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Sept. 1, 2004

Margie Yu
Public Affairs Specialist 
(323) 343-3047



Cal State L.A. 
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For immediate release:
Cal State L.A. Business Program
Among the Best in the Nation

Los Angeles, CA -- U.S.News & World Report 2005 “America’s Best Colleges” issue has ranked California State University, Los Angeles’ business program among the nation’s best undergraduate programs for the sixth year in a row.

Using a reputational survey sent in the spring of 2004 to determine the rankings, U.S.News ranked the business program of Cal State L.A.’s College of Business and Economics among the top 150 Undergraduate Business Programs (non-Ph.D.) in the United States. Cal State L.A.’s undergraduate business—the only such program at a public university making the list in Los Angeles—moved up to #104 in this year’s ranking, tied with Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo among others and finished ahead of Loyola Marymount University.

To appear on the undergraduate business survey, a school must have an undergraduate business program accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. According to the U.S.News, this ranking of the country’s top undergraduate business programs can help prospective corporate executives and entrepreneurs search for the right school for them.

Cal State L.A.’s College of Business and Economics is the educational gateway through which students of diverse backgrounds graduate with the abilities and sensitivities needed to be highly competitive in local, regional, and global markets. An excellent faculty and intellectual climate, that promotes free expression of ideas and values differences, lead students to reflect on business as a global, social, and economic institution, and reinforce and promote competency, leadership ability, and integrity. The College offers undergraduate degrees in accounting, business administration, computer information systems, and economics, and participates in an interdisciplinary graduate program in health care management, along with several minors and credit certificate programs. It also offers quality graduate programs in accountancy, economics, health care management, information systems, and the MBA. Since 1960, the College has been nationally accredited at both undergraduate and graduate levels by the International Association for Management Education (AACSB). Of the more than 1,400 colleges and universities in the nation that grant degrees in business and management, fewer than 20 percent are accredited at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

WORKING FOR CALIFORNIA – California State University, Los Angeles: A comprehensive university at the heart of a major metropolitan city. The 175-acre hilltop campus is located five miles east of Los Angeles’ civic and cultural center. Since 1947, Cal State L.A. has been a leader in providing quality higher education. Today, the campus comprises a faculty of internationally recognized scholars and artists, and more than 20,000 students with a wide variety of interests, ages and backgrounds that reflect the city’s dynamic mix of populations. Cal State L.A. is one of 23 campuses in the CSU system.

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