Nonmajor University-Wide Requirements
for B.S. in Business Administration
Students must complete CSU general education and other university-wide requirements in addition to major requirements to be awarded a baccalaureate degree. A few courses in most majors simultaneously meet a university-wide requirement. The following university-wide requirements are not automatically met in the course of completing major requirements for the B.S. in Business Administration.
- First-Year Experience for CSUB Entering Freshman: CSUB 101 (2 units)
- Two American Institutions courses: U.S. History and US/California government
- Foreign Language Proficiency (2 years of high school language or 1 college course)
- Three courses in CSU General Education Area A: A1 (Speaking and listening), A2 (Reading and writing), and A3 (Writing-critical thinking)
- Two courses in CSU General Education Area B: B1 (Life science), B2 (Physical science), and B3 (laboratory component). Note: B4 is covered in the major (Math 101 and 140).
- Three courses in CSU General Education Area C selected from three different areas: C1 (Art or performing arts), C2 (Foreign languages), C3 (History), C4 (Literature), and C5 (Philosophy and religious studies)
- One course in CSU General Education Area D selected from D1 (Anthropology), D4 (Psychology), or D5 (Sociology). Note: Area D3 is covered by the American Institutions requirement (US/California government) and Area D2 is covered in the major (Econ 201 or 202)
- Two courses satisfying the Upper Division General Education requirement: Theme 1 (Natural science and technology) and Theme 2 (Arts and humanities). Note: Theme 3 (Social and behavioral sciences) is covered in the major (BA 374).
- One course meeting the Graduation Writing Assessment requirement (GWAR). Note: This requirement also can be met by passing the GWAR exam.
- Note: The Gender, Race, and Ethnicity requirement (GRE) is covered in the major (BA 200 or ECON 380)
Major Requirements for the B.S. in Business Administration
This curriculum is designed for the student who wishes to earn a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Business Administration. It has two major components: (1) required lower and upper division courses which provide a foundation for understanding business organizations, their operations, and their place in the global economic, political, and social world; (2) a concentration of courses which permit an in-depth study of a selected aspect of business activity.
A. Required Lower Division Foundation (40 units)
- BA 290 Business Professions
- BA 200 Managing Diversity in Business Organizations or ECON 380 Gender and Diversity in the Workplace (satisfies GRE requirement)
- ACCT 220 Introduction to Financial Reporting and Accounting
- ACCT 221 Introduction to Managerial Accounting
- ECON 201 Essentials of Microeconomics
- ECON 202 Essentials of Macroeconomics
- MATH 101 Finite Mathematics
- MATH 140 Elementary Statistics
- MIS 200A Software Productivity Tools
Business Administration majors shall not be enrolled in any upper division Business Administration course unless they have:
- completed all courses in the Lower Division Foundation (with the exception of the BA 200/ECON 380 requirement, which can be completed at any time); and,
- attained junior status (completed 90 quarter hours of course work counting toward the 180 quarter hours needed for graduation);
Courses requiring a specific prerequisite may be taken only after the prerequisite has been completed.
B. Required Upper Division Foundation (45 quarter units)
- MGMT 300 Organizational Behavior
- BA 301 Data Analysis and Decision Making
- MGMT 302 Introduction to Operations Management
- MIS 300 Management Information Systems: Concepts and Applications (not required for Accounting if ACCT 360 completed))
- MKTG 300 Marketing Principles
- FIN 300 Financial Management
- BA 370 Legal Environment of Domestic and International Business (not required for Accounting if ACCT 275 or equivalent completed)
- BA 374 Business and Society (satisfies General Education Theme 3.)
- BA 490 Senior Seminar in Business Administration
Note: Courses requiring a specific prerequisite may be taken only after the prerequisite has been completed.
C. Upper Division Concentration Electives (20-30 units)
Business Administration majors must complete a concentration. Concentrations (of at least 20 quarter units) are offered by the Departments of Accounting and Finance, Economics, Management and Marketing, and Public Policy and Administration. Available Concentrations include:
Accounting: ACCT 275 (substitutes for BA 370 in Foundation); ACCT 360 (substitutes for MIS 300); and ACCT 300, 301, 303, 400, 403, 408.
Agricultural Business: ACCT 370, ECON 371, MGMT 350, MKTG 350.
And, one (1) of the following: ECON 372, ECON 373.
Economics: ECON 301 or 451; ECON 302 or 430.
And, three (3) upper division ECON electives.
Economics: ECON 451 and three (3) upper division ECON economics electives.
Finance: FIN 326, 400, 460.
And, two of the following: FIN 322, 340, 360, 380, 490; ACCT 300, 301, 403; ECON 302, 420.
General Business: Five additional upper division courses from at least three of the following areas: Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, MIS, and PPA.
General Management: MGMT 309 and 310.
And, three (3) of the following: BA 428; MGMT 308, 340, 345, 460, 477.
Human Resource Management: MGMT 310, 420, 422, and 426.
And, one of the following: MGMT 309, 428, or 430; ECON 480.
Marketing: 3 courses selected from: MKTG 301, 302, 304, 405, 406, 410,
Plus one* required course: MKTG 400 or MKTG 490.
*Note: Students may take MKTG 400 and 490 plus two more courses from the selection above.
Public Administration: PPA 275 (satisfies D3 and AIG); PPA 300 (satisfies Theme 3);
And, two (2) upper division courses from the School of Business & Public Administration (courses from related disciplines in other Schools may be used with the approval of the PPA Undergraduate Advisor.
Small Business Management: MGMT 340 and 345.
And, three (3) of the following: ACCT 303; BA 428; MKTG 304; MGMT 309, 310, and 460; PPA 450.
Supply Chain Logistics: MKTG 406; MGMT 440, 445; MIS 340.
And, one (1) of the following: MGMT 405, 430, 460; MKTG 420; PPA 450.