News Release| CSULA; U.S. News


Cal State L.A.s business program makes it
to top 10 in California

College of Business and Economics ranked in the U.S. News best colleges

Los Angeles, CA -- For more than a decade, Cal State L.A.s undergraduate business program has been listed among the nations best in U.S. News & World Reports Americas Best Colleges issue.

Ranked at #141, Cal State L.A. is among the top 10 public institutions in California that made the 2014 list.

“This [ranking] is a vote of confidence in the strength of our faculty and our programs,” said Dean James Goodrich of the College of Business and Economics at Cal State L.A. “We set high standards for our students, and it is good to receive recognition that our College itself continues to maintain a solid position in these rankings.”

To determine the rankings, U.S. News polled deans and senior faculty from undergraduate business programs last spring. Only programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) were considered. Just 5 percent of over 13,000 business degree granting universities worldwide have the AACSB international accreditation.

Cal State L.A.s College of Business and Economics offers undergraduate programs in accounting, economics and statistics, finance and law, information systems, management and marketing. The College has taken a leadership position in infusing the most powerful leading-edge, internet-enabled business application software throughout its curriculum. Graduates are well prepared for 21st Century jobs in business and other organizations.

Accounting is the second most popular undergraduate program at the University with more than 1,000 students (behind criminal justice); and management is fifth with more than 800 students. Overall, more than 3,500 students are majors in the College of Business and Economics.

Cal State L.A.s business alumni include James A. Bell, executive vice president and chief financial officer, The Boeing Company; Robert W. Brown, president, University of West Los Angeles; Alan J. Fohrer, chairman and CEO, Southern California Edison; Marshall Geller, investment banker/senior managing partner, St. Cloud Capital LLC; Mike Lucki, CFO of CH2M HILL, an international construction and engineering company; Tom McKernan, CEO of the Auto Club of Southern California; and Raul Porto, CEO of Porto’s Bakery.

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