Business Administration Minor

This minor provides you with an opportunity to attain fundamental levels of competency in leadership and management. These competencies also enhance your overall analysis and decision-making abilities, and will contribute to success in your chosen career field. Earning the Business Administration minor recognizes that you have gained proficiency in at least two core management and entrepreneurship disciplines.

The experience of Business Administration majors and of students from other majors that have fulfilled the equivalent of the Business Administration minor suggests that employers place a high value on management and entrepreneurship competencies.

The minor enables you to select those competency areas that will best augment your studies in any CSUMB major to give you management and entrepreneurial knowledge, skills and attitudes that will contribute to success in your chosen career field.

Required Courses

Total credits in the minor: 16 credits of upper-division coursework (grade "C" or above)

Students must complete

  • Two outcomes and their corresponding core courses (2 courses; 4 units each)
  • One elective course in one of your selected outcomes (4 units)
  • One more elective course from any of the outcomes (4 units)

Leadership and Management (Outcome)

Core course: BUS 305: Principles of Management (4 units)

Electives: BUS 331: Organizational Behavior (4 units), BUS 330: Human Resources Management (4 units), BUS 372, BUS 493: International Business (4 units)

Marketing (Outcome)

Core course: BUS 306: Fundamentals of Marketing (4 units)

Electives: BUS 322: Integrated Marketing Communications (4 units), BUS 323: Service Marketing (4 units), BUS 421: Marketing Research (4 units), BUS 425: Global Marketing (4 units)

Finance (Outcome)

Prerequisite: BUS 203: Financial Accounting (3 units)

Core course: BUS 307: Finance (4 units)

Electives: BUS 383: Intermediate Accounting I (4 units), BUS 384: Intermediate Accounting II (4 units), BUS 385: Income Tax Fundamentals (4 units)

Information Technology (Outcome)

Prerequisite: BUS 299: Business Analytics Fundamentals (2 units)

Core Course: BUS 308: Information Systems for Decision Making (4 units)

Electives: BUS 469: Database Management (4 units), BUS 460: Emerging Technology and Digital Organization (4 units)

Entrepreneurship (Outcome)

Prerequisite: BUS 203: Financial Accounting (3 units) (required)

Prerequisite: BUS 306: Fundamentals of Marketing (4 units) (required)

Prerequisite: BUS 307: Finance (4 units) (required)

Core Course: BUS 310: Entrepreneurship (4 units)

Electives: BUS 322: Integrated Marketing Communications (4 units) , BUS 451: Venture Formation/Finance (4 units) (prereq BUS 310: Entrepreneurship (4 units))