B.S. in Business Administration Curriculum

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.


  • Digital Proficiency Exam (0) or ITM 1270 Fund of Info. Systems & Computer Applications (4)
  • STAT 1000 Elements of Probability & Statistics (5) or STAT 2010 Elements of Statistics for Business &Economics (5)
  • MATH 1810 Math for Business and Social Sciences (4) or MATH 1304 Calculus I (4)
  • ECON 2301 Principles of Microeconomics (4)
  • ECON 2302 Principles of Macroeconomics (4)
  • ACCT 2251 Introduction to Financial Accounting (4)
  • ACCT 2253 Introduction to Managerial Accounting (4)
  • ACCT 2701 Legal Environment of Business (4)


  • FIN 3300 Financial Management (4)
  • ITM 3060 Information Technology Management (4)
  • MGMT 3100 Decision Science (4)
  • MGMT 3614 Organizational Behavior (4)
  • MKTG 3401 Marketing Principles (4)
  • MGMT/PHIL 3560 Professional Business Ethics (4)
  • ECON 3551 Managerial Economics & Business Strategy (4)
  • ECON 3107 Global Economic Analysis (4)
    • or MGMT 4670 Multinational Business (4)
  • MGMT 4500 Business, Government & Society (4)
    • or ACCT 4911 Accounting Ethics (4) (ACCT options only)
    MGMT 3620 Production & Operations Management (4)
    • MGMT 4650 Seminar in Strategic Business Management (4)


All Business Administration majors must declare at least one option and complete its course requirements. A student may not have a minor and an option in the same area.