Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Concentration in Finance 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 214
Second Year Written Composition: English 2
or First Year Composition Stretch I
Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 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) if not previously met or University Elective 3
Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
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
BUS 300GW Business Communication for Professionals - GWAR 6 3
FIN 350 Business Finance 3
IBUS 330 International Business and Multicultural Relations 3
MGMT 405 Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior 3
MKTG 431 Principles of Marketing 3
Sixth Semester
FIN 303
Accounting for Financial Analysis
or Financial Statement and Data Analysis
FIN 351 Financial Management 3
ACCT 307
Accounting Information Systems
or Information Systems for Management
Major Elective – 6 Units Total (Select One) See Note 3
Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities: UD-C (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Seventh Semester
FIN 353 Financial Institutions 3
DS 412 Operations Management 3
FIN 355 Investments 3
Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences: UD-B (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Upper Division Social Sciences: UD-D (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Eighth Semester
BUS 682 Seminar on Business and Society 3
BUS 690 Seminar in Business Policy and Strategic Management 3
FIN 536 International Finance 3
Major Elective – 6 Units Total (Select One) See Note 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Total Units120-122

Major Electives

DS 408Computer Simulation3
DS 411Decision Modeling for Business3
DS 601Applied Management Science3
DS 604Applied Business Forecasting3
FIN 365Real Estate Principles3
FIN 370Fundamentals of Real Estate3
FIN 371Commercial Real Estate Financial Management3
FIN 372Commercial Leasing and Development3
FIN/PLSI/I R 435Politics of Global Finance and Crisis4
FIN 653Seminar in Bank Management3
FIN 655Alternative Investment3
FIN 656Student Managed Investment Fund3
FIN 658Financial Risk Management3
FIN 659Special Topics in Finance3
ISYS 464Managing Enterprise Data3
ISYS 569Information Systems for Business Process Management3
ISYS 650Business Intelligence3
MGMT 430Introduction to Entrepreneurship I3



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


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 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses


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 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