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College of Business and Economics – California State University, Los Angeles


California State University, Los Angeles, was founded in 1947. The university’s College of Business and Economics was accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) in 1960.



California State University, L.A. maintains a campus of 175 acres located five miles east of Downtown Los Angeles. The campus sits at the intersection of the Long Beach and San Bernardino Freeways, just west of Monterey Park.


Salazar Hall and Simpson Tower serve as the main facilities for MBA students in the College of Business and Economics. These buildings are located next to one another at the southern end of campus. Each of them was renamed in 1976; South Hall was renamed to honor Los Angeles Times journalist Ruben Salazar and South Tower was renamed Simpson Tower after the first dean of the business school, Floyd R. Simpson. Salazar Hall and Simpson Tower both house open access computer labs for students.


The university maintains 67 full-time faculty and staff to support its students in the College of Business and Economics. Most members of the faculty hold Ph.D. degrees from leading universities, and several professors have been recognized as Fulbright Scholars.

Student Body

The College of Business and Economics is home to over 4,300 undergraduate business majors and over 90 graduate students.

MBA Degree Offerings

California State University, L.A. offers an MBA program that can be completed in either two or four years, depending on whether students attend full-time or part-time.

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