About the CBA


Our fundamental goal is to cultivate excellence in our graduates. We develop business leaders possessing top management skills and a broad understanding of their responsibilities to business and community.



Degree Programs

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We offer four graduate degrees and one undergraduate degree:


Our History

The CBA was part of the original structure of Sacramento State when it was founded in 1947. In 1963, we became accredited by AACSB, and have met the stringent standards and maintained this accreditation every year since then. AACSB is the world leader in business school accreditation, a hallmark of excellence achieved by only 5% of colleges worldwide.

Our Location

We are located in California's vibrant capital city, one of the most diverse cities in the country. And, according to Forbes magazine, the nation's second-happiest place to work.

Sacramento boasts a mediterranean climate with an average of 265 days of sunshine a year. Foodies will love the fresh ingredients and inspired dishes of the local Farm-to-Fork movement, outdoorsy types can float on our two great rivers or hike along the American River Parkway, cultural connoisseurs will embrace the city's bustling nightlife and arts events. And if that's not enough, we're within two hours of San Francisco, Napa Valley, and Lake Tahoe.

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Our Faculty

Faculty in the CBA are committed to providing the highest quality of education to our students. Their diverse backgrounds and expertise serve as a valuable resource for students.

Our Alumni

Throughout the course of our history, we have graduated over 40,000 alumni. We believe that 24,000 remain in the Sacramento region, fueling the success of our vibrant economy.

Centers of Excellence

The Center for Business Analytics provides professional development training and consulting services in analytics. The Center assists businesses, government, and nonprofit organizations in improving performance and data-driven decision making through its education, consulting, and research offerings.

The Center for Small Business provides free management assistance to small businesses operating in and around the Sacramento area. Founded in 1969, it is one of the oldest and largest of its kind in the United States, and has served more than 3,000 small businesses.

The Center for Entrepreneurship serves as a venture incubator for the early stages of entrepreneurial businesses. The Center provides entrepreneurs with the skills and resources needed to launch a venture and to cultivate solutions to entrepreneurial problems, the network structure to bring the plan to fruition, and the technical training to grow the enterprises.

Sacramento Business Review

The Sacramento Business Review, the region’s foremost economic analysis, has been published since 2008 through a partnership between the CBA and the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Society of Sacramento.

Global Mindset

We believe that in today's global economy, success often depends on your ability to work constructively with and influence people who are different from yourself. That's why we are one of a select group of universities that are strategically partnering with Thunderbird Institute to advance the Global Mindset in our graduates.

Our Mission

The Sacramento State College of Business Administration develops engaged, responsible, and inclusive leaders who enrich our communities.

Our Vision

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The Sacramento State College of Business Administration aspires to be the educational backbone of the Sacramento business community and an active force in creating a better future. In service of these goals, we strive to:

• excel in business education, applied scholarship, and impactful engagement with the regional, national, and global communities in which we live;

• equip our graduates with the skills to respond creatively and effectively to emerging global and technological forces;

• develop business leaders who recognize and embrace the societal and environmental responsibilities that are shaping the 21st century.

Shared Values

We embrace the following values with respect to our stakeholders: students, faculty, administrators, staff, the University, the Sacramento region, and the global community.

C Citizenship: Actively participating with positive social behavior.
B Balance: Fulfilling our responsibilities in consideration of diverse views.
A Achievement: Pursuing excellence in everything we do.

P Professionalism: Holding ourselves to a high standard of conduct.
A Advancement: Continuously improving ourselves.
S Shared Respect: Demonstrating collegiality.
S Service: Actively addressing stakeholders needs.
I Integrity: Exhibiting honesty and trustworthiness.
O Openness: Behaving with transparency and accountability.
N Networking: Nurturing mutually beneficial internal and external relationships.
S Sustainability: Meeting the needs of today while considering the needs of the future.