The major is to be completed with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all courses counted for the major. Prior to completing the Required Lower Division Foundation Core, students are required to have obtained proficiency in software productivity tools. Proficiency can be demonstrated by taking MIS 200A or its equivalent, or by passing the competency exam administered by the Department of Management and Marketing. The student is advised to check with the Chair of the Department of Management and Marketing for further information.
General Business Concentration
To qualify for the BS in Business Administration with a concentration in General Business a student must select at least five additional upper division courses from the two business departments.
Requirements for a Minor in Business Administration
A minor in Business Administration is available to candidates for a BA degree. A minor is not required for students majoring in Business Administration.
A student desiring a minor in Business Administration must take:
Alternative choices for a minor may be found in the Management and Marketing Department. See the Management and Marketing Department listings later in this catalog.
BA 100 Perspectives in Business (5)
This course will introduce students to
business activities and terminology. They will gain an understanding of
the relationship between the various functions of modern business organizations
and between business organizations and their environments. Assignments
are designed to develop basic business skills. Open to all non-business
majors and may be used to satisfy the requirements for the minor in business
BA 370 Legal Environment of Domestic and International Business (5)
Introduction to the legal process, recognizing law as an instrument of social and political control in society. Topics include sources of law and ethics, judicial and administrative processes, international contracts, forms of business organizations, constitutional protection for individuals, and domestic and international governmental regulations.
BA 374 Business and Society (5)
Focuses on the interrelationships between society and business, using technology as the integrating theme. Considers those situations where the market system fails to solve problems that society deems important. Topics include ecological impact of technology, and the relationship of technology to employment and quality of work life, consumerism, ethics and corporate social responsibility. (Satisfies the general education requirement for Goal XIII and for an upper division course.)
BA 393 Intercollegiate Business Policy Games (2)
This course consists of a three quarter sequence during which a team of students prepares for and competes in Intercollegiate Business Policy Games. The fall and winter quarter segments are taught locally and consist of lecture and discussion geared toward preparation of the student team to compete in the computerized game competition held annually in early spring. A student completing the three quarter sequence will receive two quarter units on a credit, no credit basis. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
BA 396 Human Corps (1)
One unit of credit for 30 or more hours of volunteer community service experience working directly with people in a business related, non-profit, governmental, or community based organization, including educational institutions. Open to students with appropriate business background for the particular position. The student may suggest a suitable placement or request an assignment from the Human Corps office. A journal, a brief reflective paper, and occasional meetings with a faculty sponsor are required. Only one unit of Human Corps credit may be earned per term, and no more than 12 units of all Human Corps credit may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree. Offered on a credit, no credit basis only.
BA 428 Small Business Consulting (5)
Students are assigned as consultants to a small firm in the business community to assist owner clients in marketing, finance, accounting, operations, MIS, personnel and strategic management, as appropriate. Students are supervised by faculty and provide oral and written reports to the client to conclude the consultation. Prerequisite: senior standing and permission of SBI Program Director.
BA 477 Special Topics in Business (5)
Special topics courses provide each department with the opportunity to present an in-depth study of a selected subject not covered in regular courses. When offered, prerequisites and course requirements will be announced for each course. Each department will determine applicability toward individual concentrations.
BA 490 Senior Seminar in Business Administration (5)
A terminal integrating course. Analysis of a wide range of policy decisions, with focus on the role of the executive in planning and implementing programs. Prerequisites: BA 370, 374, FIN 300, MGMT 300, 301, 302, and MKTG 300.
BA 497 Cooperative Education (1-5)
The Cooperative Education Program provides a sponsored learning experience in a work setting, integrated with a field analysis seminar. The field experience, including the seminar and reading assignments, is supervised by the cooperative education coordinator and a faculty liaison working with the field supervisor. May not be used to satisfy the requirements of the Business Administration major. Credit, no-credit only.
BA 499 Individual Study (1-5)
Individual study is offered as an opportunity
for the student to design a course of study dealing with a particular area
of interest within a discipline, to research the subject area and present
an in-depth study for review. Student works under the direct supervision
of a faculty member who must approve the study prior to its implementation.
May not be used to satisfy the requirements for the Business Administration
are listed in the "Graduate Studies" section of this catalog.