In alignment with the mission of California Southern University, the mission of the School of Business and Management is to provide high-quality undergraduate and graduate education to a globally dispersed student body of adult business and management learners using e-learning methodologies. The School provides a rich and dynamic educational experience to those who choose the freedom and flexibility of e-learning to achieve their educational goals. The School is committed to providing programs that develop innovative, principled, insightful leaders and cultivating an environment of academic integrity while stimulating intellectual curiosity through a respectful exchange of ideas between its Faculty Mentors and its learners.

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Dean Profile

James B. Rieger, EdD

Dr. James Rieger is the Acting Dean of the School of Business and Management as well as the School of Education. Dr. Rieger has many years of experience in education from starting two accredited online high school programs as well as serving as the accreditation liaison officer (ALO) and the Director of Instruction at other universities. At CalSouthern, he offers a weekly doctoral project orientation to prepare doctoral candidates for the doctoral project courses. He also offers a monthly oral defense webinar to prepare doctoral candidates for their oral defense.

Faculty Mentors

The faculty mentors in CalSouthern’s School of Business and Management are experienced business professionals as well as dedicated, responsive and highly qualified educators.

They are available to support your learning and mastery of the course content. And, equally important, they will help you utilize the concepts you learn and apply them to resolve challenges commonly faced in today’s increasingly complex and globalized business world, using the latest best practices.

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The Faculty Mentors are very knowledgeable and available when you needed assistance. My Learner Support Specialist was also very helpful and ensured that I stayed on track throughout the entire process.

– Geneva Nathani, DBA

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Accreditation & Approvals


California Southern University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), which is one of six regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Regional accreditation is the most highly respected and recognized form of accreditation in the United States, and it provides students with a number of important benefits and opportunities.

Please visit the Accreditation & Licensure page to learn more.

California Southern University’s Bachelor, Master, and Doctor in Business Administration are accredited through the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

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