The Craig School of Business at California State University, Fresno is the premier school of business in central California, the heart of the highest agricultural production region in the world. Growth in the Fresno-area economy continues to outpace the nation and is diversifying from agriculture toward manufacturing, logistics, and high-tech startups.
Our mission is to educate and inspire a diverse student body and support economic development in central California and beyond. A highly qualified, diverse, and committed faculty provides a top quality curriculum, using active learning approaches, with a practical orientation, and supporting multiple options. We are among the oldest AACSB-accredited programs in the State of California at both the bachelor’s and master’s levels. The University places highly in rankings by U.S. News and World Report and The Princeton Review.
We also emphasize student engagement and faculty involvement outside the classroom: Our International Business Program has both a strong summer abroad program and semester-long exchanges with nearly twenty international universities. Our award-winning internship program provides valuable practical experience in real-world settings. Our Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship supports students in launching their own business ventures. Our Gazarian Real Estate Center enhances one of the top university-based real estate programs in the nation. A required service learning component engages students in community service, something not only valuable to students, but also an important link with the community. Finally, the Craig School has many active professional clubs and organizations where students form lifetime friendships and network with professionals from their fields.