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Community Engagement

CSUB Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The SBDC offers one-on-one business consulting at no cost to you. SBDC counselors have significant experience in the private sector, and many have extensive management and financial consulting backgrounds. Through their experience, SBDC counselors can offer individual advice and guidance concerning the formation, management, financing and operation of your business. Counseling is provided at no charge to qualified businesses (the business must have less than 500 employees). Individuals who are considering starting a business are also eligible for counseling. For mor information, please visit the SBDC Website.

CSUB SBDC Website

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Kern Economic Journal

The Kern Economic Journal is a quarterly publication (February, May, August, and November). Its purpose is to track and analyze economic trends that affect the well-being of Kern County. In doing so, the journal provides primary data on consumer confidence and business outlook as well as secondary data on a wide range of economic indicators. These data help the community make more informed decisions. For more information, please visit the KEJ Website.

KEJ Website

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Executive Advisory Council

The prime objective of the EAC is to establish a vehicle for stakeholder-school communication as a forum for the presentation and discussion of mutual  concerns. This active partnership shall address the needs of both communities and make constructive recommendations for the improvement of student education. The business, industry and public sector members provide guidance, technical expertise, and support for the continued advancement of the programs of the BPA. The academic members serve as consultants to our stakeholders; staff the educational programs; and provide the means for evaluating, implementing, and assessing the recommendations of the council members.

EAC Report

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CSUB Alumni Association

Representing more than 43,000 graduates, the CSUB Alumni Association awards student scholarships, hosts annual programs like Party in the Park and the Alumni Hall of Fame, supports campus and community events, and keeps graduates up to date on University news and events. 

CSUB Alumni Website

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John Brock Community Service Awards

Each year, the John Brock Committee, which is comprised  of members of the Executive Advisory Council of CSUB's School of Business and Public Administration, selects an individual to receive the prestigious John Brock Community Service Award. For more information about present and past recipients, please visit the link below.

John Brock Awards

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Faculty Recognition

BPA faculty members are recognized for their scholarly achievements, outstanding service, and continued efforts. For more information about our faculty, please visit the link below.

Faculty Recognition Page

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Impact of CSUB

Situated in the heart of the west coast’s oil- and food-producing regions and located at a logistics crossroad of east-west and north-south transportation, CSU Bakersfield is the only regional comprehensive public university within a 100-mile radius. The university offers high-quality undergraduate and graduate  programs advancing the intellectual and personal development of its students. CSU Bakersfield is committed to scholarship, diversity, service, global awareness, and life-long learning. The university collaborates with partners in the community to increase the region’s overall educational attainment, enhance its quality of life, and support its economic development.

Impact Report

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Impact of the CSU

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Enterprise College

Enterprise College is a three-week summer program in economics. Through a CSUB and Kern High School District partnership, the program is is offered to incoming high school seniors. Coordinated and hosted by the School of Business and Public Administration and promoted by KHSD, the program teaches students the principles of economics with application to social issues. They also learn the essentials of leadership within the economic environment.

For more information, please visit the link!

Enterprise College

Contact us

  • 9001 Stockdale Highway Bakersfield, CA 93311     Phone: (661) 654-2157     Fax: (661) 654-2207