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College of Business Administration

College of Business Administration

Your business education leader in San Diego County

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

CoBA offers variety of options in its Undergraduate Program, including, Accounting, Business Analytics, Finance, Global Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, and Global Supply Chain Management.

Our Professional Mentoring Program for undergraduate upperclassmen enhances the professional and soft skills that area employers have identified as critical needs. The required Business Professional Development Program is guided by volunteer Executives in Residence. Finally, our Student Success Grant Program helps students meet the costs of attending events that will enhance their professional development.

At the graduate level, there are two MBA Programs; a Fully Employed MBA and a Specialized MBA. The Fully Employed MBA is a part-time general degree designed for working professionals and can be completed in 18 months. The Specialized MBA   offers three specializations in Business Analytics, International Business and Supply Chain Management and can be completed full-time in 12 months, or part-time in 24 months. Additionally, our Professional Mentoring Program for graduate students helps them shape their career goals.

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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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Jimmy Tai Donation
March 2022
Jimmy Thai, DTM and his wife Lily are committed to helping the next generation of leaders make a positive impact on society. Through their Build a School Foundation, Inc., they contributed $5000 to launch the CSUSM CLIMB Compassionate Leadership Experience Awards and intend to contribute $5,000 per year for the next five years. Jimmy earned his MBA degree from CSUSM in 2000 and is committed to giving back and inspiring others to make a difference in the world.
Robert Aboolian
March 2022
Congratulations to Professors Robert Aboolian, Majid Karimi, and Samir Elhedhli for receiving the 2022 Alan Khade Best Paper Award! They received this award for their recently published paper "An Efficient Approach for Service System Design with Immobile Servers, Stochastic Demand, Congestion, and Consumer Choice.”
Finance Students in NYC
March 2022
The society members Bri Schottmiller, Altaf Safi, Zhanar Jerew, and faculty advisor Dongnyoung Kim were able to attend the conference with the help of CoBA’s Student Success Grant program. The Student Success Grants (SSGs) are available to help students meet the costs of attending skills, knowledge-building, and networking events that will enhance their professional development.

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Featured Events

Thursday, May 19th 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Senior Experience Trade Show
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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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