The School of Business at California Southern University, through its ACBSP-accredited programs, has been educating business leaders since 1978 and pioneered online learning as it transitioned into a fully virtual campus during the ’80s and ’90s. This innovative approach has carried throughout the years and has qualified the School of Business to best prepare students to enter the competitive and intelligent business marketplace and find great success. Students find an active, supportive, convenient, affordable, diverse, motivational, flexible, focused, relevant, respectful, and global educational atmosphere.
All of the degree programs offered at CSU are online. Accomplished and highly-committed faculty and advisors will walk through every step of the way with students to provide personalized support, mentorship, and direction. There are no entrance exams required, courses start monthly, and students work on their own time starting and stopping coursework whenever needed. Online education is an asset in developing professionals to be knowledgeable in virtual communication, social media, and using computer programs to conduct business.
Online students have the advantage of utilizing the social media outlets to connect with peers, engage with faculty and staff, and network with professionals on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Google+. The Learning Center provides full access to everything a student needs to navigate and conquer the online learning environment. It uses Microsoft Office 365, a cloud-based program that gives students the ability to access all of their coursework from any device and from anywhere that has an internet connection. Faculty members can be reached through email or Skype. The center also provides CSU news, research resources, writing assistance, guest lectures, study tools, an online library with on-call librarians, and the Content Section with inspirational and real-life stories from current business students and alumni. Yammer is also another helpful resource for students to communicate, interact, and collaborate with classmates and professors.
The School of Business offers undergraduate students the online Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Several important, current, increasing disciplines in business are offered through the optional BBA concentrations, including Human Resources Management, Accounting, Project Management, Criminal Justice, and International Business.
Graduate students can study for an online Master of Business Administration degree. This is a very usable, adaptable, resourceful degree that can be customized to match the career goals of each student and prepare them for leadership roles in numerous capacities. MBA concentrations include International Business, Finance, Human Resources Management, Project Management, Strategic Leadership, and Management. For those who desire to advance even further in their education, they can obtain the online applied theory professional degree that is the Doctor of Business Administration. To master an area of interest, the school offers graduate certificates in Business Management, International Business, Project Management, Financial Management, Human Resources, Leadership, Strategic Leadership, and Management.