Welcome to the College of Business Administration (CoBA) at California State University
San Marcos. CoBA offers leading bachelor’s and master’s programs as well as executive
education through the college’s certificate programs.
We are dedicated to the success of our students and the San Diego region. This commitment
shows in the achievements earned by our students and strong programs.
CoBA has hundreds of alumni, community members and organizations that contribute to
our students’ development, either philanthropically or with their time by mentoring
our students. Our highly successful Professional Mentoring Programs for upperclassmen are improving the professional and soft skill development
areas that area employers have identified as a critical need. We have a new mandatory Business Professional Development Program for sophomores and transfer students, guided by our volunteer Executives in Residence. Finally, our Student Success Grant Program helps students meet the costs of attending skills, knowledge-building, and
networking events that will enhance their professional development.
Our signature Senior Experience Program sharpens students’ business acumen and strengthens the economic vitality of our region.
Up to 500 business administration majors annually work on innovative projects seeking
solutions for businesses, nonprofit organizations and government agencies. Nearly
2,000 organizations have been positively impacted, a win-win for CoBA students and
Approximately 85% of our students work in the region post-graduation. CoBA graduates
have a much higher than average loyalty to their employers, with an average tenure
of 3.6 years, compared to 1.2 years from other educational institutions. Coupled with
their strong work ethic, this makes them ideal potential employees for our regional
companies. For this reason, we state that we train the region’s future employees
I am excited about our college's future and look forward to working with faculty,
staff, students, alumni, and our community partners to advance our programs, while
exploring new opportunities to grow the college’s leadership position on-campus and
in the region.
You’re invited to explore our CoBA website and schedule a time to meet with us in person to learn more about the CSUSM College
of Business Administration and how we can help you gain a competitive advantage and
partner with us on enriching our communities.
Jim Hamerly, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Business Administration