California State University, Northridge’s David Nazarian College of Business and Economics is a nationally acclaimed business school with a lot of achievements under its belt. In 2019, The Princeton Review named David Nazarian among the Best 296 Business Schools, and the AACSB accreditation is another indicator of the high-quality programs offered. This innovative business school is leading the way in preparing students to enter a technology-driven workforce and received a $3 million grant in 2019 from NASA to create an Autonomy Research Center. Additionally, one of the marketing professors was awarded a $230K grant from the National Science Foundation to study how technology is utilized in the California public school system.
Undergraduate business programs are offered in Accountancy, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Management, and Marketing. Business Administration students may choose to focus their studies on Business Law, Global Supply Chain Management, Insurance and Financial Services, Financial Analysis, Financial Planning, Real Estate, or Systems and Operations Management. Some of the minor options include Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Interactive Marketing, and Quality Management and Assurance. The Business Honors Program is a wonderful way for students to challenge themselves with more rigorous classes and benefit from mentorship, professional opportunities, networking events, and a dedicated workroom to study and complete projects with classmates in their cohort.
Graduate students can earn a Master of Science in Accountancy or Taxation, as well as a Master of Business Administration. The MBA program is designed as a part-time degree. Students will attend classes two evenings per week from 7-10 PM. The 33-credit hour curriculum consists of 24 hours of core courses, six hours of electives, and a three-credit-hour culminating experience. Elective credits may be applied towards a specialization in Entrepreneurship, Management/Human Resources, Marketing, Finance and Accounting, Information Systems, Systems, and Operations Management, International Business, and Entertainment. To fulfill the culminating experience component, students may complete a comprehensive exam consisting of a case study, a consulting graduate group project, or a thesis. Students should consult with their advisor and obtain approval prior to starting their culminating experience. The MBA program is geared towards students already employed in the business industry, and students without a sufficient business background will be required to complete 15 credit hours of foundational courses. Another option available to graduate students is the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration Program.
From upper-level mentoring and student organizations to study abroad programs, there are so many ways for business students to get involved. A diverse assortment of 18 business clubs, such as the American Society for Quality, Latino Business Association, National Society of Leadership and Success, and the Student Entrepreneurial Collaborative feature guest speakers and career planning advice.
Study abroad opportunities exist in 18 countries, including Australia, China, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, and the UK. All programs are one year long. The Professional Passport program is a career preparation program for sophomores through seniors, featuring job shadowing, mentoring, and networking. Graduates of this program are now employed by Disney, Goldman Sachs, State Farm, Deloitte, and Linked In.