BUSINESS MINORS AND UNDERGRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS


Undergraduate Programs in Business Administration
Graduate Programs in Business Administration

The Minor in Business Administration is a general minor whose purpose is to introduce non-business majors to the foundation areas of business. Specialized business minors allow the student to explore one area of business in more depth.

Except in cases of credit by examination, no more than 6 units of the business minor may be offered on a CR/NC basis. To meet residency requirements, at least fifty percent of any minor program must be taken in residence.

MINOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

The Minor in Business Administration draws on business core courses to give a broad, non-specialized exposure to business. It is designed to provide entry-level employment skills for a wide range of jobs and help provide a bridge to the business world for non-business majors. Students who earn a minor in Business Administration and decide to pursue an MBA or MSBA at San Francisco State University may use the courses marked with an asterisk ( * ) to meet graduate-level foundation courses, provided they earn a B- or better in the class and have taken the undergraduate course within five years of entry into the graduate business program. Several of the courses listed below have prerequisites.

Required Courses Units
ACCT 100* Principles of Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 101* Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
DS 212 Business Statistics I1 3
ISYS 263 Introduction to Information Systems 3
FIN 350* Business Finance 3
IBUS 330 International Business and Multicultural Relations 3
MGMT 405* Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior 3
MKTG 431* Marketing 3
Total 24

Note: The ISYS 263 course requirement may be met by passing the ISYS 263 Waiver Examination; information is available on the Testing Center web site at www.sfsu.edu/~testing. Students who pass the waiver exam do not need to take ISYS 263 but must take an additional course (upon advisement) to make up the 3 units.

SPECIALIZED BUSINESS MINORS

These programs are designed to provide undergraduates with a focused exposure to a particular area of business practice rather than the broad exposure of the General Business Minor. As such, they can provide professional and technical skills needed for entry into specialized business employment for non-business majors or serve as an alternative to a double major for business majors wishing expertise in a second field.

Minor in Accounting

Required Courses Units
ACCT 300 Accounting and Finance Reporting2 3
ACCT 301 Intermediate Financial Accounting I 3
ACCT 302 Intermediate Financial Accounting II 3
DS 212 Business Statistics I 3
ECON 305 Economic Analysis for Non-majors3 3
FIN 350 Business Finance 3
Elective Courses
Units selected from the following with prior approval of the accounting minor adviser 6
ACCT 305 Cost Accounting  
ACCT 307 Accounting Information Systems (open only to non-business majors)
ACCT 501 Advanced Accounting
ACCT 502 Strategic Cost Management
ACCT 504 Government and Non-profit Accounting
ACCT 506 Auditing
ACCT 507 Information Systems Auditing
ACCT 508 Federal Tax Accounting I
ACCT 509 Federal Tax Accounting II
ACCT 513 International Accounting
ACCT 518 Accounting Fraud Examination
ACCT 551 Principles of Internal Auditing
Total 24

Note: All courses with an ACCT prefix must be taken for a letter grade, except for ACCT 300.

Minor in Decision Sciences

Required Courses Units
DS 212 Business Statistics I 3
ISYS 263 Introduction to Information Systems 3
DS 412 Operations Management 3
Units selected from the following: 6
DS 312 Data Analysis with Computer Applications  
DS 408 Computer Simulation
DS 601 Applied Management Science
DS 604 Business Forecasting
DS 624 Quality Management
Additional units selected from the above list or, with approval of a decision sciences adviser, units from an area related to decision sciences, such as the following:
CSC 665, CSC 671, DAI 440, DAI 460, DAI 510, ECON 325, ECON 630, ENGR 429, ENGR 610, ISYS 375, ISYS 562, MKTG 435, MKTG 632, MATH 430, MATH 460
3
Total 18

NOTE: Adviser-approved equivalents may substitute for DS 212 and ISYS 263. No elective may be a lower division course. All electives must be taken for a letter grade.

Minor in Entrepreneurial/Small Business Management

Required Courses Units
ACCT 300 Accounting and Finance Reporting2 3
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
Elective Courses
Units selected from any area related to the student's career goals (with approval of an Entrepreneurial/Small Business Minor adviser) 6
Total 21

NOTE: All electives must be taken for a letter grade.

Minor in Finance

Required Courses Units
ACCT 300 Accounting and Finance Reporting2 3
DS 212 Business Statistics I 3
ISYS 363 Information Systems for Management 3
ECON 305 Economic Analysis for Non-majors3 3
FIN 350 Business Finance 3
Elective Courses
Units selected from the following with approval of a finance adviser: 9
FIN 351 Financial Management  
FIN 353 Financial Institutions
FIN 355 Investments
FIN 357 Financial Statement and Data Analysis
FIN 535 International Trade and Finance
FIN 536 International Corporate Finance
FIN 653 Seminar in Bank Management
FIN 656 Special Topics in Finance
Total 24

NOTE: All electives must be taken for a letter grade.

Minor in Information Systems

Required Courses Units
ACCT 300 Accounting and Finance Reporting2 3
ECON 305 Economic Analysis for Non-majors3 3
ISYS 263 Introduction to Information Systems 3
MGMT 405 Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior 3
Units selected from the following: 3
ISYS 268 Introduction to Business Computer Programming with C#  
ISYS 267 Introduction to Business Computer Programming with Java
CSC 210 Introduction to Computer Programming
Units selected from the following:
ISYS 350, 363, 365, 366, 367, 463, 464, 472, 475, 546, 561, 562, 565, 567, 568, or 573. Other courses related to the fields of business information systems and decision sciences may be substituted for one or more elective courses with prior written approval of an IS adviser.
9
Total 24

NOTE: No elective may be a lower division course. All electives must be taken on a letter grade basis with the exception of courses offered only on a CR/NC basis.

Minor in International Business

Required Courses Units
ACCT 300 Accounting and Finance Reporting2 3
ECON 305 Economic Analysis for Non-majors3 3
IBUS 330 International Business and Multicultural Relations 3
IBUS 590 International Environmental Analysis 3
IBUS 681 Seminar in Comparative Management 3
IBUS 690 Global Strategic Management 3
MGMT 405 Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior or 3
MKTG 431   Marketing
Elective Courses
Units selected from the following with the approval of an international business adviser:
3
FIN 535 International Trade and Finance  
IBUS 430 Small Business Import/Export Management
IBUS 517 Legal Environment of World Business
IBUS 566 Careers in International Business
IBUS 582 Information Systems Issues for Global Business
IBUS 591 Doing Business in Latin America
IBUS 592 Doing Business in Greater China
IBUS 593 Doing Business in Europe
IBUS 594 Doing Business in Asia-Pacific Countries
IBUS 596 Doing Business in Japan
IBUS 597 Doing Business in India
IBUS 618 International Human Resource Management
IBUS 620 Research in International Business and the Global Market
IBUS 659 Introduction to International Negotiation
IBUS 676 Social Entrepreneurship in a Global Context
MKTG 680 International Marketing Management
Total 24

NOTE: All electives must be taken for a letter grade.

Minor in Management

Required Courses Units
MGMT 405 Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior 3
MGMT 605 Seminar in Organization Behavior 3
MGMT 640 Managing Diversity in the Workplace 3
MGMT 650 Creativity and Innovation in Business 3
MGMT 670 Strategic Organization Design and Change 3
Elective Courses
Units selected from the following with approval of a management adviser: 6
BUS 440 Ethics at Work II: Business  
BUS 450 Greening of Business
MGMT 342 Leadership Skills for Women
MGMT 354 Starting a Business
MGMT 436 Family Business Dynamics
MGMT 567 Internship in Management
MGMT 610 Human Resource Management
MGMT 648 Leadership Patterns and Opportunities
MGMT 655 Emerging Issues in Management
MGMT 659 Introduction to International Business Negotiating
Total 21

NOTE: All electives must be taken for a letter grade.

Minor in Marketing

Required Courses Units
ECON 305 Economic Analysis for Non-majors3 3
MKTG 431 Marketing 3
MKTG 434 Advertising Theory and Practice 3
MKTG 633 Consumer Behavior 3
Elective Courses
Units selected from the following with the approval of a marketing adviser: 12
MKTG 432 Public Relations  
MKTG 433 Salesmanship
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 567 Internship in Marketing
MKTG 632 Marketing Research
MKTG 637 Sales Management
MKTG 644 Services Marketing
MKTG 649 Marketing Management
MKTG 675 Brand Management
MKTG 680 International Marketing Management
MKTG 688 New Product Management
Total 24

NOTE: All electives must be taken for a letter grade.

CERTIFICATE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AUDITING

General Information

The Certificate in Information Technology Auditing, offered by the Department of Information Systems, is designed to meet the needs of professionals with academic preparation and work experience in related fields by teaching concepts and applications in the area of information technology auditing. The certificate is focused on networking security issues from both the theoretical and practical perspectives. It is a coherent set of academic courses that does not lead to a degree in information technology auditing. The award of a completion certificate means the holder has completed the required courses that will help prepare them to sit for professional examinations.

The program serves the needs of non-matriculated students who have an appropriate academic background as well as full-time work experience in related fields and wish to gain knowledge in the area of information technology auditing. It is designed to service the business community by helping fulfill the growing demand for specialists in this area.

Admission to the program is limited and is based on the appropriateness of the students' academic background and work experience. In order to be admitted to the certificate program, a candidate must have completed at least 60 units of undergraduate courses with a GPA of at least 2.7 in all courses.

The courses are graded on an A-F basis. A minimum grade of "C-" must be maintained in all course work as well as an overall "B" average. Before completing the program, all candidates must demonstrate the appropriate level of writing competency as prescribed by the program.

The Certificate in Information Technology Auditing includes 36 units of undergraduate course work, of which 33 units are upper division, as follows.

Required Courses Units
ISYS 265 Introduction to Business Programming with C/C++ 3
ISYS 365 Advanced Business Programming with C/C++ 3
ISYS 463 Information Systems Analysis and Design 3
ISYS 464 Managing Enterprise Data 3
ISYS 565 Managing Enterprise Networks 3
ISYS 675 Information Security and Governance 3
Upper division electives selected on advisement 18
Total for certificate 36

Depending on the candidate's formal education and business experience, additional courses could be required as prerequisites to the above curriculum. Because of the possible prerequisite requirements, a determination of the total curriculum by the certificate adviser must be made before a candidate is accepted into the program.

CERTIFICATE IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Purpose

This certificate program is designed to offer international students and non-matriculated U.S. residents the opportunity to acquire competencies in international business in two semesters. The program consists of eight specified courses that focus on conceptual, theoretical, and practical skills as well as overall knowledge of international business. Although the program does not lead to a degree in international business, it prepares students to seek a career or advancement in international business. The award of a certificate means the holder has completed the required courses at an acceptable level of academic accomplishment. The certificate indicates to a prospective employer that the university validates the certificate program in international business.

Admission Requirements

Selection for admission to the program will be based on student objectives, academic background, and recommendations as appropriate. In order to be admitted to the program, a candidate should have completed the equivalent of 56 units or more of undergraduate courses through course work and/or appropriate professional or other preparation. Grades in course work completed should be of an average level equivalent to a GPA of 2.3 or higher on a 4.0 U.S. scale, or an equivalent combination of educational and professional preparation, in her/his home country. English language ability must be demonstrated by adequate scores on the TOEFL examination (Test of English as a Foreign Language), TOEIC examination (Test of English for International Communication), or certification by appropriate academic personnel.

Admission Procedures

All candidates must complete the application forms for the Certificate in International Business, which are available from the Department of International Business and the College of Extended Learning at San Francisco State University. After review of their academic, professional, and language preparations, students will be notified of their rejection or acceptance into the certificate program by the program coordinator. The coordinator will arrange for student registration through Open University.

Written English Proficiency Requirement

English proficiency at the conclusion of the program will be determined through evaluation of written papers in IBUS 590. Satisfactory performance in writing is required for both passing the IBUS 590 course and for completing the program.

Curriculum

Students must complete two semesters of course work from international business core and specialized courses. Students who have specific educational or career needs may be allowed to vary selection of courses in the program after consulting with and obtaining written approval from the program coordinator.

First Semester (12 units)
Required Courses Units
IBUS 330 International Business and Multinational Relations 3
IBUS 430 Small Business Import/Export Management 3
IBUS 681 Seminar in Comparative Management 3
Elective--Units selected from the following area study courses: 3
IBUS 591 Doing Business in Latin America  
IBUS 592 Doing Business in Greater China
IBUS 593 Doing Business in Europe
IBUS 594 Doing Business in Asia-Pacific Countries
IBUS 596 Doing Business in Japan
IBUS 597 Doing Business in India
Second Semester (12 units)
Required Courses
IBUS 590 International Environmental Analysis 3
IBUS 690 Global Strategic Management 3
Electives--Units selected from the following functional courses: 6
IBUS 517 Legal Environment of World Business  
IBUS 582 Information Systems for Global Business
IBUS 618 International Human Resource Management
IBUS 620 Research in International Business and the Global Market
IBUS 659 Introduction to International Business Negotiating
IBUS 676 Social Entrepreneurship in a Global Market
IBUS 699 Special Study in International Business
Total for certificate 24

Award of the Certificate

The certificate will be awarded by the Dean of the College of Extended Learning, and will also be signed by the coordinator of the certificate program. Notice of issuance of the certificate will be entered on the studentís official academic record.

CERTIFICATE IN THE PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE OF INTERNAL AUDITING

General Information

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and its enhanced requirement that all publicly held companies maintain adequate internal control structures has benefitted the profession of internal auditing. The internal auditor is the in-house consultant in strengthening a company's internal controls. Internal auditors, through their international organization, the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), sought to strengthen their professionalism. One of the manners in which this was done was to establish a certification program and require continuing education to maintain the certification.

The Certificate in the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing program targets those individuals who work or have an interest in the field of internal auditing. Students in this program will find that it will assist them in becoming a Certified Internal Auditor, a professional designation given by the Institute of Internal Auditors. The Certificate in the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing program is offered by the Department of Accounting and reflects what the Institute of Internal Auditors regards as the common body of knowledge for internal auditors.

This certificate program has been officially endorsed by the San Francisco Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Program Description

In order to be accepted to the Certificate in the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, a candidate must have completed at least 56 units of undergraduate course work with a minimum 2.0 (C) grade point average. Exceptions may be permitted upon presentation of special justification to the Dean of Undergraduate Studies.

This program is open to matriculating students as well as non-degree students. A non-degree student must register through the Extended Learning program as an open university student.

The courses are graded on an A-F basis. A minimum grade of "C–" must be maintained in all course work as well as an overall "C" average. Before completing the program, all candidates must demonstrate the appropriate level of writing competency as prescribed by the program.

Individuals interested in pursuing this certificate program must apply for admission and register through the College of Extended Learning (http://www.cel.sfsu.edu/auditing).

The Certificate in the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing includes 15 units of undergraduate, upper division course work as follows.

Required Courses Units
ACCT 303 Accounting for Financial Analysis 3
FIN 350 Business Finance 3
MGMT 405 Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior 3
ACCT 507 Information Systems Auditing 3
ACCT 551 Principles of Internal Auditing 3
Total 15

Depending upon the candidate's formal education and business experience, the following represent additional courses that could be required as prerequisites to the above curriculum.

DS 110 Mathematical Analysis for Business 3
ACCT 100 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 101 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
DS 212 Business Statistics I 3
ISYS 263 Introduction to Information Systems 3
ECON 305 Economic Analysis for Non-majors 3
ACCT 307 Accounting Information Systems 3

Because of the possible prerequisite requirements as described above, a determination of the total curriculum by the certificate adviser must be made before a candidate is accepted into the program.

CERTIFICATE IN THE STUDY OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY

General Information

This certificate program targets SFSU matriculated business students as well as students pursuing or possessing an undergraduate degree in business related disciplines from other accredited institutions who are interested in the field of public accounting. Students in this program will find that it will assist them in preparation to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Completion of this certificate itself does not represent CPA certification. The certificate program is offered by the Department of Accounting and reflects what the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants regards as the common body of knowledge for CPAs. The content of the program also enhances accounting students' formal business education.

SFSU matriculated undergraduate business students must pass the ACCT 301 pretest and have completed 56 units of college credits with a minimum 2.0 grade point average to be eligible for the program. Non-SFSU matriculated business students, if not already holding an undergraduate business degree, must have completed 56 units of college credits with a minimum 2.0 grade point average to be considered for admission.

Non-SFSU matriculated business students who are interested in the certificate must apply for admission and register through the College of Extended Learning (http://www.sfsu.edu/cpa).

Curriculum

A 30-unit program comprised of 10 of the following courses (prerequisites are listed in parentheses):

ACCT 301   Intermediate Financial Accounting I (ACCT 100 with grade of C- or better; and passage of ACCT 301 pretest)
ACCT 302   Intermediate Financial Accounting II (ACCT 301 with grade of C- or better)
ACCT 305   Cost Accounting
ACCT 501   Advanced Accounting (ACCT 302 with grade of C- or better)
ACCT 502   Strategic Cost Management (ACCT 305 with grade of C- or better)
ACCT 504   Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting (ACCT 301 with grade of C- or better)
ACCT 506   Auditing (ACCT 302, ACCT 307 and DS 212 with minimum grades of C-)
ACCT 507   Information Systems Auditing (ACCT 302)
ACCT 508   Federal Tax Accounting I (ACCT 301 or ACCT 303 with minimum grade of C-)
ACCT 509   Federal Tax Accounting II (ACCT 508)
ACCT 513   International Accounting (ACCT 301 with grade of C- or better)
ACCT 518   Accounting Fraud Examination (ACCT 302)
ACCT 551   Principles of Internal Auditing (ACCT 301 with grade of C- or better, ACCT 307)
BUS 120   Legal Environment of Business (BUS/ENG 214 recommended)
BUS 320   Legal Aspects of Business Transactions (BUS/ENG 214 recommended)

A maximum of five equivalent courses taken from other accredited institutions can be used to waive the above required courses. Depending on the candidate's formal education, additional courses could be required as prerequisites to, or used as substitution for, the above curriculum. A determination of the total curriculum by the certificate director must be made before a candidate is accepted into the program. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in the certificate course work to earn the certificate.

English Proficiency Requirement

Before completing the certificate program, all candidates must pass JEPET or pass ENG 414. Candidates who have taken and passed an upper division expository writing course at another institution may apply for a waiver of the JEPET/ENG 414 requirement.


Undergraduate Programs in Business Administration
Graduate Programs in Business Administration


Footnotes

  1. MATH 324 is an equivalent to DS 212 for the purpose of fulfilling this requirement. Prerequisite mathematics capability for MATH 324 may be satisfied by MATH 227. Prerequisite mathematics capability for DS 212 may be satisfied by DS 110, MATH 110, or MATH 226.
  2. ACCT 100 and 101 may be substituted for ACCT 300, on advisement.
  3. ECON 100 and 101 may be substituted for ECON 305, on advisement.


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