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2017-2018 Catalog

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The Bachelor of Science in Business has a liberal arts and interdisciplinary focus. It is built on the five C’s: critical thinking, collaboration (working with others), communication (oral and written English), conduct (personal ethics), and competencies (in business related disciplines). Students learn the fundamental principles of accounting, economics, finance, information systems, management, and marketing as applied in a variety of organizational settings. A distinguishing aspect of the Business and Economics Program is the requirement to take courses developed in conjunction with disciplines outside the traditional business curriculum. Examples include courses with Biology, Chemistry, Education, English, Fine Arts, History and Performing Arts.

In addition, a Capstone Course provides students with the opportunity to integrate their knowledge through a Global Strategy Simulation exercise. To foster an integrative and cross disciplinary experience in a relevant business area, students are encouraged to select one of five options: Entrepreneurship, Finance, Global Business, Management, and Marketing. All options draw on upper-division courses from accounting, economics, management and marketing to offer an in-depth perspective into five critical areas of business.

Careers

The Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics programs prepare students to work in a variety of organizations-both public and private-as well as advanced studies in several types of graduate and professional programs: MBA, MPA, law school, MA in Economics.

Program Learning Goals for Bachelor of Science in Business

  • Prepare students for employment in a variety of public and private organizations.
  • Prepare students for further study in graduate or professional schools.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills by identifying, evaluating, synthesizing, and presenting issues related to accounting, economics, finance, information systems, management and marketing.
  • Demonstrate communication skills by writing excellent reports and papers and making effective oral presentations in English.
  • Demonstrate collaboration skills by working effectively with others in group settings - both inside and outside the classroom.
  • Demonstrate personal conduct that reflects an ethical understanding of complex business, economic and social issues.
  • Demonstrate basic competencies in the academic disciplines related to regional, national and global business and economics.

Program Learning Goals for Masters in Business Administration

Graduates of Smith School’s MBA will be able to:

  • Demonstrate high proficiency in critical thinking, oral and written communication, personal ethical conduct and collaboration skills.
  • Demonstrate orally and in writing analytical and integrative skills in making business decisions.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the global operating environment of business.
  • Produce written innovative and integrative business plans, including plans that adapt to uncertain and unpredictable environments;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of relevant disciplines.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills in a variety of situations and settings.

Faculty

William P. Cordeiro, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Director, MBA Program
Sage Hall, Room 2011
(805) 437-8860
william.cordeiro@csuci.edu

Susan Ann Andrzejewski, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Sage Hall, Room 2035
(805) 437-3724
susan.andrzejewski@csuci.edu

Maria Ballesteros-Sola, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Management
Sage Hall, Room 2153
(805) 437-3780

Jared P. Barton, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Economics
Sage Hall, Room 2137
(805) 437-1640
jared.barton@csuci.edu

Minder Chen, Ph.D.
Professor of Management Information Systems
Sage Hall, Room 2027
(805) 437-2683
minder.chen@csuci.edu

Dylan Cooper, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Management
Sage Hall, Room 2133
(805) 437-2271
dylan.cooper@csuci.edu

Hua Dai, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems
Sage Hall, Room 2143
(805) 437-1641
hua.dai@csuci.eduMiguel Delgado, Ph.D.

Miguel Delgado Helleseter
Assistant Professor of Economics
Sage Hall, Room 2151
miguel.delgadohelleseter@csuci.edu

Priscilla Z. Liang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Finance and
Faculty Advisor for Undergraduate Programs
Sage Hall, Room 2131
(805) 437-8926
priscilla.liang@csuci.edu

John Lu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Economics
Sage Hall, Room 2151
john.lu@csuci.edu

J. Andrew Morris, Ph.D.
Professor of Management, Chair of Business
Sage Hall, Room 2149
(805) 437-2771
john-andrew.morris@csuci.edu

Claudio A. C. Paiva, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics
Sage Hall, Room 2039
(805) 437-2684
claudio.paiva@csuci.edu

Ekin Pehlivan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Economics
Sage Hall, Room 2135
(805) 437-3725
ekin.pehlivan@csuci.edu

Cynthia Sherman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Management
Sage Hall, Room 2145

Sung Won Sohn, Ph.D.
MVS Endowed Professor of Economics
Sage Hall, Room 2033
(805) 437-2789
sung.sohn@csuci.edu

Bryan Tomlin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Economics
Sage Hall, Room 2145
(805) 437-3723
bryan.tomlin@csuci.edu

Taylan Yalcin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Sage Hall, Room 2035
 

 

 

Contact Information

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