The strategic focus of the College of Business is to educate business-ready graduates. College of Business graduates have gone on to join top companies in California and around the world, or have started their own businesses, providing valuable products and services to the Tri-County community and beyond.

Our students engage with local businesses through class projects, Senior Capstones, and internships, providing an enthusiastic and educated workforce, fresh ideas and global perspectives, and an entrepreneurial spirit. The events hosted by the College of Business allow local business players, global business leaders, and students to explore strategies and best practices when dealing with some of the most pressing issues in today's business world.

Responsible Business and You - The COB Vision

Dean Shyam Kamath talks about the role of Responsible Business.

Degree Programs


B.S. Business Administration

Business Administration majors develop a base of fundamental business skills such as marketing, finance, economics, and management, and can also choose one of 6 concentrations to get industry-specific knowledge in areas such as agribusiness, accounting, technology, and more.


B.S. Sustainable Hospitality Management

Sustainable Hospitality Management majors develop skills and understanding in hospitality business management that incorporates planet, people, profit, ethics, and equity with a concentration in either sustainable hotel, resort, and event management or sustainable ecotourism management.


Master of Business Administration

This online curriculum focuses on sharp–edged technology, corporate leadership, entrepreneurship, and global business acumen. Students participate in a cohort-based curriculum that encompasses all of the major facets of business administration from a responsible business perspective.


Green screen


A Business minor provides students the opportunity to develop management skills and entrepreneurial attitudes that are valuable in a wide range of careers.

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Nonprofit management

The minor in Nonprofit Management prepares students to effectively lead and manage community-based nonprofit organizations. It is offered in collaboration with the Department of Health, Human Services and Public Policy.