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Majors That Mean Business

The School of Business & Public Administration (BPA) at CSU Bakersfield is YOUR local opportunity for educational excellence. We offer a wide range of programs to meet the needs of Bakersfield, Kern County, and the Antelope Valley's future leaders in business, public administration, and non-profit management. Our graduates are well-prepared to address the challenging issues facing businesses and organizations in our region.  As a student in BPA, you'll acquire valuable communication, critical thinking, research, and analytical skills that will help you succeed in any career.

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Outstanding Faculty
BPA faculty members are highly qualified Ph.D. professors with real-world work experience who are active in business and public policy development, consultation, research, and community service. They use the latest instructional methods and present applied coursework that is relevant to businesses of every size and industry.

Student Support
At CSU Bakersfield, students enjoy small class sizes and face-to-face interaction with their professors. The BPA Student Services Center provides valuable support services, including full-time advisors who work with you to facilitate success in your degree program.  Campus clubs and student organizations are a great way to make new connections and build professional networks.

Community Connections
The School of Business and Public Administration at CSUB provides numerous opportunities for internships with businesses, government, and non-profit agencies throughout Kern County. Our programs offer specific concentrations, like Agricultural Business, Accounting, or Supply Chain Logistics, that prepare students for successful careers in the local economy. 

Flexibility and Convenience
BPA’s flexible programs are designed to meet the needs of both full-time students and working professionals. We offer a “fast-track” program that allows students to earn their B.S. in Business Administration in less than two years. Courses are offered at the CSUB main campus and in Antelope Valley, and evening classes allow students to pursue a degree while working full-time. Distance students can complete the online Environmental Resource Management program from anywhere in the United States.

Convenience and Value
BPA's flexible programs are designed to meet the needs of both full-time students and working professionals.  Courses are offered at the CSUB main campus as well as the Antelope Valley campus.  Evening courses allow students to pursue a degree while working full-time.  In these tough economic times, CSUB still offers a terrific educational value, with total fees averaging around half the cost of most private or online universities.

Finance Students visiting the Los Angeles Google Company located in Venice, CA.

A group of Finance Students visiting the Los Angeles Google Company in Venice, California.



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School of Business & Public Administration (BPA)

California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA  93311-1022  

Dean's Office: (661) 654-2157
Student Services: (661) 654-2326