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.

Student Achievement Data

Click here for information on student achievement including graduation rates, retention rates, and more for the School of Business and Management.

Interim Dean Profile

Dr. Steven Hess, PhD

Dr. Steven Hess is the interim dean for the School of Business and Management. As a two-time Teacher of the Year Award recipient and a featured DEAC online educator, he leads and supports the growth of the School while facilitating the development of new programs and other co-curricular and academic support events. Dr. Hess brings to CalSouthern over nine years of progressive experience in higher education, previously serving as an academic dean, online instructor, dissertation chair, panel member, and Institutional Review Board (IRB) chair, among others.

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.

Learn more about this group of professionals dedicated to your success here.

Meeting of students

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

Explore Recent News

From the School of Business and Management

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Improvements and Recognition for CalSouthern’s School of Business and Management

At CalSouthern, we are dedicated to continuous improvement and offer degrees and programs that will help learners succeed in their…

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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.

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

Please visit the Accreditation & Licensure page to learn more.

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