Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Concentration in Decision Sciences 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
or First Year Composition Stretch I
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
 Units15
Second Semester
ECON 102 Introduction to Macroeconomic Analysis 3
ENG 214
Second Year Written Composition: English
or First Year Composition Stretch II
3
MATH 110
Business Calculus 3
or Calculus with Business Applications
3
Area A: Critical Thinking (A3) or Oral Communication (A1) 3
Area C: Arts (C1) 3
 Units15
Third Semester
ACCT 100 Introduction to Financial Accounting 4 3
DS 212
Business Statistics I
or Elementary Statistics
or Data Analysis in Education
3
Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not previously met or University Elective 3
Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 5 3-4
Area D: Social Sciences: U.S. and California Government (D3) OR U.S. History (D2) 3
 Units15-16
Fourth Semester
ACCT 101 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
ISYS 263 Introduction to Information Systems 3
Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 6 3-4
Area C: Literature (C3) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15-16
Fifth Semester
ACCT 307
Accounting Information Systems
or Information Systems for Management
3
DS 412 Operations Management 3
IBUS 330 International Business and Multicultural Relations 3
Major Concentration (12 Units Total) See Note 3
Major Approved Elective (9 Units Total) 3
 Units15
Sixth Semester
DS 660GW Communications for Business Analytics - GWARMajor Concentration (12 Units Total) See Note 3
Major Concentration (12 Units Total) See Note 3
Major Approved Elective (9 Units Total) 3
Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities: UD-C (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Upper Division Social Sciences: UD-D (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Seventh Semester
FIN 350 Business Finance 3
MGMT 405 Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior 3
MKTG 431 Principles of Marketing 3
Major Concentration (12 Units Total) See Note 3
Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences: UD–B 3
 Units15
Eighth Semester
BUS 682 Seminar on Business and Society 3
BUS 690 Seminar in Business Policy and Strategic Management 3
Major Concentration (12 Units Total) See Note 3
Major Approved Elective (9 Units Total) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15
 Total Units120-122
1

ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 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.

2

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

3

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.

4

MATH 60 and/or MATH 70 are required prerequisites to ACCT 100 unless you score 50 or higher on ELM or have an ELM exemption.

5

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

6

Consider taking with a laboratory section of 1 unit to fulfill B3 if the requirement has not yet been met.

7

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


Note: Concentration Courses – Select 12 units total from:

DS 312Data Analysis with Computer Applications3
DS 408Computer Simulation3
DS 601Applied Management Science3
DS 604Applied Business Forecasting3
DS 612Data Mining with Business Applications3
DS 624Quality Management3
DS 655Sustainable Supply Chain Management3

Note: Approved Electives (9 units)
Decision sciences students are advised to take DS 660GW (Communications for Business Analytics - GWAR) as one of the approved electives; it can substitute for BUS 300GW for the Decision Sciences concentration as it satisfies the University GWAR requirement.