Office of the Dean


We are accredited by AACSB International; only 5 percent of business schools in the world have achieved this distinction.  Our College of Business and Economics is consistently ranked among the best business schools in U.S. News and World Report, especially among public programs in California.  The University is rated one of the top Masters Institutions in the West, and one of the best schools for Hispanics.  Located just 4 miles from downtown LA, near the intersections of the 10 and 710 freeways, CSULA is a premier urban university that offers quality plus convenience.

Our MBA program offers a great deal of flexibility with evening classes.  Students can complete the program in as little as 18 months, or working professional students can pace themselves differently according to their course plan.  The breadth of our faculty resources makes it possible for students to choose from several concentrations in order to customize their MBA experience.

Students in our program also benefit from opportunities for personal and professional development including career seminars, speaker series, opportunities to participate in national competitions, and for hands-on learning, including managing our Golden Eagle Student Investment funds.  Several MBA core courses now have the SAP-ERP components built into the course content. Students who complete these courses can receive the SAP Recognition Award Certificate and proceed to obtain the entry level TERP10 Certification.

We have strong connections to the LA Business community, and our placement office is active with local employers.  A partial list of firms employing our students includes: Boeing, Disney, Dunn-Edwards, East-West Bank, Edison, NY Life, Pepsi/Frito-Lay, UPS and Unilever, plus governmental agencies and many smaller and entrepreneurial companies.

Our College of Business and Economics has over 30,000 alumni, most of who work in local organizations.  We are proud of our impact on the local and regional economy, and happy to connect our MBAs to a network of graduates who support our students in their search for jobs and careers.

Ours is a diverse student body with all kinds of people from different backgrounds and professions.  You will also come in contact with international students from many countries that pursue their studies with us.  Our MBA program is truly a “window to the world” where participants can learn from terrific faculty and each other, while sampling all that LA has to offer.


Dean Goodrich profile





James A. Goodrich, Dean