A minimum of 120 units required to graduate with an undergraduate business degree from CSULB. A majority of the upper division business courses, including economics and statistics, must be completed at this university. For details, refer to the CBA Policy on Course Transfers/Substitutions.
1. ACCT 201; ECON 100, 101; BLAW 220; MATH 108 or 114, 115, and PHIL 160 or 170.
2. All business and pre-business majors shall demonstrate computer literacy and competency prior to taking junior and senior level courses. Requires one of the following:
3. Upper Division:
4. Elective courses to total 120 units required. Students are encouraged to select electives for expansion of knowledge and intellectual interests as well as for preparation for business employment.
The objective of the management curricula is to prepare students for a successful career in management of the business enterprise. Attention is given to the need to create and maintain a desirable internal environment. Interface of that environment with the external environment in relation to success of the enterprise is considered. Philosophical basis for the practice of management, ethical considerations and human values are stressed. The student's exposure to theory and concepts leads to the acquiring of knowledge and skills to assume first professional positions and progress through middle and upper management careers.
The objective of the operations management curriculum is to prepare and stimulate student competence in the conceptual, systematic and analytical tools prerequisite for entry level and advanced positions in goods-producing and service-orientated industries. Emphasis is placed on the systems approach which stresses the concepts, techniques and policies essential for the economical and effective design, operations and control of manpower, facilities, materials, capital and informational inputs of organizations. Students are introduced to productivity tools such as Total Quality Control, Manufacturing Resource Planning, Just-In-Time Techniques. Simulation and Animation of Production Operations, Optimized Production Techniques, Kanban Systems, Japanese Productivity Techniques. Decision Support Systems.
15 units to be taken as follows:
The Human Resources Management Option is designed not only for those who have an interest in working in the functional areas of HRM, but also for everyone who wants to become a member of management at any level in either the private or the public sector of the economy. The faculty integrate the theoretical with the practical to produce graduates with highly marketable skills. The major objectives of this option are (1) to provide students with theoretical foundations for understanding how employees are motivated to accomplish organizational goals, (2) to develop the practical skills necessary for employment in positions designed to attract, encourage, develop and retain human resources, (3) to develop an understanding of the theoretical and practical approaches to human resources management, (4) to develop aspiring leaders with a strong sense of ethics and social responsibility and an awareness of how societal changes necessitate organizational change.
The curriculum emphasizes critical thinking, creative problem solving, and personal development to enhance managers’ performance in a dynamic, changing, culturally diverse and globally expanding work environment.