About Steve Dorfman
Mr. Dorfman served as CEO of Hughes Space and Communications Co., Hughes Telecommunications and Space, and Hughes Communications. During his time at Hughes, his responsibilities ranged from directing the landing of five probes on Venus to helping create DirecTV.
Mr. Dorfman has served on the boards of Hughes, Raytheon and many other companies and on advisory committees to NASA, the Air Force, the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Transportation, among others.
He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and received NASA’s highest honor, the Distinguished Public Service Award. After his retirement in 1999, he taught as a visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Dorfman has been a member of the School of Management’s Advisory Council for several years.
I’ve always been interested in education, and I saw an opportunity for me to make a significant difference at Cal Lutheran. This will enable the School of Management to become one of the leading business schools on the West Coast.Steve Dorfman
About the School of Management
The School of Management at Cal Lutheran is a scholarly community and private academic institution dedicated to producing graduates who are well prepared to succeed in their personal and professional lives — who think, communicate, lead, and follow with sustained excellence and who are guided by an active moral and ethical awareness.
The main features of our programs include:
- Undergraduate programs in business administration with multiple emphasis areas, accounting and economics.
- A variety of graduate programs including an Executive MBA, an MBA program with multiple professional tracks to choose from, an Online MBA program, an MBA in Financial Planning program, an MBA in Europe, a Master in Public Policy and Administration and Master of Science programs in Information Technology and in Quantitative Economics.
- Courses that combine practical relevance with academic rigor.
- Extra-curricular activities including events such as our “Entrepreneur Speaker Series” or “Executive Talent Management Series” where students network with alums, or workshops such as "Paths to Professionalism".
- Outstanding industry advisory boards that guide and advise the School leadership.
- Access to our alumni network and alumni activities such as the "Dinner with the Dean" series.
Western Association of School and Colleges (WASC)
California Lutheran University and its programs are accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
California Lutheran University School of Management is a candidate for accreditation by The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
Association for Corporate Growth
California Lutheran University School of Business is a member of the ACG 101, one of the fastest-growing chapters of The Association for Corporate Growth, the premier international organization for professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development and mergers and acquisitions. ACG 101 serves corporate executives and professionals in the West Valley-Ventura County-Santa Barbara areas.
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
California Lutheran University School of Management is a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) which connects educators, students, and businesses to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders.
Economic Development Collaborative Ventura County (EDC-VC)
Cal Lutheran School of Management is a member of The Economic Development Collaborative-Ventura County (EDC-VC), which is the business resource for companies of all sizes doing business in Ventura County. Established in 1996, EDC-VC promotes jobs and economic growth to maintain the county's economic vitality through key programs and services.
Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)
California Lutheran University School of Management is a member of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). This initiative is the first organized relationship between the United Nations and business schools, with the PRME Secretariat housed in the UN Global Compact Office. The mission of PRME is to inspire and champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership globally.
Ventura County Economic Development Association (VCEDA)
California Lutheran University School of Business is a member of the Ventura County Economic Development Association (VCEDA), the regional voice of business on issues affecting the economy in Ventura County and California. VCEDA is funded by membership dues and sponsorships. In return, VCEDA provides the advocacy, intelligence, networking and support necessary for success in today's business climate.
World Affairs Council of America (WACA), Central Coast
California Lutheran University School of Business is a member of the World Affairs Council of America (WACA), California Central Coast Chapter. The World Affairs Council of America is a national association with a half million members and participants from coast to coast who seek to create citizens who are well-informed in world affairs, to build international interests among young people, and to enhance international understanding.
International Institute of Forecasters (IIF)
Our MS in Quantitative Economics program has been designated as a certified forecaster program for forecasting by The International Institute of Forecasters (IIF). The IIF’s designation is based on criteria that ensure a broad and deep training in both the art and science of forecasting.
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CPF)
Our MBA and MS in Financial Planning programs are registered by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards.