U.S.News 2007

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Aug. 21, 2006

Sean Kearns
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Margie Yu
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For immediate release:
U.S.News Ranks
Cal State L.A. Business Program
as Among the
Best in the Nation

Los Angeles, CA -- U.S.News & World Report 2007 “America’s Best Colleges” issue has ranked California State University, Los Angeles’ business program among the nation’s best undergraduate programs for the eighth year in a row.

To determine the rankings, U.S.News polled deans and senior faculty from accredited undergraduate business programs using a reputational survey sent in spring 2006. Cal State L.A.’s undergraduate business—the only such program at a public university making the list in Los Angeles—is #116 in this year’s ranking, tied with Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, among others.

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 since 1947: The 175-acre hilltop campus of California State University, Los Angeles is at the heart of a major metropolitan city, just five miles from Los Angeles’ civic and cultural center. More than 20,000 students and 190,000 alumni—with a wide variety of interests, ages and backgrounds—reflect the city’s dynamic mix of populations. Six colleges offer nationally recognized science, arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education and humanities programs, among others, led by an award-winning faculty. www.calstatela.edu

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