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2015-2016 CSU East Bay Catalog 
2015-2016 CSU East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, Information Technology Management (ITM) Option, B.S.

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Program Description

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

CBE’s Undergraduate Student Success & Service Center (USSSC) provides services that support and promote student success. For more information and advising, contact the CBE USSSC in VBT 129, call (510) 885-3323 or email cbe_ssc@csueastbay.edu

Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with a B.S. in Business Administration from Cal State East Bay will be able to:

  1. Recognize and recall foundation knowledge relevant to business management.
  2. Integrate and think critically across functional areas to solve business problems.
  3. Understand and apply quantitative methods and tools in evaluating business problems.
  4. Apply technology to analyze business problems.
  5. Apply effective oral communication skills.
  6. Apply effective written communication skills.
  7. Apply effective team working skills.
  8. Understand ethical issues and derive solutions for ethical problems.

Business Administration, B.S.

Major Requirements (B.S.)

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 numbers appearing in ( ) following each course title refer to units; in most cases this is 4 since the typical course has 4 units.

I. Lower Division (29-33 units)


Mathematics Course: Students who plan to pursue one of the more quantitative options or a graduate program are encouraged to enroll in MATH 1304 Calculus I , in place of MATH 1810.


  • Neither ECON 3107 nor MGMT 4670 can be used as an elective for any BSBA options.
  • ACCT 4911 counts towards the requirement of 4 quarter units of accounting ethics on the Ethics Study for California CPA (Certified Public Accountant) licensure. Students who choose the Accounting option are strongly encouraged to take ACCT 4911.

III. Option Requirements (24-28 units)

Select a Business Administration option listed in the Programs of Study  chapter of this catalog. A student cannot have both an option and a minor in the same area.

Information Technology Management (ITM) Option (24 units)

This option prepares the graduate for management positions in the IT (information technology) industry. With the emergence of technology such as the internet, ERP systems and wireless communication, IT applications are now a fundamental and organic component of every business discipline. This option gives you a comprehensive overview of these applications in different functional areas of an organization such as accounting/finance, marketing, manufacturing, distribution and human resource management. As a graduate of this option you would have a solid understanding of IT applications in different areas of business, how they embed within their respective business processes and add value to them. 

Other Degree Requirements

In addition to major requirements, every student must also complete the University requirements for graduation which are described in the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements chapter in the front of 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.

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