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FALL 2022


11/5/22 – CSUMB Open House - This is a campus-wide event open to the public!

11/7/22 – UROC Info Session: Researchers Program

11/7/22 – UROC Info Session 1: Koret Scholars Program

11/8/22 – UROC Info Session 2: Koret Scholars Program

11/8/22 – Backpack to Briefcase - transition workshop for students graduating in fall 2022

11/9/22 – Virtual Otter Raft!

11/10/22 – Veterans Day Ceremony

11/17/22 – College of Business Alumni Mixer (Seaside, CA)

11/21 - 11/25 – Fall Break (No Classes)

11/30 - 12/1 – Annual DART Symposium (2 days)

12/7/22 – Virtual Otter Raft!

12/9/22 – Last Day of Instruction

12/13 - 12/16 – Final Exams


Join the Fall 2022 Virtual Otter Raft!

Meet fellow otters and learn from guest speakers twice a month from 6 - 7:00pm

  • September 14 & 28
  • October 12 & 26
  • November 9 & December 7

Register here & Earn Diamond Key Credit!

College of Business News

FALL 2022

October 24, 2022 - Greater Vision 2022 drew over 200 viewers and 25 vendors! Read the post-event articles:

Special Events Management Team (SEMT) Internship Info Session is Friday, February 10, 2023, 12 - 1 PM
Interested in a fabulous opportunity to manage a hospitality team at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Fall 2023? You'll need to plan ahead! Get all the details and register for the Info Session today!

Smokey Heisey, BSBA '23, was awarded a $10k scholarship from Generation Google for the 2022-2023 school year as well as a $5k scholarship from CSUMB. Smokey is a Business major with a dual concentration in International Business & Management and Information Systems. She is the Vice President of Native American Students United, the former President of the Business Technology Club, and the former Secretary for the OSU Board of Directors. She currently interns at TMI Data Inc in Monterey as an IT Administration Assistant and works as a student assistant for the College of Business. 

September 2022 - Accounting Concentration UPDATE – The Financial Planning Track is now registered and approved by the CFP® Certification Board! Find out more.

College of Business Students in Undergraduate Research – Congratulations to Eduardo Aparicio, along with his mentor Dr. Shwadhin Sharma, who recently published a research article titled “Organizational and team culture as antecedents of protection motivation among IT employees” in the Computers & Security (an A-rated journal on the ABDC list and has an impact factor of 4.43). Eduardo is a College of Business student who graduated in Spring. Read more.

August 21, 2022 - Pebble Beach SEMT gets hands-on experience at Concours d’Elegance – Thank you to the world-renowned Pebble Beach Company for allowing students from CSUMB’s Sustainable Hospitality Management program and the College of Business the opportunity to showcase their skills while managing a hospitality team at Concours d’Elegance on August 21st. As Hospitality Managers for the Pebble Beach Special Event Management Team (SEMT), students worked directly with Pebble Beach representatives to manage, plan, coordinate, and oversee hospitality areas at the finest exhibition of show cars in the world.

CONGRATULATIONS to all Business Otters who made the Spring 2022 Dean's list!

Carson Meachim, Sustainable Hospitality Management student, was awarded two scholarships – One from the Scholarship Committee of the CHLA Hospitality Foundation and one from the CalTravel Scholarship Committee. Carson Meachim will be representing CSU Monterey Bay at the three-day conference in Palm Springs this October. Congratulations Carson on this well-deserved recognition!


Congratulations to Spring 2022 COB graduating seniors Khushi Desai and Saray Garcia on their acceptance to UC Irvine graduate school programs!

Khushi Desai, BSBA '22, accepted a fellowship for the prestigious Master of Science in Business Analytics program at the Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine. Khushi graduated CUM LAUDE this spring with a BS in Business Administration, concentrating in Information Systems. In addition to achieving academic excellence, she has worked as a student assistant for the College of Business since March 2021, working on AACSB data-related projects. She will continue in her position through August before heading off for grad school. Congratulations, Khushi!

Saray Garcia, BSBA '22, was accepted into UC Irvine's Organizational Behavior PhD Program! Saray's program is fully-funded, and she was also awarded the Graduate Opportunity Fellowship. Saray began researching topics related to sustainability and CSR in the summer of 2020 with mentors Dr. Jenny Lin and Dr. Ange Nariswari. She worked as a Diversity & Inclusion Event Support Intern with Associated Students, as well as an assistant for the Education Opportunity Program at CSUMB. In her senior year, Saray served as Vice President of the Entrepreneurship Club, where she helped her team win second place at Startup Weekend. Saray looks forward to joining the UC Competitive Edge Program in August to get acquainted with the rest of her research cohort and is also looking forward to studying and conducting research in Mexico. Congratulations, Saray!

Class of 2022 Honors Convocation - Congratulations to Dean's Medalist, Miranda Sampson, and 80 College of Business Students Achieving Academic Honors

College of Business Faculty Publication Highlights

Check out the publications and research presentations by College of Business faculty on Responsible Business-related topics.

The Ethnic Chinese in Indonesia: How marketers worked to legitimize ethnic Chinese in Indonesian society

February 25, 2022 – Dr. Angeline Nariswari was the featured speaker at a webinar nowhere she presented on how marketers in Indonesia responded to changes in the country’s socio-political landscape and highlight the institutional work performed by marketers to legitimize ethnic Chinese in Indonesian society. Learn more.

College of Business Koret Research Scholars

February 7, 2022 – Three students recently received the Koret Research Scholar Award and and one student received an extension as a Koret Scholar. Read more here.

College of Business Students Take 2nd Place at Startup Weekend

January 30, 2022 – Congratulations to Business students, Smokey Heisey (Information Systems) and Saray Garcia (Management & International Business). Their team of five students (four from CSUMB and one from Hartnell) won 2nd Place in the Startup Weekend, held Jan 28-30. Their business idea was for a product called Footprint, a free simulation tool providing customers the ability to quantify the carbon footprint of their investment portfolio. Read details on the event and all the results here.

FALL 2021

Unveiling of plaques to commemorate donations by Marylou Shockley

December 2021 - CSUMB Provost, Kathrine Kantardjieff, and Vice President of University Advancement, Barbara Zappas, hosted a ceremony to unveil two special plaques commemorating donations made by College of Business Dean, Marylou Shockley.

Keeping it Real: Affirming the Asian American Community, Building Bridges, and Making Connections

November 30, 2021: Dr. Jenny Kuan spoke on a discussion panel hosted by the Building Community Through Dialogue Co-op at CSUMB at: “Keeping it Real: Affirming the Asian American Community, Building Bridges, and Making Connections.” The discussion informed audience members of the disturbing discrimination against the Asian community and challenged viewers to learn how to support the AAPI community.

Hospitality Students & Faculty Organize Beach/Canyon Clean-up

October 28, 2021: CSUMB Sustainable Hospitality Students partnered with Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara (UAG) in Mexico to clean up the environment. Read more and view the video & photos!

Greater Vision 2021 was a huge success!

October 4, 2021: A total of 451 students and community members registered for the event, and a total of 345 people attended the event, setting a record for registration and attendance!

Another Successful Accounting Networking Event

September 23, 2021: Dr. Sharon Hua and Accounting & Finance faculty organized the annual Accounting Networking Event to connect students with employers for internships and careers.

Faculty members promoted at Tenure and Promotion Celebration

September 28, 2021: Three faculty in the College of Business were promoted this academic year. Marylou Shockley, Interim Dean of the College of Business, introduced and conferred promotions to –

  • Leslie Boni, promoted to Full Professor
  • Jenny Lin, promoted to Associate Professor
  • Angeline Nariswari, promoted to Associate Professor

Dillon Herrick named CSUMB’s recipient of CSU 2021 Trustees' Award

September 17, 2021: The California State University selected 23 of its students, one from each CSU campus, for its 2021 Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement, the system’s highest recognition for students.

CSUMB’s recipient is Dillon Herrick, a senior majoring in business administration with a concentration in accounting. He and the other recipients were recognized in a virtual ceremony at the Board of Trustees virtual meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 14. Read the full article by Walter Ryce.

  • 2021-22 Academic Year

    February 2022 – APPLY NOW for Scholarships! Applications are being accepted now for scholarships to be awarded for the 2022-23 academic year!

    February 7, 2022 – Three students recently received the Koret Research Scholar Award and one student received an extension as a Koret Scholar. Read more.

    January 2022 – A New Class of CSUMB Change Makers. Welcome to the Spring 2022 Online MBA cohort who began classes in January! This accomplished class has a cumulative average work experience of six years representing a variety of industries including finance, healthcare, marketing, and government. Through CSUMB’s Online MBA program they are learning why Responsible Business is so important to success in any field.

    “I now understand that every organization has a responsibility to positively contribute to their local and global community and environment,” said Lucas M., a member of the new cohort. “I hope that the skills and tools I learn in this MBA program will help me balance my organization's needs with the needs of the community.”

    First UROC McNair Scholars to represent the College of Business

    Congratulations to Saray Garcia and Angelica May Amita, for their contributions to the McNair Scholars Program this year, alongside mentors Dr. Angeline Nariswari and Dr. Jenny Lin. The McNair Scholars Program supports first-generation college students by promoting undergraduate research excellence and preparing academically talented students for future doctoral studies. The vision of this program is to make the world a better place by encouraging the inclusion of underrepresented perspectives in business academia. Saray Garcia, who joined in Spring 2020, and Angelica, who joined in Spring 2021, are among the first two students at the College of Business to be a part of this program.

    College of Business is "Beyond the Ordinary"

    The College of Business is featured in the "Beyond the Ordinary" article series highlighted in the CSUMB-Now newsletter. An average of 14.5 percent of all students enroll in the business school each year, and business administration is the most popular undergraduate major at the university.

    College of Business Faculty Publication Highlights

    Dr. Angel Gonzalez and Dr. James Schaap published two articles in The E-Journal of Business and Economic Issues of Southern University and A&M College.

    Sustainable Hospitality Management Program Nationally Ranked by

    February 25, 2021 - has ranked the Sustainable Hospitality Management Program at CSUMB's College of Business #37 in their list "2021 Best Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality Management." Hundreds of universities across the country were considered based on their academic and career resources, the quality of education, and faculty among other items.

    Lessons on Leadership with Business Student, Jasmine Bhardwaj

    Business student and AS president, Jasmine Bhardwaj, strives to help fellow students despite challenges. Read her inspiring story featured in the CSUMB Magazine!

    Dr. Babita Gupta recognized as leader in Information Systems

    Professor of Information Systems, Dr. Babita Gupta has been made a Distinguished Member - Cum Laude of the Association for Information Systems for her research in the industry journals and her leadership service in AIS for over a decade.

    College of Business Faculty Publication Highlights

    February 2021 – The College of Business is delighted to announce Dr. Liz Adair's article acceptance at the Journal of Applied Psychology and Dr. Jenny Kuan's article acceptance at Academy of Management Review, both top-ranked journals. Dr. Adair is an Assistant Professor of Management and Dr. Kuan is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship. This follows Dr. Heiko Wieland's 2018 article which won the Maynard Prize award for best conceptual paper in the Journal of Marketing. Read more about the world-class research and publishing by College of Business Faculty, including Dr. Scott Fausti, Dr. Shwadhin Sharma, Dr. Mohamed Abouzahra, and others.

    CSUMB listed on U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Colleges rankings

    CSUMB is listed in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Colleges rankings, earning the No. 25 spot overall among Regional Universities (West).

    Commencement 2021 - Drive-thru Celebration!

    A drive-thru graduation celebration on May 22, 2021 will be open to Fall 2019 – Summer 2021 graduates!

    Black History Month - Black lives illuminate America's past

    Black History Month - Black lives illuminate America's past Brian Corpening, Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence, talks about how the 400-year history of Black people in America a struggle of courage, sacrifice and resilience. PLUS, view the list of CSUMB's Black History Month virtual events virtual campus!

    What do the Startup Weekend, Tech Meetups, and Startup Challenge have in common?

    February 5-7, 2021 – They help YOU discover your inner entrepreneur! Get started on the path to developing and running your own business.

College of Business Student Emergency Fund

The College of Business (COB) Student Emergency Fund will help support COB students in need with small monetary awards to make it easier to remain connected to the transformational experiences that are the hallmark of a CSUMB and COB education. Basic needs, which include support around hunger, shelter, clothing, hygiene, and safe and consistent access to an internet signal, are real and pervasive struggles for many of our students on campus. We want to help. Find out how to apply or donate today!