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College of Business Administration

College of Business Administration

Your business education leader in San Diego County

Welcome to the College of Business Administration at California State University San Marcos. CoBA offers leading bachelor's and master's programs, which are shaped by market driven curriculum and world class faculty. We are dedicated to the success of our students and focus on career development with engaging signature programs.

Our Professional Mentoring Program 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.

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About CoBA

Our rigorous programs are the perfect blend of theory, real-world application and personal attention from dedicated faculty. If you're looking to make a significant difference in our region's intellectual, economic and social development, CoBA is the clear choice.

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CoBA Alumni Statistics

  • Where They Work
    17Wells Fargo
    11General Atomics Aeronautical Systems
    11Thermo Fischer Scientific
    10LPL Financial
    10Viasat Inc.
    10Northrop Grumman
     7Hunter Industries
     6BAE Systems
     6UC San Diego Health
     6Stone Brewing
     4Axos Bank
  • What They Do
    457Business Development
    169Information Technology
    103Program and Project Management
     86Human Resources
     79Real Estate
  • Where They Live
    1610Greater San Diego Area
     260Greater Los Angeles Area
     117Orange County, CA Area
      67San Francisco Bay Area
      42Dallas/Fort Worth Area
      27Greater Denver Area
      27Phoenix, Arizona Area
      25Greater Seattle Area
      21Las Vegas, Nevada Area
      19Greater New York City Area
      19Sacramento, California Area
      17Greater Salt Lake City Area

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Dean Cherry
July, 1 2021
The College of Business Administration is excited to announce that Dr. Bennett Cherry, Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at CSUSM, will assume the role of interim dean on July 1st!
Dean Hamerly and Gradautes
June 24, 2021
In honor of retiring Dean Hamerly, foundation and advisor board members, as well as faculty and staff, have joined together to sponsor a new endowed scholarship for student success.
May 23, 2021
The university was excited to hold an in-person socially distanced ceremony for gradautes. Read the full article from CSUSM news about the 3-day celebration and view the full CoBA ceremony photo album.

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Tues, Sep. 14th & Thurs, Sep. 16 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Virtual Meet and Greet
sample pictures from CoBA social media channels

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Contact Information

CSUSM College of Business Administration 
College of Business Administration
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92096
P: 760.750.4242

Temecula Campus
P: 951.676.9254

CoBA Advising Office
P: 760.750.4230



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