College of Business Administration

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Mission Statement

The Sacramento State College of Business Administrative develops engaged, responsible, and inclusive leaders who enrich our communities.

Undergraduate Program Description

The College of Business Administration (CBA) offers a broad, professional education in Business. The Bachelor of Science program offers students a choice of 8 concentrations by which they may focus their goals. All students must choose a concentration to complete their requirements for the baccalaureate degree. Students who are uncertain about which concentration to choose are encouraged to select the General Management concentration, as it is the most comprehensive. The structure of the General Management concentration also provides an overlap with other concentrations, thus making changes in focus possible. Students who wish a more customized program may elect to complete the requirements for additional concentrations as well. For example, students may elect dual concentrations such as General Management and Management of Human Resources and Organizational Behavior. For more information about program options, contact Undergraduate Business Advising Center, Tahoe Hall 1030, (916) 278-BIZZ (2499).

The College offers Minors in Business Administration, Human Resources Management, Marketing, Real Estate and Land Use Affairs, and Risk Management and Insurance. A Minor in Business Administration is valuable to the student majoring in another area who wishes to supplement his/her knowledge with a business background.


BS: Accountancy / Entrepreneurship / Finance / General Management / Management of Human Resources and Organizational Behavior / International Business / Management Information Systems / Marketing.

Graduate Program Description

The College offers several general and specialized business graduate degree programs. They include Master of Business Administration (MBA), International Master of Business Administration (IMBA), Master of Business Administration for Executives (EMBA), Master of Science in Accountancy (MS/ACCY), Master of Science in Business Administration with option in Management Information Systems (MSBA/MIS - currently suspended), and Master of Science in Business Administration with option in Taxation (MSBA/TAX - currently suspended). The College also offers a Concurrent Master's and Juris Doctoral with the McGeorge Law School, University of the Pacific.


MBA: Finance / Human Resources Management / Marketing / Urban Land Development

Special Features

  • The College of Business Administration is fully accredited by the AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
  • Operating a class schedule from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., the College is designed to facilitate the full- and part-time student. Presently, the student populations of undergraduate and graduate business majors are 4,500 and 400 respectively.
  • To help guide undergraduate students throughout their business programs, academic counselors are available in the Undergraduate Business Advising Center, located in Tahoe Hall 1030, (916) 278-BIZZ (2499). Graduate academic counselors are available in the Graduate Business Advising Center (GBAC), Tahoe Hall 1030, (916) 278-6772. The two offices serve in all aspects of program advising and graduation evaluation approval for business students. In addition, the two offices conduct clearinghouse activities relating to most types of petitions.
  • The College of Business Administration has an active internship program in the community. Petitions for Business internships may be obtained in the Business Student Services Office, Tahoe Hall 1030, and (916) 278-5875.

Centers And Institutes

Center for Small Business

The Center for Small Business provides technical business services to low-income, small business enterprises and nonprofit institutions in the Sacramento area, in the areas of financial planning and budgeting, feasibility studies, market research, design of accounting systems, production planning and control, advertising strategies, capital budgeting, and management improvement programs. Gratuitous assistance is provided on a voluntary basis by students of the College with faculty members serving as experienced advisors to the students and their clients.
Andrey Mikhailitchenko, Faculty Director, (916) 278-7278.

Center for Entrepreneurship

The Center for Entrepreneurship provides a venture incubator for the early stages of entrepreneurial businesses in the Sacramento region by providing access to resources and networks. Seung Bach, Faculty Director (916) 278-7125.

Center for Business Analytics

The Center works with students, businesses, non-profits, and governments to fulfill the mission and goals of the Center and California State University, Sacramento. Part of the Center’s mission is to assist in achieving the missions of our students and partners in research and education. We are a Lab that provides innovative solutions to our partners’ problems through clever applications of cutting-edge modern analytics. Dr. Min Li, Director

Student Activities

The following organizations are affiliated with the College:

Honor Societies

Beta Alpha Psi

Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary organization for Financial Information students and professionals.  This includes promoting the study and practice of accounting, finance and information systems; providing opportunities for self-development, service and association among members and practicing professionals, and encouraging a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibility.

Beta Gamma Sigma

Beta Gamma Sigma is the honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International.

Student Organizations

  • Accounting Society
  • American Marketing Association
  • Delta Sigma Pi
  • Financial Management Association
  • Gamma Iota Sigma
  • Human Resource Management Association
  • International Business Organization
  • Management Information Systems Association
  • MBA Network Association
  • Sacramento Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs
  • Student Investment Fund
  • Women in Business

Contact Information

Office of the Dean
Pierre Balthazard, Dean
Heather Leuterio, Executive Assistant to the Dean
Nidia Goitia, Budget Analyst
Michael Weagraff, Development Analyst
Jasmine Graham, Administrative Coordinator
Tahoe Hall 1010
(916) 278-6578

Office of the Associate Dean, Faculty & Research
Janet Hecsh, Interim Associate Dean
Angela Park-Girouard, Administrative Analyst
Tahoe Hall 2130
(916) 278-5577

Office Executive & Professional Programs
Melissa Sheldon, Executive Director
Shelly Browning, Admissions Coordinator
Vacant, Administrative Analyst
Serena Hoffman, EPP Advisor
Tahoe Hall 1020
(916) 278-5767

Graduate Career Center
Stephanie Francis, Graduate Career and Development Director
Shawna Weaver, Graduate Career Coordinator
Tahoe Hall 2065
(916) 278-7142

Office of the Associate Dean for Academic Programs
Martha Wilson, Interim Associate Dean
Barbara (Mei Po) Vong, Administrative Analyst
Maryam Sabet, Administrative Coordinator
Tahoe Hall 2028
(916) 278-6463

Office of Student Engagement
Bonnie Burnell, Director
Denise Boyd, Administrative Coordinator
Tahoe Hall 1030
(916) 278-BIZZ (2499)

Undergraduate Business Advising Center
Tahoe Hall 1030
(916) 278-BIZZ (2499)

MBA Program Services
Tahoe Hall 1030
(916) 278-6772