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College of Business Administration Information

College of Business Administration

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CBA Courses

Courses (CBA)


LOWER DIVISION

130. Current Concepts of Business (3)
Overview of CBA options, including professional preparation and employment opportunities. Orientation to current CBA programs and requirements. Development of understanding of contemporary business issues, including introduction to major business functions.
Strongly recommended for students interested in business careers.

UPPER DIVISION


300. International Business (3)
Introduction to nature, dimensions, and environment of international business. Emphasis on business functions, practices, and decisions as influenced by cultural, political, economic, social, and institutional factors in various parts of world. Diffusion of information technology.
Letter grade only (A-F).

397. Junior Honors Seminar
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the CBA Honors Program.
Empirical, theoretical, and applied research methodology: fundamentals and advanced topics. Visits by faculty and business professionals focus on current issues and methods for solving business problems.
Literature review and written proposal required for Honors Thesis. Letter grade only (A-F).

400I. Business Ethics (3)
Prerequisites: Completion of the Foundation, at least one Explorations course.
Various types of ethical dilemmas that take place in business organizations and acquire concepts and tools needed to manage these complex value conflicts for the well being of individuals, organizations, and society.
Same course as PHIL 400I. Letter grade only (A-F).

401A. Ethical Leadership (2)
Prerequisite: Edna Davis Hobbs California Student Leadership Institute application and consent of instructor.
Explores ethical leadership challenges related to business, technology, values, relationships, and healthcare. Team-building retreat and networking with guest speakers are integral to the class. Students are required to complete both CBA 401A and CBA 401B within the same academic year.
Letter grade only (A-F).

401B. Ethical Leadership (2)
Prerequisite: CBA 401A with a grade of "C" or better in the immediately preceding fall semester and consent of instructor.
Continuation of CBA 401A. Explores ethical leadership challenges in media, education, government, and management. Community service and networking with guest speakers are integral to the class. Students required to complete CBA 401A and CBA 401B within the same academic year.
Letter grade only (A-F).

493. Business Internship (1-3)
Prerequisites: Classified business major and Instructor consent, IS 301.
Qualifying students placed in career-related paid assignments in private or public agencies or businesses. Organized plan utilizing series of seminars and learning agreements required with selected reading and writing assignments.
A minimum of 120 hours paid experience per semester is required. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.

494. Short-Term Study Abroad (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
Topics of current interest in business administration selected for intensive study, linked to a group study abroad experience in a country such as China, France, Germany, Thailand and Vietnam. Topics and study sites will be announced in the Schedule of Classes.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics in different semesters.

495. Selected Topics (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor, IS 301.
Topics of current interest in business administration selected for intensive study.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics in different semesters. Topics will be announced in the Schedule of Classes. Letter grade only (A-F).

497. Senior Honors Seminar I
Prerequisites: CBA 397, IS 301.
Continuation of CBA 397, special emphasis on sampling, instrumentation, and data analysis. Topics covered may vary year-to-year. Perform majority of data collection and preliminary data analysis for honors thesis.
Letter grade only (A-F).

499. Senior Honors Seminar II (3)
Prerequisite: CBA 497, IS 301.
Completion of Honors Thesis. Data analysis completed, findings interpreted relative to research hypotheses; final report is submitted. Attention to preparing manuscripts for publication, academic review process, and making professional presentations. Learning by illustration and application. Visits by faculty and business leaders.
Letter grade only (A-F).