Business Administration, B.S. Program (120 units)
The College of Business and Economics, which offers the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) program, is committed to providing life-changing, quality business education to prepare students from diverse backgrounds to become successful business professionals and leaders. The B.S.B.A. program imparts students with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand the changing global business environment and to prepare students for success in their professional careers.
The B.S.B.A. 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, i.e., concentration, corresponding to their desired career path. In addition, the program allows students flexibility to customize their specialization by choosing business elective courses. These electives may be chosen to further strengthen their preparation in their chosen concentration.
The undergraduate and the graduate programs in the College of Business and Economics are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB).
Program Learning Outcomes
Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration will be able to:
- Recognize and integrate foundation knowledge across functional areas.
- Apply critical thinking skills to solve business problems.
- Understand and apply quantitative methods and tools in evaluating business problems and making effective business decisions.
- Apply technology to analyze data and provide solutions to business problems.
- Apply effective oral communication skills in a diverse and global environment.
- Apply effective written communication skills in a diverse and global environment.
- Apply effective team skills to work in a diverse and global environment.
- Identify and assess ethical issues and properly articulate ethical decisions.
Expiration of Courses
Upper division major/concentration requirement courses will expire ten years after completion of the term 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 120 units. In addition to General Education courses and other graduation requirements, the Business Administration major requires three sets of courses: (I) lower division core courses, (II) upper division core courses, and (III) courses to fulfill concentration requirements.
Degree Requirements Unit-Outline
- A baccalaureate of science degree requires a total of 120 units:
- The major requirements consists of 75 units;
- General Education (GE) & Graduation Requirements (GR) consists of 57 units;
- Free Electives may consist of 0 units (actual number of free elective units may depend on GE/GR units).
Note: It may be possible to double-count units within the graduation requirements or that a course may satisfy both a graduation requirement and a major requirement. Students should contact their program and AACE advisors for information.
General Management Concentration
The coursework in the General Management concentration allows breadth of study in business fields. Students can choose upper division courses from different concentrations offered by the College of Business and Economics (excluding ECON 300, ECON 385, MGMT 385, MKTG 305) that meet their needs, interests, and career goals.
The following 12 units are required:
Select six (6) upper-division courses for 18 units.
- Courses must be drawn from at least two different concentrations offered by the College of Business and Economics (excluding ECON 300, ECON 385, MGMT 385, MKTG 305).
- No more than 12 units may be taken from any one concentration.
Note: No more than 3 units used to fulfill other requirements (e.g., for general education, minors, or other BSBA concentrations) can be counted toward the requirements for the General Management concentration. The BUS prefix is not for any one concentration. Concentrations offered by the College of Business and Economics are as follows:
- Accounting (ACCT prefix)
- Business Economics (ECON prefix)
- Finance (FIN prefix)
- Human Resources Management and Organizational Behavior (MGMT prefix but only those courses listed under Human Resources Management and Organizational Behavior)
- Information Technology Management (ITM prefix)
- Marketing Management (MKTG prefix)
- Operations and Supply Chain Management (MGMT prefix but only those courses listed under Operations and Supply Chain Management)
Other Undergraduate Degree Requirements
In addition to major requirements, every student must also complete the University’s baccalaureate requirements for graduation, which are described in the Requirements, Exams & Testing chapter of this catalog.