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PBC Courses

Lower-Division Courses

Course ID Course Name
ACCT 201* Financial Accounting
ACCT 202* Managerial Accounting (Prerequisite: ACCT 201)
BUS 202* Business Law
BUS 203* Business Writing (Prerequisite: GEW 101)
BUS 204* Business Statistics
ECON 201 Microeconomics
ECON 202 Macroeconomics
MATH 132 Survey of Calculus (Prerequisite: MATH 115)

*Any courses completed more than 10 years ago must be repeated.

Important Things to Know:

  • The lower-division Pre-Business Core is a prerequisite for Business Status and upper-division business courses, and totals 24 units.
  • These courses may be taken at a Community College.  Please refer to to find course equivalents.
  • All students admitted to CSUSM as a Business Administration major are initially classified as Pre-Business status
  • If you are sophomore standing or higher (30+ units), please declare your Pre-Business option by following the instructions found at Academic Advising. You may select from the following Pre-Business options:
    • Pre-Business Accounting
    • Pre-Business Finance
    • Pre-Business Global Business Management Entrepreneurship
    • Pre-Business Global Business Management Information Systems
    • Pre-Business Global Business Management Marketing
    • Pre-Business Global Supply Chain Management
    • Pre-Business Human Resources Management
    • Pre-Business Management Entrepreneurship
    • Pre-Business Management Information Systems
    • Pre-Business Management & Organizations
    • Pre-Business Marketing
  • The minimum acceptable grade in every Pre-Business course and business course is a 'C'
  • The minimum acceptable Pre-Business core GPA is a 2.65.  However, if your GPA falls between 2.5 and 2.65, you may be subject to a waitlist for business status.  Students who are waitlisted for business status are encouraged to repeat courses in which they received a 'C' in order to raise their grade and their GPA for future consideration of business status.
  • Use the Degree Planner to help you plan out when you should take these courses.