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
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 1 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 2 3
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15
Second Semester
ECON 102 Introduction to Macroeconomic Analysis 3
MATH 110
Business Calculus
or Calculus with Business Applications
3
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
 
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
 Units15
Third Semester
ACCT 100 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
Select One: 3
Business Statistics I  
Elementary Statistics  
Data Analysis in Education  
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
 
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 3 3-4
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15-16
Fourth Semester
ACCT 101 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
ISYS 263 Introduction to Information Systems 3
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 3 3-4
GE Area C: Humanities: 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) 4 3
Major Approved Elective (9 Units Total) 5 3
 Units15
Sixth Semester
DS 660GW Communications for Business Analytics - GWAR 3
Major Concentration (12 Units Total) 4 3
Major Approved Elective (9 Units Total) 5 3
GE Area UD–C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
GE Area UD–D: Upper Division Social Sciences (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) 4 3
GE Area UD–B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 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) 4 3
Major Approved Elective (9 Units Total) 5 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15
 Total Units120-122
1

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

2

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.

3

Consider taking a class combined with a laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3 if not already satisfied.

4

Concentration Courses

DS 312 Data Analysis with Computer Applications (3 units)

DS 408 Computer Simulation (3 units)

DS 601 Applied Management Science (3 units)

DS 604 Applied Business Forecasting (3 units)

DS 612 Data Mining with Business Applications (3 units)

DS 624 Quality Management (3 units)

DS 655 Sustainable Supply Chain Management (3 units)

5

Approved Electives

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 Business Communication for Professionals - GWAR for the Decision Sciences concentration as it satisfies the University GWAR requirement.