Deciscion Sciences and Business Analytics SF State Scholars Roadmap

The San Francisco State Scholars program provides undergraduate students with an accelerated pathway to a graduate degree. Students in this program pursue a bachelor’s and master’s degree simultaneously. This program allows students to earn graduate credit while in their junior and/or senior year, reducing the number of semesters required for completion of a master’s degree.

This roadmap is a suggested plan of study and does not replace meeting with an advisor. Please note that students may need to adjust the actual sequence of courses based on course availability. Please consult an advisor in your major program for further guidance.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterUnits
ECON 101 Introduction to Microeconomic Analysis (Major Prerequisite, D1) 3
ENG 114 Writing the First Year: Finding Your Voice (A2) 1 3
Select One (Major Prerequisite, B4): 2 3
Calculus with Business Applications  
Business Calculus  
GE Area A 3 3
GE Area C 3
 Units15
Spring Semester
ECON 102 Introduction to Macroeconomic Analysis (Major Core, D1) 3
ISYS 263 Introduction to Information Systems (Major Prerequisite) 3
GE Area A 3
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
GE Area E 3
 Units15-16
Second Year
Fall Semester
ACCT 100 Introduction to Financial Accounting (Major Core) 3
Select One (Major Core): 3
Business Statistics I  
Elementary Statistics (B4)  
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
GE Area D 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15-16
Spring Semester
ACCT 101 Introduction to Managerial Accounting (Major Core) 3
GE Area C - Take Two 6
GE Area D 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15
Third Year
Fall Semester
DS 412 Operations Management (Major Core) 3
IBUS 330 International Business and Multicultural Relations (Major Core, UD-D, GP)) 3
Select One (Major Core): 3
Accounting Information Systems  
Information Systems for Management  
Major Concentration (12 Units Total) - Take One 5 3
Major Approved Elective (9 Units Total) - Take One 6 3
 Units15
Spring Semester
Select One (Major Core): 3
Business Communication for Professionals - GWAR  
Communications for Business Analytics - GWAR (Major Concentration) 5  
Major Concentration (12 Units Total) - Take Two 5 6
Major Approved Elective (9 Units Total) - Take One 6 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Fourth Year
Summer Semester
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units6
Fall Semester
FIN 350 Business Finance (Major Core) 3
ISYS 850 Seminar in Business Intelligence (Graduate Core) 3
MGMT 405 Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior (Major Core) 3
MKTG 431 Principles of Marketing (Major Core) 3
Major Concentration (12 Units Total) - Take One 5 3
 Units15
Spring Semester
BUS 682 Seminar on Business and Society (Major Core) 3
BUS 690 Seminar in Business Policy and Strategic Management (Major Core) 3
DS 853 Applied Multivariate Analysis (Graduate Core) 3
ISYS 812 Programming and Applications for Data Analytics (Graduate Core) 3
Major Approved Elective (9 Units Total) - Take One 6 3
 Units15
Fifth Year
Summer Semester
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units3
Fall Semester
DS 861 Data Mining and Advanced Statistical Methods for Business Analysts (Graduate Core) 3
ISYS 864 Data Management for Analytics (Graduate Core) 3
Graduate Elective (9 units) - Take Two 7 6
 Units12
Spring Semester
DS 862 Machine Learning for Business Analysts (Graduate Core) 3
BUS 895 Research Project in Business (Culminating Experience) 3
Graduate Elective (9 units) - Take One 7 3
 Units9
 Total Units150-152