THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree: 120 units

See "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in The University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

A suggested Major Academic Plan (MAP) has been prepared to help students meet all graduation requirements within four years. Please request a plan from your major adviser or view it and other current advising information on the CSU, Chico Web.

General Education Requirements: 48 units

See "General Education Requirements" in The University Catalog and The Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education Requirements and course offerings. The course requirements marked below with an asterisk (*) may also be applied toward General Education.

Cultural Diversity Course Requirements: 6 units

See "Cultural Diversity" in The University Catalog. Most courses taken to satisfy these requirements may also apply to General Education.

American Institutions Requirement: 6 units

See the "American Institutions Requirement" under "Bachelor's Degree Requirements." This requirement is normally fulfilled by completing HIST 130 and POLS 155. Courses used to satisfy this requirement do not apply to General Education.

Literacy Requirement:

See "Mathematics and Writing Requirements" in The University Catalog. Writing proficiency in the major is a graduation requirement and may be demonstrated through satisfactory completion of a course in your major which has been designated as the Writing Proficiency (WP) course for the semester in which you take the course. Students who earn below a C- are required to repeat the course and earn a C- or better to receive WP credit. See The Class Schedule for the designated WP courses for each semester. You must pass ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a C- or better before you may register for a WP course.

ADVISING REQUIREMENT:

Advising is mandatory for all Business Administration majors. Consult the Business Undergraduate Advising Office for information about your program and for a course plan which will enable you to complete your BS in Business Administration in four years.

Course Requirements for the Major: 72-75 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree. Additional required courses, depending upon the selected option or advising pattern, are outlined following the degree core program requirements.

DEGREE CORE PROGRAM: 48 units

Pre-Business Prerequisite Core: 21 units

Pre-business students achieve Business Administration status upon completion of each of the following seven courses with a C or better.

6 courses required:
ACCT201Intro to Financial Accounting3.0FS
ACCT202Intro to Managerial Accounting3.0FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 201 (or ABUS 261 for ABUS majors only).
BADM101Understanding Global Business3.0FS
ECON102Principles of Macro Analysis3.0FS *
ECON103Principles of Micro Analysis3.0FS *
MATH107Finite Math for Business3.0FS *
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement.
1 course selected from:
BADM103Statistics of Business & Econ3.0FS
Prerequisites: For Business Administration majors: MATH 107. For others: Completion of General Education Breadth Area A4 requirement.
MATH108Statistics of Business & Econ3.0FS
Prerequisites: For business administration students: MATH 107. For other students: completion of General Education Breadth Area A4 requirement.

Upper-Division Core: 27 units

9 courses required:
BADM495Sem in App Strategic Dec Mak3.0FS
Prerequisites: Graduating senior standing. Completion of all courses in upper-division core.
BLAW302Managing the Legal Environment3.0FS
Prerequisites: At least junior standing.
FINA307Survey of Finance3.0FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 201, ECON 103.
MGMT300Communication in Business3.0FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.
MGMT303Managing People/Bus Proc/Chg3.0FS
MGMT304Human Resource Management3.0FS
MINS301Corporate Tech Integration3.0FS
MKTG305Survey of Marketing3.0FS
SCMS306Operations Management3.0FS
Prerequisites: Business Administration or Business Information Systems status required for business majors. Completion of General Education Breadth Area A4 requirements required for all majors.

Major Option Course Requirements: 24-27 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required dependent upon the option chosen. Students must select one of the following options for completion of the major course requirements.

For business majors, Business Administration status is required for all option classes.

THE OPTION IN ACCOUNTING: 27 units

Accounting requires a three- to four-semester sequence of classes. Students may not complete this 27-unit option in fewer than three semesters. During the first semester, students take ACCT 320 ACCT 321 and ACCT 325. It is recommended that the core be taken the semester prior to beginning pattern course work.

Accounting Core: 9 units

ERROR: unknown course: ACCT_320
ACCT321Acctng Info Systems/Control3.0FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of ACCT 202 and BSIS 301 or MINS 301.
ACCT325Intermediate Accounting I3.0FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 202 and concurrent enrollment in, or prior completion of, ACCT 321.

Advising Pattern: 18 units

Select one of the following three patterns to complete the Option in Accounting.

PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING PATTERN: 18 units

5 courses required:
ACCT326Intermediate Accounting II3.0FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 325.
ACCT421Auditing3.0SP
Prerequisites: ACCT 321, BADM 103; either ACCT 326 or ACCT 427.
ACCT425Advanced Accounting3.0SP
Prerequisites: ACCT 326 or ACCT 427.
ACCT437Federal Income Taxes3.0FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 201, ACCT 202.
MINS235Database Design3.0FS
1 course selected from:
ACCT359Directed Mentorship3.0FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 320, ACCT 325.
ACCT420Adv Cost Management Systems3.0FA
Prerequisites: ACCT 320.
MINS350Business Systems Analysis3.0FS
Prerequisites: MINS 235. Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of ENGL 230 (for BSIS majors).

CORPORATE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT PATTERN: 18 units

3 courses required:
ACCT326Intermediate Accounting II3.0FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 325.
ACCT420Adv Cost Management Systems3.0FA
Prerequisites: ACCT 320.
ACCT421Auditing3.0SP
Prerequisites: ACCT 321, BADM 103; either ACCT 326 or ACCT 427. 3 courses selected from:
ACCT437Federal Income Taxes3.0FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 201, ACCT 202.
FINA351Investments3.0FS
Prerequisites: FINA 307.
FINA355Financial Management Theory3.0FS
Prerequisites: FINA 307.
FINA459International Finance3.0FA
Prerequisites: FINA 307.
FINA460Financial Institutions/Markets3.0FS
Prerequisites: FINA 307.
FINA480Financial Mgmt: Applications3.0FS
Prerequisites: FINA 355.

THE OPTION IN FINANCE: 24 units

Finance is a 24-unit option which you may complete in two semesters. The first semester, students will take FINA 351, FINA 355, and two electives.

Advising Pattern Course Requirements: 24 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required depending upon the advising pattern chosen. Students must select one of the following advising patterns for completion of the major course requirements.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT PATTERN

4 courses required:
FINA351Investments3.0FS
Prerequisites: FINA 307.
FINA355Financial Management Theory3.0FS
Prerequisites: FINA 307.
FINA460Financial Institutions/Markets3.0FS
Prerequisites: FINA 307.
FINA480Financial Mgmt: Applications3.0FS
Prerequisites: FINA 355. 4 courses selected from: ERROR: unknown course: ACCT_320
ACCT325Intermediate Accounting I3.0FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 202 and concurrent enrollment in, or prior completion of, ACCT 321.
ECON301Microeconomic Analysis3.0FS
Prerequisites: ECON 103.
ECON302Macroeconomic Analysis3.0FS
Prerequisites: ECON 102.
FINA453Estate Planning3.0FS
Prerequisites: FINA 307.
FINA454Financial Planning: Apps3.0FS
Prerequisites: FINA 351. Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of FINA 453, FINA 456, and ACCT 437.
FINA456Risk and Insurance3.0FA
Prerequisites: FINA 307.
FINA458Mgmt and Reg of Fin Institutns3.0SP
Prerequisites: FINA 307 and FINA 460, faculty permission.
FINA459International Finance3.0FA
Prerequisites: FINA 307.
FINA481Investment Analysis and Policy3.0SP
Prerequisites: FINA 307, FINA 351.
FINA498Special Topics in Finance1.03.0FS
Prerequisites: Senior standing.

Note: FINA 498 must be taken for 3 units.

REAL301Principles of Real Estate3.0FS
Prerequisites: ECON 102, ECON 103.
REAL369Real Estate Finance3.0Inq
Prerequisites: REAL 301.

FINANCIAL SERVICES PATTERN

4 courses required:
FINA351Investments3.0FS
Prerequisites: FINA 307.
FINA355Financial Management Theory3.0FS
Prerequisites: FINA 307.
FINA460Financial Institutions/Markets3.0FS
Prerequisites: FINA 307.
FINA481Investment Analysis and Policy3.0SP
Prerequisites: FINA 307, FINA 351. 4 courses selected from: ERROR: unknown course: ACCT_320
ACCT325Intermediate Accounting I3.0FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 202 and concurrent enrollment in, or prior completion of, ACCT 321.
ACCT437Federal Income Taxes3.0FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 201, ACCT 202.
ECON301Microeconomic Analysis3.0FS
Prerequisites: ECON 103.
ECON302Macroeconomic Analysis3.0FS
Prerequisites: ECON 102.
FINA453Estate Planning3.0FS
Prerequisites: FINA 307.
FINA454Financial Planning: Apps3.0FS
Prerequisites: FINA 351. Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of FINA 453, FINA 456, and ACCT 437.
FINA456Risk and Insurance3.0FA
Prerequisites: FINA 307.
FINA458Mgmt and Reg of Fin Institutns3.0SP
Prerequisites: FINA 307 and FINA 460, faculty permission.
FINA459International Finance3.0FA
Prerequisites: FINA 307.
FINA480Financial Mgmt: Applications3.0FS
Prerequisites: FINA 355.
FINA498Special Topics in Finance1.03.0FS
Prerequisites: Senior standing.

Note: FINA 498 must be taken for 3 units.

REAL301Principles of Real Estate3.0FS
Prerequisites: ECON 102, ECON 103.
REAL369Real Estate Finance3.0Inq
Prerequisites: REAL 301.

THE OPTION IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: 27 units

Students may complete this option in two or three semesters.

5 courses required:
BLAW413Employment Law3.0FS
Prerequisites: At least junior standing.
MGMT430HR Strategy & Info Sys3.0FA
Prerequisites: MGMT 304, MINS 301.
MGMT432Recruitment and Selection3.0FA
Prerequisites: MGMT 304.
MGMT433Training and Development3.0SP
Prerequisites: MGMT 304.
MGMT434Performance Management3.0SP
Prerequisites: MGMT 304. 4 courses selected from:
BLAW414Labor Law/Collective Bargain3.0FS
Prerequisites: At least junior standing or faculty permission.
MGMT435Industrial Relations3.0Inq
Prerequisites: MGMT 303.
MGMT437Organizational Consulting3.0SP
Prerequisites: MGMT 303, MGMT 304.
MGMT442Managing Differences3.0FS
MGMT443Managing Innovation and Change3.0FA
Prerequisites: MGMT 303.
MGMT489Directed Internship3.0FS
Prerequisites: MGMT 304 and faculty permission.
MGMT498Special Topics in Management1.03.0FS
Prerequisites: Senior standing.

MGMT 498 must be taken for 3 units.

NOTE: Students may not count both BLAW 414 and MGMT 435.

THE OPTION IN MANAGEMENT: 27 units

Students may complete this option in two or three semesters.

Management Core: 9 units

BLAW413Employment Law3.0FS
Prerequisites: At least junior standing.
MGMT443Managing Innovation and Change3.0FA
Prerequisites: MGMT 303.
MGMT444Managing Project Teams3.0FS
Prerequisites: MGMT 303.

Advising Pattern: 18 units

Select one of the following three patterns to complete the Option in Management.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT PATTERN: 18 units

4 courses required:
MGMT450Assessing New Bus Oppor3.0FA
Prerequisites: MGMT 303, MKTG 305.
MGMT451Creating New Businesses3.0SP
Prerequisites: MGMT 303, MKTG 305; FINA 307 or faculty permission.
MGMT452Growing New Businesses3.0SP
Prerequisites: MGMT 303, MKTG 305.
MKTG467Management of Small Business3.0FS
Prerequisites: Senior standing and business major. 2 courses selected from:
MGMT389Internship1.03.0FS
Prerequisites: MGMT 303, faculty permission.

MGMT 389 must be taken for 3 units.

MGMT440Managerial Strategy3.0FA
Prerequisites: FINA 307, MKTG 305.
MGMT441Managing Personal Success3.0FS
Prerequisites: MGMT 303.
MKTG465E-Marketing3.0FS
Prerequisites: MKTG 371. OR (the following course may be substituted for the above)
MKTG475Retailing3.0FS
Prerequisites: MKTG 371.
MGMT498Special Topics in Management1.03.0FS
Prerequisites: Senior standing.

MGMT 498 must be taken for 3 units.

OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT PATTERN: 18 units

4 courses required:
SCMS440Purchasing & Supply Chain Mgmt3.0FS
Prerequisites: SCMS 306.
SCMS441Quality Management3.0FS
Prerequisites: SCMS 306 or faculty permission.
SCMS442Prod Plan & Inventory Control3.0FS
Prerequisites: SCMS 306.
SCMS443Prod Mgmt & Control Systems3.0FS
Prerequisites: SCMS 306. 2 courses selected from:
BLAW414Labor Law/Collective Bargain3.0FS
Prerequisites: At least junior standing or faculty permission.
MGMT389Internship1.03.0FS
Prerequisites: MGMT 303, faculty permission.

MGMT 389 must be taken for 3 units.

MGMT447Leadership3.0FS
Prerequisites: MGMT 303.
MGMT450Assessing New Bus Oppor3.0FA
Prerequisites: MGMT 303, MKTG 305.
MGMT498Special Topics in Management1.03.0FS
Prerequisites: Senior standing.

MGMT 498 must be taken for 3 units.

ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT PATTERN: 18 units

4 courses required:
MGMT442Managing Differences3.0FS
MGMT445International Management3.0FA
Prerequisites: MGMT 303.
MGMT447Leadership3.0FS
Prerequisites: MGMT 303.
MGMT448Managing Knowledge-Based Org3.0FA
Prerequisites: MGMT 303. 2 courses selected from:
BLAW414Labor Law/Collective Bargain3.0FS
Prerequisites: At least junior standing or faculty permission.
MGMT345Negotiation Techn for Conflict3.0SP
MGMT389Internship1.03.0FS
Prerequisites: MGMT 303, faculty permission.

MGMT 389 must be taken for 3 units.

MGMT440Managerial Strategy3.0FA
Prerequisites: FINA 307, MKTG 305.
MGMT449Transpersonal Leadership3.0Inq
Prerequisites: MGMT 303.
MGMT498Special Topics in Management1.03.0FS
Prerequisites: Senior standing.

MGMT 498 must be taken for 3 units.

THE OPTION IN MARKETING: 24 units

The 24-unit Marketing option is a three-semester sequence of courses beginning with MKTG 371 and MKTG 380. This option credits internship units as part of the program.

3 courses required:
MKTG371Consumer Behavior3.0FS
Prerequisites: MKTG 305.
MKTG380Marketing Research3.0FS
Prerequisites: BADM 103, MKTG 305.
MKTG490Strategic Marketing Management3.0FS
Prerequisites: MKTG 371, MKTG 380. 15 units selected from:
MKTG389Intern/Cooperative Education1.03.0FS
Prerequisites: Senior standing, faculty permission.
MKTG391Simulation Lab Marketing1.0FS
MKTG399Special Problems1.03.0FS
MKTG465E-Marketing3.0FS
Prerequisites: MKTG 371.
MKTG467Management of Small Business3.0FS
Prerequisites: Senior standing and business major.
MKTG470Sales Force Management3.0FS
Prerequisites: MKTG 371.
MKTG471Distrib Systems & Channel Mgmt3.0FS
Prerequisites: MKTG 371.
MKTG472Advertising/Mktg Comm3.0FS
Prerequisites: MKTG 371.
MKTG473Strategic Personal Selling3.0FS
Prerequisites: MKTG 371.
MKTG474Market Analysis3.0FS
Prerequisites: MKTG 371.
MKTG475Retailing3.0FS
Prerequisites: MKTG 371.
MKTG476Business Marketing3.0Inq
Prerequisites: MKTG 371.
MKTG477International Marketing3.0FS
Prerequisites: MKTG 371.
MKTG478Service Marketing3.0FS
Prerequisites: MKTG 371.
MKTG498Special Topics in Marketing1.03.0FS
Prerequisites: Senior standing.

NOTE: No more than 3 units of MKTG 389, MKTG 391, or MKTG 399 may be used to meet major requirements. MKTG 498 must be taken for 3 units.

Electives Requirement:

To complete the total units required for the bachelor's degree, select additional elective courses from the total university offerings. You should consult with an adviser regarding the selection of courses which will provide breadth to your university experience and possibly apply to a supportive second major or minor.

Grading Requirement:

All courses taken to fulfill major course requirements must be taken for a letter grade except those courses specified by the department as Credit/No Credit grading only.

Advising Requirement:

Advising is mandatory for all majors in this degree program. Consult your undergraduate adviser for specific information.

Consult the Office of the Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs (GLNN 323) for specifics.

Honors in the Major

Honors in the Major is a program of independent work in your major. It involves 6 units of honors course work completed over two semesters.

Your Honors work will be recognized at your graduation, on your permanent transcripts, and on your diploma. It is often accompanied by letters of commendation from your mentor in the department or the department chair. Most importantly, however, the Honors in the Major program allows you to work closely with a faculty mentor in your area of interest on an original performance or research project. This year-long collaboration allows you to work in your field at a professional level and culminates in a public presentation of your work. Students sometimes take their projects beyond the university for submission in professional journals, presentation at conferences, or competition in shows; such experience is valuable for graduate school and later professional life.

Some common features of Honors in the Major program are

1. You must take 6 units of Honors in the Major course work. At least 3 of these 6 units are independent study (499H) as specified by your department. You must complete each class with a minimum grade of B. 2. You must have completed 9 units of upper-division course work or 21 overall units in your major before you can be admitted to Honors in the Major. Check the requirements carefully, as there may be specific courses that must be included in these units. 3. Your cumulative GPA should be at least 3.5 or within the top 5 percent of majors in your department. 4. Your GPA in your major should be at least 3.5 or within the top 5 percent of majors in your department. 5. Most students apply for or are invited to participate in Honors in the Major during the second semester of their junior year. Then they complete the 6 units of course work over the two semesters of their senior year. 6. Your honors work culminates with a public presentation of your Honors project.

While Honors in the Major is part of the Honors Program, each department administers its own program. Please contact your major department or major adviser for further information.

Honors in Business

Students may apply for admission to the Honors in the Major Program in the College of Business through any of the options offered. An honors student must meet all the requirements of the chosen option with a grade point average that places him or her in the top five percent of students enrolled within the option or must have at least a 3.5 grade point average in the business major. Each honors student must also complete 6 units of the honors course in his or her option with a grade of B or better. These units must result in a research paper which is publicly presented. See BADM 499H and courses numbered 499H in each option of the course offerings section. Please consult your department for specific information.

Declaring a Business Information Systems Major

Students who declared a Business Information Systems major prior to fall 2005, whether at a community college or at CSU, Chico, may remain with the previous catalog or choose the current one. You must follow the complete set of course requirements from whichever catalog you choose. See your adviser for help with this decision.

To declare a BSIS major, you must first complete MATH 107, MATH 108/BADM 103, and ENGL 130 with a verified grade of C or higher in each course. If you receive a C- or lower in one of the lower-division core classes, you must repeat it. The first three lower-division core classes that students should complete are MATH 107, MATH 108/BADM 103, and ENGL 130. See your adviser for details.

You will want to read more about our program at the College of Business home pages on the Web. There you can read special advising information for first-year and transfer students. You can find out what classes you should be taking. You can link to home pages for advisers and faculty members. Begin with the College of Business home page (http://www.cob.csuchico.edu/).

If you have any questions about your major or if you want a list of approved transfer equivalents, write, visit, e-mail, or call: The Business Undergraduate Advising Office College of Business, Glenn Hall 323 California State University, Chico Chico, CA 95929-0021 530-898-4480 e-mail: bund.edu