Oct 05, 2022  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Lucas College and Graduate School of Business


Office: Business Towel 950

Telephone: (408) 924-3400

Emails: College Directory

Website: www.sjsu.edu/cob

Professors:

Dan Moshavi, Dean
Meghna Virick, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs
Marco Pagani, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs

Overview

Since 1928, the College of Business has served the business education needs of our community. We provide San José and Silicon Valley with talent, thought leadership and service, ensuring our region’s growth in the global marketplace. An institution of opportunity, our accessible, high-value education empowers and transforms the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds. Both our challenging undergraduate curriculum and our innovative graduate program in the Donald and Sally Lucas Graduate School of Business equip graduates with the tools, work ethic and skills to succeed in the ever-changing global economy. The college is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the California State Board of Education, and the prestigious AACSB International (www.aacsb.edu). Fewer than five percent of business programs worldwide have earned the AACSB’s certification of excellence.

The Donald and Sally Lucas College and Graduate School of Business is the institution of opportunity, providing innovative business education and research for the Silicon Valley region and beyond since 1928. The College offers an accessible, high value education that empowers people of all ages and backgrounds to transform their lives. Faculty and staff are strongly committed to the College’s mission; maintain a collegial, inclusive teaching and learning environment; and are dedicated to continuous improvement in all areas of academic achievement, scholarship, teaching and service.

The college is an active member of the San José and Silicon Valley community and provides a talent pool, thought leadership and service that supports the region’s growth in the global marketplace. The college is one of the 755 institutions worldwide that are accredited by the prestigious AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. In addition, the college is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the California State Board of Education.

The college is dedicated to equipping graduates with the tools, work ethic and skills to succeed in the ever-changing global economy. This is accomplished through a challenging undergraduate curriculum and an innovative, high quality graduate education in the Donald and Sally Lucas Graduate School of Business .

The Gary J. Sbona Honors Practicum

The Gary J. Sbona Honors Practicum provides the best students in the College of Business with the opportunity to apply what they have learned in the classroom to real business problems. Students are selected based on a combination of high GPA, prerequisites, and excellent communication skills. Students are typically placed in groups of three to work on projects at Silicon Valley businesses for college course credit. The program also includes international study trips, executive level guest speakers, and networking events. Through seminar sessions students are also exposed to current issues, ideas, and practices in their own disciplines and other fields of business. Students who complete two semesters in the program, have a 3.5 GPA or above and write a scholarly paper qualify to graduate with honors from the College of Business.

Undergraduate Business Education

The college provides a rich undergraduate education through five departments and schools - Accounting and Finance Global Innovation and Leadership Information Systems and Technology Management , and Marketing and Business Analytics . Infused throughout the undergraduate program are opportunities to develop competencies in a number of key areas – communication, teamwork, global perspectives, critical thinking, ethics, entrepreneurship, community service, and innovation. The rigorous and challenging curriculum prepares graduates to be future leaders that succeed in the global economy.

The college is building upon its existing expertise in entrepreneurship, management, global finance, accounting, and leadership and organizational change. In addition, the college showcases the best and brightest students through the Gary J. Sbona Honors Program and the Thompson Global Internship Program.

Jack Holland Student Success Center (Formerly BSAC)

Email: jackholland-center@sjsu.edu

Website: www.sjsu.edu/lcobssc

The Jack Holland Student Success Center, located on the garden level of the Boccardo Business Center, provides advice to students about undergraduate business courses and programs. Prospective students are encouraged to talk with advisors about requirements for business major and general education courses. Prospective graduate students are encouraged to meet a graduate advisor in the Graduate Program Office in the Business Tower.

Business Tutoring Center

The Tutoring Center gives individual and group assistance to business students seeking subject matter tutoring. It is located on the ground level of the Boccardo Business Center.

Donald and Sally Lucas Graduate School of Business

The Donald and Sally Lucas Graduate School of Business  offers a high-value education with a global focus, innovative programs, and deep ties to Silicon Valley corporations and leaders. Our distinguished faculty provide a relevant business education focusing on excellence in teaching and applied research and serving the needs of diverse students from the Silicon Valley and beyond.

We offer an on-campus Early Career MBA program with three tracks: accelerated (12 months), full-time (21-24 months), and part-time (33-36 months). Our off-campus MBA for Professionals is a flexible part-time program suitable for working professionals who set their own paces. We also offer Master of Science in Accountancy, Master of Science in Taxation, Master of Science in Transportation Management programs and a dual degree MBA/Master of Science in Software Engineering or MBA/Master of Science in Engineering with a specialization in Systems Engineering.

Programs