Orfalea College of Business


The Orfalea College of Business prepares career-ready, global business leaders through hands-on discovery and application. Our Learn by Doing philosophy encourages you to put concept into practice and gives you access to advanced technical facilities. Faculty build curriculum with the industry in mind to order to give you thorough knowledge of your field of interest. Like-minded peers challenge you to excel as you guide each other to become the next generation of business leaders. Orfalea has a reputation for preparing superior graduates who are in high demand in business. Our students go on to careers in accounting, law, management, marketing, entrepreneurship, government agencies, teaching, financial services, corporate finance, real estate, manufacturing, technology, human resources, consulting and more.

Quick Facts

  • One of only four universities in California named to Bloomberg Businessweek’s list of the nation’s top undergraduate business colleges
  • Among US News and World Report’s top business schools in the nation for the second year in a row
  • 87% of Orfalea students earn their degree in five years or less
  • No. 2 among public business schools in California for undergraduate alumni salary; No. 18 among all business schools nationwide according to Payscale.com
  • Ranked 24th in the nation by Payscale.com with $668,000 of ROI expected over 20 years for in-state students; No. 35 with ROI at $574,600 for out-of-state
  • Median starting salary for graduates is $56,500
  • Top employers include Apple, Cisco Systems, Deloitte, EY, KPMG, Oracle and PwC


Industrial Technology and Packaging
Business Administration