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Transportation Supply Chain Management Education at the College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA)

california state university san bernardino Established in 1965, California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is one of the fastest growing universities in California, largely because of its expanding service area of San Bernardino and Riverside counties, which covers 27,000 square miles – a territory larger than 10 states in the nation. More than 65,000 students have graduated from CSUSB, including many who work in Southern California and make a major positive impact on the economy. Founded in 1965, CSUSB currently enrolls more than 17,500 students and employs more than 2,100 faculty and staff.

Located equidistant between Los Angeles and the Palm Springs area, the university offers more than 70 traditional baccalaureate and master's degree programs and a wide variety of education credential and certificate programs, including many that have earned national recognition. Its business and entrepreneurship programs are nationally respected, as evidenced by CSUSB's 2006 ranking of fourth in the United States for graduate entrepreneur programs.

Cal State San Bernardino is distinguished as the first Inland Empire University with prestigious national accreditation for its College of Business and Public Administration. Recently the college has been named by European CEO Magazine as one of the world's 18 most innovative business schools. CSUSB was one of only four Global Business Education Award winners from the United States and was named the "most innovative school of business" in the Western US The publication listed one winner for each of 18 regions around the world.

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Academic Programs

Undergraduate Programs

  • BA in Administration with Supply Chain Management Concentration: The College of Business and Public Administration offers a major in administration designed to prepare students for careers in business, government service, institutions and related fields. The curriculum, with its core requirements and areas of specialization, provides the student with a broad-based behavioral and quantitative understanding of the concepts of management. The supply chain and transportation management concentration consists of 24 units specializing in the subject area.
  • Supply Chain Management Certificate: Certificates may be earned by regularly matriculated or extended learning students and denote successful completion of a prescribed program of study designed to impart specified professional/vocational/career competencies. The supply chain management certificate consists of 32 units and includes following courses: Applied Business Statistics; Principles of Supply Chain Management; Enterprise Resource Planning; Decision Making in Supply Chain and Transportation Management; Advanced Enterprise Systems; Supply Chain Management; Quality Management; and, Strategic Management in Supply Chain and Transportation.

Graduate Program

  • MBA with Global Supply Chain Management Focus: The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program provides post baccalaureate students with a high-quality master-level education in the field of business administration. The program is designed to prepare promising students for positions of increasing responsibility and leadership through education in the broad scope of business and through in-depth knowledge in one or more specialized areas of business. The Supply Chain Management Concentration consists of 8 courses: Project Management, Global Supply Chain Management and Logistics, Transportation and Supply Chain Management, Seminar in Supply Chain and Transportation Strategy and another 4 units to choose from - Seminar in Supply Chain Management , Advanced Quality Management, Information Decision Systems, International New Venture Development, Managing and Leading Global Business, or Marketing Strategy.

CSUSB Features

  • The college opened in 1965, offering six degree programs to approximately 300 students and focusing on the liberal arts. Currently the curriculum has been expanded to 46 baccalaureate degree programs, 15 teaching credential fields and various options within 31 master’s degree programs, and one doctoral program. Current enrollment approaches 18,000. While continuing to emphasize the liberal arts, the university has implemented a number of career-oriented programs, both at the undergraduate and at the graduate levels. Through its branch campus in Palm Desert, the university mission extends to the Coachella Valley.
  • Campus: CSUSB is located in the city of San Bernardino which is situated at the foot of the San Bernardino Mountains, which form the northeastern boundary of the San Gabriel Valley. The valley's western terminus, 60 miles away, is the Los Angeles basin and the beaches of the Pacific Ocean.
  • Accreditation: California State University, San Bernardino is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the official accrediting body for institutions of higher learning in the West. The College of Business and Public Administration (CBPA) is accredited by AACSB International.
  • CBPA Internship Program: The CBPA Internship Office promotes internship opportunities that fall under CBPA's five departments (Accounting & Finance, Information & Decision Sciences, Management, Marketing, and Public Administration). The office announces opportunities on the internship web site, and through student e-mail listings.
  • Leonard Transportation Center: The Leonard University Transportation Center works to discover and implement transportation solutions for the expanding Inland Empire. CSUSB students learn transportation policy and management practices via multidisciplinary course work and research programs. The center focuses on research, education and transfer of the latest technology and methods to public and private users of regional transportation systems.
  • Study Abroad: Students who participate in any of the study abroad programs will have the potential to earn four quarter units of academic credit while visiting overseas countries. As part of the tours, students will study, compare and contrast American and visiting countries' business practices. Not only will participants travel to major cities in visiting countries but to rural areas as well.
  • International Internship: International Internship Program is designed to provide CSUSB students a first-hand experience on business practice of an international company overseas.
  • University Honors Program: This program offers integrated courses and other enrichment opportunities for highly-motivated students who seek an intellectual challenge. Most honors courses fulfill the general education requirements which all students at the university must meet. Students who have shown scholastic ability, intellectual promise, and creativity are encouraged to apply for the program.
  • Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship: An inter-departmental, multi-disciplinary collaborative established to promote the study and practice of entrepreneurship via education and training, information and expertise exchange, consulting and business assistance, research, and technology support using a variety of traditional and non-traditional modes.
  • Housing and Residential Life: Living on campus is one of the best and easiest ways to become involved at Cal State, San Bernardino. The “Villages at CSUSB" offers on-campus housing for students in three residential environments: Serrano Village, Arrowhead Village, and University Village. Living on campus is a significant part of the CSUSB experience for approximately 1500 students.