California Lutheran University’s School of Management strives to facilitate personal and professional success that is rooted in integrity, diversity, ethical perspective, and moral values. They desire to prepare students through rigorous academic and experiential learning to boldly lead, communicate, engage, create, and transform the world with excellence. The School is a candidate for and working hard to achieve the ACBSP accreditation.
A unique advantage in helping students at all stages of life be able to obtain a degree, the School of Management offers many courses at different times, including weekdays, weeknights, and weekends. Undergraduate degrees include a Bachelors in Economics, Accounting, Business Administration, and Hospitality & Tourism Management. They also offer a Bachelors Degree Completion Program for professionals in Accounting, Business Management, or Organizational Leadership, with flexible and accessible classes at three campus locations.
Graduate degrees consist of a Masters in Business Administration, Financial Planning, Information Technology, Quantitative Economics, Management, and a Master of Public Policy & Administration. The MBA can be full-time for international students or part-time for anyone. MBA students can pursue a professional track in Enterprise Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Human Capital Management, International Business, Finance, Information Technology, or Marketing. There is an Executive MBA, an Executive MBA in Europe, and an MBA in Financial Planning. For students who wish to earn a Bachelors and Masters degree in an accelerated format, there is the 4+1 program that allows a student to obtain both degrees in just five years. Students gain priceless international and multicultural experience while traveling to study abroad in places like England, Mexico, Hong Kong, Australia, Sweden, and Scotland. There are also partner-affiliate programs at schools and universities in places like Japan, China, Canada, Egypt, Wales, and Italy.
Student groups such as the Accounting Association, Financial Planning Association, PIHRA (Human Resource Club), StartupCLU (Entrepreneurship Club), American Marketing Association, Delta Sigma Pi, IT Club, Prospanica, and the Rotaract Club exist to provide opportunities for leadership development and engagement with peers, faculty, and the community. The School of Management hosts many events for students to learn from and network with alumni and professionals including the Entrepreneur Speaker Series, Molecules and Markets, the Executive Talent Management Series, the Leadership Essentials forum, “Dinner with the Dean,” and the “Paths to Professionalism” workshop. The New Venture Competition is an incredible learning experience for students to pitch their entrepreneurial ideas to a panel of local business owners. The PRiME Competition 2020 is a professional level competition where students produce solutions for balancing economics and sustainability issues. The Center for Economic Research & Forecasting, the Center for Entrepreneurship, and the Center for Economics of Social Issues are great resources. They provide hands-on learning, opportunities to work with real clients, and offerings of professional services to the community.
The Masters in Business Administration can be obtained fully online or a mix of online and on-campus courses.