California State University, Fullerton

Business Administration

ASSOCIATE DEAN, ACADEMIC PROGRAMS AND FACULTY DEVELOPMENT
Mark Hoven Stohs

ASSISTANT DEAN, ACADEMIC SERVICES
Robert Miyake

BUSINESS ADVISING CENTERS
Undergraduate Program Advising
Steven G. Mihaylo Hall 1201
657-278-2211
Irvine Campus, 657- 936-1650
Graduate Program Advising
Steven G. Mihaylo Hall 3280
657-278-3622

COLLEGE WEBSITE
http://www.business.fullerton.edu

PROGRAMS OFFERED

Bachelor of Arts in Business
Administration
Concentrations in:Accounting, Business Economics, Entertainment and Tourism Management, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Information Systems, Management, Management Science and Marketing
Joint Emphasis in Accounting and
Finance
Minor in Business Administration
Minor in Entrepreneurship
Minor in Information Systems
Master of Business Administration
Concentrations in: Accounting,
Business Economics, Business Intelligence, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Information Systems, International Business, Management, Management Science and Marketing

FACULTY
Kathy Brzovic, April Franklin, Linda Fraser, Marcia Lichty, Dana Lowey, Teeanna Rizkallah

INTRODUCTION
This major prepares students for beginning professional-level positions in business and administration in the private and public sectors. Career opportunities range from accounting, cost analysis, marketing research and statistical forecasting to real estate, personnel, sales and information systems. This curriculum also provides a foundation for advanced study.

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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 grades of at least “C” (2.0), students may apply to the Business Administration major.
All of the following requirements must be met for the degree. Students must earn a grade of at least “C” (2.0) in each core course listed below. For assistance in interpreting these requirements, contact the Business Advising Center.
The Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration requires a minimum of 120 units. Students must fulfill all requirements for the major, General Education, all other University requirements and free electives.

Required Lower-Division Core Courses
Accounting 201A Financial Accounting (3)
Accounting 201B Managerial Accounting (3)
Business Admin 201 Business Writing (3)
Econ 201 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
Econ 202 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
Management 246 Business and Its Legal Environment (3)
InfoSys/DecSci 265 Introduction to Information Systems and Applications (3)
Math 135 Business Calculus (3)
OR Math 130 Short Course in Calculus (4)
OR Math 150A Analytic Geometry and Calculus (4)

Required Upper-Division Core Courses
Business Admin 301 Advanced Business Communication (3)
Econ 310 Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis (3)
OR Econ 315 Intermediate Business Microeconomics (3)
OR Econ 320 Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis (3)
Finance 320 Business Finance (3)
Management 339 Principles of Management and Operations (3)
Management 340 Organizational Behavior (3)
InfoSys/DecSci 361A Quantitative Business Analysis:
Probability and Statistics (3)
InfoSys/DecSci 361B Quantitative Business Analysis:
Statistics and Management Science (3)
Marketing 351 Principles of Marketing (3)

Required Capstone Core Course
After completing all lower and upper-division core courses, take:
Management 449 Seminar in Strategic Management (3)

Required Concentration Courses
A minimum of 18 units of coursework is required in one concentration. See listing of concentration requirements below.

Global Business Requirement
Complete one three-unit course in the area of Global Business. The course must be selected from the list of Approved Global Business Courses and may not be a course in your concentration. The approved list is available in the Business Advising Center.

Other Requirements, Grades and Residence
Grade-Point Average (GPA). Maintain at least a 2.0 grade point 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) grade in each core course and in each of the following concentrations: accounting, information systems and management science. A grade of “C–” (1.7) or lower is not a passing grade.

Grade option. Take all required core courses and all required concentration courses in the Mihaylo 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 Mihaylo College of Business and Economics; at least 15 of the last 24 units before graduation must be taken in residence in the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics.

Concentrations for the B.A. in Business Administration
Business administration majors must complete the requirements of one concentration in addition to the degree requirements listed above.

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ACCOUNTING CONCENTRATION (21 UNITS)
Accounting 301A,B Intermediate Accounting (3,3)
Accounting 302 Cost Accounting (3)
Accounting 307 Accounting Information Systems (3)
Accounting 308 Concepts of Federal Income Tax Accounting (3)

And two courses from the following (6 units):
Accounting 401 Advanced Accounting (3)
Accounting 402 Auditing (3)
Accounting 403 Accounting for Governmental and Nonprofit Entities (3)
Accounting 405 Fraud Detection (3)
Accounting 408 Problems in Taxation (3)
Accounting 420 Advanced Cost Accounting (3)
Accounting 422 Internal Audit and Control (3)
Accounting 460 Seminar in Financial Statement Analysis (3)
Accounting 470 Tax Research, Practice and Procedures (3)

BUSINESS ECONOMICS CONCENTRATION (18 UNITS)

All students with an economics concentration are required to take Econ 310 Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis (3) or Econ 315 Intermediate Business Microeconomics (3) as part of their business administration core requirements. In addition, the concentration requires Econ 320 Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis (3), Econ 340 Economic Research Methods (3) and 12 units of upper-division economics electives, 6 units of which must be at the 400 level.
Students interested in economics also may wish to consider the Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

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ENTERTAINMENT AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION (18 UNITS)
Required courses (15 units)
Accounting 364 Entertainment Accounting (3)
Management 365 Entertainment Business (3)
Management 446 Entertainment Business Law (3)
Management 470 Media Entertainment Business (3)
Management 471 Live Entertainment Business (3)
Interdisciplinary Electives (3 units from the following)
Communications 446 Entertainment and Society (3)
Communications 447 Tourism and Travel (3)
Management 435 Management of Service Organizations (3)
Management 444 Project Management (3)
Marketing 430 Sports Marketing (3)
Marketing 465 Managing Services Marketing (3)
Radio-TV-Film 480 Management in RTVF (3)
Theatre 351 Theatre Management (3)

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONCENTRATION (18 UNITS)
Accounting 463 Financial Controls for Entrepreneurs (3)
Management 461 Entrepreneurial Management (3)
Management 464 Entrepreneurial Leadership (3)
Management 465A New Venture Creation and Funding (3)
Management 465B New Venture Launch (3)
Marketing 462 Marketing for Entrepreneurs (3)

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FINANCE CONCENTRATION (18 UNITS)
Required Courses (6 units)
Finance 332 Theory of Corporate Finance (3)
Finance 340 Introduction to Investments (3)
OR Finance 342 Capital and Money Markets (3)

Electives (12 units)
Students must complete 12 units of elective courses in finance. Students are encouraged to choose as many courses as possible from one of the following and are expected to consult with faculty advisers when selecting courses.

Corporate/International Financial Management Track
Finance 331 Working Capital Management and Computer Applications (3)
Finance 335 Financial Analysis for Investors and Lenders (3)
Finance 342 Capital and Money Markets (3)
Finance 370 International Business Finance (3)
Finance 371 Export-Import Financing (3)
Finance 373 Asia-Pacific Financial and Security Markets (3)
Finance 432 Financial Forecasting and Budgeting (3)
Finance 433 Problems in Business Finance (3)

Financial Institutions Track
Finance 335 Financial Analysis for Investors and Lenders (3)
Finance 342 Capital and Money Markets (3)
Finance 351 Introduction to Real Estate (3)
Finance 352 Real Estate Finance (3)
Finance 370 International Business Finance (3)
Finance 425 Commercial Bank and Financial Institution Management (3)
Finance 444 Options and Futures (3)

Insurance and Financial Service Track
Finance 335 Financial Analysis for Investors and Lenders (3)
Finance 342 Capital and Money Markets (3)
Finance 360 Principles of Insurance (3)
Finance 410 Theory and Practice of Personal Financial Planning (3)
Finance 411 Retirement and Estate Planning (3)
Finance 461 Business Property and Liability Risk Management (3)
Finance 462 Life and Health Insurance (3)

Investments/Financial Planning Track
Finance 335 Financial Analysis for Investors and Lenders (3)
Finance 342 Capital and Money Markets (3)
Finance 355 Real Estate Investment Analysis (3)
Finance 360 Principles of Insurance (3)
Finance 410 Theory and Practice of Personal Financial Planning (3)
Finance 411 Retirement and Estate Planning (3)
Finance 442 Advanced Investment Analysis (3)
Finance 444 Options and Futures (3)
Note: To be eligible to sit for the Certified Financial Planner Examination, students must take all of the following: Finance 340, 355, 360, 410, 411 and Accounting 358.

Real Estate Professions Track
Finance 351 Introduction to Real Estate (3)
Finance 352 Real Estate Finance (3)
Finance 353 Real Estate Valuation (3)
Finance 355 Real Estate Investment Analysis (3)
Finance 454 Real Estate Market Analysis (3)
Finance 456 Property Development and Management (3)

Note: To be eligible to sit for the Real Estate Broker License Examination, students must have completed eight college-level courses, in addition to meeting the experience/educational requirements. Five of the courses are required, including: Real Estate Practice (not offered at CSUF); Legal Aspects of Real Estate (not offered at CSUF); Real Estate Finance (Finance 352); Real Estate Appraisal (Finance 353); and Real Estate Economics (Finance 454). In lieu of Real Estate Economics, the student may complete Econ 201, 202, 361 or Accounting 201A or 201B. In addition to the five required courses, the student is required to complete three courses from a long list of electives, including the following courses offered at CSUF: Real Estate Principles (Finance 351); Advanced Real Estate Finance (Finance 355); Advanced Real Estate Appraisal (Finance 551); and Business Law (Management 246). For detailed information, please visit the California Department of Real Estate website.

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INFORMATION SYSTEMS CONCENTRATION (21 UNITS)
InfoSys/DecSci 309 Intro to Operating Systems and Programming (3)
InfoSys/DecSci 310 Systems Analysis and Design (3)
InfoSys/DecSci 408 Database Management Systems (3)
InfoSys/DecSci 409 Business Telecommunications for
Information Systems Design (3)
InfoSys/DecSci 454 Seminar in Information Systems Development (3)

And two courses from the following (6 units):
InfoSys/DecSci 371 C++ for Business Applications (3)
InfoSys/DecSci 372 JAVA Programming for Business Applications (3)
InfoSys/DecSci 411 Business Application Design (3)
InfoSys/DecSci 414 Internet Technologies and Applications (3)
InfoSys/DecSci 415 Principles of Business Intelligence (3)
InfoSys/DecSci 418 Privacy and Security (3)
InfoSys/DecSci 431 Enterprise Systems Implementation, Configuration and Use (3)
InfoSys/DecSci 433 Enterprise Systems Administration (3)
InfoSys/DecSci 435 Integrated Enterprise Information Systems (3)
InfoSys/DecSci 437 Enterprise Networks for Information Systems (3)
InfoSys/DecSci 442 Business Modeling Using Spreadsheets (3)
InfoSys/DecSci 474 Data Mining for Managers (3)

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MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION (18 UNITS)
Students in the management concentration must choose one of the following emphases:

General Management (18 units)
Management 343 Human Resource Management (3)
OR Management 443 Team Leadership Skills (3)
Management 425 Productivity and Quality Management (3)
Management 440 Emerging Issues in Management (3)
and nine units of elective coursework to be chosen in
consultation with a departmental adviser.

Human Resources Management (18 units)
Management 343 Human Resource Management (3)
Management 432 Staffing (3)
Management 434 Compensation (3)
Six units of elective coursework to be chosen in consultation with a departmental adviser.

Legal Studies (18 units)
Management 348 Commercial Law (3)
Management 445 Employment Law (3)
And 12 units of electives from the following:
Management 346 International Law for Business (3)
Management 349 Law for Small Business (3)
Management 440 Emerging Issues in Management (3)
Management 441 Labor-Management Relations (3)
Management 446 Entertainment Business Law (3)
Management 447 Internet Legal Issues (3)

Operations Management (18 units)
Management 422 Production and Inventory Control (3)
Management 423 Purchasing and Supply Management (3)
Management 425 Productivity and Quality Management (3)
and six units of elective coursework to be chosen in
consultation with a departmental adviser.
Management 430 Integrated Supply Chain Management (3)

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MANAGEMENT SCIENCE CONCENTRATION (18 UNITS)
Required Courses (9 units)
InfoSys/DecSci 309 Introduction to Operating Systems and Programs (3)
InfoSys/DecSci 310 Systems Analysis and Design (3)
InfoSys/DecSci 440 Integrative Decision Tools for Business Operations (3)
OR InfoSys/DecSci 442 Business Modeling Using Spreadsheets (3)

One Course in Statistical Concepts (3 units)
Electives in Statistics (Students must take at least one course from this category)
InfoSys/DecSci 422 Surveys and Sampling Design and Applications (3)
InfoSys/DecSci 461 Statistical Theory for Management Science (3)
InfoSys/DecSci 467 Statistical Quality Control (3)
InfoSys/DecSci 472 Design of Experiments (3)
InfoSys/DecSci 473 Applied Statistical Forecasting (3)
InfoSys/DecSci 474 Data Mining for Managers (3)
InfoSys/DecSci 475 Multivariate Analysis (3)

Electives (6 units) from the following:
InfoSys/DecSci 408 Database Management Systems (3)
InfoSys/DecSci 411 Business Application Design (3)
InfoSys/DecSci 415 Principles of Business Intelligence (3)
InfoSys/DecSci 465 Linear Programming in Management Science (3)
InfoSys/DecSci 490 Queuing and Stochastic Models in Management Science (3)
Econ 440 Introduction to Econometrics (3)
Finance 360 Principles of Insurance (3)
Finance 444 Options and Futures (3)
Management 422 Production and Inventory Control (3)
Management 430 Integrated Logistics Management (3)
Management 444 Project Management (3)
Math 390 Introduction to Actuarial Science (3)
An additional course in Statistical Concepts (3)

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MARKETING CONCENTRATION (18 UNITS)
Required Courses (9 units)
Marketing 353 Marketing Information Technology (3)
Marketing 370 Buyer Behavior (3)
Marketing 379 Marketing Research Methods (3)

Electives (6 units) from the following:
Marketing 401 Professional Selling (3)
Marketing 405 Advertising and Promotions Strategy (3)
Marketing 415 Managing the Sales Force (3)
Marketing 425 Retail Marketing Strategy (3)
Marketing 430 Sports Marketing (3)
Marketing 445 International Marketing (3)
Marketing 455 Strategic Internet Marketing (3)
Marketing 462 Marketing for Entrepreneurs (3)
Marketing 465 Managing Services Marketing (3)
Marketing 475 Export Marketing Strategies (3)

Marketing Concentration Capstone Course (3 units)
Marketing 489 Developing Marketing Strategies (3)

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JOINT EMPHASIS IN ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE (30 UNITS)
Acct 301A Intermediate Accounting (3)
Acct 301B Intermediate Accounting (3)
Acct 302 Cost Accounting (3)
Acct 422 Internal Audit Control (3)
Acct 460 Financial Statement Analysis (3)
Fin 332 Theory of Corporate Finance (3)
Fin 340 Introduction to Investments (3)
Fin 370 International Business Finance (3)
Fin 432 Budgeting and Forecasting (3)
Fin 433 Problems in Business Finance (3)

MINOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
The minor provides a basic understanding of the role of business in society and the methods used by business. This curriculum also provides a basis for advanced study. A working knowledge of algebra is necessary for several of the required courses.

Business administration minors shall not enroll in any required upper-division course (in the minor) until they have completed all of the required lower-division courses (in the minor) with a grade of at least “C” (2.0) in each course. Students must earn a grade of at least “C” (2.0) in each course required for the minor.

Required Lower-Division Courses
Accounting 201A,B Financial and Managerial Accounting (3,3)
Econ 201 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
Econ 202 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
InfoSys/DecSci 265 Introduction to Information Systems and Applications (3)
Management 246 Business and Its Legal Environment (3)

Required Upper-Division Courses
Special Notice: Enrollment in these courses requires the completion of all lower-division minor requirements with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better in each course.

Finance 320 Business Finance (3)
Management 339 Principles of Management and Operations (3)
OR Management 340 Organizational Behavior (3)
Marketing 351 Principles of Marketing (3)

Economics Majors minoring in Business Administration: Economics Majors can complete a minor in business administration by taking Accounting 201B, Management 246, Finance 320, Management 339 or 340 and Marketing 351. All other required courses for the minor are required for the major in Economics.

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MINOR IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP*
The minor in Entrepreneurship provides a basic background in business and entrepreneurship for students majoring in disciplines outside of business. This program will assist students who may wish to pursue careers in smaller, technology-based companies or who may be involved in starting new companies. Students must earn a grade of at least “C” (2.0) in each course listed below.

Required Courses (18 units)
Accounting 201A Financial Accounting (3)
Business Admin 210 Understanding Business (3)
Finance 320 Business Finance (3)
Management 465A New Venture Creation and Funding (3)
Management 465B New Venture Launch (3)
Marketing 351 Principles of Marketing (3)
Advisory Note: Students are advised to have a working knowledge of Excel and to have completed a college-level course in statistics that covers regression prior to enrolling in upper-division courses for the Entrepreneurship minor.

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MINOR IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS*
This minor surveys modern computer methods and the development of information-systems. Emphasis is placed on systems which aid management decision-making. Students must earn a grade of at least “C” (2.0) in each course listed below.

Accounting 201A Financial Accounting (3)
InfoSys/DecSci 265 Introduction to Information Systems and Applications (3)
InfoSys/DecSci 309 Introduction to Operating Systems and Programming (3)
InfoSys/DecSci 310 Systems Analysis and Design (3)
InfoSys/DecSci 408 Database Management Systems (3)

One of the following:
InfoSys/DecSci 371 C++ for Business Applications (3)
InfoSys/DecSci 372 Java Programming for Business Applications (3)
InfoSys/DecSci 411 Business Application Design (3)

*Students with a major in business administration may not minor in entrepreneurship or information systems. Interested students may elect to complete a second concentration in entrepreneurship or information systems.

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CREDENTIAL INFORMATION
The bachelor’s degree in Business Administration may be effectively combined with subject matter studies necessary for the single subject teaching credential in business. Undergraduates are encouraged to work with the department adviser and/or the Center for Careers in Teaching (657-278-7130) as early as possible in their academic careers to plan efficient course selections for general education, the major and electives. Postgraduate students should contact the Admission to Teacher Education office in the College of Education (657-278-3352) to obtain information on attending an overview presentation and orientation and then contact the department credential adviser.

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEGREE
The MBA program in the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics is dedicated to providing a quality program with flexible program options and accessibility. The Mihaylo College of Business and Economics has been successfully transforming students’ lives through our MBA program since 1963.

Accreditation is an important measure of our quality. The Mihaylo College of Business and Economics holds dual accreditation in business administration and accounting from AACSB International, the premier accrediting body for university-level business programs in the world. We are the only university in Orange County, and one of five in California, to hold this prestigious level of dual accreditation. Our accreditation guarantees that students receive a high quality education, delivered by the most qualified faculty, all from a College that has met the highest standards in business education.

Depending on personal and professional commitments, students may earn their MBA on a full- or part-time basis. Classes are offered during the late afternoon and evenings, and students may complete their program at either the main campus in Fullerton or at the CSUF Irvine Campus.

Our curriculum reflects a balance of theory and practice. Critical thinking, functional knowledge and applications, as well as workplace problem-solving skills are woven into the educational experience. In addition, our program allows for individual flexibility as students may choose from 11 concentration areas to tailor their degree towards their individual professional, personal and educational goals.

Admission
Admission into the MBA program is competitive and decisions are based on the holistic assessment of each candidate’s academic and personal/professional background. Applicants will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  1. Acceptable bachelor’s degree from an appropriately accredited institution
  2. Minimum grade-point average of at least 2.5 in the last 60 semester units attempted and in good standing at the last college attended
  3. Satisfactory score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). Students must score in the top 50 percent on the verbal, quantitative and analytical writing areas
  4. For international students, a minimum TOEFL score of 570 on the paper exam, 230 on the computer based exam or 90 on the internet based (iBT) is required
  5. Recommendation from the MBA Admissions Committee based upon a review of the above requirements, the student’s “Statement of Purpose” and prior work experience

Additional coursework may be required of admitted students who holistically satisfy the criteria but are weak in one of the above areas.

Application Deadlines
The deadlines for completing online applications are March 1 for the fall semester and October 1 for the spring semester (Students may apply online through http://www.csumentor.edu). Mailed applications should be postmarked by the same deadlines. However, deadlines may be changed based upon enrollment projections.

Program of Study
Students with a bachelor’s degree in business administration may be able to complete the program with a minimum of 33 units. However, those students with little or no recent coursework in business administration may require up to 48 total units. The difference is explained below as “Foundation Courses.” Each student in the MBA program must complete an adviser-approved Study Plan.

All newly admitted students must demonstrate proficiency in calculus, software applications and statistics either at the time of admission or within their first year of study. The three technical courses listed below or equivalent coursework must be completed with grades of at least a “C” (2.0):

Math 135 Business Calculus (3)
InfoSys/DecSci 265 Introduction to Information Systems and Applications (3)
InfoSys/DecSci 361A Quantitative Business Analysis:
Probability and Statistics (3)
OR InfoSys/DecSci 513 Statistical Analysis (3)

Foundation Courses
The MBA program at CSUF presumes that all students demonstrate proficiency in the topics covered by the following Foundation Courses, either by having completed the courses or their equivalent before acceptance into the master’s program or by taking them as part of their Study Plan. Decisions about equivalency are made by College Advisers and Department Chairs within the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics. Prior coursework may be used to demonstrate proficiency, provided that the proposed equivalent courses are no more than seven years old and that the student has achieved at least a “C” (2.0) grade with an overall GPA of 3.0 (B). The Foundation Courses are:
Accounting 510 Financial Accounting (3)
Accounting 511 Seminar in Managerial Accounting (3)
Economics 515 Microeconomic Perspective for Managers (3)
Finance 517 Managerial Finance (3)
InfoSys/DecSci 514 Decision Models for Business and Economics (3)
Management 515 Management of Information in the
Corporate Environment (3)
OR Economics 521 Macroeconomic Perspective for Managers (3)
Management 516 Operations Management (3)
Management 518 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business (3)
Management 524 Seminar in Organizational Behavior and
Administration (3)
Marketing 519 Marketing Management (3)

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MBA STUDY PLAN (33-48 UNITS)
The Master of Business Administration Study Plan requires a minimum of 33 units of adviser-approved coursework. Students electing the International Business concentration must complete a minimum of 36 units of adviser-approved coursework. A minimum 3.0 GPA (B) is required in Study Plan courses and overall applicable coursework. Any Study
Any study plan course with a grade lower than “C” (2.0) must be repeated with at least a “C” (2.0) grade.

Required Courses (18 units minimum)

All MBA students must complete a required core of six adviser-approved courses (18 units). These must be at the 500 level. Up to four additional Foundation Courses may be required for those students who enter the program with a limited background in business fields. All specific required courses are determined in consultation with the College Advisers and/or Department Chairs within the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics.

MBA Concentration Elective Courses (12 -15 units)
A student may elect to follow a Generalist path within the MBA or select from one of the 10 concentration areas to tailor their degree towards their individual professional, personal and educational goals. Concentrations are offered in the following areas: Accounting, Business Intelligence, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Information Systems, International Business, Management, Management Science and Marketing. All concentrations require four courses from within the thematic area (12 units). A minimum of two of the four courses must be at the 500 level. The International Business concentration requires five courses (15 units). All concentration courses must be approved by the Department Chairs or their designee. The Generalist approach consists of 12 units from differing areas, with no more than two electives from any one disciplinary area. Specific courses in that plan must be approved by the Associate Dean or designee.

Within each concentration, students must complete a minimum of 6 units at the 500 level. Students completing the International Business or Accounting concentration must complete a minimum of 9 units at the 500 level. Note: The accounting concentration electives must cover the following areas: Financial Accounting and Theory, Accounting Information Systems, Auditing and Taxation.

Capstone Course (3 units)
Business Admin 591 Business Strategy Capstone (3)
Students must pass the individual project in Business Admin 591 and complete the course with a grade of “B” (3.0) or better. In exceptional cases, a thesis (Business Admin 598, Thesis) may serve as an option. See the graduate adviser for details.

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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION COURSES
Courses are designated as BUAD in the class schedule.

BUAD 201    Business Writing

Description: Prerequisite: English 101 or equivalent (with a grade of “C” (2.0) or better). Core communication practices: routing business correspondence, positive, informative, negative, persuasive messages. Introduction to research and job application process.
Units: (3)

BUAD 210    Understanding Business

Description: Nature, dimensions and forms of business and the role of entrepreneurship in business creation and growth. Development of an understanding of contemporary business issues, including an introduction to major business functions.
Units: (3)

BUAD 301    Advanced Business Communication

Description: Prerequisites: English 101, Business Admin 201 and InfoSys/DecSci 265 (or equivalent) with a “C” (2.0) or better. Advanced course in business communication focusing on case analysis, analytical reports, ethics and business presentations.
Units: (3)

BUAD 495    Internship

Description: Prerequisites: junior standing, major in Business Administration, consent of the instructor, 2.5 GPA and semester in residence at the university. Planned and supervised work experience. May be repeated for a total of six units of credit. Credit/No Credit grading only.
Units: (1-3)

BUAD 499    Independent Study

Description: Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Open to qualified students desiring to pursue directed independent inquiry. May be repeated for credit. Not open to students on academic probation.
Units: (1-3)

BUAD 501    Managerial Communications

Description: Investigates the entire process of case studies and formal reports. Students analyze management communication problems, apply writing strategies and deliver executive presentations. May be taken credit/no credit or for a letter grade.
Units: (3)

BUAD 591    Business Strategy Capstone

Description: Prerequisites: classified MCBE status, within six units of completion of study plan and in final semester of program. Tools of strategic management and their application in a business environment. Integrates business functional areas and tools by means of a business consulting project. Fulfills the terminal requirement for the MBA degree.
Units: (3)

BUAD 598    Thesis

Description: Prerequisites: classified MCBE status and consent of the associate dean. Individual research under supervision. See “Theses and Projects” in this catalog for university requirements.
Units: (3)

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