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About CSU

About CSU and the Monte Ahuja College of Business

Driven by the vision of vitality for the future, the Monte Ahuja College of Business is recognized in the region for excellence in preparing future business leaders. Accredited in both business and accounting by AACSB International, the College provides an engaged learning experience with a career focus. Partnership programs, which expose students to the business community in Northeast Ohio, complement our dynamic and contemporary curriculum. Our faculty use innovative techniques in the classroom and in their research. With more than 80% of our graduates establishing their careers locally, the Monte Ahuja College of Business is essential to the economic growth and sustainability of the Northeast Ohio region.

Diversity
The Monte Ahuja College of Business accentuates the importance of diversity in education. A diverse student population brings myriad cultural and professional experiences which provide a wider pool of innovative thought for our university. Cleveland State University continues to be recognized by the State of Ohio for its efforts in enrolling students from diverse backgrounds, and working to promote the ideal of equal educational and career opportunities for all individuals.

Entrepreneurship
The Monte Ahuja College of Business actively involves students in entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship and innovation benefit both the student and the Northeast Ohio community. The Monte Ahuja College of Business is a partner in the Entrepreneurship Education Consortium (EEC), whose goal is nurturing young professionals to turn their business ideals into reality. Cleveland State University’s academic departments work together to engage students in programs, classes and activities that strengthen the skills needed for entrepreneurial success.

Sustainability
The Monte Ahuja College of Business recognizes that sustainable business practices have far-reaching benefits, including brand, risk management and value creation. Organizations that incorporate sustainability as a standard operating procedure have a competitive advantage. The Monte Ahuja College of Business fosters sustainability among its students—current and future business leaders—to enable greater contributions to the local and global economy.

Professional Development
The Monte Ahuja College of Business offers a portfolio of professional education programs designed to enhance the credentials of business professionals and strengthen organizations. Our Executive MBA program and certificate programs allow professionals to specialize in an area of interest, leading to increased opportunities and career advancement.

Global Business Center
The Global Business Center in the Monte Ahuja College of Business actively increases global competitiveness for Northeast Ohio. A recipient of Ohio’s Governor’s E- Award for Excellence, the Global Business Center develops training programs and sponsors education in global business. Utilizing faculty expertise, the Global Business Center provides research and business services enabling local companies to expand into the global market. The Global Business Center also helps foreign companies invest in the local market, resulting in added economic development for the region.