Academic Catalog 2021-2022

College of Business Administration and Public Policy

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Education is the key to the workplace in the 21st century. Access to data has exploded due to the digital and Internet revolutions. However, the abundance of data in no way assures good decision making. Data must be converted to useful information through knowledgeable analysis. Such analysis can only occur through educated and informed individuals and systems. Additionally, students need effective communication and interpersonal skills. The College of Business Administration and Public Policy provides students with the skills to compete in the global markets of the 21st century.

Our first priority is to graduate baccalaureate students who can assume the full responsibility of an entry-level professional position in the private and public sectors. Our second priority is to graduate master's students who can assume managerial positions in private and public sector organizations. Our third priority is to provide our graduates with the lifelong learning skills and motivation to grow and evolve as the economy changes. Graduates of the College of Business Administration and Public Policy find career positions in both large and small private and public sector firms, start their own businesses, work in local, state and federal governments and agencies, and in nonprofit organizations, and attend graduate programs and law school.

At the heart of our program in preparing students for the future is the faculty in the College of Business Administration and Public Policy. I proudly state that our faculty comprise a cadre of dedicated professors who are committed to teaching and remaining current with business, public administration, economics, and political science, research and theory. Faculty have been active as practitioners in their respective fields throughout their careers. This expertise greatly enriches the quality of classroom education as well as other related experiences, such as on-site tours, internships, guest speakers and enhanced job placement opportunities upon graduation.

Our faculty have designed a curriculum that has as its primary objective the transfer of "best practices" in business, government and not-for-profit organizations. As citizens and future managers or public administrators, students must develop the cultural sensitivities, technological and communication skills, negotiating techniques and team-building expertise to function in the diverse global economy that presents many opportunities for career success. The cultural, ethnic, gender, social and economic diversity within the faculty and student population of the CSUDH College of Business Administration and Public Policy provides students with a unique setting to develop the attributes and skills necessary to compete effectively.

The College believes that leaders do not just react to opportunity but, in fact, take actions that shape the opportunity. On the following pages, we describe the educational programs offered in the College of Business Administration and Public Policy, which are designed to shape the leaders that will create the world of opportunity in the 21st century.

We welcome inquiries and questions, and invite you to visit the campus and the College of Business Administration and Public Policy. We want to become your business, public administration, political science, or applied studies program of choice and prepare you for the ever-evolving and exciting world of opportunity that awaits you.

College of Business Administration and Public Policy

Office Location: SBS B-306
Phone: (310) 243-3561
Student and Faculty Support Offices: SBS D-321

Dean, Joseph Wen
Associate Dean, Tayyeb Shabbir
Assistant Dean, Graduate and Professional Programs, Betty Vu
Accounting, Finance and Economics Department, Jose N. Martinez, Chair
Applied Studies Program, Thomas J. Norman, Chair
Master of Business Administration Program (MBA), Cathi Ryan, Advisor
Information Systems and Operations Management Department, Myron Sheu, Chair
Management and Marketing Department, Sari Silvanto, Chair
Public Administration and Public Policy Department, Elena Kulikov, Chair
Master of Public Administration Program (MPA), Cathi Ryan, Advisor
Undergraduate Business Advisement and Student Services, Albert Carpenter, Coordinator