Business Administration

College of Business
Interim Dean: W. Gerald Platt

Department of Accounting
SCI 300
415-338-1147
E-mail: acctg@sfsu.edu
Chair: Jiunn Huang

Undergraduate Advisers: Choo, Daniels, Danko, Duke, Frankel, Hsieh, Jerris, Kang, McWilliams, O'Shaughnessy, Park, Wagner, Yuen

Department of Finance
BUS 314
415-338-7010
E-mail: findept@sfsu.edu
Chair: Yea-Mow Chen

Undergraduate Advisers: Hsiao, Jung, Su, Wade, Yip

Department of Hospitality Management
BUS 314
415-338-6087
E-mail: hmp@sfsu.edu
Chair: Janet Sim

Undergraduate Advisers: Qu, Schrock

Department of Information Systems and Business Analysis
BUS 310
415-338-2138
E-mail: bacsmail@sfsu.edu
Chair: Jamie Eng

Undergraduate Advisers: Azoury, Beckman, Bhimjee, Calabrese, Chao, Elimam, Eng, Garfolo, Gill, Henley, Hunter, Kohler, Leininger, Moortgat, Platt, C., Salazar, Saltzman, Sayeed, Schainblatt, Selnow, Southam, Udayabhanu, Usowicz, Whitney, Wiersba

Department of International Business
BUS 352
415-338-2201
E-mail: mmi@sfsu.edu
Chair: Yim Yu Wong

Undergraduate Advisers: Duerr, Evans, Lee, G., Simeon, Spier

Department of Management
BUS 352
415-338-2201
E-mail: mmi@sfsu.edu
Chair: Edward Ericson

Undergraduate Advisers: Baack, J., Carr-Ruffino, Fox-Wolfgramm, Gaglio, Glenn, Jenner, Kowalczyk, McCline, Pelletier, Staley, Sullivan

Department of Marketing
BUS 352
415-338-2201
E-mail: mmi@sfsu.edu
Chair: L. William Perttula

Undergraduate Advisers: Appell, Beall, Bhat, Bushman, Ho, Lowe, Nelson, O’Donnell, Perttula, Sengupta, Strebel, Wardlow, Wood

Director of Graduate Programs:
Arthur J. Kuhn
BUS 325
415-338-1279
E-mail: mba@sfsu.edu

Programs

B.S. in Business Administration
Concentrations in:
 Accounting
 Banking
 Business Analysis
 Computer Information Systems
 Distributed Office Systems
 Entrepreneurial/Small Business Management
 Finance
 Human Resource Management (HRM)
 International Business
 Management
 Marketing

Minor in Business Administration
Minor in Accounting
Minor in Business Computer Information Systems
Minor in Entrepreneurial/Small Business Management
Minor in Finance
Minor in Human Resource Management (HRM)
Minor in International Business
Minor in Management
Minor in Marketing

Certificate in Information Technology Auditing
Certificate in International Business
Certificate in Professional Practice of Internal Auditing

Accelerated Master of Business Administration

Alliance Master of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration
Emphases in:
 Accounting
 Business Analysis/Operations Research
 Computer Information Systems
 Electronic Commerce
 International Business
 Management Studies
 Marketing

M.S. in Business Administration
Emphases in:
 Accounting
 Business Analysis/Operations Research
 Computer Information Systems
 Electronic Commerce
 International Business
 Management Studies
 Marketing

M.S. in Taxation

Minor Programs in Business Administration
Graduate Programs in Business Administration


Program Scope

The College of Business is made up of seven departments that provide limited specialization in representative areas of business and governmental activity. The departments, supervised by chairpersons, are: Accounting, Business Analysis and Computing Systems, Finance, Hospitality Management, International Business, Management, and Marketing.

The primary objectives of the College of Business at San Francisco State University are:

The college participates in the interdisciplinary B.S. in Hospitality Management with the College of Health and Human Services. The core curriculum of the program and the concentration in hotel management are housed in the Department of Hospitality Management, College of Business.

The College of Business Student Services Center, located in BUS 137, provides on-site academic program counseling for students enrolled or interested in business.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration includes basic core courses and an area of concentration. Except for BUS 682 and 690, the core courses listed below should be completed by the end of the junior year. The specific courses for the areas of concentration are listed by department on the following pages. Students who have already earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited university may want to consider entering the M.B.A., M.S.B.A., or M.S. in Taxation program rather than earning a second bachelor's degree.

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration requires 127 units for graduation. All majors in business are required to complete a minimum of 69 lower and upper division units in business and economics, including work in the major field and elective courses, as well as six units of prerequisite courses.

It is strongly recommended that students complete the lower division General Education requirements during the freshman and sophomore years. Additionally, all lower division (100-200) core courses should be completed before taking upper division (300-600) core and concentration courses.

Prerequisites to Core Courses 1

In addition to the core course program required of all business majors, BA 110 (or MATH 110 or equivalent) and ECON 100 must be completed before enrollment in certain core courses. NOTE: BA/MATH 110 and ECON 100 are currently acceptable for General Education. Most core courses have specific prerequisites that are listed within the course descriptions (on-line course descriptions are available).

Except in cases of credit by examination, no more than six units of the core requirement may be offered toward graduation on a CR/NC basis.

Core Courses for All Business Majors Units
ECON 101 Introduction to Economic Analysis II 3
ACCT 100 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 101 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
BA 212 Business Statistics I 3
BICS 263 Introduction to Computer Information Systems 3
IBUS 330 International Business and Multicultural Relations 3
FIN 350 Business Finance 3
BUS 360 Business Communication 3
BICS 363 Information Systems for Management (Accounting concentration students must take ACCT 307 in place of BICS 363) 3
MGMT 405 Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior 3
MGMT 407 Economics for Managers 3
BA 412 Operations Management 3
MKTG 431 Marketing 3
BUS 682 Environment of Business 3
BUS 690 Seminar in Business Policy and Strategic Management 3
Total core 45
Area of Concentration
Courses in one of the following areas of concentration: accounting, banking, business analysis, finance, computer information systems, entrepreneurial/small business management, human resource management, international business, logistics management, management, marketing, office systems, and real estate. (See concentration listings on the following pages for specific courses.)
24
Total units 69

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Concentration in Accounting

The basic objective of the bachelor of science program, concentration in accounting, is to provide basic conceptual accounting and business knowledge to students seeking professional careers in the field of accounting. The knowledge acquired in the B.S. program should be sufficient for entry-level positions in government, industry, and public accounting. The program provides the opportunity to gain the necessary knowledge to pass professional examinations in accounting such as the C.P.A., C.I.A., and C.M.A. examinations. The accounting curriculum in the B.S. program also provides the foundation for future career development and for expansion of the student's knowledge of accounting in the future.

Undergraduates in an accounting concentration may not offer toward graduation units on a CR grade basis beyond the core requirements, except for ACCT 317. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in the accounting concentration.

Program Units
Core Courses for Business Majors 45
ACCT 301 Intermediate Financial Accounting I 3
ACCT 302 Intermediate Financial Accounting II 3
ACCT 305 Cost Accounting 3
Five elective courses chosen from the list below 15
Total 69

Electives: ACCT 317, 501, 502, 504, 506, 507, 508, 509, 551; BICS 463, 565; BUS 120, 320; FIN 309, 351. (At least three of the five electives must have an ACCT prefix.)

Accounting career paths and their suggested elective courses are as follows:

  1. Auditing/Financial Accounting/Tax
    ACCT 317, 501, 504, 506, 507, 508, 509; BUS 120, 320
  2. Internal Auditing
    ACCT 317 (Internship in Internal Auditing), 502, 504, 507, 551, BUS 120
  3. Management Accounting
    ACCT 317, 502, 504, 507, 508, 551; BUS 120, 320
  4. Not-for-Profit
    ACCT 317, 502, 504, 506, 507, 551; BUS 120

NOTE: ACCT 307 is part of the business core for accounting concentration students in place of BICS 363.

Students interested in the field of information technology auditing may pursue dual concentrations in accounting and computer information systems. They should see advisers for the list of courses which would fulfill both concentrations' requirements and prepare them to sit for the CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) examination.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Concentration in Banking

This program is designed to prepare students for careers in commercial consumer banking and financial services. Within banking, a wide range of jobs is available. Careful selection of support courses can provide training to help students enter fields that deal with commercial loans, installment loans, real estate lending, investment management, marketing, and operations. Careers are also available in several federal and state agencies that regulate this industry.

Undergraduates in a banking concentration may not offer toward graduation units on a CR grade basis beyond the core requirements. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all concentration courses.

Program Units
Core Courses for Business Majors 45
ACCT 303 Accounting for Financial Analysis 3
FIN 309 Financial Data Analysis 3
FIN 351 Financial Management 3
FIN 353 Financial Institutions 3
FIN 653 Seminar in Bank Management 3
Nine units selected on advisement from the following: ECON 500; FIN 355, 365, 366, 535, 536. Other appropriate classes may be selected with prior written consent of adviser 9
Total 69

NOTE: ACCT 301 and 302 may be substituted for ACCT 303 with the three additional units counting as an elective course. Students taking ACCT 301 must take ACCT 302 and not ACCT 303. Students taking ACCT 303 may not count ACCT 301 or 302 as one of the electives.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Concentration in Business Analysis

The business analysis concentration provides students with the skills necessary to analyze and solve practical business problems. The concentration courses allow students to acquire competence in decision making through the use of professional business software, such as spreadsheet, forecasting, and simulation packages. By selecting appropriate electives, students can prepare for a career using business analysis in computer information systems, finance, operations, marketing, design and industry, accounting, international business, office systems, general management, or other areas within industry or government.

All concentration courses must be taken on a letter grade basis with the exception of courses offered only on a CR/NC basis. A student must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all concentration courses.

Program Units
Core Courses for Business Majors 45
Units selected from the following: 12
BA 312 Data Analysis with Computer Applications
BA 408 Computer Simulation
BA 601 Applied Management Science
BA 604 Business Forecasting
BA 624 Quality Management
Approved electives 12
Total 69

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Concentration in Computer Information Systems

The concentration in computer information systems offers a professional program in the development, use, management, and support of business information systems in public and private organizations.

The curriculum is designed to allow a variety of emphasis options based on a combination of core and elective courses selected by the student. The electives are designed to fit a variety of student interests. Valuable field experience is offered through an internship program option. Students are urged to see an advisor before starting their concentration program in order to select an appropriate sequence of courses. The program is supported by excellent computer facilities including interconnected mainframe, mini, and personal computers.

All concentration courses must be taken on a letter grade basis with the exception of courses offered only on a CR/NC basis. A student must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all concentration courses.

Program Units
Core Courses for Business Majors 45
Programming Option 6
C/C++ Option
BICS 265 Introduction to Business Computer Programming with C and C++
BICS 365 Advanced Business Computer Programming with C++
Java Option
BICS 267 Introduction to Business Computer Programming with Java
BICS 367 Advanced Business Application Programming with Java
Additional units selected from the following:
BICS 365, 366, 367, 463, 464, 472, 475, 546, 561, 562, 564, 565, 567, 568, 675. Other courses related to the fields of computer information systems and business analysis may be substituted for one or more elective courses with prior written approval of a CIS adviser. No elective may be a lower division course
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Total 69

NOTE: No more than twelve units may be counted towards both a computer information systems and a distributed commerce systems concentration.

Students interested in the field of information technology auditing may pursue dual concentrations in computer information systems and accounting. They should see advisers for the list of courses which would fulfill both concentrations' requirements and prepare them to sit for the CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) examination.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Concentration in Distributed Commerce Systems

The program in distributed commerce systems has been developed for students interested in the management of distributed systems. The core courses develop a strong base in the use and design of distributed systems as well as the development of small business systems.

All concentration courses must be taken on a letter grade basis with the exception of courses offered only on a CR/NC basis. A student must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all concentration courses.

Program Units
Core Courses for Business Majors 45
BICS 267 Introduction to Business Computer Programming with Java 3
BICS 367 Advanced Business Application Programming with Java 3
BICS 469 E-commerce System Design and Implementation 3
BICS 562 Microcomputer Business Applications 3
BICS 565 Distributed Data Processing 3
Additional units selected from the following: 9
BICS 463, 464, 472, 475, 546, 567, 568; MKTG 469; BA 312, 408, 601, 604, 624 (No more than one course may be taken from BA 312, 408, 601, 604, 624.)
Total 69

NOTE: No more than twelve units may be counted towards both a computer information systems and a distributed commerce systems concentration.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Concentration in Entrepreneurial/Small Business Management

This concentration is designed to acquaint the student with the enrepreneurial way of thinking and behaving and with the various kinds of entrepreneurship he/she can pursue as a career. It is especially designed to prepare the student to become an entrepreneur by providing a conceptual framework as well as intensive practice in the skills needed for successful entrepreneurship. The program emphasizes the entrepreneurial approach to resource acquisition and use as well as the entrepreneurial form of organization within the context of ethical and socially responsible behavior.

Undergraduate majors may not take departmental concentration courses on a CR/NC basis. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all courses.

Program Units
Core Courses for Business Majors 45
MGMT 430 Introduction to Entrepreneurship I 3
MGMT 431 Introduction to Entrepreneurship II 3
MGMT 432 Entrepreneurial Strategy and Tactics 3
MGMT 433 Building the Venture 3
MGMT 437 Entrepreneurial Internship 3
Units selected on advisement from the following
ACCT 451, ACCT 303, BUS 120, SPCH 250, SPCH 300, BICS 464, FIN 365, IBUS 430, IBUS 590, MKTG 436, MKTG 443, MKTG 633
9
Total 69

NOTE: A student may make a substitution in an elective course with prior written approval of an Entrepreneurial/Small Business adviser.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Concentration in Finance

This program is designed to prepare students for careers in private business as well as the public sector.

Within the private sector, the finance concentration deals with managing credit and collection functions, formulating budgets and exercising operation control, raising funds for operations, financial data analysis, valuation, investment and portfolio analysis, project evaluation, and understanding of domestic and international financial markets.

Within the public sector, this concentration is adaptable and especially helpful for positions with local, state, and federal agencies and provides a solid base for financial management of not-for-profit institutions.

Undergraduates in a finance concentration may not offer toward graduation units on a CR grade basis beyond the core requirements.

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all concentration courses.

Program Units
Core Courses for Business Majors 45
ACCT 303 Accounting for Financial Analysis 3
FIN 309 Financial Data Analysis 3
FIN 351 Financial Management 3
FIN 353 Financial Institutions 3
FIN 355 Investments 3
Nine units may be selected from the following groups, although it is recommended that two classes be from one group. Other appropriate classes may be selected with prior written consent of adviser. 9
  ACCT 301 and 302, 305, 502, 504, 508, 509
  BA 408, 601, 604
  ECON 500, 505, 520, 525
  FIN 365, 366, 535, 536, 653
Total 69

NOTE: ACCT 301 and 302 may be substituted for ACCT 303 with the three additional units counting as an elective course. Students taking ACCT 301 must take ACCT 302 and not ACCT 303. Students taking ACCT 303 may not count ACCT 301 or 302 as one of the electives.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Concentration in Human Resource Management (HRM)

This program is designed to prepare students for careers in human resources, one of the fastest growing and interesting career fields in business. Graduates qualify for many different positions in HRM, including recruitment, employment, employee and labor relations, training and development, compensation and benefits, and affirmative action/equal employment opportunity. This concentration emphasizes real world applications in a broad array of practical course offerings with internships and extensive contact with professionals in the field.

The program's size and focus, moreover, gives students ample opportunity for direct faculty contact and assistance on projects, internships, and extensive career counseling. This practical and state-of-the-art perspective with one-on-one contact makes this concentration a unique opportunity for students to become viable candidates for professional careers in human resource management.

Undergraduate majors may not take departmental concentration courses on a CR/NC basis. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all concentration courses.

Program Units
Core courses for Business Majors 45
MGMT 610 Human Resource Management 3
MGMT 611 Management of Employee and Industrial Relations 3
MGMT 612 Compensation and Benefits Administration 3
Three of the following Advanced HRM electives: 9
MGMT 614 Managing the Staffing and Employment Function
MGMT 615 Managing Employment Law and Affirmative Action in Business
MGMT 617 Emerging Issues in Human Resource Management
MGMT 618 International Human Resource Management
MGMT 619 Management of Technology in Human Resources
MGMT 680 Managerial and Organizational Development in the Workplace
One of the following experiential HRM electives: 3
MGMT 567 Internship in Management (must be a HRM internship)
BUS 699 Special Projects in Business (must be a HRM project)
One HRM option, on advisement: 3
Option A: Select another advanced HRM elective (MGMT 614, 615, 617, 618, 619, 680)
Option B: Select another experiential HRM elective or repeat one with a change of topic (MGMT 567, BUS 699)
Option C: An adviser-approved elective in organizational behavior, psychology, training
Total 69

NOTE: A student may make a substitution in an elective course with prior written approval of a Human Resource Management adviser.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Concentration in International Business

By specializing in international business, a student gains an understanding of the international aspects of business while concentrating in a functional business area—marketing, finance, management, export/import management, or logistics. Courses analyze the rapidly changing international environment and the new management problems and tasks that result. A student can begin a career in a functional department of a company, with the opportunity to move into international operations if a need develops. Alternatively, a student may begin working directly in international operations, including the import-export field.

Students studying abroad in California State University International Programs or in an SFSU Exchange Program may develop special international business concentrations with adviser approval before going abroad. Students with specific educational or career objectives may develop special international business concentrations in consultation with an adviser.

Undergraduates in an international business concentration may not offer toward graduation units on a CR/NC grade basis beyond the core requirements. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all concentration courses.

Program Units
Core Courses for Business Majors 45
FIN 535 International Trade and Finance 3
IBUS 590 International Environmental Analysis 3
IBUS 662 Operation of the Multinational Enterprise 3
Units selected from one of the emphases below 15
Management
IBUS 517 Legal Environment of World Business
IBUS 522 International Maritime and Aerospace Transportation or
  IBUS 528   International Logistics
IBUS 681 Seminar in Comparative Management
Two IBUS electives selected on advisement
Marketing
IBUS 430 Small Business Export-Import Management
MKTG 632 Marketing Research
MKTG 680 International Marketing Management
One Marketing elective and one International Business elective, on advisement
Finance
FIN 309 Financial Data Analysis
FIN 351 Financial Management
FIN 536 International Corporate Finance
Two International Business electives, on advisement
Logistics
IBUS 522 International Maritime and Aerospace Transportation
IBUS 528 International Logistics
MKTG 527 Physical Distribution Management
MKTG 521 Transportation and Logistics
One elective, on advisement
Export-Import Management
ACCT 451 Accounting, Finance, and Tax for the Smaller Business
IBUS 430 Small Business Export-Import Management
IBUS 522 International Maritime and Aerospace Transportation
MGMT 430 Introduction to Entrepreneurship I
One International Business elective, on advisement
Total 69

NOTE: Special programs may be developed for students who study overseas or who have specific career goals not met by one of the emphases listed above.

International Business electives include all International Business courses listed in the Course Descriptions section in this Bulletin.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Concentration in Management

In the management concentration, the student prepares for a rewarding career in managing contemporary organizations. The emphasis is on the managerial functions of planning, decision making, coordination and control, organizational structure, and on managerial concepts and practices. This concentration will interest the person who is stimulated by handling a myriad of subjects rather than being a specialist in one area.

Undergraduate majors may not take departmental concentration courses on a CR/NC basis. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all concentration courses.

Program Units
Core courses for Business Majors 45
MGMT 605 Seminar in Organization Behavior 3
MGMT 610 Human Resource Management 3
MGMT 620 Seminar in Advanced Management 3
MGMT 655 Seminar in Emerging Issues in Management 3
MGMT 660 Seminar in Managing for World Class Competitiveness 3
Units from any course with a MGMT prefix or from the following:
BA 623, 624, BUS 440, 659, 699, ENGR 610, IBUS 662, 681, MKTG 521, ECON 510, HED 410
9
Total 69

NOTE: A student may make a substitution in an elective course with prior written approval of a Management adviser.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Concentration in Marketing

A concentration in marketing prepares students for career opportunities in business firms, non-profit organizations, or government agencies. The program provides a basic foundation of business concepts and practices, as well as specialized courses in advertising, retailing, sales management, Internet marketing, and marketing research. Career opportunities can be found within sales and sales management, marketing research, product/brand management, retail management, advertising, merchandising, public relations, government sales, and non-profit agencies.

Undergraduate majors may not take departmental concentration courses on a CR/NC basis. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all concentration courses.

Program Units
Core courses for Business Majors 45
MKTG 632 Marketing Research 3
MKTG 633 Consumer Behavior 3
MKTG 649 Marketing Management 3
Units from the following or other courses on advisement 15
MKTG 432 Public Relations
MKTG 433 Personal Selling
MKTG 434 Advertising Theory and Practice
MKTG 435 Purchasing
MKTG 436 Retail Management
MKTG 440 Advertising Creativity and Production
MKTG 441 Business to Business Marketing
MKTG 443 Sales Promotion and Publicity
MKTG 450 Marketing for Small Business
MKTG 469 Internet Marketing
MKTG 521 Transportation and Logistics
MKTG 527 Physical Distribution Management
MKTG 567 Internship in Marketing
MKTG 637 Sales Management
MKTG 664 Seminar in Marketing Research
MKTG 680 International Marketing Management
MKTG 688 New Product Development
Total 69

Minor Programs in Business Administration
Graduate Programs in Business Administration


Footnotes

  1. Students enrolling in BA 110 must satisfy the university entry-level mathematics requirements (see the General Education, Segment I section of this Bulletin).
  2. ACCT 100 and 101 may be substituted for ACCT 300, on advisement.
  3. MATH 250 is an equivalent to BA 212; prerequisite mathematics capability may be satisfied by BA 110 or MATH 110.
  4. ECON 100 and 101 may be substituted for ECON 305, on advisement.
  5. ACCT 301 and 302 may be substituted for ACCT 303, on advisement.
  6. The BUS 360 prerequisite will be waived for business minors.
  7. In order to meet the breadth requirements of the AACSB no more than twelve (12) units with a common prefix in the Phase III Advanced Program may be taken unless the student has completed a capstone business policy course (BUS 690 or equivalent) in prior work or in addition to other required graduate work in the program. If a capstone policy course has been completed, the maximum number or units with a common prefix is fifteen.
  8. For the M.S.B.A. program with a limited specialization in International Business, IBUS 895 may be taken in lieu of BUS 898; for the limited specialization in Computer Information Systems and Business Analysis/Operations Research, BICS 895 may be taken in lieu of BUS 898.


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