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Extended Learning

Offered at the San Marcos Campus


Please note: this program is not currently accepting applications.

CSUSM’s Professional Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) prepares you for a dynamic career in the expanding and rapidly changing world of business. This program is designed for working professionals, allowing you to advance your education without putting your career on hold.

Flexible program

Complete the program full time in five semesters or create your own schedule to complete the program at your pace

Range of topics

Topics include business foundations, corporate finance, info systems, marketing, management, global business and more

Gain critical business skills

Benefit from professional training in writing, presentation skills and teamwork

Outstanding faculty

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

Program Details


    Admission Requirements

    • Completion of the pre-business core courses prior to admission (see below)
      • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA in pre-business core with all courses completed with a C or better
    • Completion of CSU general education transfer requirements
    • Completion of 60 or more transferable semester (90 transferable quarter) units by the end of spring
    • At least two years of full-time work experience or equivalent
    • Current résumé
    • One professional reference assessing management and leadership potential
    • No GRE required to apply

    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)
    ECON 201 Microeconomics (3)
    ECON 202 Macroeconomics (3)
    MATH 132 Survey of Calculus (prerequisite: MATH 115) (3)

     View Catalog Page

    Semester Units* Subtotal**

    Fall Semester 1

    12 $5,988
    Spring Semester 1 12 $5,988
    Fall Semester 2 12 $5,988
    Spring Semester 2 12 $5,988
    Fall Semester 3 12 $5,988
    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

    View course descriptions and specific program requirements on the Professional BSBA 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

    Semester Course (units)

    Fall Semester 1

    BUS 300 (2)

    BUS 302 (2)

    MKTG 305 (4)

    FIN 304 (4)

    Spring Semester 1

    MIS 304 (4)

    BUS 304 (4)

    MGMT 305 (4)

    Fall Semester 2

    OM 305 (4)



    Spring Semester 2

    BUS 444 (4)



    Fall Semester 3

    BUS 495 (3)

    UDGE - TBD

    UDGE - TBD

    UDGE - TBD

    Schedule is subject to change.

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Employment of business and financial occupations is projected to grow 10 percent nationally—or by 773,800 new jobs—from 2016 to 2026. Career paths include accountants, auditors, market research analysts, financial analysts, fundraisers, human resource specialists, logisticians, personal financial advisors and purchasing managers.

- Bureau of Labor Statistics

Occupational Outlook Handbook

- Bureau of Labor Statistics

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