Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Concentration in General Business – Business Administration Associate Degree for Transfer with 21 Lower Division Units Roadmap

This is a sample pathway for students who transfer to San Francisco State University in 2017–2018 with an AS-T in Business Administration.

Twenty-one units in the major (ACCT 100/ACCT 101, DS 110 or MATH 110, DS 212, ECON 101/ECON 102, ISYS 263) and all lower division GE requirements have been satisfied. Check with a major advisor about the most appropriate course sequence. Degree completion guaranteed in 60 units; see the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) section for more information.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
IBUS 330 International Business and Multicultural Relations 1 3
ISYS 363 Information Systems for Management 3
MGMT 405 Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 2 3
or University Elective if A4 met in transfer
University Elective 3
Second Semester
BUS 300GW Business Communication for Professionals - GWAR 3
FIN 350 Business Finance 3
HIST 470
The U.S. Constitution to 1877 3
or The U.S. Constitution since 1877
Major Concentration List 1 or 2 – Take Two – See Bulletin 6
Third Semester
DS 412 Operations Management 3
MKTG 431 Principles of Marketing 3
Major Concentration List 1 or 2 – Take Two – See Bulletin 3
Major Concentration Upper Division Elective 3
GE Area UD–B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
Fourth Semester
BUS 682 Seminar on Business and Society 3
BUS 690 Seminar in Business Policy and Strategic Management 3
Major Concentration List 1 or 2 – Take Two – See Bulletin 3
Major Concentration Upper Division Elective – Take Two 6
 Total Units60

IBUS 330 satisfies Upper Division GE: UD-D.


Completion of second year composition is a prerequisite for several Core courses. If not completed prior to transfer, progress in the major will be affected.


HIST 470 and HIST 471 satisfy Upper Division GE: UD-C and both US History and US/CA Government if not met in transfer.

To Do at SF State:

Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 40 units minimum at the upper division level; to include the following:

University-Wide Requirements: 9-12 Units

  • ENG 214 or equivalent A4 course (0–3 units) if not taken before transfer
  • Upper Division GE, areas B and C (9 units). Recommended courses for UD-C also satisfy the US History, US Government, and California State and Local Government requirements if not taken before transfer. UD-D met by Major Core course. See notes.
  • Students entering the General Business concentration of the major with the AS-T in Business Administration are not required to fulfill SF State Studies and Complementary Studies requirements. (This waiver does not apply to any other concentrations in Business.)

BS in Business Administration: Concentration in General Business Major: 48 units

ACCT 100/ACCT 101, DS 110 or MATH 110, DS 212, ECON 101/ECON 102, and ISYS 263 met in transfer.

  • Core courses for Business majors (27 units)
  • Concentration (21 units) – Upon advisement, complete the following:
    • List 1 (quantitative) and List 2 (qualitative) (12 units):  select two courses from each list, four different prefixes overall
    • Upper division electives (9 units): select three courses, each with a different prefix.

University Electives: Three or More Units

Depends on course choices made at the community college, how transferred units are applied to the requirements above, and course choices at SF State. Some courses may meet more than one requirement, e.g. both in UD GE and in the major.