To be eligible for admission to the majors in Business Administration, applicants must have met requirements for admission to the university as a freshman or transfer student. Applicants must have completed 60 units applicable toward a CSULB degree prior to the term for which the application is submitted. The number of applicants who can be admitted is limited by space availability. Eligible applicants will be admitted for available spaces based on cumulative grade point average.
In order to graduate with an undergraduate business degree from CSULB, a student must complete a minimum of 120 units. 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. Lower Division:
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. Student are encouraged to select electives for expansion of knowledge and intellectual interests as well as for preparation for business employment.
This option prepares students for an increasingly competitive and interdependent international business world and offers information about how international business practices and customs differ from those in the U. S. Students need some familiarity with a language other than English as well as knowledge of culture and world geography.
2. Take one of the following courses:
BLAW 424, CBA 494, HRM 458, MKTG 481, and MGMT 405 or 406 (whichever was not taken in
satisfaction of requirement #1)
3. Two years (4 semesters or 6 quarters finishing at the level of 201B or its equivalent) at the baccalaureate level of one of the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish. Under individual, special circumstances, the Director of the International Business Option may approve a language other than those listed above to satisfy the language requirement for a degree in the option.
4. Choice of the language will determine the country or geographic area of the world about which the student must study a minimum of 2 courses (6 units).
These will be in lieu of 6 other elective units, and can be double counted as part of the student's general education requirement, if approved to meet GE requirements.
Select two courses (6 units), appropriate for your choice of language:
This certificate combines an undergraduate degree in business with additional training in the area of international business. The objective of the program is to enhance the scope and perception of the business student to include the international business environment. Courses used to meet the certificate requirements may also apply toward College of Business Administration degree requirements.
1. A bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.
This requirement may be completed concurrently with certificate requirements,
2. Eighteen units or more of study at this University in International Business to include six of the following:
ACCT 465; BLAW 424; CBA 300; CBA 494; FIN 490; HRM 458; MGMT 405, 406; MKTG 480 or 481.
3. Grade of “C” or higher required in each course completed;
4. The Certificate does not permit use of the Credit/No Credit option. Students with specific geographic areas of interest should consider development of language competence and cultural understanding relative to their area of interest concurrent with their Certificate. For additional information or for application to the program, interested persons may contact the Director of International Business.