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.
Get The BPA Experience
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.
BPA faculty members are highly qualified Ph.D. professors with real-world work experience who are active in academic research, consulting, and community service. They use the latest instructional methods and present applied coursework that is relevant to businesses of every size and industry.
The School of Business and Public Administration at CSUB provides numerous opportunities for internships with businesses, government, and nonprofit agencies throughout Kern County. Business Administration majors choose a specific course of study from 13 specialized concentrations such as: Accounting, finance, Small Business Management, and Supply Chain Logistics.
Convenience and Value
BPA's flexible programs are designed to meet the needs of full-time students and working professionals. Courses are offered at the CSUB main campus as well as the Antelope Valley campus. Evening classes allow students to pursue a degree while working full-time. In these tough economic times, CSUB offers a terrific educational value, with total fees averaging around half the cost of most private or online universities.
Vision, Mission, Values, and Goals
The School of Business and Public Administration (BPA) is one of California State University, Bakersfield's four academic Schools offering degree programs. Our vision, mission, values, and goals.
We will lead the region in cultivating innovative, inclusive, and value-added education, positively impacting our students and communities.
Through dynamic and impactful programs, we support our students from diverse backgrounds to achieve their personal and professional goals to prepare them to be ethical and transformative leaders in the community.
VALUES: PLANTING "SEEDS" FOR SUCCESS
- Strengthening learning in the pursuit of academic excellence;
- Educating student to support their personal development and achieve upward socioeconomic mobility;
- Engaging faculty and staff to foster a culture of innovation;
- Developing an inclusive environment that promotes social responsibility and ethical behavior; and
- Sustaining connections and collaborations with the local and global communities.
- Advance student success
- Support improved and informed teaching and student learning
- Increase faculty and staff engagement and development
- Develop, maintain, and leverage community partnerships