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Office of Business Research and Consulting

Business College

The CSUSM Office of Business Research and Consulting is a centralized resource hub for San Diego Businesses. The office provides development services for large organizations and small businesses from both the for for-profit or nonprofit sectors. Services and offerings range from short short-term one-on-one consulting from expert faculty to long-term projects performed by a team of students with faculty oversight. Depending on the needs of the organization, the CSUSM College of Business can offer tailored consulting, research, analysis, and solutions for business growth.

OBRC business community serving programs:

Senior Experience Team

Senior Experience Program

Senior business students solve real world problems by performing semester long projects that produce innovative solutions for businesses.

  • 5 Undergraduate Student Teams
  • Offered in the Fall and Spring 


Masters Experience Team

Master's Experience Program 

MBA students apply experience and advanced business knowledge to research innovative solutions for sponsoring organization for their capstone project.

  • 1-5 Graduate Student Teams
  • Offered in the Summer and Fall


Research students

Research and Analysis Services 

 The Office of Business Research and Consulting provides services to businesses, community organizations, industry sectors, and government entities seeking to identify key economic indicators and trends in their sector.

  • Undergraduate Student and Alumni Teams

  • Offered Year-Round



Business Consulting and Strategic Planning Services

Volunteer team of business department faculty, previous executives, and consulting professionals working to support local San Diego businesses. Consulting provided to asses company's positioning and planning for the post COVID-19 economy and provide recommendations for moving forward. 

  • Provided by Volunteer Faculty and Lecturer Experts
  • Short term consulting services to identify opportunities for growth and next steps
  • Offered in the Summer