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

Academic advisement helps students meet their academic goals and graduate in a timely manner. Freshmen are first advised by the Matador Advising Hub and then transition to college-level advisement after completion of their first year. The Nazarian College Student Services Center/EOP Satellite provides academic advisement for Nazarian College majors during the remainder of their time at CSUN. Furthermore, Nazarian College Student Services Center/EOP Satellite provides specialized support and retention services for Nazarian College students admitted to the Educational Opportunity Program from time of admission through time of graduation.


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). Approximately 6 percent of business schools worldwide have achieved AACSB accreditation.


The Business Honors Program is open to students who are declared majors in Accountancy, Economics, Information Systems, or Business Administration with an option in either Business Analytics, Business Law, Financial Analysis, Financial Planning, Global Supply Chain Management, Management, Marketing, Real Estate, Risk Management and Insurance, or Systems and Operations Management, who meet all Business Honors Program admissions criteria. Students who apply and are selected for admission to the program are offered a variety of benefits; for example, priority registration, mentorship and networking opportunities, a dedicated workspace, specialized academic advisement, smaller class sizes and cohort coursework. Students who fulfill all Business Honors Program requirements will receive the Business Honors option designation on their transcript in addition to their primary degree. For more information, call (818) 677-3100 or visit the Business Honors Program website.

Clubs and Societies

  • CSUN Startup Founders (Entrepreneurship)
  • Management Association CSUN
  • Matador HR Club
  • National Society of Leadership and Success

Career Education and Professional Development Center

The Center for Career Education and Professional Development (CEPD) is a decentralized career center in the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics staffed by professionals who assist students and alumni with their experiential learning, career exploration and career networking needs. Our model is grounded in business-specific career development, experiential learning, employer relations and connections with the community.

Services provided include:

  • Career coaching and personal development.
  • Career exploration.
  • Internship and mentorship assistance.
  • Job search preparation and tools.
  • Specialized programs and workshops.

For more information, call (818) 677-4697 or visit the Career Education and Professional Development website.



Department of Management
Department Chair: Philip Gorman
Bookstein Hall (BB) 3119
(818) 677-2457