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School of Business

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Be a Leader in the Global Marketplace

Create a buzz as a marketer. Make operations more efficient as a manager. Project future growth as a financial analyst. And so much more. The School of Business' Undergraduate Program — taught by world-renowned faculty — will help you influence today's global marketplace!

 


Undergraduate Research

 

UCR offers research opportunities to all undergraduate students! This advantage catapults you to the “top of the list” for jobs and/or graduate school. Current School of Business research includes:

  • Determining how women-owned businesses outpace total business growth
  • Discovering how wellness programs lead to increased worker productivity
  • Spotlighting the Inland Empire’s boost in business activity — thanks to a data compilation of employment, economic output, income, and real estate
Xinyi (Heidi) Chen

“UCR's School of Business is one of a few accredited, highly-recognized business schools in the world. The professors and staff go out of their way to help you whenever you encounter obstacles, making sure that you make the best of your college experience.”

Xinyi (Heidi) Chen
(Business Administration/Information Systems)

Earning Potential With a Business Bachelor's Degree

 

  Early Career Pay Mid-Career Pay
International Business & Finance  $57,200 $105,900
Sales & Business Marketing  $52,600 $99,500
Information Systems $58,200 $98,200
Operations & Supply Chain Management $56,600 $85,900
Accounting $50,700 $85,200
Business Administration $48,700 $79,100

Based on national averages. Higher earning potential with advanced degrees. (PayScale.com, College Salary Report, 2019)

 

  Business Internships

The School of Business offers paid internships, peer mentorships, and summer programs with stipends, professional development opportunities, and graduate school preparation.

High-Profile Companies Hire School of Business Graduates

Business graduates go on to become presidents and CEOs of companies, partner in CPA firms, chair nonprofit organizations, run leading engineering management firms, and more.

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A UC Degree Is More Affordable Than You Might Think

 

 

92%

of UCR undergraduate students received some form of financial aid.

 

 

72%

of UCR transfer students received some form of financial aid.

 

 

76%

of students' financial aid need was met with need-based aid. 

(Financial Aid Office, 2018–19)

Let us show you how:  financialaid.ucr.edu


School of Business Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for a School of Business scholarship. Awards and amounts vary each year.

Prestigious Scholarships and Awards

Freshman and transfer UCR students can fund their education with prestigious scholarships, such as the Donald A. Strauss Scholarship and the Undergraduate Fulbright Scholars (Research and English Teaching Award). Support is offered throughout the application process. Also available are campus scholarships, and Financial Aid's Outside Agency Scholarship Search for regional and national scholarships.

Majors & Minors

Incoming freshman and sophomore students register for pre-business under the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS). Once the breadth requirements and prerequisites are completed, an application to Business is submitted at the end of the sophomore year. Upon acceptance, students become business administration majors in the School of Business.

 

7 Business Administration Concentrations

Choose a concentration for your major:

 

Undecided? We Can Help!

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.

Notable Facts

 

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Our Undergraduate Business Program is the largest in the University of California (UC) system.

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The School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

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A 2018 U.S. News & World Report survey ranked UCR 78th in undergraduate business schools.

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out of 505 colleges in the Business First 2019 rankings of U.S. public colleges.
UCR ranked No. 14 out of 50 colleges in the Business First 2019 rankings of public colleges in the West.

Award-Winning Faculty

 

Faculty Member Elaine Wong
ELAINE WONG

Associate Professor of Management

  • Selected for the Inaugural Cohort of the Minority Serving Institutions’ Aspiring Leaders Forum
  • Chairs the Women’s Faculty Association at UCR
  • Serves as Vice Chair of the Committee on Diversity and Equal Opportunity
Faculty member Boris Maciejovsky
BORIS MACIEJOVSKY

Associate Professor of Management
A. Gary Anderson Distinguished Faculty Scholar

  • Fellow for the Department of Management, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Awarded UCR’s Academic Senate Travel Grant

 

Student Yash Singhania
"Professors do not just teach class and leave. Here, they share all of their knowledge with their students. You can visit them during office hours to discuss lectures or anything that will help you succeed in class. I have also used the Academic Resource Center to help me with my other academic needs."

 

Yash Singhania (Business Administration)
 

Success Programs

Every program is designed to help you succeed from the moment you first step on campus, to the day you graduate.

FR Freshman Students    TR Transfer Students


Pre-Business

FR

Incoming first- and second-year students register for pre-business under the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS). Breadth requirements and prerequisites are completed, and an application to Business is submitted at the end of the second year. Upon acceptance, students become business administration majors in the School of Business.

CHASS F1RST: First-Year Experience Programs 

FR

(Mandatory for freshman students)

CHASS F1RST’s Learning Communities guarantee courses and credit. Freshman students in pre-business are automatically enrolled in the Pre-Business PATH Learning Community (PRBS PATH) learning community. It offers networking with business-orientated classmates, skill development, and a 2-unit workshop taught by peers.


 
Business-Themed Student Organizations 

FR

TR

Enhance your college experience, and network with peers and professional colleagues. Enjoy social activities, industry field trips, regional/national conferences, student organizations, and more.

Transfer Student Mentor Program 

TR

Gain peer mentoring from current transfer students. Take part in academic/professional workshops.


Business & Bourns Consultancy

TR

Assist engineering students in producing a business plan to take their senior design projects to the open market.

Business Preparation 

TR

Hold a temporary business administration major, even if you’re missing a prerequisite or Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) course upon admission to UCR. To qualify, complete the remaining requirements before the end of the second quarter.


Student Ambassador Program

TR

Represent the School of Business at on- and off-campus events. Network with campus and community leaders.

 

Student Spotlight

 

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Team Husk-to-Home Wins EPA Award

Business administration students collaborate with engineering students on awarding-winning projects. Team Husk-to-Home builds housing in the Philippines — thanks to a $75,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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1st Place

UCR Business Teams won first place in top categories at the International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition — for five years in a row!

Business Alumni

 

Yaying Chen
YAYING CHEN ’16

(Business Administration/Management) 

Assistant, Production & Special Projects at FX Networks (Fox)

  • UC Education Abroad Program Student Ambassador
  • UCEAP Promise Award Scholarship Recipient
  • Student Life Orientation Leader
  • Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society Member
Paran Johar
PARAN JOHAR ’93

(Business Administration/Marketing)

Founder and Global CEO of ad:tech, iMedia and Modern Marketing Summit

“I chose UCR because it provided me with the broadest curriculum and framework in my education, which helped me determine what I was passionate about and what I wanted to do.”

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On-Campus Housing for School of Business Students

The Pre-Business Living-Learning Community offers students in UCR’s two-year preparatory pre-business program the space to explore the possibilities of the business world with like-minded peers.

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Career Center

 

UCR’s Career Center — and Virtual Career Center — offers full-service counseling and resources, regardless of major or class level.

Includes:

  • Career and graduate/professional school planning
  • Job/internship search strategies and database
  • Skill-building workshops, employer information sessions, and panel discussions
  • 15 fairs and special events, including the Finance, Accounting and Business Job Fair, and the Internship and Nonprofit Job Fair
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An announcement for UCR's Internship and Nonprofit Job Fair

 

 

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