Message from the Dean

Welcome to the School of Business and Economics!

karen_thompson.jpgWe offer a wide variety of programs that serve the career interests of a vibrant student population as well as the professional needs of organizations in the North San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.  At the School of Business and Economics (SBE), our goal is to have a strong economic and social impact on our region by preparing our students to be innovative leaders both in the workplace and in the community.  In direct alignment with what employers need from an educated workforce, we emphasize the development of students' skills in the areas of critical thinking, ethical decision-making, quantitative analysis, leadership, entrepreneurship, global perspective, and oral and written communication.  SBE faculty are dedicated to student success and inclusive excellence, providing a learning environment that combines the deep expertise of academic faculty with the real-world insights of practicing professionals.

The success of our programs also depends on our extensive connections within the North Bay.  For our students and alumni, these connections have resulted in a strong network of employers that provides mentoring, internship, and job opportunities.  For our community partners, this means there are many ways to engage with us in the service of our educational mission.  I encourage you to reach out to me personally with your thoughts, questions, or ideas on how we can work together.  You can e-mail me at I'll respond as soon as I can.

Be sure to visit these webpages to learn more about who we are:

Vision and Mission

Thank you for your interest in the School of Business and Economics!

Dr. Karen Thompson
Interim Dean

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