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Program Learning Objectives

Students graduating from our program will be able to:

1.1 Apply knowledge to identify opportunities and solve business problems.
2.1 Evaluate the social and ethical responsibilities of business organizations.
3.1 Exhibit the ability to work in a diverse environment.
3.2 Illustrate an understanding of business activities in a global environment.
4.1 Demonstrate effective written communication skills.
4.2 Demonstrate effective oral communication skills.
4.3 Demonstrate effective participation in teams.

Degree Requirements and Curriculum

In addition to the program requirements listed on this page, students must also satisfy requirements outlined in more detail in the Minimum Requirements for Graduation section of this catalog, including:
  • 60 units of upper-division courses
  • 2.0 GPA
  • Graduation Writing Requirement (GWR)
  • U.S. Cultural Pluralism (USCP)
Note: No Major, Support or Concentration courses may be selected as credit/no credit.
BUS 206Business Professionalism and Career Readiness2
BUS 207Legal Responsibilities of Business4
BUS 214Financial Accounting4
BUS 215Managerial Accounting4
BUS 342Fundamentals of Corporate Finance4
BUS 346Principles of Marketing4
BUS 387Organizational Behavior4
BUS 391Information Systems4
BUS 401
BUS 411
General Management and Strategy
and Business Knowledge Exit Exam
BUS 404Governmental and Social Influences on Business4
Technology Management - Select from the following:4
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
Product Design and Development
Packaging Fundamentals
Packaging Polymers and Processing
Supply Chain Management in Manufacturing and Services
International Business - Select from the following:4
Global Financial Institutions and Markets
International and Cross Cultural Management
Introduction to International Business
International Supply Chains
The Legal Environment of International Business
International Marketing
International Trade Theory
Senior Project - Select from the following:4
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance - Senior Project
Senior Project I
and Senior Project II
Senior Project: Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
Applied Senior Project Seminar
Applied Senior Project
Concentration courses (see below)28
ECON 221Microeconomics4
ECON 222Macroeconomics (D2) 14
MATH 221Calculus for Business and Economics (B4) 1,24
STAT 251Statistical Inference for Management I (GE Electives) 1,34
STAT 252Statistical Inference for Management II 35
(See GE program requirements below.)60
Free Electives 421
Total units180


Students may elect to complete curriculum from the following concentrations:

General Education (GE) Requirements

  • 72 units required, 12 of which are specified in Major and/or Support.
  • If any of the remaining 60 units is used to satisfy a Major or Support requirement, additional units of Free Electives may be needed to complete the total units required for the degree.
  • See the complete GE course listing.
  • A grade of C- or better is required in one course in each of the following GE Areas: A1 (Oral Communication), A2 (Written Communication), A3 (Critical Thinking), and B4 (Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning). 
Area AEnglish Language Communication and Critical Thinking
A1Oral Communication4
A2Written Communication4
A3Critical Thinking4
Area BScientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning
B1Physical Science4
B2Life Science4
B3One lab taken with either a B1 or B2 course
B4Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (4 units in Support) 1,20
Upper-Division B4
Area CArts and Humanities
Lower-division courses in Area C must come from three different subject prefixes.
C1Arts: Arts, Cinema, Dance, Music, Theater4
C2Humanities: Literature, Philosophy, Languages other than English4
Lower-Division C Elective - Select a course from either C1 or C24
Upper-Division C4
Area DSocial Sciences - Select courses in Area D from at least two different prefixes
D1American Institutions (Title 5, Section 40404 Requirement)4
D2Lower-Division D (4 units in Support) 10
Upper-Division D4
Area ELifelong Learning and Self-Development
Lower-Division E4
Area F Ethnic Studies
F Ethnic Studies4
GE Electives in Areas B, C, and D
Select courses from two different areas; may be lower-division or upper-division courses.
GE Electives (4 units in Support plus 4 units in GE) 1,34
Total units60