Recent rankings continue to show CSUSB Jack H. Brown College is one the best in the nation
Office of Strategic Communication
Recent national rankings continue to place Cal State San Bernardino’s Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration among the best business colleges in the country.
The Jack H. Brown College was recently listed by Intelligent.com with three rankings – Best in the West Online Master’s in Public Administration degree programs, ninth of 50 schools ranked; Best in the West MBA programs that do not require GMAT scores, 17th of 50 schools ranked; and Best in the West Online Accounting Certificate Programs, 18th of 35 schools ranked.
“These rankings are indicative of the Jack H. Brown College’s determination to provide to our students the very best and yet challenging business program taught by some of the most talented and pioneering academics in the world,” said Lawrence Rose, dean of the college. “Our goal is to graduate the future business leaders and innovative entrepreneurs who will make a difference in their communities.”
The listings are among a number of rankings the college has received in the past year that includes:
- Listed 15th for the 50 Best Online MBA Programs throughout the nation – College Consensus, September 2019
- Ranked among the top 25 best value online MPA programs in the nation – Value Colleges, July 2019
- Ranked among the top business schools in the globe for its MBA programs – CEO Magazine, March 2019
- Listed No. 292/504 in Undergraduate Business Programs in the nation – U.S. News & World Report, 2020 rankings
- Named one of the top part-time MBA programs in the nation – U.S. News & World Report, 2020 rankings of graduate schools
- Named one of the Best Business Schools for 2020 – Princeton Review
Along with the rankings, the Jack H. Brown College is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). The accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Less than 5 percent of the world’s 13,000 business programs have earned AACSB Accreditation. The Jack H. Brown College is one of a handful of CSUs that is AACSB accredited.
The Jack H. Brown College’s Master of Public Administration program is itself accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA), which recognizes that a master's program in public affairs has undertaken a rigorous process of peer review conducted by Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation (COPRA). All NASPAA accredited programs have successfully met NASPAA Standards.
In 2016, the college was renamed the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration shortly after the late longtime CSUSB supporter and nationally acclaimed business leader Jack H. Brown gave a $10 million endowment gift to the college. This was the largest single cash donation in the university’s history.
Annual return funds are used for scholarships, professional leadership experience, career support, new faculty, Jack H. Brown College center projects, upgraded learning environments and other opportunities supporting college students, faculty and staff.
The college is housed in Jack H. Brown Hall, which opened Sept. 23, 1991, in recognition of Brown’s years of involvement and support to CSUSB, surrounding communities and country. It was the first building on campus to be named in acknowledgement of a significant donation – $1 million toward building enhancements.