Signature Experiences

As a polytechnic institution, the CBA is committed to integrating a business education with meaningful real-world experiences. These programs enable students to apply what they learned in the classroom as well as develop a set of essential skills: creativity, leadership and team-building.

Experience the Polytechnic Advantage

Students in Bloomberg lab for lecture

Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab

Monitor stock prices and market news like the professionals inside of the Dr. J Douglas Ramsey Financial Markets Lab. Featuring tools Bloomberg Terminal surrounded by state-of-the-art technology, take advantage of an ideal space to launch your career.
Student on phone during the Western Regional Collegiate Cybersecurity Defense Competion


The CBA offers robust opportunities for real world application of cybersecurity. The Western Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition allow student teams to protect a computer network from a group of skilled hackers and our LAUSD partnership enables students to teach and serve as mentors to middle school and high school students interested in cybersecurity.
Student presenting idea on stage during the Bronco Startup Challenge

Bronco Startup Challenge

Aspiring entrepreneurs pitch their business idea to a panel of judges. Prizes include cash and in-kind services for marketing, legal, and accounting. Entrepreneurship professors and student leaders help competitors create a business plan and craft a persuasive pitch. For more information, attend the Kickoff Mixer on Oct. 17, 2019.
Captain Phillips on stage during his Leadership Forum

Dean's Leadership Forum

A special speaker series that invites thought leaders onto campus who can inspire and motivate student leaders to transform business and society. Previous speakers have included Mike Sheldon of Deutsch LA and Daymond John of FUBU clothing.
Students checking in community members during Tax Day


As part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, students provide free tax preparation to members of the local communities after undergoing extensive training.
Professor explaining RFID to students in the SCOT lab

S.C.O.T. Lab

Packed with state-of-the-art logistics equipment for RFID, GPS and more, the Supply Chain Operations Technology (S.C.O.T) Lab can be reorganized to mimic real world situations.
Announcer with microphone on stage during Hackpoly


During Hackpoly, hundreds of college students converge on CPP for a 24-hour marathon of invention. Following an all-nighter of transforming an idea into a new product, teams completing the initial task then present to judges for prize money.