Undergraduate General Business Administration (GBA) Courses

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

  1. International Business
  2. Management
  3. Small Business Enterprise
  4. Management Information Systems

Each concentration requires 21 units of advanced study chosen from a select 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 Dean. The program is concluded with the course of Business Policies (BA 290) which is usually taken in the student's final semester. At least 14 units of elective courses must be chosen from the university catalog. Knowledge gained in the program is combined to provide a crucial overall understanding of business operations.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEGREE PROGRAM COURSE REQUIREMENTS

I. General Education (GE)

1. Natural Sciences (SCI 10, SCI 31) 6
2. Social Sciences (ECON 10 or 299, HIST 10, HIST 15A or 15B or 110, POLSCI 10) 12
3. Humanities (HUM 10, PSYCH 10) 6
4. English (ENG 75, ENG 82A, ENG 77 or 82B or 90s, ENG 86A or 86B or 189) 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)

BA 10 Introduction to Business 3
BA 42 Financial Accounting 4
BA 45 Statistics 3
ECON 20A Principles of Economics I 3
ECON 20B Principles of Economics II 3
BA 109 Business Ethics 3
BA 110 Management Principles 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 3 concentration courses, each student must take:

BA 290 Business Policies 3
Total Required for General Business Administration .............. 44  Units

III. Areas of Concentration

A. International Business. Choose 12 units (4 courses) from:
BA 134 Principles of Import and Export Management 3
BA 225 World Resources 3
BA 230 Studies in International Business 3
BA 231 Cultural Dimensions of 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 115 Small Business Management 3
BA 135 Legal Foundations of Business 3
BA 217 Personnel Management 3
BA 223 Organizational Development 3
BA 231 Cultural Dimensions of Management 3
BA 241 Quantitative Analysis 3
BA 250 Human Relations in Business 3
BA 251 Business and Society 3
BA 275 Industrial and Organizational Behavior 3
Two additional courses from any of the concentration subjects 6
Total Required for Management Concentration ..................... 21  Units
 
C. Small Business Enterprise. Choose 12 units (4 courses) from:
BA 115 Small Business Management 3
BA 145 Real Estate Practices 3
BA 156 Advertising 3
BA 180 Principles of Hotel Administration 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 280 Advanced Accounting 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
CS 225 Hardware/Software Topics (MIS related) 3
BA 260 Information Systems Concept 3
BA 262 Systems Analysis & Design 3
BA 269 Computer Models in Management 3
BA 299 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

IV. Electives

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

Students should complete the program chart below to receive the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration Degree (a maximum of 93 credit units can be transferred from other institutions).

GENERAL EDUCATION (45 units)

Basic Subjects (15 units) Sciences, English, and Humanities (30 units)
MATH 10 SCI 31 MATH --
SCI 10 HIST 10 HIST 15A, or 15B, or 110
PSYCH 10 HUM 10 ECON 10 or ECON 299
ENG 75 POL SCI 10 ENG 82B, or 77, or 90s
CS 10 ENG 82A ENG 86A, or 86B, or 189

GENERAL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (GBA), CONCENTRATION, AND ELECTIVE COURSES (80 units)

GBA Courses (44 units) Concentration (21 units) Electives (15 units)
BA 10 BA 130
BA 42 BA 140
BA 45 BA 146
BA 109 BA 150
ECON 20A BA 215
ECON 20B BA 240
BA 110 BA 290

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCING FOR BACHELOR OF ARTS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEGREE PROGRAM*

YEAR ONE

Fall
BA 10 Introduction to Business 3
CS 10 Introduction to Computer Science 3
MATH 10 College Mathematics 3
-- -- General Education Elective 6
Fall Total ............................................................................. 15  Units
Spring
BA 42 Financial Accounting 4
ECON 20A Principles of Economics I 3
-- -- General Education Elective 6
Spring Total ......................................................................... 13  Units
Summer
-- -- General Education Elective 6
Summer Total ...................................................................... 6  Units
First Year Total ........................................................................................... 34  Units

YEAR TWO

Fall
BA 110 Management Principles 3
ECON 20B Principles of Economics II 3
-- -- General Education Elective 6
Fall Total ............................................................................ 12  Units
Spring
BA 45 Statistics 3
BA 109 Business Ethics 3
BA 130 Introduction to International Business 3
-- -- General Education Elective 6
Spring Total ........................................................................ 15  Units
Summer
-- -- General Education Elective 6
Summer Total ..................................................................... 6  Units
Second Year Total ..................................................................................... 33  Units

YEAR THREE

Fall
BA 140 Fundamentals of Finance 3
BA 146 Application Software 3
BA 150 Marketing 3
-- -- General Education Elective 3
Fall Total ........................................................................... 12  Units
Spring
BA 240 Managerial Accounting 4
BA -- Concentration Courses 6
-- -- General Education Elective 3
Spring Total ....................................................................... 13  Units
Summer
BA -- Concentration Courses 6
Summer Total ..................................................................... 6  Units
Third Year Total ......................................................................................... 31  Units

YEAR FOUR

Fall
BA 215 Production Management 3
BA -- Concentration Courses 9
Fall Total ........................................................................... 12  Units
Spring
BA 290 Business Policies 3
-- -- Elective Courses 12
Spring Total ...................................................................... 15  Units
Fourth Year Total .................................................................................... 27  Units
Total Required for the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration Degree ............................. 125  Units
* Variations of the sequence are permitted and common.