Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Concentration in General Business
Concentration in General Business
The concentration in General Business is designed to provide a solid foundation in the functional areas of business and offers students flexibility in selecting from a broad range of Business courses. The concentration is intended to prepare students for careers in small, medium, or family businesses.
1. Be a resident of California or another authorized state. See State Authorization.
2. Have completed a minimum of 60 transferable semester (90 quarter) units.
3. Have a grade point average of 2.0 (C) or better in all transferable units attempted.
4. Have a grade point average of 2.0 (C) or better in all units completed at SF State.
5. Be in good standing at the last college or university attended.
6. Have completed all lower-division General Education requirements (39 semester units or 58.5 quarter units) with a grade of C- or better including the below four courses commonly called "Golden Four":
- Oral Communication
- Written Communication
- Critical Thinking
- Quantitative Reasoning
7. Students will be evaluated for having completed the below courses, which are prerequisites for core business courses, with a grade of C- or better.
- Select one:
- ECON 101 Introduction to Microeconomic Analysis
- ISYS 263 Introduction to Information Systems or a passing score on the ISYS 263 CLEP Exam
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students have basic competencies in business related disciplines.
Demonstrate discipline‐based knowledge in accounting, economics, finance, information systems, international business, management, marketing, operations, and statistics.
Demonstrate the ability to integrate the knowledge of different functional areas into effective business solutions.
- Students demonstrate effective communication skills.
Create well‐written documents on a business topic;
Deliver an effective oral presentation on a business topic.
- Students demonstrate the ability to analyze business situations.
Solve business problems using appropriate quantitative and analytical techniques and technologies;
Demonstrate the ability to identify and analyze alternatives in a business context;
Demonstrate the ability to articulate and defend a course of action.
- Students develop team skills that facilitate achievement of organizational goals.
Work effectively in culturally and ethnically diverse teams demonstrated by the ability to contribute to the team’s performance, interact positively with teammates, keep the team on track, maintain high standards for team performance, and by having the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to help the team succeed.
- Students understand the ethical issues related to the operation of business including sustainability.
Identify key concepts in business ethics;
Recognize the ethical dilemmas in specific business cases;
Analyze how ethical issues can affect the interests of different stakeholders;
Propose a business solution to the ethical dilemmas;
Be aware of sustainability issues in business.
- Students understand the issues related to the operation of global business
Recognize the relevant global issues including legal, political, social and cultural factors in specific management situations;
Analyze the impact of the global issues such as legal, political, social and cultural factors in specific management situations;
Demonstrate the ability to propose business solutions based on the analysis of global issues including legal, political, social and cultural factors.
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Concentration in General Business — 69 Units Minimum
Except in cases of credit by examination, no more than 6 units of the core may be completed on a CR/NC basis.
Students must earn a grade of C- or higher in core Business courses required as prerequisites for other core Business courses.
All concentration courses must be taken on a letter-grade basis. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all concentration courses.
Prerequisite Courses (9-12 units)
|Calculus with Business Applications|
|Mathematics for Business Calculus I|
and Mathematics for Business Calculus II
|ECON 101||Introduction to Microeconomic Analysis||3|
|ISYS 263||Introduction to Information Systems||3|
or a passing score on the ISYS 263 CLEP Exam
These courses must be completed before enrollment in certain core courses. Most core courses have specific prerequisites that are listed in the course descriptions.
Core Requirements (39 units)
|ACCT 100||Introduction to Financial Accounting||3|
|ACCT 101||Introduction to Managerial Accounting||3|
|Business Communication for Professionals - GWAR|
|Communications for Business Analytics - GWAR|
|BUS 682||Seminar on Business and Society 1||3|
|BUS 690||Seminar in Business Policy and Strategic Management 1||3|
|Business Statistics I|
|DS 412||Operations Management||3|
|ECON 102||Introduction to Macroeconomic Analysis||3|
|FIN 350||Business Finance||3|
|IBUS 330||International Business and Multicultural Relations||3|
|ISYS 363||Information Systems for Management||3|
|MGMT 405||Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior||3|
|MKTG 431||Principles of Marketing||3|
Must be taken for a letter grade.
Concentration Requirements (21 units)
|Select seven courses from at least four different prefixes:|
|BUS 350||Introduction to Entrepreneurship||3|
|BUS 354||Starting a Small Business||3|
|BUS 400||Professional Communication for the Global Workplace||3|
|BUS 430||Social Entrepreneurship: Mission-Driven Ventures||3|
|BUS 440||Ethics at Work: Business Impacts||3|
|BUS 450||Greening of Business||3|
|DS 312||Data Analysis with Computer Applications||3|
|DS 408||Computer Simulation||3|
|DS 411||Decision Modeling for Business||3|
|DS 601||Applied Management Science||3|
|DS 604||Applied Business Forecasting||3|
|DS 624||Quality Management||3|
|DS 655||Sustainable Supply Chain Optimization||3|
|DS 660GW||Communications for Business Analytics - GWAR||3|
|ECON 400||Economic and Social History of the United States||3|
|ECON 450||Health Economics||3|
|ECON/HIST/LABR 474||History of Labor in the United States||3|
|ECON/LABR 510||Labor Economics||3|
|ECON/LABR 511||Collective Bargaining||3|
|ECON 620||Economic Development||3|
|ECON/I R 635||Economics of Globalization||3|
|HTM 324||Historical and Contemporary Aspects of Food, Beverage, and Culture in America||3|
|HTM 351||Asian Food, Culture, and Hospitality||3|
|HTM 421||Food, Wine, and Culture in California||3|
|HTM 424||Tourism Management||3|
|HTM 425||The Business of International Tourism||3|
|HTM 560||Hospitality Human Resource Management||3|
|IBUS 430||Import-Export Management and Small Business Operations||3|
|IBUS 517||Legal Environment of World Business||3|
|IBUS 590||International Environmental Analysis||3|
|IBUS 592||Doing Business in Greater China||3|
|IBUS 593||Doing Business in Europe||3|
|IBUS 596||Doing Business in Japan||3|
|IBUS 598||Doing Business in Emerging Markets||3|
|IBUS 620||Research in International Business and the Global Market||3|
|IBUS/MGMT 659||Introduction to International Business Negotiation||3|
|IBUS 676||Social Entrepreneurship in a Global Context||3|
|IBUS 681||Seminar in Comparative Management||3|
|IBUS 690||Global Strategic Management||3|
|ISYS 350||Building Business Applications||3|
|ISYS 463||Information Systems Analysis and Design||3|
|ISYS 565||Managing Enterprise Networks||3|
|ISYS 568||Multimedia Business Applications Development||3|
|ISYS 569||Information Systems for Business Process Management||3|
|ISYS 575||Information Security Management||3|
|ISYS 650||Business Intelligence||3|
|MGMT 648||Seminar in Leadership and Influence Skills||3|
|MKTG 432||Public Relations||3|
|MKTG 433||Personal Selling||3|
|MKTG 436||Retail Management||3|
|MKTG 441||Business-to-Business Marketing||3|
|MKTG 469||Digital Marketing||3|
|MKTG 644||Services Marketing||3|
|MKTG 675||Brand Management||3|
|MKTG 680||International Marketing Management||3|
|MKTG 688||New Product Management Seminar||3|
Two non-Lam Family College of Business upper-division courses are permitted as substitutes for two of the seven required courses and count towards the different prefix requirement with advisor approval. If taken at SF State, units for DS 110 or MATH 110 and/or ISYS 263 may be used to satisfy concentration requirements; advisor approval required.