Purpose of Position / Job Function:
Reporting to the Dean of the Martin V. Smith School of Business
& Economics (MVS School), the Director for Business Special
Sessions provides oversight for the MVS School MBA, Business
Certificate, and Business Online Completion Program (Business
Online). The MBA Program is offered through the main campus
location in Camarillo, as well as the satellite campus location in
Santa Barbara. The Director for Business Special Sessions also
assists with operations, recruitment, and academic advising for the
MBA, Business Certificate, and Business Online programs.
- Serves as the principle MBA, Business Certificate, and Business
Online program representative to potential applicants, current
students, University, and community stakeholders.
- Identifies qualified instructors for courses offered at each
location; makes recommendations regarding instructors for the
courses offered; administers instructor evaluations.
- Monitors the quality of the MBA, Certificate, and Business Online
programs, prepares relevant reports, and recommends revisions to
the programs, as needed.
- Works with the faculty, students, staff, and administration to
plan, develop, and implement both short- and long-term strategic
objectives for the MVS School Special Session Programs.
- Evaluates existing policies and procedures, identifies areas for
improvement, and makes recommendations for improvement.
- Collects, compiles, and analyzes data in evaluating student
progress and program effectiveness, as well as for accreditation
and University reports.
- Prepares annual MBA, Certificate, and Business Online course
- Coordinates dual MBA/professional programs.
- Coordinates and publicizes all MBA, Business Online program
activities, including alumni, networking, career placement, and
- Maintains comprehensive understanding of University and School
policies and ensures the MBA, Business Certificate, and Business
Online programs comply.
- Develops and implements recruiting and promotional strategies to
improve the standing of the programs within the business community,
including identify contacts, establishing connections with
companies, organizations, and groups to promote the program and
develop an applicant pool of sufficient quality and size to ensure
continuation of the programs (~100 students across programs).
- Manages the implementation of the recruitment and orientation
processes for the MBA, Business Certificate, and Business Online
programs, including leading information sessions, event planning,
and reviewing marketing materials.
- Assists with file evaluation and screening applications for
- Assesses any unmet educational needs within the business
community and explores growth possibilities for professional and
continuing education related to Business.
- Functions as the primary point of contact for all academic
matters concerning students in the programs.
- May serve as Academic Advisor as necessary regarding curriculum,
course scheduling, electives, degree requirements and Program,
School, and University policies.
- Serves as the Business Special Sessions representative on School
and University governance committees, as appropriate.
Requirements of Position:
- Minimum of five years professional experience.
- MBA or related graduate degree.
- Ability to work professionally, collaboratively, and collegially
with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff,
administrators, and other internal and external constituents.
- Must be a highly motivated and organized individual who is able
to work effectively with minimal supervision and show
- Ability to successfully recruit students and promote
- Ability to assume academic and career advising.
- Excellent verbal, written, and oral communication skills.
- Understanding of the business community to be served by the
The Director must be able to travel between both MBA locations in
Camarillo, CA and Santa Barbara, as well as to various business
community events located in both regions.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be
completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a
position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the
background check may affect the application status of applicants or
continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated
reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting
Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in
CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of