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Catalog 2019-2020 
Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Business

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To inspire the practice of responsible business, balancing profit, people, ethics, equity, and planet, we promote the success of our ethnically and economically diverse students by facilitating engaged learning involving real-world challenges, conduct practice-relevant research and collaborate with community and regional partners.

Dean and Staff

Shyam Kamath, Ph.D., Dean

Shyam Kamath is an internationally recognized scholar and educator who has gained recognition as a global innovator and expert in the areas of international economics, business management, experiential learning and business program innovation. He has more than 35 years of experience in international education management, international development and management, sustainable enterprise formation, global business consulting and university teaching.

He came to CSUMB from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, where he was a professor of global business and economics and associate dean of graduate business and global programs in the School of Economics and Business Administration. As director of Saint Mary’s Trans-Global Executive program, he taught graduate students to apply business solutions globally to social service needs in order to help people at the bottom of the economic pyramid.

Prior to his stint there, he spent more than two decades as a professor of international economics and business at California State University East Bay and started the university’s Transnational Executive MBA program and a number of international consulting and business education programs that received international recognition and awards.

He previously taught at Dalhlousie and Simon Fraser universities in Canada and the University of Madras in India.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Delhi, a master of business administration degree from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a master’s and Ph.D. in economics from Simon Fraser University. He is the recipient of numerous international teaching and research awards including the prestigious Leavey Award for Excellence in Private Education, the Santa Catarina (Brazil) Anita Garibaldi Medal, NAKA’s North American Excellence in Education Award, the George and Miriam Phillips Outstanding Professor Award, the Saint Mary’s College SEBA Outstanding Researcher Award, the North American Outstanding Lasallian Educator of the Year Award, the CSU’s Bautzer Outstanding University Advancement Award, Simon Fraser University’s Doreen Wilkinson Memorial Economics Prize and numerous other teaching, research, creative activity and meritorious performance and professional promise awards.

Dr. Kamath is a well published author with over eighty articles in leading scholarly and trade journals. He is the author of three books, Excellence in Exporting (Govt. of Canada Press, 1986) as co-author, as sole author of The Political Economy of Suppressed Markets (Oxford University Press, 1994), and as co-author (with Jim Hawley and Andrew Williams) of Corporate Governance Failures: Institutional Investors and the Global Financial Crisis (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011).

He has served as a consultant to more than 100 firms, non-governmental organizations and nonprofits in 15 countries on four continents, and has been an economics, management and education consultant to the governments of Austria, Brazil, China, India and Thailand,the United Nations Development Program, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and numerous private foundations.

Previously, he was an entrepreneur as a co-founder of three start-ups, has pioneered a number of academic start-ups and has worked for leading international firms in the energy equipment and consumer goods industries.

Callie Chastain, Senior Administrative Analyst

Tasha Lindstrom, Administrative Analyst


College of Business
Joel & Dena Gambord Business & Information Technology Building
100 Campus Center
Seaside, CA  93955 -8001

Shyam Kamath, Dean: 831-582-3547 or skamath@csumb.edu

Callie Chastain, College Analyst: 831-582-5222 or cchastain@csumb.edu

Tasha Lindstrom, Administrative Analyst: 831-582-4366 or tlindstrom@csumb.edu

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