Message from the Dean

Welcome to the School of Business & Public Administration (BPA) at California State University, Bakersfield!   

CSUB BPA is dedicated to provide our region with degree programs that meet the needs of Bakersfield, Kern County, and Antelope Valley's future leaders in business, public administration and non-profit management.  We focus on providing a sound foundation for your career development and future success.  

BPA offers undergraduate programs in business administration, economics, environmental resource management, and public administration with specialized concentrations developed with our region in mind.  Accounting, agribusiness, finance, human resource management,  marketing, and supply chain logistics are just a few of the concentration choices a student at CSUB BPA's program can choose. Interdepartmental areas of emphasis (e.g., international business) can be customized under the general business concentration. Those interested in the field of public policy, government, health care policy, or not-for-profit organizations will find excellent programs in the Public Policy and Administration Department.  BPA also offers accredited graduate degree programs in Business Administration, and Public Administration.

Our programs are taught by an excellent faculty who represent some of the top business and public administration universities in the world. The School's faculty members are active in local business development, support public policy development locally and nationally, consultation services, conduct ground-breaking research, and participate in community service.  

I hope you will explore the BPA website to find out more about our outstanding programs.



John Emery, PhD

John Emery, PhD

Dean, School of Business and Public Administration
California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA  93311

Phone: (661) 654-2157
Email: jemery@csub.edu
Office: BDC 130A