Accounting & Finance
You will find our accounting program to be one of the best in the region. Likewise, you will find our finance program to be one that has gained international reputation. Our accounting students have consistently done well on the CPA examination, and we continue to have one of the highest passing rates in the California State University system. In addition to accounting and finance, we also offer real estate and financial planning concentrations.
Information & Decision Sciences
The Department of Information & Decision Sciences' academic programs and activities will prepare you to do just that. You will learn the skills and applications of information and decision technology in an organizational environment. You will be more effective as a working professional and a contributing member of your community. And you will design and manage systems that support other professionals.
Our department deals with the worlds of managers and entrepreneurs, the men and women who give organizations their vision and direction. We seek to provide you with the foundations of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and instincts that will enable you to become a successful entrepreneur or manager and leader in the organizations of the 21st century.
IMAGINE a world without your favorite car, basketball team, your favorite ice cream, personal computer, smartphone or any other essential or desired product or service! That would be a world without MARKETING! It is often said that the purpose of any organization is to create customers and to create for customers. Marketers do this every day!
Marketing is a vital part of every organization whether a for-profit or not-for-profit, large or small, private or public. Marketing professionals are essential to identifying customers' wants and needs and then planning and developing, promoting, pricing, selling, and distributing products and services in the most effective way.
The Marketing Department offers three areas of study to prepare you for this fast-paced career including Marketing, Sports & Entertainment Marketing and International Business. More information about hospitality management in Palm Desert coming soon. Minors in Marketing and Sports & Entertainment Marketing are also available for those that desire to augment their education. Join the fun and the action – join us in Marketing!
Public administration is concerned with the design and execution of public policy at all levels of government. That is, it is concerned with the quality of American life. There are 89,000 governments in the U.S., 22 million people working directly for the public sector, and approximately a third of our national GDP is generated by public agencies. Public administration is a large vital and vital contributor to our national well-being.
The Department of Public Administration offers both a major and a minor in public administration at the undergraduate level. The master's degree, the MPA, has a general management focus and students use electives to customize their degree.