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 advisor 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.

Major 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:

ACCT 201 Intro to Financial Accounting 3.0 FS
ACCT 202 Intro to Managerial Accounting 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 201 (or ABUS 261 for ABUS majors only).
BADM 101 Understanding Global Business 3.0 FS
ECON 102 Principles of Macro Analysis 3.0 FS *
ECON 103 Principles of Micro Analysis 3.0 FS *
MATH 107 Finite Math for Business 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement.

1 course selected from:

BADM 103 Statistics of Business & Econ 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: For Business Administration majors: MATH 107. For others: Completion of General Education Breadth Area A4 requirement.
MATH 105 Statistics 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement.
MATH 108 Statistics of Business & Econ 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: For business administration students: MATH 107. For other students: completion of General Education Breadth Area A4 requirement.

Upper-Division Core: 27 units

8 courses required:

BLAW 302 Managing the Legal Environment 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: At least junior standing.
FINA 307 Survey of Finance 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 201, ECON 103.
MGMT 300 Communication in Business 3.0 FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.
MGMT 303 Survey of Management 3.0 FS
MGMT 304 Human Resource Management 3.0 FS
MINS 301 Corporate Tech Integration 3.0 FS
MKTG 305 Survey of Marketing 3.0 FS
SCMS 306 Operations Management 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Business Administration or Business Information Systems status required for business majors. Completion of General Education Breadth Area A4 requirements required for all majors.

Capstone Course

1 course required:

BADM 495 Sem in App Strategic Dec Mak 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Graduating senior standing. Completion of all courses in upper-division core.

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

ACCT 320 Cost Accounting 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 202; BADM 103 or MATH 105.
ACCT 321 Acctng Info Systems/Control 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of ACCT 202 and BSIS 301 or MINS 301.
ACCT 325 Intermediate Accounting I 3.0 FS
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:

ACCT 326 Intermediate Accounting II 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 325.
ACCT 421 Auditing 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 321; either BADM 103 or MATH 105; either ACCT 326 or ACCT 427.
ACCT 425 Advanced Accounting 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 326 or ACCT 427.
ACCT 437 Federal Income Taxes 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 201, ACCT 202.
MINS 235 Database Design 3.0 FS

1 course selected from:

ACCT 359 Directed Mentorship 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 320, ACCT 325.
ACCT 420 Adv Cost Management Systems 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 320.
MINS 350 Business Systems Analysis 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MINS 235. Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of ENGL 230 (for BSIS majors).

Corporate Financial Management Pattern: 18 units

3 courses required:

ACCT 326 Intermediate Accounting II 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 325.
ACCT 420 Adv Cost Management Systems 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 320.
ACCT 421 Auditing 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 321; either BADM 103 or MATH 105; either ACCT 326 or ACCT 427.

3 courses selected from:

ACCT 437 Federal Income Taxes 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 201, ACCT 202.
FINA 351 Investments 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: FINA 307.
FINA 355 Financial Management Theory 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: FINA 307.
FINA 459 International Finance 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: FINA 307.
FINA 460 Financial Institutions/Markets 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: FINA 307.
FINA 480 Financial Mgmt: Applications 3.0 FS
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:

FINA 351 Investments 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: FINA 307.
FINA 355 Financial Management Theory 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: FINA 307.
FINA 460 Financial Institutions/Markets 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: FINA 307.
FINA 480 Financial Mgmt: Applications 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: FINA 355.

4 courses selected from:

ACCT 320 Cost Accounting 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 202; BADM 103 or MATH 105.
ACCT 325 Intermediate Accounting I 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 202 and concurrent enrollment in, or prior completion of, ACCT 321.
ECON 301 Microeconomic Analysis 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ECON 103.
ECON 302 Macroeconomic Analysis 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ECON 102.
FINA 453 Estate Planning 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: FINA 307.
FINA 454 Financial Planning: Apps 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: FINA 351. Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of FINA 453, FINA 456, and ACCT 437.
FINA 456 Risk and Insurance 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: FINA 307.
FINA 458 Mgmt and Reg of Fin Institutns 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: FINA 307 and FINA 460, faculty permission.
FINA 459 International Finance 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: FINA 307.
FINA 481 Investment Analysis and Policy 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: FINA 307, FINA 351.
FINA 498 Special Topics in Finance 1.0 -3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Senior standing.

Note: FINA 498 must be taken for 3 units.

REAL 301 Principles of Real Estate 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ECON 102, ECON 103.
REAL 369 Real Estate Finance 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: REAL 301.

Financial Services Pattern

4 courses required:

FINA 351 Investments 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: FINA 307.
FINA 355 Financial Management Theory 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: FINA 307.
FINA 460 Financial Institutions/Markets 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: FINA 307.
FINA 481 Investment Analysis and Policy 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: FINA 307, FINA 351.

4 courses selected from:

ACCT 320 Cost Accounting 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 202; BADM 103 or MATH 105.
ACCT 325 Intermediate Accounting I 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 202 and concurrent enrollment in, or prior completion of, ACCT 321.
ACCT 437 Federal Income Taxes 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 201, ACCT 202.
ECON 301 Microeconomic Analysis 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ECON 103.
ECON 302 Macroeconomic Analysis 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ECON 102.
FINA 453 Estate Planning 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: FINA 307.
FINA 454 Financial Planning: Apps 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: FINA 351. Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of FINA 453, FINA 456, and ACCT 437.
FINA 456 Risk and Insurance 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: FINA 307.
FINA 458 Mgmt and Reg of Fin Institutns 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: FINA 307 and FINA 460, faculty permission.
FINA 459 International Finance 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: FINA 307.
FINA 480 Financial Mgmt: Applications 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: FINA 355.
FINA 498 Special Topics in Finance 1.0 -3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Senior standing.

Note: FINA 498 must be taken for 3 units.

REAL 301 Principles of Real Estate 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ECON 102, ECON 103.
REAL 369 Real Estate Finance 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: REAL 301.

The Option in Human Resource Management: 24 units

Students may complete this option in two or three semesters.

5 courses required:

BLAW 413 Employment Law 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: At least junior standing.
MGMT 430 HR Strategy & Info Sys 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: MGMT 304, MINS 301.
MGMT 432 Recruitment and Selection 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: MGMT 304.
MGMT 433 Training and Development 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: MGMT 304.
MGMT 434 Performance Management 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: MGMT 304.

3 courses selected from:

BLAW 414 Labor Law/Collective Bargain 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: At least junior standing or faculty permission.
MGMT 345 Negotiation Techn for Conflict 3.0 SP
MGMT 437 Organizational Consulting 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: MGMT 303, MGMT 304.
MGMT 442 Managing Differences 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: MGMT 303.
MGMT 443 Managing Knowledge/Innov/Chg 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: MGMT 303.
MGMT 445 International Management 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: MGMT 303.
MGMT 489 Directed Internship 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MGMT 304 and faculty permission.
MGMT 498 Special Topics in Management 1.0 -3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Senior standing.

MGMT 498 must be taken for 3 units.

The Option in Management: 24 units

The 24-unit Option in Management may be completed in two or three semesters.

Management Core: 6 units

2 courses required:

BLAW 413 Employment Law 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: At least junior standing.
MGMT 444 Managing Project Teams 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MGMT 303 or faculty permission.

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

3 courses required:

MGMT 450 Assessing New Bus Oppor 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: MGMT 303, MKTG 305.
MGMT 451 Creating New Businesses 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MGMT 303, MGMT 450, MKTG 305; FINA 307 or faculty permission.
MGMT 452 Growing New Businesses 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MGMT 303, MGMT 450, MGMT 451, MKTG 305.

3 courses selected from:

ACCT 322 Controls & Asset Mgmt Sm Bus 3.0 SP
MGMT 389 Internship 1.0 -3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MGMT 303, faculty permission.

MGMT 389 must be taken for 3 units.

MGMT 440 Managing Bus-Soc Relationship 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: BLAW 302, MGMT 303.
MGMT 441 Managing Personal Success 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MGMT 303.
MGMT 443 Managing Knowledge/Innov/Chg 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: MGMT 303.
MGMT 460 Managing for Sustainability 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: MGMT 303.
MGMT 498 Special Topics in Management 1.0 -3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Senior standing.

MGMT 498 must be taken for 3 units.

MKTG 465 E-Marketing 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MKTG 371.

OR (the following course may be substituted for the above)

MKTG 467 Management of Small Business 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Senior standing and business major.

OR (the following course may be substituted for the above)

MKTG 473 Strategic Personal Selling 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MKTG 371.

Operations Management Pattern: 18 units

4 courses required:

SCMS 440 Purchasing & Supply Chain Mgmt 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: SCMS 306.
SCMS 442 Prod Plan & Inventory Control 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: SCMS 306.
SCMS 443 Prod Mgmt & Control Systems 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: SCMS 306.
SCMS 451 Quality Management 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: SCMS 306 or faculty permission.

This course is also offered as MFGT 451.

2 courses selected from:

BLAW 414 Labor Law/Collective Bargain 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: At least junior standing or faculty permission.
MGMT 389 Internship 1.0 -3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MGMT 303, faculty permission.

MGMT 389 must be taken for 3 units.

OR (the following course may be substituted for the above)

SCMS 489 Intern/Cooperative Education 1.0 -3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Senior standing and faculty permission.

SCMS 489 must be taken for 3 units.

MGMT 443 Managing Knowledge/Innov/Chg 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: MGMT 303.
MGMT 460 Managing for Sustainability 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: MGMT 303.
MKTG 467 Management of Small Business 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Senior standing and business major.

OR (the following course may be substituted for the above)

SCMS 498 Spec Top Product/Op Mgmt 1.0 -3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Senior standing.

SCMS 498 must be taken for 3 units.

Organizational Management Pattern: 18 units

3 courses required:

MGMT 350 Managing Emp Effectiveness 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: MGMT 303.
MGMT 443 Managing Knowledge/Innov/Chg 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: MGMT 303.
MGMT 447 Leadership 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MGMT 303.

OR (the following course may be substituted for the above)

MGMT 448 Managing Knowledge-Based Org 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: MGMT 303.

3 courses selected from:

BLAW 414 Labor Law/Collective Bargain 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: At least junior standing or faculty permission.
MGMT 345 Negotiation Techn for Conflict 3.0 SP
MGMT 389 Internship 1.0 -3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MGMT 303, faculty permission.

MGMT 389 must be taken for 3 units.

MGMT 437 Organizational Consulting 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: MGMT 303, MGMT 304.
MGMT 440 Managing Bus-Soc Relationship 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: BLAW 302, MGMT 303.
MGMT 441 Managing Personal Success 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MGMT 303.
MGMT 442 Managing Differences 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: MGMT 303.
MGMT 445 International Management 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: MGMT 303.
MGMT 460 Managing for Sustainability 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: MGMT 303.
MGMT 498 Special Topics in Management 1.0 -3.0 FS
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:

MKTG 371 Consumer Behavior 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MKTG 305.
MKTG 380 Marketing Research 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: BADM 103 or MATH 105, MKTG 305.
MKTG 490 Strategic Marketing Management 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MKTG 371, MKTG 380.

15 units selected from:

MKTG 389 Intern/Cooperative Education 1.0 -3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Senior standing, faculty permission.
MKTG 391 Simulation Lab Marketing 1.0 FS
MKTG 399 Special Problems 1.0 -3.0 FS
MKTG 465 E-Marketing 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MKTG 371.
MKTG 467 Management of Small Business 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Senior standing and business major.
MKTG 470 Sales Force Management 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MKTG 371.
MKTG 471 Distrib Systems & Channel Mgmt 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MKTG 371.

This course is also offered as SCMS 471.

MKTG 472 Advertising/Mktg Comm 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MKTG 371.
MKTG 473 Strategic Personal Selling 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MKTG 371.
MKTG 474 Market Analysis 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: MKTG 371.
MKTG 475 Retailing 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MKTG 371.
MKTG 476 Business Marketing 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: MKTG 371.
MKTG 477 International Marketing 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MKTG 371.
MKTG 478 Service Marketing 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MKTG 371.
MKTG 498 Special Topics in Marketing 1.0 -3.0 FS
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 advisor 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 advisor for specific information.

Consult the Office of the Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs (GLNN 325) 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.

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. 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.

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 units are independent study (399H, 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 for your major 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% of majors in your department.

4. Your GPA in your major should be at least 3.5 or within the top 5% 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 advisor to apply.

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 advisor 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 advisor 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 advisors 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@csuchico.edu