About Us

A Thriving Academic Enterprise

Our learning experience, incorporating real-world business activity with essential technology and top-notch faculty,  creates a thriving academic enterprise that effectively transitions students into careers.  We also foster a welcoming environment where all students feel they belong and succeed.

Orfalea News

Our news section is regularly updated with feature stories, news about the college, and important announcements.

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Orfalea History

Learn more about Cal Poly’s business education, which dates back more than a century.

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Paul Orfalea

The Orfalea College of Business was named after businessman Paul Orfalea’s parents. Read about the Kinko’s founder and his commitment to Cal Poly.

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Our Impact

We prepare and encourage our students to have an impact on California and beyond while they’re still earning their degrees. Whether it’s helping locals with our free tax clinics, creating sustainable packaging, or launching a startup to improve quality of life, our students are making a difference.

Our People

Our faculty and staff are highly qualified professionals, who are committed to helping students succeed using Cal Poly’s trademark Learn by Doing approach.


Diversity and Inclusivity

Our students should reflect California’s diverse demographics.

Our students should reflect California’s richly diverse demographics. To further that goal, we strive to make sure all students feel they matter and belong, and we provide resources to help them succeed.

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