effort to develop a capstone knowledge test for undergraduate students in California. The Business Assessment Test (BAT) was implemented for the first time in fall 2004 to assess business functional knowledge and quantitative skills. Since 2004, 15 CSU campuses and 1 international campus have regularly participated in BAT. All participating campuses are able to receive comprehensive information about their student performance in 11 different subject areas, including comparison with the average of other campuses. These assessment results provide valuable program input to improve our teaching and learning experience.

2019-2020  Results

BAT Test Results 2019-2020
CSULB College of Business BAT Previous Years Comparisons 2018-2019 to 2019-2020
2019-2020 Bat Summary data
CSULB College of Business Campus Average BAT scores 2019-2020

2017-2018 Results

Bat Summary Charts call AACSB @ CSULB for descriptions


2016-2017 Results

CSU Business Assessment Testing

Subjects Tested 

Below are the subjects that students will be tested on when they take the BAT:

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Statistics
  • Global/International Business
  • Ethics
  • Supply Chain/Operations Management
  • Business Law 

Participating Schools

Below is a list of universities in California that have previously used the BAT:

  • California State University, Long Beach
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • Walsh University
  • California State University, Northridge
  • California State University, Bakersfield
  • SUNY Oswego
  • California State University, Sonoma
  • California State University, Stanislaus
  • Cal Poly Pomona
  • California State University, San Marcos
  • California State University, San Bernardino
  • California State University, Dominguez
  • California State University, Humboldt
  • California State University, East Bay
  • California State University, Chico
  • California State University, Channel Islands 
  • San Francisco State
  • San Jose State
  • California Maritime
  • Hong Kong Baptist University