CSU Leader
News and Information for California State University Leaders
Vol. 10, No. 22, October 20, 2011

CSU: Invested in Your Success

CSU Invested in Your SuccessBusiness professionals are a critical component in nearly every industry, ranging from manufacturing and retail trade to finance and real estate. The California State University is committed to producing graduates that are key players in the growth, development and success of the businesses that sustain California’s economy. In fact, 54 percent of all business bachelor’s degrees awarded in the state in 2007 were earned at the CSU.

The CSU allows students to customize their studies in business to fit their career goals by offering various areas of concentration, including accounting, economics, marketing, sustainable business, finance, information systems, business administration and international business, among others. Furthermore, the CSU excels in providing theoretical and practical training in a variety of management fields, such as agribusiness, sports, environmental resources, entertainment, tourism, hospitality, risk and insurance, supply chain and global business. More...

A Startup in Entrepreneurship

Desi Massei; Jenny Amaraneni, Craig Stern and Dana Holliday; Natashia Tomek

Leader. Strong-willed. Innovative. Risk Taker. Pioneer.

These five words describe our visionary students who graduate to become the entrepreneurs that fuel California’s business enterprise. The entrepreneurship programs offered at CSU campuses give undergraduate and graduate students the skills and know-how to start and manage a new business venture. More...

Building a Community Network

Building a Community Network With a campus located in nearly every region of the state, the CSU is a resource to many communities. The system takes pride in maintaining centers and institutes, graduating well-trained students and developing degree programs that give back to the local area.

The CSU develops facilities that serve as a resource and guidance center to business and community members. More...

Establishing Connections through Programs

San Diego State's Sports MBA program

The business schools at CSU campuses create and develop programs that offer students special opportunities to become integrated and familiar with the business sector. The CSU understands that the professionals that graduate with business degrees influence every sector of the economy, making the growth of business leaders a top priority to the CSU. With one out of every five CSU graduates in 2009 majoring in business management, the system plays a vital role in supplying the workforce. More...


CSU Stanislaus Offers First Fully Online AACSB Accredited MBA Degree in California

CSU Stanislaus will launch the state’s first fully online Master of Business Administration degree program accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in fall 2012. More.

Student-Run Consulting Class at HSU Puts Business Students to Work

Last spring, senior business students formed Humboldt State Business Consulting (a class run like a business) and this fall the current group of students will work with their first clients. More.

CSUMB Business Class Learn About Nicaragua Economic Development

Business students toured small farms, met with farmers, discussed fair trade practices and saw first-hand how international business methods impact communities in Nicaragua. More.

Sac State Launches Center for Entrepreneurship

The Center at Sacramento State will give entrepreneurs free office space, mentoring from faculty and advisory board members and help from student-volunteer interns to complete their projects for six months. More.

Budding Entrepreneurs at CSUDH Learn and Collaborate at National Minority Conference

Five CSU Dominguez Hills students were chosen to spend two weeks at the Emerging Minority Business Leaders Summer Institute to attend workshops on leadership skills, self-management, minority-owned businesses and financial planning. More.

CSU Voices and Views blog

Featured Blog:
Seizing the Opportunity

Bill Griffeth

Cal State Northridge laid the journalistic career path for CNBC News Anchor Bill Griffeth and taught him that “success comes from taking every experience for all it’s worth and being prepared to seize opportunity when it comes along.”


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