There's always something going on at the College of Business!

College of Business Alumni Summer Retreat 2018

College of Business Alumni are invited to join us on Friday, July 27th, 2018 for a day of brainstorming, planning, networking & socializing at the 2nd Annual College of Business Alumni Summer Retreat.

Congratulations to College of Business 2017-18 Graduates!

May 19, 2018 - Congratulations to our largest cohort of undergraduates (326) ever and one of our largest MBA cohorts (88)!

College of Business Capstone

May 16th & 17th, 2018 - Come and cheer on our senior students as they present their Capstone projects.

Summer @ CSUMB

Summer Classes Begin June 4th!

2018 Startup Challenge Monterey Bay | The Finale

THIS Saturday, May 12th - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!. Meet the 2018 Startup Challenge Finalists at the Venture Showcase. Watch and cheer on the top finalists. Finalist exhibit hall & award presentation will be followed by a networking reception.

Hiring COB Representative to Associated Students

Apply to represent the College of Business students in the Associated Students, your student government! Hiring begins April 16th and applications are available at

Dean's News & Insights

"The Ethics of Fake News"; newly formed COB Student Council; 2nd Sustainable Hospitality Development Symposium planned for fall 2018; Pebble Beach Concours D'Elegance-COB SHM Program Partnership; Startup Monterey Bay Tech Meetup's new location in Pacific Grove. . .

College of Business Showcase

Wednesday, May 2nd - The 11th annual Business Showcase. honoring Outstanding Seniors and Business and Community Partners.

Diamond Key Workshop - Doers: The Vital Few Who Get Things Done

Tuesday, May 1st - College of Business Faculty member and author, Tom E. Jones, reveals what "doers" DO that makes them so valuable and how you can become a "doer"!

2nd Annual Business Outlook Forum

Wednesday, April 25 - This year's event will inspire students as five alumni share their stories on transitioning from college student to career professional.

Career Gateway: Banking Career Fair

Monday, April 23rd - Managers from Wells Fargo, Rabobank and 1st Capital will host tables in the Gambord BIT building lobby and want to get to know you and help you explore career opportunities in the financial industry.

Millennials Entering the Workplace

Monday, April 23rd - Identifying your authentic self is the key to finding a fit between you and a job/career. AT&T External Affairs vp, Bettye Saxon, brings her unique perspective to job search strategies.

Diamond Key Workshop: Creativity in the Workplace

Monday, April 16th - Google VP & Founder of Google Creative Lab, Andy Berndt, will show you how using your creativity in your job can give you a competitive edge.

The Agribusiness Club Presents: "Year-Round Produce Supply Chain"

Thursday, April 12 - TONIGHT at 6pm in BIT 112! Guest speaker, Vince Ballesteros, CEO of River Fresh Farms, specializes in coordinated logistics, with 25 years of agriculture expertise in Salinas Valley.

Agribusiness Club Speaker Series: Management and Labor Organizations

March 29, 2018 - Jim Bogart, president of the Growers Shippers Association, and Cesar Lara, Executive Director of the AFL-CIO workers union for the central coast, spoke to Agribusiness club members and students from a variety of majors on local labor issues in agriculture. Read more. . .

Learn about the 100% online MBA program at Gradfest 2018

April 11-13: Considering an MBA? The College of Business MBA Program will host a table at Spring 2018 GradFest at the University Center Ballroom.

College of Business Capstone - Spring 2018

May 16th & 17th - SAVE THE DATE for Spring 2018 Capstone, when graduating seniors from the College of Business will present their projects.

Career Gateway Event: Essential Steps to Building a Career

Thursday, April 5th - Attn: General BSBA and Agribusiness Concentration students! Join us for a discussion panel where you'll get first-hand information on careers in the Agriculture industry from featured speakers representing C H Robinson, Driscoll's Berries, and Tanimura & Antle.

Diamond Key Workshop: Income Tax Preparation for Students

Thursday, March 29th - David Lopez, COO of Latino Tax Professionals, makes doing your own taxes easy!

Admitted Student Reception

Saturday, April 7th - Freshman and Transfer Students admitted to Cal State Monterey Bay for Fall 2018 are invited to attend the Admitted Student Reception. Come visit our beautiful campus and get the answers to all of your questions. This is the day to truly find out if Cal State Monterey Bay and our otter family is the right place for you.

The Agribusiness Club Presents "Management and Labor Organizations"

Thursday, Mar. 29th - How do agribusiness management and labor organizations work together to produce the best outcome for both sides? Cesar Lara, Executive Director of the Monterey Bay Central Labor Council, and James Bogart, President of the Board of Directors of the Grower-Shipper Association, offer their perspectives on this important question.

Diamond Key Workshop: Speed Feedback!

Monday, March 26th - Lesley Everett's 3rd and final workshop on personal branding. Get feedback from HR professionals on your interviewing, resume, or LinkedIn in 5-minute sessions.

Paid Tutoring Positions Available

Business Finance and Accounting tutors needed! The Cooperative Learning Center (CLC) is hosting hiring info sessions on Thursday, 3/15, and Monday, 3/26. Apply by March 31st through Otter Jobs. Visit for more details.

16th Annual Ethics and Responsible Business Forum

Wednesday, March 14th - Don't miss "The Ethics of Fake News: Who Controls the Future of Democracy?" This year's topic promises to stimulate a lively and thought-provoking debate!

TONIGHT! Startup Monterey Bay Tech Meetup

Tuesday, Mar 13th, 6-8pm - In addition to a featured talk/tech demonstration we'll have pitches from great new startups, news about startups in the region, music, fun,and games.

Free help with your taxes:

The United Way's VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program is available on campus to qualified, low-income CSUMB students, staff, and faculty.

Need Money For Your Startup?

Attend an Introduction to Startup Challenge Workshop! Mentors guide participants to develop their business concepts and compete for cash prizes. Applications due Monday, Mar. 2nd for this year's Challenge. Workshops offered at locations all over the Monterey Bay Area, Feb 15th - Mar 8th. Find out how to bring your business idea to life with Startup Challenge Monterey Bay!

Sustainability with a Smile

Monterey Bay is at the forefront of Sustainable Hospitality thanks to CSUMB

Women in Ag and Tech Entrepreneurship Forum

Wednesday, Feb 28th: Come and hear from industry leaders about challenges and opportunities for women in Agricultural and Technology career fields.

Fall 2018 Pebble Beach Special Event Management Team

Friday, Mar. 2nd: Applications due by midnight on Friday, March 2nd for positions on the Fall 2018 team! This is a great opportunity for Sustainable Hospitality Management students interested in gaining valuable, hands-on event management experience at one of the world's most prestigious resorts. Click the link above for more info, or contact CSUMB Faculty Advisor, Roberta Atzori by email at

Looking for candidates: We Want YOU To Represent the College of Business!

Friday, Feb. 23rd: Interested in serving as the Senator for the College of Business for the 2018-19 academic year? Candidate Packets are due February 23rd!

Agribusiness Club holds inaugural event

Juana Gomez, Human Resources Director at Monterey Mushrooms, speaks to COB Agribusiness students.

Managing Your Personal Brand Online

Monday, Feb 19th: Join us for the first Diamond Key Workshop of Spring 2018 to learn the do's and don'ts for managing your personal brand online from personal branding expert, Lesley Everett.

Local Startups to Compete for $50K in Cash Prizes at Startup Challenge Finals May 12

SEASIDE, Calif., May 4, 2017 – Twenty-four local startups will compete for $50K in cash prizes at CSU Monterey Bay’s (CSUMB) Joel and Dena Gambord Business & Information Technology Building Friday May 12, 2017 at 3 p.m.

MPC, CSUMB Sign Dual Enrollment MOU for Business Admin & Marine Science Students

SEASIDE, Calif., May 15, 2017 – Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) and Cal State Monterey Bay (CSUMB) solidified a new pathway program Monday, May 15, 2017 allowing for dual enrollment between institutions for students seeking to complete a bachelor’s in business administration or marine science at CSUMB.

Freedom vs. Privacy

Has Big Brother gone too far? A debate about the erosion of digital privacy.

CSUMB, Community Leaders Partner for First Ever Sustainable Hospitality Symposium in Monterey

SEASIDE, Calif., February 13, 2017 – The Sustainable Hospitality Management program at CSUMB has partnered with community leaders, public officials and hospitality professionals to bring the first-ever sustainable hospitality symposium to the Monterey peninsula Feb. 23, 2017.

Business Capstone

Join our Capstone students as they make final recommendations to their Capstone clients (local for-profit company or nonprofit organization) based on their comprehensive strategic analysis.

2016 Hackathon Winners

The games that were developed addressed issues including developing financial literacy, helping foster children successfully transition to independent, successful adult lives, touring the CSUMB campus, helping students eat healthy on a limited budget, and navigating the public transit system.

New look for CPA Exam

The CPA exam will have a new look for 2017. Join Cal CPA and the College of Business on 11/17 to find out more about the upcoming changes to the CPA exam requirements.

Building a Future

Joel and Dena Gambord support the spirit of entrepreneurship at CSUMB

Celebrating Women in Business

Dr. Marylou Shockley, Chair and Cindy Merzon CSUMB SBDC Associate Director speak at Summit Luncheon

New courses for Spring '17

Take a look at the new Business and Sustainable Hospitality courses being offered this spring.

Service learning MVP Oct. 2016; The Digital Otter Center

SEASIDE, Ca., Oct. 17, 2016 -- Cal State Monterey Bay’s newest community outreach program, the Digital Otter Center, provides a variety of free technology services on a drop-in basis to students, businesses owners and residents in Monterey County.

Intern stands out from the crowd

The COB Internship Excellence Program provides customized services to help Business students secure an internship that complements their skills and career interests.