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College of Business Administration (CoBA)

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

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    Where They Work

    17Wells Fargo
    13General Atomics Aeronautical Systems
    13Thermo Fischer Scientific
    11Viasat Inc.
    10Northrop Grumman
     8Hunter Industries
     7LPL Financial
     6University of California San Diego
     6Stone Brewing
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    What They Do

    465Business Development
    171Information Technology
    110Program and Project Management
     83Human Resources
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    Where They Live

    1662Greater San Diego Area
     257Greater Los Angeles Area
     115Orange County, CA Area
      73San Francisco Bay Area
      41Dallas/Fort Worth Area
      28Greater Denver Area
      28Phoenix, Arizona Area
      21Greater Seattle Area
      19Greater New York City Area
      17Las Vegas, Nevada Area
      17Sacramento, California Area

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Professor Rajnandini “Raj” Pillai
February 11, 2020
Democrats want to know which candidate has the greatest capacity to marshal an army of passionate supporters and defeat President Donald Trump at the ballot box. Republicans want to know who they have to fear the most in terms of denying Trump a second term, while thousands continue to turn out at campaign-style rallies and cheer Trump’s every word.
CSUSM President Ellen Neufeldt
February 7, 2020
Neufeldt was speaking at her first, and CSUSM’s 16th, Report to the Community, an annual tradition in which the president spotlights the university’s achievements to a broad cross section of regional business, nonprofit, education and government leadership. The sold-out event this year featured nearly 600 attendees. 
Professor Glen Brodowsky
January 17, 2020
A new study led by Cal State San Marcos marketing professor Glen Brodowsky suggests business students who are more tolerant of cheating in the classroom are more likely to tolerate unethical corporate behavior in the board room.


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CoBA Student at past breakfast
April 10th
8:00 - 9:30 AM
Senior Experience Trade Show
7:00 pm
CoBA Commencement Ceremony
CSUSM Mangrum Track
7:00 pm
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P: 760.750.4230
College of Business Administration
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92096

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