Business Studies

Students with academic three-year degrees from accredited institutions and grade point averages of
2.50 or above will be admitted in unclassified, post-baccalaureate status to this Fourth Year Bridge
Program. (Students with academic three-year degrees from accredited institutions who have previously
completed A-level and O-level exams are considered to have equivalency and are not subject to this
policy. Students with three-year degrees who have later completed an accredited master’s degree are
also not subject to this policy.) A TOEFL score of 550 (213 CAT) is also required for students whose
undergraduate medium of instruction was not English. Completion of this Bridge Program will result
in the granting of Equivalent Academic Preparation for future admission to the Masters in Business
Administration (MBA), MS Taxation, and MSBA ITM programs at California State University, East
Bay.

Students must maintain a 3.0 overall grade point average and earn at least a C- or above in all courses
attempted. (Only General Education and University Writing Skills courses may be taken CR/NC.)
Courses in which the earned grade is below a C- will be counted in the grade point average but will not
be accepted as meeting a course requirement.

After completion of this Bridge Program, students who have earned at least a 3.0 overall grade point
average and a minimum total score of 500 on the GMAT with verbal and quantitative scores in the
20th percentile or above will be admitted to the MBA or other specialized masters program.

ADMISSION TO BRIDGE PROGRAM:

Applicants interested in this Fourth Year Bridge Program should submit their application form,
application fee, and an official copy of their transcript and diploma to Enrollment Services by the
application deadline for the quarter in which they are applying. Write in “Unclassified Post
Baccalaureate - Fourth Year Bridge Program/MBA” as the Major/Program Objective on the graduate
application form.

ADMISSION TO THE MBA PROGRAM:

Students in this Bridge Program who are planning to enroll in the MBA or other specialized masters
program should submit a Change of Graduate Objective Application to the Admissions Office at the
beginning of their last quarter in the Bridge Program. The official GMAT scores should also be
submitted at that time. Students will be considered for admission to the graduate program when
Planning and Enrollment Management has received the Change of Graduate Objective Application and
the official GMAT scores.

PREREQUISITES:

Students will take the following Math/Stat Prerequisites unless they have already taken equivalent
course work elsewhere in the previous 7 years with grades of B or better.

1) Mathematics/Statistics Pre-requisites (0-13 units)

  • MATH 1130 College Algebra (4)
  • MATH 1810 Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences I (4)
  • STAT 1000 Elements of Probability and Statistics (5)
    • or STAT 2010 Elements of Statistics for Business and Economics (5)

2) Additional Prerequisites

Students who are interested in applying to one of the specialized programs in the College of Business
and Economics must also satisfy any additional prerequisites required for that particular program.
Please see the current University catalog for information about these prerequisites.
Requests for waivers for any of the following required courses will not be accepted.

CBE REQUIRED COURSES (40 units)

  • ACCT 2251 Financial Reporting and Analysis I (4)
  • ACCT 2253 Accounting for Management Decision-Making (4)
  • ACCT 2701 Legal Environment of Business (4)
  • ECON 3551 Managerial Economics and Business Strategy (4)
  • FIN 3300 Financial Management (4)
  • ITM 3060 Information Technology Management (4)
  • MGMT 3100 Decision Science (4)
  • MGMT 3614 Organizational Behavior (4)
  • MGMT 4500 Business, Government, and Society (4)
  • MKTG 3401 Marketing Principles (4)

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (12 units)

The following three categories must be completed with courses taken at Cal State East Bay from three
different departments.

Upper-division Science

Choose one course from the following:

ANTH 3100; BIOL 3006; CHEM 3010; ENGR 3190; ENVT 4320; GEOG 3115, 3120, 4320;
GEOL 3030, 3100, 3400; PHYS 3700; PSYC 3190, 3420, 4310, 4320, 4345, 4350, 4360, 4610,
4740; STAT 3040, 3050.

Upper-division Humanities

Choose one course from the following:

ART 3230; ENGL 3400, 3600, 3650, 3691, 3692, 3720, 3720, 4251; ES 3210, 3430, 3567, 3691;
HIST 3017, 3107, 3160, 3313, 3322, 3331, 3412, 3500, 3511, 3515, 3517, 3547, 3567, 3568, 3571,
3572, 3575, 3600, 4710; KPE 3700; MLL 3119, 3240, 3461; PHIL 3002, 3100, 3150, 3151, 3152,
3153, 3161, 3201, 3213, 3216, 3230, 3301, 3305, 3311, 3321, 3322, 3332, 3335, 3341, 3400, 3401,
3403, 3410, 3417, 3502, 3503, 3510, 3511, 3560, 3601, 3602, 3603, 3604, 3605, 3701, 3720, 3925,
4606; POSC 3410, 3503, 3703, 3704, 3711, 3713, 3715, 3716; SCI 3335; THEA 3000, 3225, 3310,
3411, 3423.

Upper-division Social Sciences

Choose one course from the following:

ANTH 3000, 3250, 3500, 3550, 3720, 3730, 3745, 3765, 3785, 3790; ECON 3000, 3005, 3006, 3107,
3150, 3170, 3190, 3200, 3310, 3370, 3375, 3500, 3680, 4306, 4315, 4590, 4710; ENGR 3140, 3600;
ES 3030, 3105, 3110, 3165, 3333, 3552, 3555, 3556, 3800, 3805; GEOG 3000, 3200, 3360, 3505,
3540; HDEV 3800; KPE 3200, 3750; POSC 3101, 3111, 3115, 3170, 3201, 3204, 3222, 3260, 3280,
3290, 3330, 3333, 3340, 3417, 3418, 3419, 3470, 3500, 3505, 3510, 3520, 3521, 3550, 3800, 4171,
4861; REC 3200, 3202; SOC 3410, 3411, 3412, 3413, 3420, 3425, 3431, 3610, 3620, 3750; WOST
3545.

UNIVERSITY WRITING SKILLS REQUIREMENT (UWSR) (0-8 units)

In order to satisfy the UWSR, you must do one of the following:

  1. Receive an essay score of Clear Competence (previously “8”) on the Writing Skills Test (WST).The WST may be taken for a maximum of two times with the higher of the two scores being the one that determines the coursework needed. For registration information for the WST, contact the Testing Office, WA 400, at (510) 885-3661.
  2. Successfully pass a second-tier upper division writing course (ENGL 3003, MKTG 3495, SCI 3010) with a grade of C- (CR) or better. The prerequisite to each of the second-tier writing courses is either a score of Developing Competence (previously “7”) on the WST or a CR grade in a first tier upper division writing course (ENGL 3000 or 3001).
  3. Earn a score of 4.5 or better on the analytical writing portion of the GMAT or GRE, or a score of 53 or better on the writing portion of the CBEST.

Total units for the Fourth Year Bridge Program in Business Studies: 52-65