Held at the CSUSM Temecula Campus, the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) prepares you to begin your successful business career at some of the finest companies in the region and abroad. Students in this program will complete their course of study with the Senior Experience Program, a culminating learning experience unique to our university.
Upcoming Online Information Sessions
New cohorts begin every fall and spring semester.
Application and document deadlines:
- Fall 2022: July 20, 2022
- Spring 2023: Sept. 7, 2022
Please note: We are temporarily accepting unofficial transcripts for applications for the Spring 2023 term.
- Completion of 24 semester units of pre-business core courses prior to admission
- Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA in pre-business core (see below)
- Individual pre-business core courses must be completed with a C or better
- Completion of CSU general education transfer requirements
- Completion of an Extended Learning BSBA program application
You are required to complete the pre-business core courses prior to admission. The minimum grade in every pre-business core course must be a C or better (courses may not be taken credit/no credit) and must be completed with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. The UC Berkeley GPA Calculator may be helpful in computing your pre-business core GPA.
Official copies of transcripts submitted as part of your program application package will be used to verify satisfactory completion of the pre-business core admissions requirement. We reserve the right to accept or deny any non-CSUSM, non-articulated coursework (course syllabi may be required for review—please refer to the ASSIST website to verify articulated coursework).
Courses Course Number Course (units) ACCT 201 Financial Accounting (3) ACCT 202 Managerial Accounting (prerequisite: ACCT 201) (3) BUS 202 Business Law (3) BUS 203 Business Writing (prerequisite GEW 101) (3) BUS 204 Business Statistics (3) ECON 201 Microeconomics (3) ECON 202 Macroeconomics (3) MATH 132 Survey of Calculus (prerequisite: MATH 115) (3)
The full-time BSBA program accepts international students.
The part-time BSBA program is not able to sponsor F-1 students as the requirement of an F-1 visa is full-time student status. However, the program is open to other non-immigrant visa holders who do not need an I-20 document for their status (including H-1 and E-1).
Visit the international student admission page for more information.
Cost Breakdown Semester Units* Subtotal** Fall Semester 1 14 $6,986 Spring Semester 1 12 $5,988 Summer Semester 1 9 $4,491 Fall Semester 2 12 $5,988 Spring Semester 2 13 $6,487 Total 60 $29,940
*Unit rate for this program is $499
**University semester fees not included. View complete breakdown of Extended Learning fees. Semester tuition subtotals based on sample program sequence. All quoted tuition rates are based on previous academic years and are subject to change without notice.
Funding and Financial Aid
- This program is eligible for financial aid
- Visit the Extended Learning funding page or call 760-750-4850 to learn more about your funding options
- Federal VA educational benefits can be used for this program (not eligible for Cal Vet fee waiver)
- Active duty military, veterans and dependents should visit the military services page or call 760-750-8705
- COURSE SEQUENCE
View specific program requirements and course descriptions on the BSBA Course Catalog Page.
Please note: This program has a set schedule of courses that you are expected to follow as part of your cohort.
Sample Schedule for Fall Start
Example Semester Semester Course (units)
Fall Semester 1
BUS 300 (2)
BUS 324 (4)
MIS 304 (4)
MKTG 305 (4)
Spring Semester 1
BUS 302 (2)
FIN 304 (4)
MGMT 305 (4)
OM 305 (4)
Summer Semester 1
UDGE - BB (3)
UDGE - CC (3)
Fall Semester 2
BUS 444 (4)
Spring Semester 2
BUS 495 (3)
UDGE - DD (2)
Schedule is subject to change.
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 tend to form a strong support system and professional network that benefit them during their degree program and beyond.
What is the Senior Experience Program?
The Senior Experience Program matches teams of students with projects submitted by local businesses and organizations. Students work as consultants on rigorous, real-world projects that require teamwork and application of classroom knowledge. Businesses receive concentrated attention from bright, energetic teams that provide a fresh, independent look at their projects. Each student team works under the supervision of a faculty member.
The nature of the problems or projects chosen for Senior Experience varies according to the organization. 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
What services do you offer to active military, veterans and dependents?
Please visit our military and veteran services page to learn how we can help.
Rolling admissions, rolling entry, and both full- and part-time options
Business analytics, corporate finance, marketing, management and more
Immediate peer support, individualized attention, guarnateed placemnet in courses, guarantees time to completetion, small class sizes
Learn from local leading experts who bring their industry experience to the classroom
(The cohort format) encouraged me to participate and become more involved in the program. You get a more personal connection with the people around you and we empower each other to move forward.
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.
Cal State San Marcos’ Temecula campus gave me my future husband, my best friend and a career. My heart is so full of gratitude for the Temecula BSBA program and all of the faculty we were able to learn from. I’m a lifelong supporter!