Mission Statement and Core Values


Our Mission

The CBE provides undergraduate and graduate business education serving the diverse urban population of the Greater Los Angeles area and international students.  We prepare students for careers in a global business environment and to become leaders in the local business community through strong academic standards, scholarly activity, community engagement, and hands-on learning, resulting in social mobility for our students.

Core Values

Teaching: We value excellence in teaching as the cornerstone of a successful undergraduate and graduate teaching institution. 

Intellectual Contributions: We value intellectual contributions as a means of improving teaching quality and as necessary for elevating our College’s reputation and standing. 

Continuous Improvement: We value continuous improvement as essential to student learning and staff and faculty development.  We ensure continuous improvement by maintaining national accreditation standards and following effective assurance of learning practices.

Collaborative Culture: We value maintaining a working and learning environment that encourages collaborative activities.

Service: We offer outstanding student services with dedicated staff to guide and support students to succeed in their chosen field and career path.

Student Success: We value preparing our graduates to be ready to apply their knowledge and skills to immediate work situations and to attain leadership responsibilities in their professions and communities.

Community Engagement: We value collaborating with the community as mutually beneficial endeavors, providing workforce ready students and intellectual capital to the community, building relationships with businesses and alumni, and promoting experiential and service learning initiatives in the community. 

Diversity: We value diversity in its broadest sense as a way to bring in different perspectives, create an inclusive organizational culture, and develop ideas, knowledge, and strength. 

Entrepreneurship: We value developing and maintaining a culture of innovation and inspiration.

Expanding Outreach & Visibility: We value enhancing visibility in our programs, resources and relationships.