Departments and Programs
The David Nazarian College of Business and Economics is a leader in preparing students from diverse backgrounds for career success.
- We focus on providing students with the practical business skills and solid theoretical foundation needed for success in our rapidly changing global business environment. The Nazarian College provides our students the academic knowledge and professional tools, skills, and networks needed to achieve their personal and professional goals.
- Focusing on career success means we establish and maintain a relationship with our students throughout their professional lives. Our connection continues after students graduate from California State University, Northridge, and includes alumni organizations and opportunities for graduate and professional education.
- We recognize and support the diversity of experience and the capabilities our students bring to the Nazarian College. We provide a safe, welcoming and respectful environment that encourages student interaction with each other and with the faculty, staff, and administration of the College, and the business community.
- Being a leader requires innovative, engaged, and committed faculty, staff and administrators. We encourage and support our faculty and staff to shape the practice of business education and push the boundaries of business theory and practice. We build a culture of collegiality, community, and commitment within the Nazarian College that will leverage and develop the full potential of each member of the faculty, staff and administration.
The David Nazarian College of Business and Economics aspires to be recognized as among the best Business programs in the U.S. and as the best in the State of California higher education system for our focus on student career success.
- Student Achievement: Our graduates will be recognized for their ability to apply their knowledge and skills to work situations. They will assume leadership responsibilities in their professions and communities.
- Faculty Scholarship: Our faculty will be recognized for the ability to apply research to real organizational needs, with demonstrable impact on business and economic policy and practice, student engagement, discipline development, resource generation and instructional innovation.
- Community Impact: Our faculty will use their expertise to contribute to organizations inside and outside the University. Organizations will turn to us for help with difficult business problems.
All lower division program advisement is through the College Student Services Center in JH 2113. Upper division students who are currently enrolled in or have completed BUS 302/L are encouraged to seek advisement through upper division mentors from the department of their major.
David Nazarian College of Business and Economics Student Services Center and Educational Opportunity (SSC/EOP) Satellite
The focus of the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics Student Services Center/EOP Satellite is on developmental advisement to help improve the retention and graduation rates of our students. The advisement team is dedicated to achieving the mission of assisting students with academic issues and guiding them toward graduation in a timely manner. Services provided by the advisors include orientations for new and transfer students, advisement by appointment, group or walk-ins; and specialized services to EOP students. For more information, visit www.csun.edu/cobaessc or call (818) 677-3537 for an appointment.
Prospective and current graduate students in the Master of Business Administration or Graduate Certificate in Business Administration should contact the Graduate Programs office at (818) 677-2467 for advisement.
Prospective and current graduate students in the M.S. in Taxation program should contact the program advisement office in JH 2111 or call (818) 677-3952.
Prospective and current graduate students in the M.S. in Accountancy program should contact the Department of Accounting and Information Systems office in JH 3123 or call (818) 677-2461.
The David Nazarian College of Business and Economics is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Only 5 percent of business schools worldwide have achieved AACSB International accreditation.
Barbara Gross, Director
Juniper Hall 4264
The Business Honors Program is designed to recognize students who have demonstrated high academic standards and to encourage these students to continue their record of excellence as business and economics majors at CSUN. The program is open to students who are declared majors in Accountancy; Economics; Finance; Information Systems; Management; Marketing; or Business Administration with an Option in either Business Law, Global Supply Chain Management, Real Estate, or Systems and Operations Management; who meet all Honors Program admissions criteria; and who apply and are selected for admission. The Business Honors Program offers rigorous courses that emphasize communication, critical reasoning, complex problem solving and teamwork skills. Students accepted into the program are offered a variety of benefits, including Honors-designated courses, small class size, priority enrollment, Honors Mentorship, specialized Business Honors seminars and special events. For more information, call (818) 677-3100 or visit the Business Honors Program website.
Clubs and Societies
The David Nazarian College of Business and Economics houses a number of student organizations. Participation in these associations provides an opportunity for valuable social contact and organizational experience. Emphasis is placed on career planning and meetings with representatives from business organizations.
Beta Gamma Sigma is a national honor society for students majoring in Business. Undergraduate business students are elected on the basis of scholarship. Election to Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest scholastic honor an undergraduate or graduate business major can be awarded.
Student organizations associated with the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics include the Accounting Association, ALPFA, Alpha Kappa Psi, American Marketing Association, American Society for Quality, APICS, Beta Alpha Psi, Business Honors Association, Delta Sigma Pi, Latino Business Association, Leaders in Alliance, Management Association CSUN, Management Information Systems Association, Master of Business Alumni Association, National Society of Leadership and Success, Pre-Law Association, Student Entrepreneurial Collaborative, and Student Finance Association.
Core Values and Ethics
The David Nazarian College of Business and Economics at CSUN prepares students to be ethical decision makers. The college maintains high standards of ethical conduct that students are expected to maintain throughout their academic and professional careers. Students in the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics have identified the values of respect, honesty, integrity, commitment and responsibility as their guiding principles.
Student Core Values
Respect: Treat our classmates, professors, staff and administrators with respect. We respect diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age or other characteristics. We respect different points of view that add to our knowledge. We respect our learning opportunities by behaving professionally in the classroom and by making academic achievement an important priority.
Honesty: Communicate truthfully with our classmates, professors, staff and administrators in all academic matters while remaining respectful. We observe University policies on academic dishonesty in completing all academic work. In seeking employment, internships and other opportunities we represent ourselves truthfully, understanding that misrepresentation may not only harm our own reputation but that of our classmates and the college.
Integrity: Because we zealously integrate these core values into our academic work and preparation for our profession, our integrity enables us to reach our goals, overcome obstacles and successfully resolve ethical dilemmas.
Commitment: Strive for success as students, professionals and citizens. We keep our promises and adhere to our core values in all our activities both as students and alumni. We are committed to acting honestly, respectfully and responsibly in our effort to achieve our goals. We understand that commitment to our core values benefits both students and the community now and in the future.
Responsibility: Embrace the responsibility we have to ourselves and to each other to maintain high ethical standards. With each task at hand comes the responsibility to uphold the core values that unite us. We support each other in our adherence to these standards. We recognize that reporting unethical conduct is a responsibility we all share.
A Business major is any student majoring in Accountancy; Finance; Information Systems; Management; Marketing; or Business Administration with an Option in either Business Law, Global Supply Chain Management, Real Estate, or Systems and Operations Management. Accountancy, and Finance are impacted majors with additional admission requirements. All Business majors share 27 units of common lower division core courses and 19 units of common upper division core courses.
Double Major Requirement
Student seeking a double major in the College of Business and Economics must have at least a 3.0 overall GPA and be able to complete both majors within a maximum of 140 units.
Transfer Course Requirements
Student should be aware that no grade lower than a “C” will be accepted on transfer from another institution to satisfy Department or David Nazarian College of Business and Economics requirements.
At least 50 percent of the business and economics course credit units and 50 percent of the specialized major credit units required for the Bachelor of Science degrees in Accountancy, Business Administration, Finance, Information Systems, Management, Marketing and the Bachelor of Arts in Economics must be completed in residence at CSUN.
Ali Behnezhad, Systems and Operations Management, Department Chair
Mary T. Curren, Marketing, Department Chair
Rafi Efrat, Bookstein Chair in Taxation
Cathleen Fager, Manager, Academic Resources
Fariba Farzan-Schmitt, Director, Student Services Center/EOP Satellite
Stuart Fried, Director, Ernst and Young Center for Careers in Accounting and Information Systems
Barbara Gross, Director, Business Honors Program
Deborah Heisley, Director, Graduate Programs
M. Monica Hussein, Finance, Financial Planning, and Insurance, Department Chair
David Miller, Management, Acting Department Chair
Philipa Moguel, Assistant Director, Graduate Programs
Craig Oka, Director, Career Education and Professional Development
Robert J. Sheridan, Managing Director, Career Education and Professional Development
Melanie Stallings Williams, Business Law, Department Chair
Rishma Vedd, Accounting and Information Systems, Department Chair
Nancy Virts, Economics, Department Chair
Research Centers and Institutes
The David Nazarian College of Business and Economics maintains centers and academic programs as resources to encourage curriculum development, research, and interaction among academic disciplines, as well as between the College and the business community.
The Bookstein Institute for Higher Education in Taxation
Director: Rafi Efrat
Center for China Finance and Business Research
Director: Yanbo Jin
Center for Financial Planning and Investment
Director: Michael Phillips
Center for Quality and Productivity Education
Director: Chi-Chuan Yao
Center for Risk and Insurance
Director: David Russell
San Fernando Valley Economic Research Center
Director: William W. Roberts
Wells Fargo Center for Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Director: Franck Vigneron
BUS 104. Introduction to Business (3)
BUS 296BHA-Z. Business Honors Selected Topics (1-1-1-1-1-1)
BUS 302. The Gateway Experience (3)
BUS 302L. The Gateway Experience Laboratory (1)
BUS 310. Foundations of Entrepreneurship (3)
BUS 410. Business Development and Operation for Entrepreneurs (3)
BUS 480. The San Fernando Valley: Research on Local Issues (3)
BUS 491CS. Small Business Consulting (3)
BUS 495E. New Venture Launch (3)
BUS 497A. Capstone: Strategic Management (3)
BUS 497B. Capstone: Small Business Planning and Growth (3)
BUS 498. Honors Mentorship (3)