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Bachelor of Science in
Business Administration

Earn a solid foundation for building your career in business in just 21 months.
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Gain Versatile Skills to Excel in Any Business Setting

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) at CSUSM’s Temecula Valley campus provides you with a solid foundation for building your career in business. Taught by our main-campus faculty with industry experience, the in-person degree-completion BSBA program prepares you for a variety of career paths.

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Application Deadlines
Applications to the BSBA program are reviewed on a rolling basis; apply at any time! However, priority is given to applications that are received by these deadlines:
  • Fall 2024: July 24, 2024
  • Spring 2025: Sept. 4, 2024


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BSBA Accredited
CSUSM's College of Business Administration (CoBA) is AACSB accredited, ensuring a high standard of business education.
Quick facts
Complete Your Degree: The BSBA is specifically designed for students who have already earned at least 60 college credits and are looking to complete an accelerated business degree while juggling personal and professional obligations.

Consult Before You Graduate: Through the unique Senior Experience program, you’ll complete your business degree by solving real-world business problems in partnership with large corporations, government agencies and nonprofit organizations in the Southern California region. 


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Admissions and Cost


This is a degree-completion program. Students must complete the pre-business core courses and 60 transferable units (or 90 quarter units). Students must also complete the CSU general education transfer requirements. View all admission requirements.

Costs and Financial Aid

  • $499 per unit
  • Discounts available for active-duty military
  • Eligible for financial aid


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Offered in Temecula
Convenient Location: You’ll meet in person at our Temecula Valley campus (usually two days per week), putting you in proximity to dynamic industry in both San Diego and Riverside counties.

Cohort-Based: Complete the program with the same group of students you start it with. New cohorts begin each spring and fall.
Who is this business degree for?
Does this sound like you?
  • Working professionals who need a degree on their résumé to take the next step in their career
  • Business owners who need solutions to the pressing challenges their organizations are facing
  • Business students who want to finish their bachelor’s degree and accelerate their career
  • Members of the armed forces and veterans seeking to leverage their military experience into impactful careers in business

Curriculum Highlights

BSBA courses are designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of contemporary business theory as well as the framework for putting those concepts into practice in real-world business settings.

Intro to Business Analytics

Study business analytics concepts and tools that are used in various business functions. You’ll gain proficiency in aspects of both predictive and prescriptive modeling/analytics, and be exposed to data-mining models, regression analysis and statistical software.

Principles of Marketing

Gain an understanding of the role and process of marketing as a system of exchanges within society, the economy and business organizations. Examine strategic planning, market segmentation, environmental scanning, marketing strategies, marketing mix elements, consumer and business buying behaviors and marketing research.

Senior Experience

Work with teams to consult with local businesses and address actual business problems. Apply competencies you’ve gained in the program, such as problem-solving, primary and secondary research, critical thinking, collaboration and project management.

Careers and Job Outlooks

Position Yourself for Professional Growth

The business and finance sector in the U.S. is experiencing steady growth of both numbers of new openings and wages:  


Industry Openings Each Year


Projected Job Growth through 2031


Median salary for business roles

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Potential Career Paths
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration is a well-rounded, holistic program that prepares you to pursue any number of business career paths. Some prominent examples include, but are not limited to:
  • Sales Professionals 
  • Project Management Specialists 
  • Marketing Research Analysts 
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Analysts 
  • Community Service and Nonprofit Managers 
  • Budget Analysts 
  • Human Resources Specialists 
  • Healthcare Administrators 
  • IT Managers 


What Do Our Students Have to Say?

I loved the fact that the program was two days a week. I didn’t have to fight anyone for a seat. And then, five semesters and I would be done.

Brenda Anguiano

Graduate; Franchisee, Charley's Grilled Subs

Brenda Anguiano

The cohort model and the ability to establish meaningful connections with our professors proved instrumental in expanding my personal, professional, and academic horizons.

Jesse Rodriguez

Graduate; MBA Student, Fowler College of Business, SDSU

Jesse Rodriguez

I had an outstanding experience during my time in the Temecula BSBA program, and I'm incredibly pleased with the education I received. The small class sizes were instrumental to my academics and provided an environment where I could individually interface with my professors.

Sasha Cusimano

Graduate; Business Systems Specialist, City of Carlsbad

Sasha Cusimano


  • What is a degree-completion program?
    Degree-completion programs at CSUSM cater to individuals who have initiated, yet not completed, their four-year undergraduate degrees. If you have earned at least 60 transferable units, you are eligible for this coveted BS degree in business administration from Cal State San Marcos.  
  • What is a cohort?
    A cohort is a group of students who work through a curriculum together to achieve the same academic degree. Because they are accepted into the same program, take their classes together and graduate together, students in cohorts form strong bonds, creating a support system and professional network that proves beneficial during and after the program. 
  • How does the Senior Experience program work?

    The Senior Experience program matches teams of BSBA students with projects submitted by local businesses and organizations. Under the supervision of a faculty member, students work together as consultants, rigorously applying what they’ve learned in the classroom to real-world projects and business dilemmas. “Client” organizations receive dedicated attention from bright, energetic teams of business students, providing a fresh outlook on their projects.  
    The nature of the problems or projects chosen for Senior Experience varies according to the individual organizations. For instance, a student consulting team might be asked to:

    • Diagnose the causes of an accounting, finance, operations or information systems problem, evaluate possible solutions and make a recommendation or possibly implement the chosen alternative.
    • Conduct a feasibility study or write a business plan for producing a new product, entering a new market or building a new facility.
    • Analyze manufacturing processes, customer service workflows or a human resources program. 

    No matter what the project details are, BSBA students gain invaluable experience while grappling with actual industry challenges on behalf of real-life clients. 

  • How often will I need to come to campus for classes?
    Typically, your BSBA cohort will meet for classes on the Temecula campus two days per week. 
  • What colleges do BSBA students most commonly transfer from?
    Students from a variety of community colleges in Southern California regularly join the BSBA Temecula cohorts. With the two-day-a-week schedule, students from Southwestern College, Miramar College, Grossmont College, Mesa College, Cuyamaca College, Moreno Valley College, Norco College, Riverside City College, MiraCosta College, Palomar College, MSJC and elsewhere have made their way to the Temecula Valley to complete their business degree. 
  • Will I have access to the same services as a CSUSM student on the main San Marcos campus?
    Yes, our Temecula-based students enjoy all the same privileges as students attending classes on the main CSUSM campus. You are entitled to use the facilities on the San Marcos campus, such as the library, technology labs, dining services and campus recreation. Additionally, you have access to academic advising and tutoring in the Academic Success Center. 
  • What benefits are available to active military, veterans and dependents?
    CSUSM is highly supportive of students who are serving, or have served, in the military! In fact, all Extended Learning degree programs are approved for veteran benefit funding. Please visit our Military and Services page to learn all the ways we assist this population. 
  • What’s the Temecula campus like?
    The CSUSM Temecula Valley campus is housed in a brand-new, state-of-the-art building. Occupying the second floor of a five-story facility, the CSUSM campus features ultra-modern, high-tech classrooms and collaborative meeting spaces. CSUSM at Temecula students get to benefit from the shared space with Mt. San Jacinto College; they have access to a dining hall, fitness center, bookstore and veterans resource center, among other amenities. 
  • Is parking available on the Temecula campus?
    Yes, the Temecula campus, housed in a brand-new, high-tech building, has plenty of convenient parking spaces available. Student parking permits are required, but cost only $40 per semester. 

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