Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration Degree Program Course Composition

I. General Education (GE)

1. Natural Sciences (SCI 10, SCI 31) 6
2. Social Sciences (ECON 10 or 286, HIST 10, HIST --, POLSCI 10) 12
3. Humanities (HUM 10, HUM --, PSYCH 10) 6
4. English  (ENG 75, ENG 82A, ENG 77 or 82B or 90s, ENG 86A or 86B) 12
5. Mathematics (MATH 10, MATH --) 6
6. Computer Science (CS 10) 3
Total Required for General Education 45  Units

II. General Business Administration (GBA)

All undergraduate business students need to complete at least the 44-unit GBA requirements. This program enables students to gain a comprehensive business background in the principal areas of business. The program is concluded with the course of Business Policies (BA 290), which is usually taken in the student's final term. Knowledge gained in the program is combined to provide a crucial and analytical understanding of business operations.

BA 10 Introduction to Business 3
BA 19 Business Ethics 3
BA 42 Financial Accounting 4
ECON 20A Principles of Economics I 3
ECON 20B Principles of Economics II 3
BA 110 Management Principles 3
BA 115 Statistics 3
BA 130 Introduction to International Business 3
BA 140 Fundamentals of Finance 3
BA 146 Applications Software 3
BA 150 Marketing 3
BA 215 Production Management 3
BA 240 Managerial Accounting 4
Upon completion of GBA and at least 3 concentration courses, students take:
BA 290 Business Policies 3
Total Required for General Business Administration 44  Units

III. Areas of Concentration

Following the GBA requirements, students select a concentration area for advanced study. Currently the following 4 concentration areas are available:

1. International Business
2. Management
3. Entrepreneurship
4. Management Information Systems

Each concentration requires 21 units of advanced study chosen from a list of courses designed to prepare students for a career in that particular field. Students may develop an individualized concentration using existing courses with the approval of the Provost.

A. International Business. Choose 12 units (4 courses) from:
BA 125 World Resources 3
BA 230 Studies in International Business 3
BA 231 Cultural Dimensions of Management 3
BA 234 Principles of Import and Export Management 3
BA 255 Entrepreneurial Management 3
BA 289 International Business Strategy 3
ECON 220 International Economics 3
Three additional courses from any of the concentration subjects 9
Total Required for International Business Concentration 21 Units
 
B. Management. Choose 15 units (5 courses) from:
BA 135 Legal Foundations of Business 3
BA 170 Human Relations in Business 3
BA 171 Business and Society 3
BA 175 Industrial and Organizational Behavior 3
BA 217 Personnel Management 3
BA 219 Small Business Management 3
BA 223 Organizational Development 3
BA 231 Cultural Dimensions of Management 3
BA 241 Quantitative Analysis 3
Two additional courses from any of the concentration subjects 6
Total Required for Management Concentration 21  Units
 
C. Entrepreneurship. Choose 12 units (4 courses) from:
BA 145 Real Estate Practices 3
BA 218 Hospitality Management 3
BA 219 Small Business Management 3
BA 236 People Problems in Small Business 3
BA 255 Entrepreneurial Management 3
BA 256 Sales Management 3
BA 257 Consumer Behavior 3
BA 258 Advertising 3
Three additional courses from any of the concentration subjects 9
Total Required for Small Business Enterprise Concentration 21  Units
 
D. Management Information Systems. Choose 12 units (4 courses) from:
CS 70 The Internet 3
CS 137 Database 3
BA 260 Information Systems Concept 3
BA 262 Systems Analysis and Design 3
BA 286 Special Topics in CS (MIS related) 3
Three additional courses from any of the concentration subjects 9
Total Required for Management Information Systems Concentration 21  Units

NOTE: BA 286 "Special Topics in Business" a 3-unit course can substitute a course in any concentration above if the course topic matches the field of the concentration.

IV. Electives

At least 15 units of elective courses must be chosen from the university catalog.

Total Electives 15  Units
Total Required for Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration Degree 125  Units