Photo portrait Erika D. Beck, CSUN President
CSUN President Erika D. Beck

CSUN President Erika D. Beck and Chandra Subramaniam, dean of CSUN’s David Nazarian College of Business and Economics, have been recognized in the Los Angeles Business Journal LA500 edition. The magazine list highlights the area’s most influential and impactful executives.

The Los Angeles Business Journal acknowledged Beck’s efforts to launch the Global Hispanic Serving Institution Equity Innovation Hub that will prepare historically underserved students for jobs in the tech sector. “The work we are doing here will empower previously underrepresented students to take on jobs in STEM and the creative and tech economy,” said Beck. “We’re thrilled to create opportunities for a brighter, more equitable future for our students.”

Groundbreaking for the Equity Innovation Hub (EIH) is scheduled for spring 2023.

Subramaniam was recognized for supporting and raising the national profile of the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics.

The magazine noted the college’s top-20 ranking on University HQ’s list of Best California MBA Schools and Programs. University HQ is an online college resource for students that ranks various aspects of universities.

Photo portrait Chandra Subramaniam
Chandra Subramaniam, dean, David Nazarian College of Business and Economics

“It is an honor to be part of the LA500,” said Subramaniam. “The recognition of our high-quality programs is due in no small part to the extraordinary achievements of our students and our alumni who excel in C-suites and drive the economic workforce in Los Angeles and all over the world.”

The college offers a broad range of programs, including undergraduate degrees in accountancy, business law, economics, finance, global supply chain management, information systems, management, and marketing, and operations management.

A highlight of the Nazarian College Entrepreneurship Program is the annual Bull Ring New Venture Competition — that encourages students to develop and pitch their own innovations and awards monetary prizes to the winners.

This is the 7th annual LA500 list — and CSUN leaders have been named in many of them. This is Beck’s second time on the list since taking office at CSUN in January 2021. Subramaniam has been noted 5 times in the special issue.


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