Department & Faculty Information
Business Administration (B.S.) 180 units
The College of Business and Economics is committed to providing a broad and flexible professional education. The program offers students the knowledge and skills necessary to understand the changing global business environment and to prepare students for success in their professional careers. Recognizing the importance of ethics in the business community, business ethics is an important component in three of our required core classes.
The Business Administration major program is structured around a set of core courses enabling students to develop general business perspective and skills. Students are required to choose an area of specialization (option) corresponding to their desired career path. Each option allows students flexibility to customize their program by choosing option elective courses. The program is designed to encourage students to actively participate in shaping their program to fit their individual needs.
The undergraduate and the graduate programs in Business Administration are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB).
Undergraduate Student Success & Service Center
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Student Learning Outcomes
Students graduating with a B.S. in Business Administration from Cal State East Bay will be able to:
- Recognize and recall foundation knowledge relevant to business management.
- Integrate and think critically across functional areas to solve business problems.
- Understand and apply quantitative methods and tools in evaluating business problems.
- Apply technology to analyze business problems.
- Apply effective oral communication skills.
- Apply effective written communication skills.
- Apply effective team working skills.
- Understand ethical issues and derive solutions for ethical problems.
CBE Sample Programs
In order to ensure that prerequisite courses are taken in the proper sequence, contact the CBE Student Service Center at www. csueastbay.edu/cbe/students/usssc. This site provides information, advising, online forms, sample programs and curriculum planning flow charts for each option in the business administration major.
Major Requirements (B.S.) 97-105 units
Expiration of Courses
Upper division major/option requirement courses will expire ten years after completion of the quarter in which they are earned. Expired courses cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements and must be replaced by current credits. Requests for waivers of the ten-year limit for extenuating circumstances, other than mere failure to register, are made to the department chair in which the course resides and the director of undergraduate programs.
Transfer of courses
Upper division courses will only be considered for equivalency or transfer credit if they are from AACSB accredited institutions. Exceptions will be made for programs that have current and signed agreements with the College of Business and Economics.
The B.S. degree requires a total of 180 units. The Business Administration major consists of 97-105 units. The Business Administration major requires three sets of courses:
- (I) lower division core courses with a grade of “C” or better for each course,
- (II) upper division core courses, and
- (III) courses to fulfill option requirements.
- The core major consists of 73-77 units;
- the Accounting Option consists of 28 units;
- the Business Economics Option consists of 24 units;
- the Entrepreneurship Option consists of 24 units;
- the Finance Option consists of 24 units;
- the General Management Option consists of 24 units;
- the Human Resources Management Option consists of 24 units;
- the Information Technology Management Option consists of 24 units;
- the Marketing Management Option consists of 24 units;
- the Operations and Supply Chain Management Option consists of 24 units.
- GE/USHG/UWS consists of 84 units (some courses may double-count units - see your advisor).
- Free Electives (if any) consist of any remainder units to reach the 180 total units (see your advisor).
Students must have completed the prerequisites listed in the course descriptions for any course they use to satisfy the following requirements. Two key MATH prerequisites are listed here, their units are not included in the Major’s total units. Check all course descriptions to be sure all prerequisites are met.
- MATH 1130 - College Algebra Units: 4
- MATH 1300 - Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry Units: 4
- Digital Proficiency can be fulfilled by completing ITM 1270 (offered below) or in one of the following ways: 1) Pass the Digital Proficiency test administered quarterly by the Department of Management, College of Business and Economics. Contact CBE Undergraduate Student Success & Service Center for details regarding the test or 2) Receive a total scaled score of 50 or higher on the “Information Systems and Computer Applications” test administered by College Board’s College-Level Examination Program (CLEP). Note that the total scaled scores fall between 20 and 80. Your total scaled score must be at least 50, which does not mean 50%. Browse http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/clep/ex_isca.html for all details regarding the “Information Systems” test.
Lower Division Core (29-33 units)
Upper Division Core (44 units)
All lower division core requirements must be completed prior to enrollment in upper division courses. Note: Neither ECON 3107 nor MGMT 4670 can be used as an elective for any Business Administration options. Students who choose the Accounting option are strongly encouraged to take ACCT 4911 Accounting Ethics that counts towards the requirement of 4 quarter units of accounting ethics on the Ethics Study for California CPA (Certified Public Accountant) licensure.
A Business Administration B.S degree requires that students choose one of the following options. A student cannot have both an option and a minor in the same area.
- Business Administration, Accounting Option, B.S.
- Business Administration, Business Economics Option, B.S.
- Business Administration, Entrepreneurship Option, B.S.
- Business Administration, Finance Option, B.S.
- Business Administration, General Management Option, B.S.
- Business Administration, Human Resources Management Option, B.S.
- Business Administration, Information Technology Management (ITM) Option, B.S.
- Business Administration, Marketing Management Option, B.S.
- Business Administration, Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM) Option, B.S.
Business Economics Option (24 units)
The Business Economics option concentrates on the economic aspects of business decision-making. The coursework emphasizes forecasting product demand, setting product prices, estimating production costs, calculating firm profitability, evaluating investment alternatives, and assessing the effects of government regulations and industry competition on firm performance and strategy. Students selecting this option will be prepared for careers in banking, finance, economic forecasting, and business economics. The option also provides an excellent background for graduate training in economics and business. Students in this option are encouraged to take ECON 3107 instead of MGMT 4670 , and STAT 2010 instead of STAT 1000 as part of their required core coursework.
Required Option Courses:
Three courses (12 units) required:
Note: only one (ECON 3005 or 3006) can be counted towards the option.
Option Elective Courses:
Select three upper division economics courses (12 units) beyond the required courses listed, excluding ECON 3000 , ECON 3001 , and ECON 3107 .
A student cannot receive credit for both an Economics major or minor and the Business Economics option in the Business Administration major.
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Other Undergraduate Degree Requirements
In addition to major requirements, every student must also complete the University requirements for graduation which are described throughout this catalog. These include the General Education-Breadth requirements; the second composition (ENGL 1002 ) requirement; the cultural groups/women requirement; the performing arts/activities requirement; the U.S. history, U.S. Constitution, and California state and local government requirement; the University Writing Skills Requirement; and the residence, unit, and grade point average requirements.