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Information Systems

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Admission Under Impaction

Refer to the following website for additional impaction criteria:


In order to graduate with a 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:

    • ACCT 201 Elementary Financial Accounting (3)
    • ECON 100 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
    • ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
    • MATH 115 Calculus for Business (3)
  • Choose one of the following:
    • PHIL 170 Critical Reasoning (3)
    • IS 100 Information Technology Literacy (3)
  • Choose one of the following:
    • STAT 108 Statistics for Everyday Life (3)
    • MATH 114 Finite Mathematics (3)

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, Introduction to Computer Systems and Applications (3 units), with Credit (Cr) or "C" or better grade in a transfer equivalent course.

3. Upper Division:

  • A. Take all of the following:
    • CBA 300 International Business (3)
    • ACCT 310 Cost Accounting for Managers (3)
    • ECON 333 Managerial Economics (3)
    • FIN 300 Business Finance (3)
    • BLAW 320 Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business (3)
    • IS 300 Management Information Systems (3)
    • IS 301 Business Communications (3)
    • IS 310 Business Statistics (3)
    • HRM 360 Organizational Behavior (3)
    • MGMT 300 Principles of Management (3)
    • MKTG 300 Marketing (3)
  • B. MGMT 425, Business Strategy and Policy (3 units), (Capstone) must be taken at CSULB as a senior and after the upper division prerequisite core courses have been completed (ACCT 310, FIN 300, MGMT 300, MKTG 300, IS 301).
  • C. Completion of option requirements.

4. Elective courses to total 120 units. Students are encouraged to select electives for expansion of knowledge and intellectual interests as well as for preparation for business employment.