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2018-2019 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2018-2019 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Business and Economics

College of Business and Economics Website
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd. Hayward, CA 94542
Valley Business & Technology Center, VBT 447
Office Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday
(510) 885-4331


Established in 1957, the College of Business and Economics serves the whole of the East of the San Francisco Bay Area with classes offered on the main Hayward Campus, the Concord campus, the Oakland Professional Development Center, the San Ramon Valley Conference Center and online via the Cal State East Bay Online Campus.

Mission Statement

CBE provides life-changing, quality business education to prepare students from diverse backgrounds to become successful business professionals and leaders.  We aspire to be a leading business school known for making a difference in the lives of our students and for our impact on the world.

George Low, Dean

Eric Fricke, Interim Associate Dean


In support of our mission, we value:

Ethical behavior and personal integrity

Collegiality and mutual respect

Collaboration for learning, scholarship, and community engagement

Social and environmental responsibility

Inclusive learning environment for a diverse student population

Innovative thinking and a global mindset

Expected Outcomes

  • Student professional success.
  • Innovative academic programs meeting business and professional needs.
  • Improvement in student learning based on teaching innovations.
  • Intellectual contributions to the body of knowledge in the theory, practice and teaching of business.

Institutes and Centers

Center for Economic Education, Director: Jane E. Lopus

China America Business and Education Center (CABEC), Director: Nancy Mangold

Financial Literacy Center, Director: Jagdish Agrawal

Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies, Director: Christian Roessler


All degree programs in the College of Business and Economics are accredited by the AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).


The Business Administration major program is structured around a set of core courses enabling students to develop general business perspective and skills. Students are required to choose an area of specialization (option) corresponding to their desired career path. Each option allows students flexibility to customize their program by choosing option elective courses. The program is designed to encourage students to actively participate in shaping their program to fit their individual needs.

CBE Undergraduate Advising: VBT 129, (510) 885-3323, Email: cbeadvising@csueastbay.edu, Website: csueastbay.edu/cbeadvising

BSBA Online Degree Completion Program Office: VBT 359, 364, and 365, (510) 885-3376, Email: cbe_bsba_online@csueastbay.edu, Website: csueastbay.edu/onlinebusiness 

Office of CBE Graduate Programs: VBT 133, (510) 885-2419, Email: cbe_grad@csueastbay.edu, Website: csueastbay.edu/cbe/students/gsssc/index.html, Director: Joanna Lee (VBT 429)

CBE Office of Career & Professional Development: VBT 346, (510) 885-2275, Email: cbecareer@csueastbay.edu, Website: csueastbay.edu/ocpd

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