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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

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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Working for California since 1947: The 175-acre hilltop campus of California State University, Los Angeles is at the heart of a major metropolitan city, just five miles from Los Angeles’ civic and cultural center. More than 20,000 students and 230,000 alumni—with a wide variety of interests, ages and backgrounds—reflect the city’s dynamic mix of populations. Six
Colleges offer nationally recognized science, arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education and humanities programs, among others, led by an award-winning faculty. Cal State L.A. is home to the critically-acclaimed Luckman Jazz Orchestra and to
the Honors College for high-achieving students.
Programs that provide exciting enrichment opportunities to students and community include an NEH-supported humanities center; a NASA-funded center for space research; and a forensic science program, housed in the Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center.


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