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Catalin Ratiu, Ph.D.


  • BUS 302: Foundations of Business Environments
  • BUS 444: Strategic Management in Global Environments
  • BUS 495: Senior Experience
  • GBM 495: Global Business Experience
  • MGMT 474: Business Sustainability
  • MGMT 606: Managing the Sustainable Enterprise
  • GBM 685: International Experience


  • Strategic Management
  • Corporate Sustainability and Social Responsibility
  • Global Business (emerging markets, local-global dynamics, expatriate adjustment)


Cata Ratiu is Associate Professor of Management at California State University San Marcos. He earned his PhD in Strategic Management from Concordia University in MontrĂ©al and has held teaching appointments at the universities Concordia, McGill, EDHEC (Lille), in the areas of strategy, corporate sustainability and international business. His research examines the formulation of corporate strategies in dynamic, complex, and uncertain contexts such as the social, natural and global environments.  He published in the Academy of Management Review, Critical Perspectives on International Business, International Journal of Business Strategy, International Journal of Human Resource Development and Management, Management International, World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, wrote book chapters, and co-edited a volume published by Routledge. Catalin has over ten years experience in business and legal consulting for corporate and nonprofit organizations in Europe and North America.