and professional services industries are the backbone of
a vibrant knowledge economy.
These services are based on specific areas of expertise
such as accounting, advertising, public relations, human
resource management and business strategy. These skills,
in turn, are directly related to specific university programs
in business management and related fields.
Overall, the CSU prepares 65 percent of the state’s business
and professional services graduates.
The CSU’s presence in many regions in the state and the
close linkages of campuses to businesses help ensure that
CSU graduates are able to keep California businesses competitive.
All of California’s companies, regardless of the industry,
rely on professionals with a solid background in business
administration to help manage and guide their organizations
in a dynamic, global economy.
campuses are leaders in preparing students with top-notch
skills for their regional economy and also hold national
Chico prepares more than 50 percent of the CPAs in its service
area. Nearly 200 graduates of San José State have
founded, co-founded, or serve as top-level executives of
public and private companies.