The College of Business Administration & Public Policy at California State University, Dominquez Hills began in 1973 and aims to “educate the leaders who shape the future.” The supportive, student-centered learning environment cultivates excellence, innovation, diversity, engagement, and teamwork. It also enhances critical thinking, communication, decision-making, and management skills in every student. The new home of the CBAPP, the Innovation and Instruction Building, will open in 2021 and has achieved the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) “Gold” Certification.
Bachelor degree students can major in Applied Studies, Business Administration, Criminal Justice Administration, or Public Administration. There are 16 BBA concentrations including Business Analyses, Entrepreneurship, Global Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Information Systems, Marketing, Sports Entertainment & Hospitality Management, Accounting, Finance, International Business, Management & Human Resources, and General Business. The College also offers the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps Leadership Program.
Graduate students can pursue a Masters in Business Administration or a Masters in Public Administration. The MPA has concentrations in Public Management, Healthcare Administration, Criminal Justice Policy & Administration, and Public & Non-profit Management. To assist with the financial need that many students face, the CBAPP awards around $11,700 to qualifying business students. These scholarships include the Bill Rogers Scholarship, the CBAPP Advisory Board Scholarship, the Jerry Groomes Endowed Scholarship, and the Senator Joseph M. Kennick Scholarship.
The life of a student outside of the classroom is vital to their overall development. Student groups specifically for business students include the Accounting Society, American Marketing Association, Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society, Finance Student Society, Human Resources Management Association, Latino Student Business Association, and Logistics & Supply Chain Management Club. The University provides an extensive amount of opportunities for business students to grow through volunteering, service-learning classes, community service, community-based research, and internships. The Internship Program is a fabulous way for students to gain real-world educational experience and begin to build their network and resume while earning college credit.
The Campus has a Living Lab program is where students work on the campus’ sustainability efforts in creating a “greener” campus. The American Indian Institute promotes enrollment of Native American students. Business students have multiple opportunities to apply their academic knowledge, conduct research, and consult with real clients at the many centers established by the University. These institutes include the California STEM Institute for Innovation & Improvement, the Center for Innovation in STEM education, Economics Institute, The Entrepreneurial Institute @ CSUDH, Urban Community Research Center, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and the Mervyn Dymally African American Political & Economic Institute.
The Bachelor of Science in Applied Studies, the Master of Business Administration, and the Master of Public Administration degrees can be completed entirely online from anywhere in the world.