Departments and Programs
Business Administration, Graduate Level
Finance, Financial Planning, and Insurance
Systems and Operations Management
To be a leader in educating a diverse student population to achieve career success and be a force for a better future.
The David Nazarian College of Business and Economics aspires to be a leader in developing our diverse student population with the knowledge, abilities and opportunities to navigate and shape a changing marketplace, improving economic prosperity and societal well-being in the Southern California region and beyond.
All lower division program advisement is through the College Student Services Center in Bookstein Hall (BB) 2113. Upper division students who are currently enrolled in or have completed BUS 302/L are encouraged to seek advisement through upper division mentors from the department of their major.
David Nazarian College of Business and Economics Student Services Center and Educational Opportunity Program (SSC/EOP) Satellite
The focus of the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics Student Services Center/EOP Satellite is on developmental advisement to help improve the retention and graduation rates of students. The advisement team is dedicated to achieving the mission of assisting students with academic issues and guiding them toward graduation in a timely manner. Services provided by the advisors include orientations for new and transfer students; advisement by appointment, group or walk-ins; and specialized services to EOP students. For more information, visit the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics Student Services Center/EOP website or call (818) 677-3537 for an appointment.
Prospective and current graduate students in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program or Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (GCBA) should contact the Graduate Programs office at (818) 677-2467 for advisement.
Prospective and current graduate students in the Master of Science in Taxation (MST) program should contact the program advisement office in Bookstein Hall (BB) 2111 or call (818) 677-3952.
Prospective and current graduate students in the Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAcc) program should contact the Department of Accounting office in Bookstein Hall (BB) 3123 or call (818) 677-2461.
The David Nazarian College of Business and Economics is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). Only 5 percent of business schools worldwide have achieved AACSB accreditation.
Business Honors Program
Silvina Bamrungpong, Director
Bookstein Hall (BB) 4264
The Business Honors Program is designed to recognize students who have demonstrated high academic standards and to encourage these students to continue their record of excellence as business and economics majors at CSUN. The program is open to students who are declared majors in Accountancy, Economics, Information Systems, or Business Administration with an option in either Business Analytics, Business Law, Financial Analysis, Financial Planning, Global Supply Chain Management, Management, Marketing, Real Estate, Risk Management and Insurance, or Systems and Operations Management; who meet all Business Honors Program admissions criteria; and who apply and are selected for admission to the program. The Business Honors Program offers rigorous courses that emphasize communication, critical reasoning, complex problem solving and teamwork skills. Students accepted into the program are offered a variety of benefits; for example, Business Honors-designated courses, smaller class sizes, priority registration, Honors Mentorship opportunities and a Business Honors dedicated student workspace. For more information, call (818) 677-3100 or visit the Business Honors Program website.
Clubs and Societies
The David Nazarian College of Business and Economics houses a number of student organizations. Participation in these associations provides an opportunity for valuable social contact and organizational experience. Emphasis is placed on career planning and meetings with representatives from business organizations.
Student organizations associated with the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics include 180 Degrees Consulting, Accounting Association, Association of Latino Professionals for America, Alpha Kappa Psi, American Marketing Association, American Society for Quality, Association for Supply Chain and Operations Management, Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma*, Business Honors Association, CSUN Startup Founders, Economics Association, Delta Sigma Pi, Human Resources Matador Club, Latino Business Association, Leaders in Alliance, Management Association CSUN, Management Information Systems Association, Master of Business Alumni Association, National Society of Leadership and Success, Pre-Law Association, Student Entrepreneurial Collaborative, Professionals in Human Resources Association, Real Estate Club and Student Finance Association.
*Beta Gamma Sigma is a national honor society for students who are majoring in Business. Undergraduate business students are elected on the basis of scholarship. Election to Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest scholastic honor an undergraduate or graduate business major can be awarded.
Core Values and Ethics
The David Nazarian College of Business and Economics at CSUN prepares students to be ethical decision makers. The college maintains high standards of ethical conduct that students are expected to maintain throughout their academic and professional careers. Students in the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics have identified the values of respect, honesty, integrity, commitment and responsibility as their guiding principles.
Student Core Values
Respect: Treat our classmates, professors, staff and administrators with respect. We respect diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age or other characteristics. We respect different points of view that add to our knowledge. We respect our learning opportunities by behaving professionally in the classroom and by making academic achievement an important priority.
Honesty: Communicate truthfully with our classmates, professors, staff and administrators in all academic matters while remaining respectful. We observe University policies on academic dishonesty in completing all academic work. In seeking employment, internships and other opportunities, we represent ourselves truthfully, understanding that misrepresentation may not only harm our own reputation but that of our classmates and the college.
Integrity: Because we zealously integrate these core values into our academic work and preparation for our profession, our integrity enables us to reach our goals, overcome obstacles and successfully resolve ethical dilemmas.
Commitment: Strive for success as students, professionals and citizens. We keep our promises and adhere to our core values in all our activities both as students and alumni. We are committed to acting honestly, respectfully and responsibly in our effort to achieve our goals. We understand that commitment to our core values benefits both students and the community now and in the future.
Responsibility: Embrace the responsibility we have to ourselves and to each other to maintain high ethical standards. With each task at hand comes the responsibility to uphold the core values that unite us. We support each other in our adherence to these standards. We recognize that reporting unethical conduct is a responsibility we all share.
A Business major is any student majoring in Accountancy; Information Systems; or Business Administration with an option in either Business Analytics, Business Law, Financial Analysis, Financial Planning, Global Supply Chain Management, Management, Marketing, Real Estate, Risk Management and Insurance, or Systems and Operations Management. The following are impacted majors with additional admission requirements: the B.S. in Accountancy and the B.S. in Business Administration with options in Financial Analysis, Financial Planning, and Risk Management and Insurance. All Business majors share 27 units of common lower division core courses and 19 units of common upper division core courses.
Double Major Requirement
Students seeking a double major in the College of Business and Economics must have at least a 3.0 overall GPA and be able to complete both majors within a maximum of 140 units.
Transfer Course Requirements
Students should be aware that no grade lower than a “C” will be accepted on transfer from another institution to satisfy Department or David Nazarian College of Business and Economics requirements.
At least 50 percent of the business and economics course credit units and 50 percent of the specialized major credit units required for the Bachelor of Science degrees in Accountancy, Business Administration, or Information Systems and the Bachelor of Arts in Economics must be completed in residence at CSUN.
Silvina Bamrungpong, Director, Business Honors Program
Rafi Efrat, Director, MPAcc and MST Programs
Cathleen Fager, Director of Finance and Operations
Deborah Heisley, Marketing, Department Chair
Anton Lowenberg, Economics, Department Chair
Craig Oka, Director, Career Education and Professional Development
Seung-Kuk Paik, Systems and Operations Management, Department Chair
Gladys Polio, Director, EY Center for Careers in Accounting
Kurt Saunders, Business Law, Department Chair
Robert J. Sheridan, Managing Director, Career Education and Professional Development
Michelle Street, Director, Student Services Center/EOP Satellite
Tim Tiemann, Managing Director of Innovation Initiatives
Rishma Vedd, Accounting, Department Chair
Kristen Walker, MBA Director/Small Business Institute Director
Deone Zell, Management, Department Chair
Zhong-Guo Zhou, Finance, Financial Planning, and Insurance, Department Chair
Research Centers and Institutes
The David Nazarian College of Business and Economics maintains centers and academic programs as resources to encourage curriculum development, research and interaction among academic disciplines, as well as between the College and the business community.
The Bookstein Institute for Higher Education in Taxation
Director: Rafi Efrat
Center for Asian Finance and Business Research
Director: Yanbo Jin
Center for Risk and Insurance
Center for Real Estate
Wells Fargo Center for Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Director: Franck Vigneron
Center for Social and Technology Entrepreneurship
Director: Joanne Scillitoe
BUS 104. Introduction to Business (3)
BUS 296BHA-Z. Business Honors Selected Topics (1-1-1-1-1-1)
BUS 302. The Gateway Experience (3)
BUS 302L. The Gateway Experience Laboratory (1)
BUS 489BH. Systems Thinking for Organizations (3)
BUS 491CS. Small Business Consulting (3)
BUS 497A. Capstone: Strategic Management (3)
BUS 497B. Capstone: Small Business Planning and Growth (3)
BUS 498. Honors Mentorship (3)