School of Business

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School of Business Administration

School of Business 

As a School of Business student, you will have numerous opportunities to experience business through internships, research and case challenges that will prepare you to take on the challenges of a global economy. 

Make the workplace more efficient as a Management major. Speak the language of business to run a profitable company as an Accounting major. Project future growth as a Finance major. Or bring creative solutions to consumer’s needs as a Marketing major. 

School of Business graduates are recruited by top companies and organizations around the country. They go on to work at the Big Four, Google, DHL and Amazon, as well as work as entrepreneurs, presidents and CEOs.

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Majors & Minors

Freshmen students must apply to Pre-Business under the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS). The College breadth requirements and the prerequisites for a Business major are completed during the freshman and sophomore years. An application is submitted at the end of the sophomore year. Upon acceptance, students become Business majors and are then advised in the Business Department. Students from any academic major may also complete a Business minor.

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The School of Business helps students successfully transition
into a major field of study that is consistent with their aptitudes, values and goals.

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Take a Tour of the School of Business 

Travel through entrepreneurial workspaces and high-impact research facilities.

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Fun Facts

Largest undergraduate business program in the University of California system.

Largest undergraduate business program in the University of California system.

One of 5% international business schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

international business schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

The School of Business Administration’s undergraduate business program is consistently a Best Business Program.

Ranked a Top 100 Best Undergraduate Business Program nationwide.

95%  Graduation rate in the two-year Business major.

Graduation rate for the two-year Business major.

In the Spotlight


“UCR Business has provided a competitive and rigorous academic environment that has allowed me to challenge myself and thrive. It has taught me the fundamentals, but then has taken me to the next step in placing me in situations that test these skills.”

 - Alec Howard '18 (Finance)

“There are unlimited opportunities to get involved, from research and internships, to social and academic student organizations. It’s all the additional opportunities that create the complete experience.” 

- Brian Murillo '17 (Accounting) 

“We have opportunities to experience international business through studying abroad and global programs around the world. I would like to work with an internationally-based company when I graduate, and so being at UCR I feel like I’m already getting a global education!” 

- Menaka Ramprasad '18 (Marketing)

Notable Alumni

Award-Winning Faculty


Yunzeng Wang
Yunzeng Wang
Dean, Professor, Distinguished Scholar in Supply Chain Management

Wang is a speaker, consultant and award-winning scholar for his research and its relevance to management.

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Shana Hong
Shana Hong
Professor of Accounting

Hong’s research focuses on price discovery in financial markets, and the effect of corporate governance and regulation in an international setting.

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Elodie Goodman
Elodie Goodman
Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management

Goodman’s research interests are modeling and solutions of optimization problems, particular those involving game theory.

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Jean Helwege
Jean Helwege
Professor of Finance

Helwege’s research includes corporate bonds, empirical corporate finance and financial institutions.

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Tom Kramer
Tom Kramer
Professor of Marketing

Kramer focuses on consumer behavior, both rational and irrational, consumer psychology insights and effective marketing strategy.

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Elaine Wong
Elaine Wong
Associate Professor of Management

Wong focuses on interpersonal and organizational communication, leadership, groups and teams.

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Highest-Paying Bachelor Degrees

Discover how much you can earn with a bachelor degree from UCR’s School of Business.

2017-2018 PayScale National College Salary Report
Based on national averages. Higher earning potential with advanced degrees.


Salary Potential
  Early Career Pay Mid-Career Pay
Finance $54,600 $112,200
Information Systems $55,800 $96,900
Operations & Supply Chain Management $53,900 $92,400
Marketing $45,200 $84,900
Accounting $48,400 $82,800
Management $46,300 $76,800