Orfalea College of Business (OCOB)
Developing Well-Rounded Business Leaders.

We are becoming the indisputable leader in experiential business education.


The Orfalea College of Business has always been a pioneer in cultivating experiential learning, student development and career readiness for the next generation of business leaders.


On our journey to become the indisputable leader in experiential business education, we will cultivate our students' transformations into career-ready problem solvers and socially-conscious business leaders through hands-on discovery and application. We will position ourselves at the forefront of business and technology trends, and supplement our polytechnic curriculum with cultural and social service experiences. With expanded facilities and high-quality faculty, we will find more ways to equip students with the technical and interpersonal skills necessary to change business for the better. We will guide them every step of the way with career mentorship, diverse and inclusive learning environments, and a multitude of industry connections.




  • Inspire student collaboration and solidify an inclusive, ambitious Orfalea culture by creating versatile spaces for group work, research and socialization in the new Orfalea College of Business building, Student Success Center.
  • Foster multidisciplinary innovation within relevant and influential business fields by hiring and supporting high-quality faculty, and by expanding programs like the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE), Center for Packaging Value Chain, Real Estate Education Initiatives and Business Analytics Agency.
  • Develop well-rounded business leaders by fortifying their industry knowledge with meaningful work experience, cultural agility, social justice, business competency and leadership.
Giving Leaderboard by # of Gifts
We are so excited and inspired by the number of alumni, parents and friends who are giving back to Cal Poly today! Thank you! These giving areas are in the lead by number of gifts made.
Rank Department Gifts
1 Engineering (CENG) 106
2 Liberal Arts (CLA) 78
3 Orfalea College of Business (OCOB) 52
4 Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences (CAFES) 46
5 Architecture & Environmental Design (CAED) 41
6 Alumni Association 29
7 Student Affairs 22
8 Science & Mathematics (COSAM) 20
9 Athletics 16
10 Cal Poly Fund 13
11 Poly Reps 13
12 Scholarships 11
13 Cross Cultural Center 11
14 Spur Change Projects 10
15 Pride Center 9
16 Ambassador Picks 6
17 Cal Poly Cat Program 4
18 Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship 3
19 Low Income Taxpayer Clinic 3
20 Parent Fund 2
21 International Programs 2
22 Kennedy Library 2
23 Open House 1
Giving Leaderboard by $ Raised
Wow! Our Poly Gives donors are so generous and we couldn't be more grateful! These giving areas are in the lead by amount of dollars raised.
Rank Department Raised
1 Engineering (CENG) $17,598.00
2 Orfalea College of Business (OCOB) $9,976.00
3 Liberal Arts (CLA) $8,347.00
4 Architecture & Environmental Design (CAED) $6,555.00
5 Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences (CAFES) $5,780.00
6 Science & Mathematics (COSAM) $4,925.00
7 Alumni Association $4,901.00
8 Athletics $3,425.00
9 Student Affairs $2,385.00
10 Cal Poly Fund $1,670.00
11 Spur Change Projects $1,325.00
12 Scholarships $825.00
13 Poly Reps $795.00
14 Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship $545.00
15 Cross Cultural Center $405.00
16 Pride Center $400.00
17 Cal Poly Cat Program $250.00
18 Parent Fund $200.00
19 Ambassador Picks $191.00
20 Low Income Taxpayer Clinic $150.00
21 International Programs $75.00
22 Kennedy Library $50.00
23 Open House $10.00
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