Message from Dean Robert Harper
Welcome to the Craig School of Business at California State University, Fresno (CSB). All of our business programs are accredited by the prestigious AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. We are justifiably proud of the achievements of our students, faculty and staff. The Craig School is fortunate to have a vested interest from donors who provide private support to enhance the educational experiences for our students. Further, we are proud to offer opportunities for our alumni to stay engaged and connected with their alma mater.
Undergraduate students choose from a variety of options for their bachelors' degree. We offer a B.S. in Business Administration, a B.A. in Economics, and a B.A. in Fashion Merchandising. The Accelerated Bachelors in Business Administration (ABBA) Program allows completion of junior and senior year requirements in a general business option in just 17 months. The school also offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA), including an Executive MBA program.
At the Craig School, we emphasize the importance of student engagement in valuable experiences both in and out of the classroom. Thus, not only do we offer high quality business courses, we also offer opportunities to engage in many experiences outside the classroom. Our International Business Program provides opportunities to study abroad. We have an award-winning Internship Program to provide access for students to gain valuable practical experience. Students can also gain valuable experience in operating the CSB Store, a student managed enterprise. Students studying finance have an opportunity to manage investments of about $4 million in the student managed investment funds. A service learning component in classes engages students in community service, something we think is not only valuable but also an important link with the community. Finally, the Craig School has many very active, professional clubs and organizations where students form lifetime friendships and network with professionals from their fields.
The Craig School also offers many scholarship opportunities for students. Our Business Scholars program awards multi-year scholarships in the amount of at least $5,000 per year to incoming freshmen, incoming transfer students, and select continuing students. Multiple additional scholarships are awarded annually to continuing business students.
In the Craig School of Business we value and honor our sister schools and colleges, along with the many student activities on campus; because of them our students receive an enhanced experience by being part of the larger university environment. Whether it's exploring theater, art or music, seeking to leverage a business education into the medical field, attending a NCAA Division 1 athletic event at an on-campus stadium, watching a concert at the on-campus Save Mart Center, enjoying a play at the University Theater, or competing in intramural sports, the University is alive with events which round out the college experience. Additionally, our Valley location lends itself to quick trips to our gorgeous mountains (3 national parks within 1 – 1½ hours) and our refreshing central coast (about 2 ½ hours).
The sum of what the Craig School offers is an engaging, challenging and rewarding college experience for students who seek the opportunity to earn more than just a business degree. Thank you for your interest and for visiting our website.
Bob Harper, Dean
Craig School of Business
California State University, Fresno