Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Concentration in General Business Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 60

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
ECON 101 Introduction to Microeconomic Analysis 3
ENG 114 First Year Composition 1 3
Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 2 3
Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
Area D: Social Sciences: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
Second Semester
ECON 102 Introduction to Macroeconomic Analysis 3
ENG 214
Second Year Written Composition: English
or First Year Composition Stretch II
MATH 110
Business Calculus 3
or Calculus with Business Applications
Area A: Critical Thinking (A3) or Oral Communication (A1) 3
Area C: Arts (C1) 3
Third Semester
ACCT 100 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) or SF State Studies or University Elective 3
Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3
Area C: Literature (C3) 3
Area D: Social Sciences: U.S. and California Government (D3) or U.S. History (D2) 3
Fourth Semester
ACCT 101 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
DS 212
Business Statistics I
or Elementary Statistics
or Data Analysis in Education
ISYS 263 Introduction to Information Systems 3
Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 5 3-4
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
Fifth Semester
Business Communication for Professionals - GWAR 6
or Communications for Business Analytics - GWAR
FIN 350 Business Finance 3
IBUS 330 International Business and Multicultural Relations (Upper Division Social Sciences: UD-D Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Major List 1 (6 units total) See Note 3
Major List 2 (6 units total) See Note 3
Sixth Semester
ACCT 307
Accounting Information Systems
or Information Systems for Management
BUS 440 Ethics at Work: Business Impacts 3
DS 412 Operations Management 3
MGMT 405 Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior 3
MKTG 431 Principles of Marketing 3
Seventh Semester
Major List 1 (6 units total) See Note 3
Major List 2 (6 units total) See Note 3
Major Elective (9 units total) 7 3
Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences: UD-B (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
Eighth Semester
BUS 682 Seminar on Business and Society 3
BUS 690 Seminar in Business Policy and Strategic Management 3
Major Elective (9 units total) – Take Two 7 6
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Total Units120-121

ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and selectENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses.


To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet LLD and SFSU Studies requirements (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) within your GE.


Prepare: MATH 60 and/or MATH 70 are required prerequisites to MATH 110/DS 110 unless you score 50 or higher on ELM or have an ELM exemption.


Consider taking a class combined with a laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill GE Area B3.


Take a class with a combined laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3 if the requirement has not already been met.


 You must take at least one GWAR (GW) course.


Electives must include three upper division courses with different prefixes and advisor approval.

List 1 (6 units) 

Select two of the following with different prefixes:
DS 312Data Analysis with Computer Applications3
DS 408Computer Simulation3
DS 411Decision Modeling for Business3
DS 601Applied Management Science3
DS 604Applied Business Forecasting3
DS 624Quality Management3
DS 655Sustainable Supply Chain Management3
ECON 400Economic and Social History of the United States3
ECON 450Health Economics3
ECON/HIST/LABR 474History of Labor in the United States3
ECON/LABR 510Labor Economics3
ECON/LABR 511Collective Bargaining3
ECON/USP 535Urban Economics3
ECON 620Economic Development3
ECON/I R 635Economics of Globalization3
ISYS 350Building Business Applications3
ISYS 463Information Systems Analysis and Design3
ISYS 471E-Commerce Systems3
ISYS 565Managing Enterprise Networks3
ISYS 568Multimedia Business Applications Development3
ISYS 569Information Systems for Business Process Management3
ISYS 575Information Security Management3
ISYS 650Business Intelligence3

 List 2 (6 units)

Select two of the following with different prefixes:
BUS 440Ethics at Work: Business Impacts3
BUS 450Greening of Business3
HTM 421Food, Wine, and Culture in California3
HTM 425The Business of International Tourism3
HTM 560Hospitality Human Resource Management3
HTM 595Selected Topics in Hotel Administration3
IBUS 331Cross-cultural Creativity in Business3
IBUS 430Import-Export Management and Small Business Operations3
IBUS 517Legal Environment of World Business3
IBUS 590International Environmental Analysis3
IBUS 591Doing Business in Latin America3
IBUS 592Doing Business in Greater China3
IBUS 593Doing Business in Europe3
IBUS 594Doing Business in Asia-Pacific Countries3
IBUS 596Doing Business in Japan3
IBUS 598Doing Business in Emerging Markets3
IBUS 620Research in International Business and the Global Market3
IBUS/MGMT 659Introduction to International Business Negotiation3
IBUS 676Social Entrepreneurship in a Global Context3
IBUS 681Seminar in Comparative Management3
IBUS 690Global Strategic Management3
MGMT 354Starting a Small Business3
MGMT 407Economics for Managers3
MGMT 535Selected Topics in Entrepreneurship3
MKTG 432Public Relations3
MKTG 433Personal Selling3
MKTG 436Retail Management3
MKTG 441Business to Business Marketing3
MKTG 469Digital Marketing3
MKTG 644Services Marketing3
MKTG 675Brand Management3
MKTG 680International Marketing Management3
MKTG 688New Product Management Seminar3