Recent Humboldt grad is Investment Manager for Cafe Brio

Why study Business? Our business graduates are extremely well-rounded and excel in a variety of occupations: Financial Analyst, Investment Advisor, Small Business Owner, Media Analyst, Marketing Manager, HR Manager, CFA, CPA, CMA, CFO, and CEO.

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Our programs emphasize critical thinking, communication, and a breadth of knowledge - the building blocks for lifelong learning.

Students work together in Strategic Management

Programs are inter-disciplinary; learn how to analyze problems from different angles.

We offer Internships every semester

We focus on hands-on learning with many paid internship opportunities.

Sustainability is a cornerstone of our program

Entrepreneurship and sustainability issues are emphasized in our programs.

Small class sizes allow faculty members to work closely with students

One to one advising with faculty who are here to help you succeed.

Hard work allows for preparation for the future

Employers today need people who are able to solve problems and communicate effectively.

Building blocks to develop a sustainable organization

Learning functional areas of business within a critical thinking framework.

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Why Study Business at Humboldt?

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The School of Business promotes an inclusive and rigorous educational environment that focuses on ethics, active learning, entrepreneurial thinking and strategic sustainability.

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VITA Program (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)

BA482 VITA Program is providing Volunteer Income Tax Assistance with student volunteers who receive credit and stipends for the work provided to citizens and students.  The semester starts off with students working on their certifications to prepare income taxes for filing with the IRS. 

Starting February 8th through April 13th each Wednesday, by appointment volunteer/student tax preparers will be available to complete income taxes.

Location:  Siemens Hall 119

Book an Appointment: 

Please note the information on the flyer as to what is needed to prepare your income taxes.  PDF icon vita_flyer_2_pdf.pdf

Weblink to make your appointment:


A Solid Foundation

The School of Business offers a bachelor's degree in Business Administration, a minor in Business Administration as well as a one year MBA progam. Our core curriculum  provides a solid foundation and our concentrations of Accounting, Finance, Economics, Marketing and New Venture Management enable you to focus and specialize in the area of business that interests you most.

Humboldt Gets Star Rating for Sustainability


Wednesday, April 22nd, 2023                                                  Save the Date!    _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

An Information Session on the MBA Graduate Program in the Cal Poly School of Business will be on February 28th, 2023 at 5:30 PM on Zoom.   

Please register on this link or visit the MBA Program page.


The application for the Bancroft Scholarship Award is now available online in the STUDENTS/SCHOLARSHIP section of the website.  Specifics of the Bancroft Scholarship Award are:  local high school graduates, Junior or Senior status Business Administration Majors who are enrolled full-time and only 2 award payments are given per student.  Scholarship is not based on financial need.  Deadline for Applications is January 31st, 2023 at 5:00 PM.