Bachelor of Arts in Administration

This program offered online through College of Extended and Global Education

Note: At this time, only Entrepreneurship, Management, and Supply Chain Management concentrations are being offered.

Admission Requirements (60 transfer units)

Total units required for graduation: 120 units (60 transfer units and 60- degree completion units)

Students are encouraged to check that they have met the prerequisite requirements for each course in the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration in which they are planning to enroll. The prerequisite requirements listed for each course are strictly enforced.

Enrollment in 3000 - 4000 - and 5000-level courses in the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration is restricted to students who have completed at least 60-semester units (i.e., have achieved junior standing). Course prerequisites are strictly enforced. 

Students who do not meet the stated requirements may be dis-enrolled from the courses. 

1. Generally, applicants will qualify for consideration as upper division-transfer admission students if they meet all of the following requirements:

i. Cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 in all transferable units attempted;

ii. In good standing at the last college or university attended; and 

iii. Completed at least sixty (60) transferable semester (90 quarter) units of college level coursework with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher and a grade C or better in each course used to meet the California State University (CSU) general education requirements in written communication, oral communication, critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, e.g. mathematics.

2. The Program will be open to upper-division transfer students who have been fully certified by a California Community College and have met all lower division course requirements. The Program will be delivered in a self-support mode in an online format that consists of only upper division core courses and concentration courses. Students will transfer an equivalent of 60 lower division Semester units.

i. In addition to the 60 lower division transfer units, all students must complete an additional total of 60 semester units at CSUSB to meet the graduation requirement of 120 units.

ii. The 60 transfer units must include at least 30 units of courses which meet CSU general education requirement, including all the general education requirements in communication in the English language (both oral and written) and critical thinking and the requirement in mathematics/quantitative reasoning (usually 3 semester units) OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) requirements in English communication and mathematical concepts and quantitative reasoning.

iii. The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) and the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) degrees offered at the California Community Colleges (CCC) are designed to provide a California community college student the optimum transfer preparation and a clear admission pathway to the CSU degree majors.

iv. CCC students who earn an Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T or AS- T) are guaranteed admission with junior standing to a CSU and given priority admission over other transfer applicants when applying to a local CSU campus or non-impacted CSU program. AA-T or AS-T admission applicants are given limited priority consideration based on their eligibility ranking to an impacted campus/program or to campuses/programs that have been deemed similar to the degree completed at the community college. Students who have completed an AA-T/AS-T in a program deemed similar to a CSU major are able to complete remaining requirements for graduation within 60 semester (90 quarter) units. It is the responsibility of the student who has earned an AA-T/AS-T to provide documentation of the degree to the CSU campus.

3. Program requirements

The overall program requires the completion of 60-semester units. This consists of the program core, breadth electives, and concentration courses (48-semester units). Additionally, students must meet the upper-division general education requirements (12-semester units), which are satisfied from the following: 

Upper Division General Education (9-semester units)
Natural Sciences
SSCI 3250Perspectives on Gender3
Arts and Humanities
PHIL 3010Truth, Lies and Bullshit3
Social Sciences
PA 3150Society, Business, & Global Governance * This course is part of the BA core requirement units3
Total Units9
Writing Intensive - 2 courses (6-semester units)
MGMT 3500Applied Communication * This course is part of the BA core requirement units3
PHIL 3010Truth, Lies and Bullshit3
Total Units6
Diversity & Inclusion Designation (3-semester units)
PA 3050Organizations in Multicultural and Diverse Societies * This course can be taken as part of the BA core requirement units3
or SSCI 3250 Perspectives on Gender
Total Units3
Global Perspectives (3-semester units)
PA 3150Society, Business, & Global Governance * This course is part of the BA core requirement units3
Total Units3

   4.  Program Core and Breadth Elective Requirements (48-semester units)

FIN 3001Finance I3
IST 3110Management of Information Technology3
SCM 3040Principles of Supply Chain Management3
MKTG 3050Marketing Principles3
PA 3150Society, Business, & Global Governance * This course counts towards GE upper division category D3
MGMT 3020Organizational Behavior3
MGMT 3500Applied Communication 3
MGMT 3900Principles of Strategy2
ADMN 4900Administration Capstone1
Breadth Electives (6)6
Six units chosen from the following:
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Finance II
Organizations in Multicultural and Diverse Societies
Research Methods
Concentration (18)18
Total Units48

Currently, only concentrations in Entrepreneurship, Management, and Supply Chain Management are offered.

Concentrations (18 units)

Accounting Concentration (18 units) 

(Program Code: ACCT)

A grade of a “C-” or better is required for all Accounting concentration courses.

ACCT 3150Accounting Information Systems and Business Ethics3
ACCT 3470Management Accounting and Ethics in Business3
ACCT 3720Intermediate Accounting I3
ACCT 3730Intermediate Accounting II3
ACCT 4260Introduction to Taxation3
ACCT 4400Financial Statement Auditing3
Total Units18

Business Analytics Concentration (18 units)

(Program Code: BSAN)

IST 2510Big Data Analytics3
IST 3500Problem Solving and Decision Making3
IST 4510Advanced Data Analytics3
IST 4520Data Mining3
IST 4120Information Systems Planning and Policy3
Three units chosen from the following:3
Computer Networks and Security
Applications Development
Database Management for Business
Cybersecurity
Enterprise Resource Planning
Systems Analysis and Design
Systems Analysis and Design
Web Technologies
Advanced Applications Development
Advanced Database Management and Information Assurance
Advanced Enterprise Resource Planning
Project Management
Seminar in Information Systems and Technology
Seminar in Information Systems and Technology
Independent Study
Independent Study
Content Marketing
Internship
Marketing Research
Total Units18

Entrepreneurship Concentration (18 units)

(Program Code: ENTR)

ENTR 4420Small Business Management3
ENTR 5430Ideation and Creative Problem Solving3
ENTR 5440Developing the New Venture3
ENTR 5450Resources for the Entrepreneur3
TA 3141The Improvisational Mind3
ENTR 5980Reflective Essay0
Three units chosen from the following:3
Business Consulting
Global Entrepreneurship
Commercializing Entrepreneurial Innovation
Managing a Growing Business
Launching the Entrepreneurial Venture
Entrepreneurship in Action: Corporate, Social and Family Business Approaches
Any 4000 or 5000 level MGMT, HRM, or MKTG course as approved by the Entrepreneurship program advisor.
All courses taken to satisfy the Entrepreneurship concentration requirements must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better, including the core course ENTR 3000.
Total Units18

Finance Concentration (18 units)

(Program Code: FIN_)

FIN 4300Financial Theory and Practice3
FIN 4320Financial Institutions and Capital Market3
FIN 4330International Finance3
FIN 4350Investment Analysis3
FIN 4590Financial Case Studies3
or FIN 5270 Financial Derivatives
Three units chosen from the following:3
Business and Asian Culture
Financial Planning Process and Insurance
Principles of Real Estate
Entrepreneurial Finance
Financial Data Analytics
Financial Case Studies (If not taken previously)
Retirement Planning
Security Trading and Analysis
Financial Derivatives (If not taken previously)
Student Managed Investment Fund
Real Estate Finance
Finance Internship

Financial Planning Concentration (18 units)

(Program Code: FNPL)

FIN 3600Financial Planning Process and Insurance3
FIN 4300Financial Theory and Practice3
FIN 4600Retirement Planning3
ACCT 4260Introduction to Taxation3
FIN 4590Financial Case Studies3
or FIN 4350 Investment Analysis
Three units chosen from the following:3
Business and Asian Culture
Principles of Real Estate
International Finance
Investment Analysis (If not taken previously)
Financial Data Analytics
Financial Case Studies (If not taken previously)
Real Estate Finance
Estates and Gifts, Ethics and other Specialized Taxation Topics

Hospitality Management Concentration (18 units)

(Program Code: HOSM)

HOSM 1600Restaurant Management 3
HOSM 2500Hospitality and Tourism Management 3
HOSM 3600Meetings and Event Planning3
HOSM 4500Hotel Operations Tactics and Strategies3
HRM 4550Human Resources Management3
MKTG 5750Hospitality Internship I1
MKTG 5752Hospitality Internship II2
Total Units18

Human Resource Management Concentration (18 units)

(Program Code: HRMG)

HRM 4550Human Resources Management3
One course (three units) chosen from the following:3
Business, Ethics, and Society
Managing Across Borders
Leadership and Followership
Three courses (nine units) chosen from the following:9
Staffing
Industrial and Labor Relations
Employment Law
Compensation and Performance
One course (three units) chosen from the following:3
Staffing
Industrial and Labor Relations
Employment Law
Human Resources Development
Compensation and Performance
Strategic Human Resource Management
Contemporary Topics in Human Resources Management
Small Business Management
Internship
Total Units18

Note: Students concentrating in Human Resources Management may not also concentrate in Management.

Information Security Concentration (18 units)

(Program Code: ISEC)

IST 2110Information Technology3
IST 2610Cybersecurity3
IST 4120Information Systems Planning and Policy3
IST 4610Cybersecurity Management3
Six units chosen from the following:6
Applications Development
Web Technologies
Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking
Project Management
Incident Handling and Cyber Investigation
Apprenticeship
Seminar in Information Systems and Technology
Independent Study
Independent Study
Content Marketing
Internship
Total Units18

Information Systems and Technology Concentration (18 units)

(Program Code: INST)

IST 2210Computer Networks and Security3
IST 2410Database Management for Business3
IST 2610Cybersecurity3
IST 4120Information Systems Planning and Policy3
IST 4210Advanced Computer Networks3
Three units chosen from the following:3
Applications Development
Big Data Analytics
Systems Analysis and Design
Problem Solving and Decision Making
Web Technologies
Advanced Applications Development
Advanced Database Management and Information Assurance
Advanced Data Analytics
Project Management
Apprenticeship
Seminar in Information Systems and Technology
Independent Study
Independent Study
Content Marketing
Internship
Total Units18

International Business Concentration (18 units)

(Program Code: INTB)

MKTG 4700International Marketing3
MKTG 4760Strategic Issues in International Business3
MGMT 4050Managing Across Borders3
Three units of an approved foreign language.*3
Six units chosen from one of the following three regional focus areas:6
Asia Regional Focus Area:
Anthropology of Asia: Cultures, Communities, and Migration
Anthropology of the Middle East
Exploring the World of Islam
Business and Asian Culture
World War II in the Pacific
Asian Humanities in a Globalized World
Asian Philosophy
East Asian Politics
Government and Politics of the Middle East
Global Issues and Perspectives
Up to six units of study abroad courses visiting countries in Asia
Any other Asia region focused course approved by the program director.
Europe Regional Focus Area
Europe Since 1945
East European Political Systems
Seminar in International Relations
Up to six units of study abroad courses visiting countries in Europe.
Any other Europe region focused course approved by the program director.
Latin America Regional Focus Area:
Cultures of Mexico and Central America
Anthropology of South America
Modern Central America
Foreign Relations of Latin America
Modern Latin America
Up to six units of study abroad courses visiting countries in Latin America.
Any other Latin America region focused course approved by the program director.
Total Units18

* This program has a foreign language requirement. Students are required to take three units in a foreign language. Students may select courses in any of the following languages offered at CSUSB: Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, American Sign Language, Cahuilia, Luiseño, and Serrano. Additional foreign languages may be approved by the Chair of the Department of Marketing. Courses must not be taught in English. Students wishing to take 3 units in a foreign language not offered at CSUSB may request approval from the Chair of the Department of Marketing.”

Management Concentration (18 units)

(Program Code: MNGT)

MGMT 3350Business, Ethics, and Society3
MGMT 4050Managing Across Borders3
MGMT 4520Leadership and Followership 3
MGMT 4910Strategic Management3
Six units chosen from the following:6
Legal Environment of Business
Organizational Change and Disruptions
Managing Negotiations
Managing Technological Innovation
Interpersonal Relationships at the Workplace
Teams in Organizations
Future of Work and Management
Contemporary Topics in Management
Independent Study
Independent Study
Content Marketing
Small Business Management
Human Resources Management
Internship
Seminar in Administration
Seminar in Administration
Seminar in Administration
In addition to the grade point average requirements stated in Program Requirements for a Bachelor's Degree, students must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in all courses required to fulfill the Concentration in Management.
Total Units18

Note: Students concentrating in Management may not also concentrate in Human Resources Management.

Marketing Concentration (18 units)

(Program Code: MKTG)

MKTG 4100Consumer Behavior3
MKTG 4160Marketing Research3
MKTG 4200Marketing Communications3
MKTG 4300Professional Selling and Sales Management3
MKTG 4960Strategic Marketing Planning3
or MKTG 4760 Strategic Issues in International Business
Three units chosen from the following:3
Integrated Marketing Communications
Retailing and Ecommerce
International Marketing
Digital Marketing
Strategic Issues in International Business
Strategic Marketing Planning
Marketing Data Analytics
Sports and Entertainment Marketing
Experiential Marketing
Festival and Entertainment Management
Seminar in Marketing
Independent Study
Independent Study
Content Marketing
Internship
Total Units18

Public Administration Concentration (18 units)

(Program Code: PA__)

PA 3800Introduction to Public Administration3
PA 4620Managing Human Resources in the Public Sector3
PA 4630Governmental Budgeting3
PA 4700Public Policy and Administration3
Six units chosen from the following:6
Public Relations in the Public Sector
Administrative Leadership
Nonprofit Management and Leadership
Executive Nonprofit Leadership
Nonprofit Fundraising and Grantwriting
Managing Diversity in Organizations
Urban Growth and Planning
Intergovernmental Relations and Policy Networks
Public Sector Labor Relations
Local Public Administration
Public Transportation Systems
Internship in Public Administration
Special Topics in Public Administration
Independent Study
Independent Study
Content Marketing
Total Units18

Real Estate Concentration (18 units)

(Program Code: RLST)

FIN 3800Principles of Real Estate3
FIN 4800Real Estate Appraisal3
FIN 4810Real Estate Practice3
FIN 5850Real Estate Finance3
FIN 4590Financial Case Studies3
or FIN 4350 Investment Analysis
Three units chosen from the following:3
Business and Asian Culture
Financial Planning Process and Insurance
Real Estate Accounting
Financial Theory and Practice
Financial Institutions and Capital Market
International Finance
Investment Analysis (If not taken previously)
Financial Data Analytics
Financial Case Studies (If not taken previously)
Retirement Planning
Real Estate Development
Legal Aspects of Real Estate
Security Trading and Analysis
Student Managed Investment Fund
Computer Applications in Real Estate
Real Estate Office Administration
Finance Internship
Total Units18

Sports and Entertainment Marketing Concentration (18 units)

(Program Code: SPEN)

MKTG 4160Marketing Research3
MKTG 4300Professional Selling and Sales Management3
MKTG 5250Sports and Entertainment Marketing3
MKTG 5500Advanced Sports Marketing Planning and Strategy3
MKTG 5550Advanced Entertainment Marketing Planning and Strategy3
Three units chosen from the following:3
Consumer Behavior
Marketing Communications
Digital Marketing
Marketing Data Analytics
Experiential Marketing
Festival and Entertainment Management
Seminar in Marketing
Independent Study
Independent Study
Content Marketing
Internship
Total Units18

Supply Chain Management Concentration (18 units)

(Program Code: SCM_)

SCM 3050Enterprise Resource Planning3
SCM 4400Transportation Systems Management3
SCM 4700Advanced Supply Chain and Logistics Management3
SCM 4750Supply Chain Business Analytics3
SCM 5150Project Management3
Three units chosen from the following:3
Problem Solving and Decision Making
International Logistics
Quality Management
Advanced Enterprise Resource Planning
Apprenticeship
Advanced Topics in GIS and Spatial Techniques
Internship
Seminar in Supply Chain Management
Independent Study
Independent Study
Content Marketing
Total Units18