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Why Study Business Administration?

The School of Business and Public Administration (BPA) at CSU Bakersfield is YOUR local opportunity for educational excellence.

Earning a degree in Business Administration is an investment in your future. In today's increasingly complex global economy, the need for well-trained business professionals is greater than ever. Having a business degree puts you one step ahead of other job seekers.  As a Business major, you'll also acquire valuable communication, critical thinking, research, and analytical skills that will help you succeed in any career.

AACSB Accreditation:

Unlike private and online universities, the School of Business and Public Administration at CSUB is accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).  AACSB Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education, and has been earned by less than five percent (5%) of the world's business schools.

There are countless career opportunities in both the private and public sectors for Business Administration graduates.  The B.S. degree is excellent preparation for careers in  a wide range of fields, including:



Commercial Law



Information Systems

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

International Business



Operations and Supply Chain Management



Contact Information

Lori Paris

Chair and Professor of Management
Office: BDC 142A
Phone: (661) 654-6697

Rosey Amaral

Administrative Support Coordinator
Phone: (661) 654-2181
Fax: (661) 654-2438

Program Resources

Use the links below to locate program information including road maps and course schedules

Business Admin. 4 year Road Map

Business Admin. Fact Sheet

Business Admin. Brochure

Business Admin. Course Descriptions/Schedules

AACSB accreditation landing page