College of Business and Economics

The College of Business and Economics provides a world-class education to undergraduate and graduate students, serving the diverse population of the Greater Los Angeles area and international students.  We educate the next generation of business and community leaders through rigorous academic standards, community engagement and hands-on learning.  

Our urban campus connects students to the dynamic economy of Los Angeles, from entrepreneurial startups to global firms. We continue to make positive impacts in our community through class projects and our participation in the economic development of Southern California.

Thank you for your interest in enhancing business education at Cal State L.A. Your gift is more than a donation to the College of Business and Economics. It is an investment in the future of Los Angeles, the business community and economic vitality. Your gift will be put to use immediately to support the world-class education that prepares future business leaders. We promise to be judicious stewards and make you proud. 

Funding Priorities:

  • Dean’s Investment Fund: supports student travel to conferences and competitions
  • Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation: provides an environment for new venture creation, collaboration and development across the Cal State LA campus
  • Learning Spaces: Finance Lab and Active Learning classrooms create a collaborative workspace for hands on learning, training and competitive opportunities 
  • Faculty Excellence Fund: attracts the best and brightest faculty to help our students succeed

Contact Us

photo of Dean GoodrichJames A. Goodrich, Ph. D. 
Dean,
College of Business and Economics
(323) 343-2800 
jgoodri7@calstatela.edu 
photo of Denise GutierrezDenise M. Gutierrez
Director of Development, 
College of Business and Economics
(323) 343-2814
denise.gutierrez@calstatela.edu