Professors and students within the Orfalea College of Business are working toward a greener economy.
Discussing accountability, progress and the future of DEI with the OCOB alumna.
Students and faculty reflect on finding strength during challenging times.
Using big data and student-built tools to tackle issues like global poverty and human trafficking.
News & Events
A look inside the 2021 CIE Summer Accelerator Program, which is teaching students they don’t have to wait to graduate to start a business or experience first-hand what it is like to be an entrepreneur in the real world.
Cal Poly names Damon Fleming as the new dean of the Orfalea College of Business. “I look forward to working with all Cal Poly and Orfalea College of Business stakeholders to fully realize the Learn by Doing mission in what will be an exciting new era.”
During the hardship of the pandemic, many people turned toward reflection, creativity and invention to cope. Here are 10 students who made the most of those impulses, launching projects that spoke deeply to their identities and passions.
Research & Faculty
Economics professor Stephen Hamilton is recognized for exemplifying the teacher-scholar model and for his applied research.
Notable highlights, recognitions and honors for professors and staff within the Orfalea College of Business.
A research paper led by Cal Poly marketing professors finds broad impacts from political polarization.
A sensitive development site. A short ideation period. A complicated case study. How a multidisciplinary team of Cal Poly business and architecture students embraced these factors to win a highly competitive real estate competition — and received a glimpse into their future careers in the process.
In 1921, business classes were first introduced at Cal Poly, although they were known as “Commercial Courses” at the time. Looking back at a century of learning, innovation, and invention.
College, student, and university leaders foster a discussion around inequality, community, growth, pain, and a path toward greater diversity and inclusion. “Change occurs when people step outside their comfort zone, when they critically think through their beliefs, and most importantly when they question their institutions.”
A student essay, reflecting on internships, immersive projects, and how his information systems, business administration, and sales classes have allowed him to get the most from his Cal Poly education, inside and outside the classroom.
Empowering Career-Ready Leaders Through Learn by Doing
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