Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Concentration in Finance – Business Administration Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) with 15 Lower-Division Units Roadmap

This is a sample pathway for students who transfer to San Francisco State University in the current Bulletin year with an AS-T in Business Administration (VERSION 2.0, established Spring 2021). 15 units in the major [ACCT 100/ACCT 101, DS 212, ECON 101/ECON 102] and all lower division GE requirements have been satisfied. Additional units in the major may have been satisfied. Check with a major advisor about the most appropriate course sequence. Degree completion guaranteed in 60 units; see the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) section for more information.

To Do at SF State:

Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 30 units minimum at the upper division level; to include the following:

University-Wide Requirements: 9-15 units                                    

  • American Institutions (0–6 units): US History, US Government, California State and Local Government requirements if not met pre-transfer.
  • Upper-Division GE Areas B, C, and D (9 units): Courses required for the major may double-count if approved for UD GE.
  • Students entering the major with the AS-T in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance are not required to fulfill SF State Studies requirements.

BS in Business Administration: Concentration in General Business major:  48-54 units

ACCT 100/ACCT 101, DS 212, ECON 101/ECON 102 met in transfer.

University Electives: 0 or more units

Depends on course choices made at the community college, how transferred units are applied to the requirements above, and course choices at SF State - some courses may meet more than one requirement, e.g. in both UD GE and in the major.  

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
BUS 300GW Business Communication for Professionals - GWAR (Major Core) 3
ISYS 263 Introduction to Information Systems (Major Prerequisite) 3
FIN 350 Business Finance (Major Core) 3
MGMT 405 Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior (Major Core) 3
Select One (Major Prerequisite, B4): 3
Calculus with Business Applications
Business Calculus
Second Semester
DS 412 Operations Management (Major Core) 3
FIN 353 Financial Institutions (Major Concentration) 3
ISYS 363 Information Systems for Management (Major Core) 3
Select One (Major Concentration): 3
Financial Management
Financial Statement and Data Analysis
Select One (UD-C, USH, USG/CSLG): 3
The U.S. Constitution to 1896 (AERM, SJ)
The U.S. Constitution Since 1896 (AERM, SJ)
Third Semester
FIN 355 Investments (Major Concentration) 3
FIN 536 International Finance (Major Concentration) 3
MKTG 431 Principles of Marketing (Major Core) 3
Concentration Elective (9-10 units) - Take One 1 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
Fourth Semester
BUS 682 Seminar on Business and Society (Major Core) 3
BUS 690 Seminar in Business Policy and Strategic Management (Major Core) 3
IBUS 330 International Business and Multicultural Relations (Major Core) 3
Concentration Electives (9-10 units) - Take Two 1 6
 Total Units60

Concentration Electives (9-10 units)
Select Three:
BUS 350 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3 units)
DS 312 Data Analysis with Computer Applications (3 units)
DS 408 Computer Simulation (3 units)
DS 411 Decision Modeling for Business (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)
FIN 303 Accounting for Financial Analysis (3 units)
FIN 365 Real Estate Principles (3 units)
FIN 370 Fundamentals of Real Estate (3 units)
FIN 371 Commercial Real Estate Financial Management (3 units)
FIN 372 Commercial Leasing and Development (3 units)
FIN 420 Introduction to FinTech (3 units)
FIN 435/PLSI 435/I R 435 Politics of Global Finance and Crisis (4 units)
FIN 651/ECON 651/ENVS 651 Student Managed Fund in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Investments (3 units)
FIN 653 Seminar in Bank Management (3 units)
FIN 655 Alternative Investment (3 units)
FIN 658 Financial Risk Management (3 units)
FIN 659 Special Topics in Finance (3 units)
ISYS 464 Managing Enterprise Data (3 units)
ISYS 569 Information Systems for Business Process Management (3 units)
ISYS 650 Business Intelligence (3 units)
Other appropriate courses may be selected with prior written permission of an advisor.