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Department of Management

Message from the Chair

Management Mission Statement

The mission of the Management Option, as an integral part of the business curriculum and the Craig School of Business at CSUF, is to develop the leaders of tomorrow by delivering a quality program that reflects the changing work environment; facilitates our graduates in a career path broadly described as management in a wide variety of service and manufacturing environments; provides experiential opportunities through close association with regional/national/international business leaders and scholars; involves faculty research and grant development; serves as a catalyst for an appreciation of life-long learning, and adhere to the highest ethical standards.

Human Resource Management  Mission Statement

We are the faculty teaching students who are seeking to obtain a business degree with an option in Human Resource Management, are committed to producing students that are well prepared to continue their education in graduate school or law school, as well as directly having successful careers as HRM professionals. Evidence of their progress will be a significant number of graduates:

(a) acceptance into graduate programs or law schools, as well as employment in the field of HRM;
(b) completion of the graduate program or law school, as well as promotion into mid-level management positions within their organization within a five to seven year period; and
(c) promotion to a high level position within their organization within 20 years. Students who obtain a degree with an HRM major will be able to adapt to a wide variety of industries and corporate cultures, as well as have career paths in such areas as selection and recruitment, labor and employee relations, training and development, compensation and benefits, and employment law.

Entrepreneurship  Mission Statement

The Entrepreneurship Option offers students a comprehensive academic experience in entrepreneurship that starts with the classroom and links to the community. It integrates core business concepts around the formation, start-up, and growth of the entrepreneurial firm. By taking a select group of entrepreneurship courses, the students learn how to launch their business idea. The curricula is designed to meet the needs of students who are seeking to start a business, work for an entrepreneurial firm, or to learn the skills of entrepreneurship in preparation for career success in the New Economy.