Jun 20, 2021
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration
Admission to the Business Administration Major
Admission to the Business Administration major involves two steps. Students who apply to the major are initially classified as Pre-Business. After completing the lower-division core requirements with a “C” (2.0) or better, students may apply to the Business Administration major.
All of the following requirements must be met for the degree. Students must earn a “C” (2.0) or better in each core course listed below. For assistance in interpreting these requirements, contact the Business Advising Center.
Required Lower-Division Core Courses
Required Upper-Division Core Courses
Business Practicum Requirement (3 units)
Must be completed with an approved practicum course with a “C” (2.0) or better. For assistance in selecting an approved course, contact the Business Advising Center.
Global Business Requirement (3 units)
The Global Business requirement must be selected from the list of approved courses, below, and may not be a course in the student’s concentration.
Required Capstone Core Course
Other Requirements, Grades and Residence
Grade-Point Average (GPA). Maintain at least a 2.0 gradepoint average in all college level units attempted, in all units attempted at CSUF, in all units attempted in the major and in all units attempted in the concentration. Earn at least a “C” (2.0) in each core course and in each of the following concentrations: Accounting, Information Systems and Decision Sciences. A “C-” (1.7) or lower is not a passing grade.
Grade option. Take all required core courses and all required concentration courses in the College of Business and Economics for a letter grade (A,B,C,D,F). The Credit/No Credit grading option may not be used for these courses, and a grade of CR (credit) will not satisfy the requirements for the degree. Exception: Courses in calculus may be taken under the Credit/No Credit grading option; however, if it is also taken to meet general education requirements then it must be taken for a letter grade.
Residence. At least 30 units in the major and at least one-half of the units in the concentration (except Accounting, which requires 15) must be taken in residence in the College of Business and Economics; at least 15 of the last 24 units before graduation must be taken in residence in the College of Business and Economics.
† Required of business majors with a concentration in economics
‡ May be taken by business majors, in lieu of ECON 315
* Accounting concentration and Joint Emphasis in Accounting and Information Systems students are exempt from this course
Required Concentration Courses (18-24 units)
See listing of concentration requirements below.
Risk Management and Insurance Concentration (18 units)
Risk management is essential to individuals, business organizations, the environment and even society as a whole. The Risk Management and Insurance concentration provides students with knowledge related to personal and commercial risks, and assists their future careers in corporate risk management, actuarial analysis, underwriting, claims adjusting, financial planning and insurance distribution. Students learn about and acquire skills in theory and practice of risk identification, risk evaluation, risk control, risk financing, insurance operation and practical applications of personal and commercial insurance. The program’s coursework is also linked to and assists students in obtaining professional designations in risk management, insurance and actuarial science.
Required Course (3 units)