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Jim Songey

CBE honors alumnus, trustee, accountant Jim Songey (BSBA Accountancy ’82) at the first Accounting Alumni Celebration

The Cal State East Bay Department of Accounting & Finance in the College of Business & Economics (CBE) gathered over 180 alumni and students for the Accounting Alumni Celebration on November 16, 2019. The evening offered networking, mentoring and a reunion to celebrate the first Accounting Alumni Achievement Award, five Years of the Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) program and 40 years of Beta Alpha Psi, Epsilon Psi Chapter. Cal State East Bay’s Accounting program has long been known for preparation of outstanding graduates in Accounting, who have had a significant impact in the field and in their careers. This event celebrated the prominence of the program and the achievements of the graduates. Read More


Alumni Mike and Shirley Coke Donate $100,000 of Stock to Launch Student Investment Fund

Starting fall 2020, students in the College of Business and Economics will learn what it’s like to work at an investment firm through a new program called the Student Investment Fund (SIF). The program will focus on investing in Bay Area companies and include an elective course in Accounting and Finance.Read More


Smith Center Announces First Pitch Day Winner

Business Students dove into their own "Shark Tank" experience through Start-It-Up, a series of workshops created by the Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies and the Up Club student organization. Undergrad and graduate students took classroom concepts and turned them into actual businesses with the potential for real investment and growth. Read More



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