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Course Descriptions

The program can be completed in five semesters or 28 months. Students can create their own schedule based on courses available, completing the program at their own pace.

Course Descriptions

  • BUS 300 - Business Professional Development (2)

    Develops students as business professionals. Focuses on identifying career options that align with interests, values, and skills, as it relates to pursuing a position in one’s desired field. Emphasis on professional and effective interactions with others.

     

    Culminates with an Individual Development Plan to help students clarify short- and long-term career goals and create an action plan to reach those goals. Enrollment Restrictions: Enrollment restricted to students with at least sophomore standing. 

  • BUS 302 - Foundations of Business Environments (2)

    Examines the complex environment in which business decisions are made. Uncontrollable factors affecting an organization’s performance include the political, social, legal and regulatory, environmental, and technological issues. The competitive market structure and the impact of demographic diversity on organizations are an important part of an environmental analysis. Enrollment Restrictions: Enrollment restricted to students who have completed all lower-division pre-business core (major status in Business Administration – i.e. attained business status) or Computer Science majors in the Computer Information Systems option. 

    Prerequisite(s): Prerequisites for CIS students: ACCT 201, ACCT 202, ECON 201, ECON 202, MATH 160, and either PSYC 100 or SOC 101 with grades of C (2.0) or better in all courses.
  • BUS 304 - Data Analysis (4)

    Introduction to statistical concepts and methods relevant to business problems. Model building and analysis; case studies and intensive use of statistical software. Should be taken first semester of junior year. Enrollment Restrictions: Enrollment restricted to students who have completed all lower-division pre-business core (major status in Business Administration — i.e. attained business status). 
  • FIN 304 - Introduction to Corporate Finance (4)

    Required course for students selecting the accountancy or finance track as their area of study. Examines the financing and investment decisions made by firms’ financial managers. Subjects include financial mathematics, capital budgeting, valuation of financial securities, risk and return, cost of capital, capital structure, dividend policy, and financial analysis and planning. Enrollment Restrictions: Enrollment restricted to students who have completed all lower-division pre-business core (major status in Business Administration — i.e. attained business status). 
  • MIS 304 - Principles of Management Information Systems (4)

    Introduction to subjects in management information systems. Includes computer hardware and software, databases, information systems development, and the role of information systems in the organization.Enrollment Restrictions: Enrollment restricted to students who have completed all lower-division pre-business core (major status in Business Administration — i.e. attained business status). Three hours of lecture Two hours of laboratory. 
  • MGMT 305 - Organizational Behavior (4)

    Theoretical and applied behavioral aspects involved in the effective management of organizations. Includes individual differences, motivation, communication, group dynamics, power, conflict, decision-making, and leadership. Enrollment Restrictions: Enrollment restricted to students who have completed all lower-division pre-business core (major status in Business Administration — i.e. attained business status). 
  • MKTG 305 - Principles of Marketing (4)

    Foundation course providing an overview of the role and process of marketing as a system of exchanges within society, the economy, and business organizations. Includes strategic planning, market segmentation, environmental scanning, marketing strategies, marketing mix elements, consumer and business buying behaviors and marketing research. Enrollment Restrictions: Enrollment restricted to students who have completed all lower-division pre-business core (major status in Business Administration — i.e. attained business status). 
  • OM 305 - Operations Management (4)

    Intensive study of the elements associated with the design and operation of companies in manufacturing and service industries and the integration of these elements within the entire corporate strategy. Includes operations in global markets, designing and controlling the transformation process, and planning for operations. Focuses on the quantitative model building approach to problem-solving with extensive use of computer software. Students need to refer to their option checklist for the appropriate introductory production and operation management requirement. Enrollment Restrictions: Enrollment restricted to students who have completed all lower-division pre-business core (major status in Business Administration — i.e. attained business status). 

    Prerequisite(s): BUS 304 or BUS 204 with a grade of C (2.0) or better.
  • BUS 444 - Strategic Management in a Global Environment (4)

    Applies functional area knowledge to strategic decision situations in global, political, social, legal, regulatory, and competitive environments. Open only to CoBA students with senior status. Must be taken in the last year of enrollment. Enrollment Restrictions: Enrollment restricted to students who have completed the lower-division pre-business core requirement (major status in Business Administration, i.e., attained business status), Foundations of Business courses, and designated core courses with grades of C (2.0) or better. 
  • BUS 495 - Senior Experience (3)

    Applies projects involving working in teams with local organizations on actual business problems. Includes the problem solving process, primary and secondary research, critical thinking, consultation, project management, and strategies for team effectiveness. Each team develops a project, completes their project, prepares a final project report, and presents their findings. Enrollment Restrictions: Enrollment restricted to students who have obtained consent of instructor. 

    Prerequisite(s): BUS 300, BUS 302, and BUS 322, or BUS 324 or BUS 304, and FIN 302 or FIN 304, and MIS 302 or MIS 304 or ACCT 301, and OM 302 or OM 305, and MGMT 302 or MGMT 305, and MKTG 302 or MKTG 305.
  • Electives (16)

    Students will complete 16 units of elective course work from at least three of the Business Administration options MGMT, MKTG, MIS, FIN, GBM, and GSCM.
  • Upper Division GEs (9)

     Students will complete 9 units of upper division general education requirements.

 

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