California State University, East Bay College of Business and Economics

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California State University, East Bay has been accredited by AACSB for over 40 years. The College of Business and Economics was established in 1957 and has grown to consist of four departments Accounting & Finance, Economics, Management, and Marketing. The mission of the College is to provide “life-changing, quality business education to prepare students from diverse backgrounds to become successful business professionals and leaders.” This mission is supported by values such as ethical behavior, collaboration of learning, social and environmental responsibility, and providing an inclusive learning environment that embraces diversity in all students. Project Impact is one way that the University carries out this mission. Eligible students with disabilities are given access to additional academic services such as advising, tutoring, one-on-one support, skills-building classes, and more.


On-campus business students have an opportunity to earn a Bachelor’s of Science in either Business Administration or Economics with minors in Advertising, Business Administration, Information Technology Management, International Business, Marketing, and Real Estate. Master’s of Science degrees are also available in Business Analytics, Accountancy, and Economics. There are three MBA options, including a one-year MBA and MBA for Global Innovators, as well as, a traditional MBA with concentrations in Analytics for Managers, Finance, General Business, Marketing Management, Human Resources and Organizational Behavior, Operations and Supply Chain Management, or Strategy and Information.

Student Life

Business students have several clubs and organizations to choose from through the College of Business and Economics. The Accounting Association, American Marketing Association, Real Estate Club, and Delta Sigma Pi are just a few of the groups that are available. The Undergraduate Mentoring Program is another great option which connects students with faculty members who can assist them with tasks, such as navigating applications to graduate school, career advising, and finding additional learning or campus resources needed for success. Business students may also be interested in becoming a campus student leader. Student leaders attend conferences, take leadership courses, and participate as an officer in other organizations. This combination of activities provides opportunities for growth, networking, and developing communication skills. It also helps students build a community with other driven individuals. Freshman Learning Communities are another way for undergraduate students to develop friendships and connect with others. The program groups courses and students with similar areas of interest, giving ample opportunities to build friendships both inside the classroom and out.

Online Programs

Undergraduate students who are interested in earning their degree online can conveniently complete the distance Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration through the College of Business and Economics. This program can be accomplished in two years and has been in the Top 10 best online programs in the state by both U.S. News and World Report. Concentrations make it possible for students to further their understanding of Finance, General Management, Information Technology Management, or Operations and Supply Chain Management.

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