Business Administration B.S.

Business Administration prepares you for careers in business and social enterprise and government sector where management, ethics, technology, critical thinking, and communication skills are essential. Our graduates' entrepreneurial and leadership traits, combined with their business skills and knowledge, have enabled them to launch their own businesses or move into high-potential jobs.

Our goal is for you to graduate with not just a solid foundation in business knowledge and skills, but also with the behavioral attributes that give you a competitive advantage in either your chosen career path or graduate school. We promote our students' success in their chosen careers with business knowledge and skills developed through engaged teaching and learning. We provide integrated, hands-on education and responsible engagement with real-world challenges.

To learn more about the major, visit the College of Business website.

Required Courses

Special Requirements

AS-T certified students can earn a Business B.S. by completing the special requirements found on the Requirements for AS-T certified students in Business page.

All other Business majors, see below.

Standard Requirements

Complete ONE of the following courses:

Complete ALL of the following courses:

Complete ONE of the following courses:

To complete the requirements of the Business Degree, select and complete a concentration from the list below:

Accounting

Students choosing an Accounting Concentration will follow one of three tracks. The Professional Accounting Track helps prepare students to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination and undertake careers in public accounting. The General Accounting Track helps prepare students for accounting, tax, and financial management careers in business, government, and not-for-profit organizations. The Financial Analysis Track helps prepare students for careers in investment advisory services, banking, and financial planning.

Professional Accounting Track

Complete ALL of the following courses:

Students are recommended to take BUS 484: Advanced Accounting I (4 units) and/or BUS 487: Ethics for Accountants (4 units).

General Accounting Track

Complete ALL of the following courses:

Complete TWO of the following courses:

Financial Analysis Track

Complete ALL of the following courses:

Complete TWO of the following courses:

Agribusiness

Complete ALL of the following courses:

Complete ONE of the following courses:

** Agribusiness students who need to complete Science GE coursework are recommended to take CHEM 109: Introductory Chemistry (4 units) (to fulfill Area B1) and/or ENVS 201: Intro to Environmental Science (4 units) (to fulfill Area B2).

Entrepreneurship

Complete ALL of the following courses:

Complete ONE of the following courses:

Hospitality Management

This concentration is suspended until further notice. As of Fall 2015, no new students are able to declare this concentration; students who are identified as Hospitality Management students in CMS prior to Fall 2015 will be able to complete the coursework. If you have questions please contact your Business Advisor.

Complete ONE of the following courses:

Complete ALL of the following courses:

Complete ONE of the following courses:

* * Hospitality and Hotel/Resort Management students are required to take BUS 311: Operations Management - Service Organizations (4 units) or BUS 312: Principles of Sustainable Hospitality Management (4 units) to meet the Principles of Operations Management Upper Division Major Requirement. Substitutions for these courses will only be approved if the student took 309 prior to declaring Hospitality or Hotel/Resort Management concentration.

Hotel/Resort Management

This concentration is suspended until further notice. As of Fall 2015, no new students are able to declare this concentration; students who are identified as Hotel/Resort Management students in CMS prior to Fall 2015 will be able to complete the coursework. If you have questions please contact your Business Advisor.

Complete ONE of the following courses:

Complete ALL of the following courses:

* * Hospitality and Hotel/Resort Management students are required to take BUS 311: Operations Management - Service Organizations (4 units) or BUS 312: Principles of Sustainable Hospitality Management (4 units) to meet the Principles of Operations Management Upper Division Major Requirement. Substitutions for these courses will only be approved if the student took 309 prior to declaring Hospitality or Hotel/Resort Management concentration.

Information Systems

Complete ALL of the following courses:

Complete ONE of the following courses:

Management & International Business

Complete ALL of the following courses:

Complete ONE of the following courses:

Marketing

Complete ALL of the following courses:

Complete ONE of the following courses:

Learning Outcomes

MLO 1

Understand and apply the terminology, concepts, theories, and tools of management.

MLO 2

Produce business writing that meets professional standards.

MLO 3

Prepare and deliver professional presentations

MLO 4

Produce a critical analysis of a business scenario.

MLO 5

Analyze data using quantitative tools to support business analysis.

Course Pathways

This pathway is one example of how you might complete all the requirements for your degree in an order that makes sense given prerequisites. It is meant to give you a general sense of what your education will look like.

Your own unique situation, and a number of other factors, may mean your actual pathway is different. Perhaps you'll need an extra math or language class, or one of the courses we've listed isn't offered in a particular semester. Don't worry, there is flexibility built into the curriculum. You'll want to work closely with an advisor and use the academic advisement report to take all that into account and develop a pathway that's customized for you.

In the meantime, use this example as a starting point for choosing classes or discussing your plans with an advisor. Your advisor is your best resource when it comes to figuring out how to fit all the courses you need, in the right sequence, into your personal academic plan.

General Freshman Pathway

Fall Freshman

Units: 4
Requirements:
  • B4
  • Major
Units: 6
Requirements:
  • D1
  • D3
  • Major

* This FYS class is just an example. The FYS class you choose might meet a different GE area, so you would have to adjust your actual pathway accordingly.

Spring Freshman

Course: Any Approved Course
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • A1
Units: 2
Requirements:
  • Major
Course: Any Approved Course
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • D2
Course: Any Approved Course
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • C2

Fall Sophomore

Units: 3
Requirements:
  • Major
Course: Any Approved Course
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • B1
  • B3
Course: Language 102
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • C3
  • Language Proficiency
Course: Any Approved Course
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • A2
  • A3

Spring Sophomore

Units: 3
Requirements:
  • Major
Course: Any Approved Course
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • B2
Units: 3
Requirements:
  • Major
Course: Any Approved Course
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • C1

Fall Junior

Units: 4
Requirements:
  • D4
  • Major
Course: Language 201 level
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • Language Proficiency
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • Major

Spring Junior

Units: 4
Requirements:
  • Major
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • Major
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • Major
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • D1
  • Major

Fall Senior

Units: 4
Requirements:
  • Major
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • Major
Course: Required Upper Division Business Elective
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • Major
Course: Required Upper Division Business Elective
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • Major

Spring Senior

Units: 6
Requirements:
  • Major
Course: Required Upper Division Business Elective
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • Major
Course: Required Upper Division Business Elective
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • Major

General Transfer Pathway

Fall Junior

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have not met the D2: U.S. Histories & Democratic Participation requirement prior to admission to CSUMB, you will need to add it to your Individualized Learning Plan (ILP). Please check with your Business Adviser if you have any questions.

Units: 4
Requirements:
  • Major
Units: 2
Requirements:
  • Major
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • D4
  • Major

Spring Junior

Course: Any Approved Upper Division Course
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • D2
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • Major
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • Major
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • Major

Fall Senior

Units: 4
Requirements:
  • Major
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • Major
Course: Required Upper Division Business Elective
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • Major
Course: Required Upper Division Business Elective
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • Major

Spring Senior

Units: 6
Requirements:
  • Major
Course: Required Upper Division Business Elective
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • Major
Course: Required Upper Division Business Elective
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • Major