College of Business and Economics

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The College of Business and Economics develops engaged business leaders and fosters professional growth and social mobility to benefit Greater Los Angeles and the world. We aspire to become the top business college in graduation rate, employability, and social mobility within the California State University system.

To fulfill our mission and vision, we promote a culture of excellence, student success, and professional development to create positive change and innovation. We teach and research scholarly disciplines for our students, community organizations, and local businesses to generate impactful contributions. We engage, collaborate, and strengthen relationships with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and supporters.

Thank you for your interest in enhancing business education at Cal State LA. A gift to the College of Business and Economics supports the world-class education that prepares future business leaders and is an investment in our students, the future of Los Angeles, and the local and global business community.


  • Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation that facilitates an environment for new venture creation, collaboration, and development across campus
  • Professional Fundamentals Program that teaches hard and soft employment skills, including financial fitness to prepare students for the workplace
  • Connecting Alumni and Students with Employment that encourages student and faculty research to solve a real-world problem and provide support for large and small businesses
  • Enhancement and modernization of learning spaces, classrooms, and workspaces that support hands-on learning, training, and collaboration

Dean Tye Jackson welcomes hearing from you and sharing more information on how to support the College of Business and Economics. 


Dr. Tye Jackson
Dean, College of Business and Economics
(323) 343-2800
[email protected]

Robert Y. Avalos
Vice President for University Advancement,
Executive Director of the Cal State LA Foundation
(323) 343-3060
[email protected]