Message from the Dean

We live in exciting times. Globally, people are witnessing rapid technological changes, economic fluctuation, internationalization, political, demographic and societal shifts, and many other trends. These developments impact whole societies and, ultimately, universities and business schools.

Since it’s founding, Cal Lutheran's School of Management has always put students first. Striving to make our vision, to develop bold, inquisitive, and responsible leaders who transform organizations, communities, and the world, a reality, we have continually developed our program portfolio. Today, the School offers three undergraduate programs, and graduate programs that range from a Master of Business Administration program with multiple professional tracks to offerings in Financial Planning, Quantitative Economics, Public Policy and Public Administration, Information Systems and Technology, as well as Computer Science. In order to provide our students with the flexibility they need, many of our programs are offered in a multitude of formats including afternoon, evening, weekend, online, and travel formats. We have added world-class faculty members, and we have globalized the classroom by increasing the number of international students from a large spectrum of countries.

Our Centers, the Center for Entrepreneurship, the Center for Values and Leadership, the Center for Economic Research and Forecasting and the California Institute of Finance generate world-class research and provide services to the wider community.

Faculty members, staff members, and students – whatever we do happens in pursuit in our mission to prepare students for success with integrity in their professional and personal lives through scholarship, diverse learning experiences, and community engagement in a global context.

We are continually working to innovate and improve. We listen to our students, our alumni, the business community and society in general. We want to hear your voice and we invite you to get involved and stay involved!

Sincerely,

Gerhard Apfelthaler, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Management

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