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Management and Human Resources Management

College of Business Administration

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Management and Human Resources Management - Programs

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration


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:

  • A. Passing score (70%) on the Computer Proficiency Examination (CPE).
  • B. Completion of IS 233 with Credit (Cr) or “C” or better grade in a transfer equivalent course.

3. Upper Division:

  • A. CBA 300; ACCT 310; ECON 333; FIN 300; BLAW 320; IS 300, 301, 310; HRM 360; MGMT 300; MKTG 300.
  • B. MGMT 425 (Capstone) must be taken at CSULB as a senior and after the upper division prerequisite core courses have been completed (ACCT 310 or 320, FIN 300; MGMT 300; MKTG 300, IS 301).
  • C. Completion option requirements.

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.

Option in Managment (code MGMTBS01) (120 units)

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.


  1. MGMT 426;
  2. 12 units selected from MGMT 326, 405, 410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 421, 430, 454, 455.

Option in Operations Management (code MGMTBS02) (120 units)

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:

  1. Six units from MGMT 410, 411;
  2. Three to nine units from MGMT 412, 413, 414;
  3. Up to six units from MGMT 426, 430, 454, 455.


Option in Human Resources Management (code MGMTBS03) (120 units)

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.


  1. HRM 361;
  2. 12 units selected from HRM 440, 445, 446, 458, 460, 462, 463, 465.

Minor in Human Resources Management (code MGMTUM01)


  1. HRM 360, 361;
  2. 12 units selected from HRM 440, 445, 446, 458, 460, 462, 463, 465.

Minor in Entrepreneurship (code CBA_UM01)


  1. MGMT 300, MGMT 421;
  2. 12 units selected from ACCT 201; CBA 300; BLAW 220; FIN 300, 340, 495; HRM 360; IS 300, 355, 380, 445, 483, 484; MKTG 300, 330, 492, 310, 410, 430, 465, 480, 490, 495; MGMT 495 (two topics) as approved by the Management area of the Management/HRM Department.