Minor in Business Administration

The Minor in Business Administration draws on business core courses to give a broad, non-specialized exposure to business. It is designed to provide entry-level employment skills for a wide range of jobs and help provide a bridge to the business world for non-business majors.

Admission Requirements

To declare the minor, students must first complete one of DS 110, MATH 107 and MATH 108 , MATH 110 , or MATH 226 ; and ECON 101  and ECON 102.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students have basic competencies in business-related disciplines.
  2. Students demonstrate effective communication skills.
  3. Students demonstrate the ability to analyze business situations.
  4. Students develop team skills that facilitate the achievement of organizational goals.
  5. Students understand the ethical issues related to the operation of business including sustainability.
  6. Students understand the issues related to the operation of global business.

Business Administration Minor — 24 units

A minimum of 6 upper-division units are required to complete the minor.

All coursework used to satisfy the requirements of the minor must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

ACCT 100Introduction to Financial Accounting 13
ACCT 101Introduction to Managerial Accounting 13
Select One:3
Business Statistics I
Elementary Statistics
FIN 350Business Finance 13
IBUS 330International Business and Multicultural Relations3
ISYS 263Introduction to Information Systems 23
MGMT 405Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior 13
MKTG 431Principles of Marketing 13

Students who earn a minor in business administration and decide to pursue an MBA or MSBA at SF State may use these courses to meet graduate-level foundation courses, provided they earn a B- or better in the class and have completed the undergraduate course within five years of entering the graduate business program.


The ISYS 263 course requirement may be met by passing the CLEP Exam. Students who pass the waiver exam do not need to take ISYS 263 but must take an additional course (upon advisement) to make up the 3 units.