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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration



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.
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New cohorts begin every fall and spring semester.

Application and document deadlines: 

  • Fall 2023:  Aug. 9, 2023
  • Spring 2024: Dec. 6, 2023
  • Fall 2024: April 3, 2024

View application instructions.

Fall 2023 Application

Spring 2024 Application

Please note: We are temporarily accepting unofficial transcripts for applications for the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 terms.

Program Details


    How to Apply

    Admission Requirements

    • 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
    • 2.5 GPA for students who have already completed a bachelors
    • Completion of an Extended Learning BSBA program application

    Pre-Business Core

    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).

    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)

    International Students

    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.

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    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 (discounts available for active duty military, view details)

    **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

    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)

    Elective (4)

    Elective (4)

    Spring Semester 2

    BUS 495 (3)

    Elective (4)

    Elective (4)

    UDGE - DD (2)

    Schedule is subject to change.

    Non-Cohort Course Options

    If you are not a member of the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) cohort, but wish to enroll in select BSBA courses, you can register for the courses listed below. Additional sections of classes may be offered based on student demand. Course offerings will vary each semester depending on space availability.

    This option is for:

    • Students matriculated into the university but not part of the BSBA cohort
    • Students who are not matriculated into the university and are not able to participate in the BSBA cohort
    Summer 2023 Non-Cohort Courses Block Registration
    BIOL 327 1st Block BIOL 327 Registration
    WGSS 301 2nd Block WGSS 301 Registration
  • FAQ

    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.

    How often do I need to come to campus for classes?

    Students are typically asked to come to campus two days per week for classes.

High Degree of Flexibility

Rolling admissions, rolling entry, and both full- and part-time options

Range of Topics

Business analytics, corporate finance, marketing, management and more

Cohort Degree Program

Immediate peer support, individualized attention, guaranteed placement in courses, guarantees time to completion, small class sizes

Outstanding Faculty

Learn from local leading experts who bring their industry experience to the classroom

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Hear about their experiences in the BSBA program.


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