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Mission Statement

CSUN Management Department: One Vision/Three Passions

Our Passions: People. Principles. Perspective.

The Management department at CSUN creates and disseminates knowledge to empower and inspire our students to produce change that leads to success in their personal and professional lives.

We believe that our passions will lead to increased performance for both our students and their organizations.


Our students will understand the psychology, sociology and economics of individuals and groups in organizations. We provide our students with the skills needed to develop human and social capital in organizations as the most important element of superior performance.

We provide our graduates with the interpersonal and organizational skills to develop themselves and others to lead productive and meaningful lives. We aim to provide our graduates with clear pathways into careers. Our faculty are respected scholars and teachers with strong connections to organizations.


Our students learn that their most valuable asset is their good name and that making a positive contribution to the lives of others is the greatest accomplishment they can achieve in their own lives. We provide our students with the skills needed to behave ethically and with integrity as the key ingredients of socially responsible behaviors.


Our students will learn to be knowledgeable consumers of information and to analyze situations from different vantage points, taking into account key stakeholder groups. We will provide our students with tools and skills to develop and maintain relationships that create opportunities for their careers and their organizations. We are committed to providing leadership to our college, our campus and our community, and we thrive when merging theory and practice.

Academic Advisement

All lower division program advisement is through the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics Student Services Center/EOP. 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.


The Management program prepares students for responsible positions in a wide variety of fields and organizations. These include:

  • Manufacturing, operations, projects, R&D, services, retail, private sector, public sector and nonprofits.
  • Human resource management.
  • Strategic management and planning.
  • Consulting.
  • Training and development.
  • Being more effective in any position and role in work and in life, through the interpersonal and organizational skills gained in the program.


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.


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 Business Honors Program admissions criteria; and who apply and are selected for admission to the program. 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 Business Honors-designated courses, small class size, priority enrollment, Honors Mentorship, specialized Business Honors Seminars and other special events. For more information, call (818) 677-3100 or visit the Business Honors Program website.

Clubs and Societies

Career Education and Professional Development Center

The David Nazarian College of Business and Economics offers students the opportunity to gain real-life work experience by completing an approved internship. Internships are available in a wide variety of organizations and cover all business disciplines. Not only does an internship provide students with an opportunity to obtain experience, but in many cases the internship leads to employment with that organization. For more information, please call (818) 677-4697 or visit the Career Education and Professional Development website.


Department of Management
Chair: David W. Miller
Bookstein Hall (BB) 3119
(818) 677-2457