Top Business University - Bakersfield, CA

Students interested in studying business in Bakersfield, CA, have only a few schools to choose from. Read about the top local school's degree programs, ranking and tuition info to help you decide on the school for you.

School and Ranking Information

Bakersfield has 2 postsecondary schools with programs in the field, with one being a 2-year public college and the other a 4-year public university. According to school type, rankings and program offerings, the following university is considered the top school in the area for studying business:

  • Winner: Recognized among the top 100 regional institutions, California State University at Bakersfield is the sole 4-year public school in the area with programs in the field. The university offers bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration and awarded several hundred business degrees in the 2012-2013 school year.

School Info Chart

Category California State University at Bakersfield
Ranking Tied at #80 for Universities in the West (2015)*
Location Bakersfield, CA
School Type 4-year, public
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) $6,775 (in-state), $17,935 (out-of-state)**
Business Administration Degrees Offered Bachelor's, Master's
Business Administration Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013 351**
Most Popular Business Administration Degree Level in 2012-2013 Bachelor's (268 awarded)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 39%**
Noteworthy CSUB offers the Economics Student Association and University Accounting Association for students to join***

Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***CSUB website

California State University at Bakersfield

  • The university's undergraduate and graduate programs in business administration are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • The bachelor's degree program in business administration has a wide variety of concentrations amounting to over 10 options
  • Students have access to various opportunities for employment and internships via the business school's established associations with area organizations

California State University at Bakersfield has an enrollment of greater than 8,000 students, with the vast majority being undergraduates, and offers a student-to-faculty ratio of 24:1. CSUB's 4 schools have roughly 50 degrees available at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The university's School of Business and Public Administration offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and an MBA.

Some of the numerous available bachelor's degree concentrations include agricultural business, marketing, logistics and accounting, and these emphasis areas vary between 20 and 40 credits. Some of the required core courses for the bachelor's degree program consist of organizational behavior, legalities in business and data analysis. The MBA program at CSUB is usually completed within 2 years and offers classes in the evening. Some courses in the MBA program include business law and skills of management.

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