Bulletin

Business Administration

College of Business
Dean: Arthur Wallace

Director of Graduate Programs: Arthur J. Kuhn
BUS 325
415-338-2667

Department of Accounting
SCI 300
415-338-1147
Chair: Joel Kauffman
Undergraduate Advisers: Blank, Choo, Danko, Duke, Hsieh, Kang, O'Shaughnessy, Schaze, Wagner, Yuen

Department of Business Analysis and Computing Systems
BUS 310
415-338-2138
Chair: Jamie Eng
Undergraduate Advisers: Azoury, Bhimjee, Calabrese, Chao, Elimam, Eng, Garfolo, Gill, Henley, Hunter, Knitter, Kohler, Moortgat, Platt, C., Salazar, Saltzman, Schainblatt, Selnow, Southam, Stern, Udayabhanu, Usowicz, Whitney, Wiersba

Department of Finance
BUS 314
415-338-7010
Chair: Surendra Mansinghka
Undergraduate Advisers: Chen, Hsiao, Jung, Somanath, Sortino, Wade, Wong

Department of International Business
BUS 352
415-338-2201 Chair: Edwin Duerr
Undergraduate Advisers: Bates, Duerr, Evans, Lee, G., Spier

Department of Management
BUS 352
415-338-2201
Chair: Edward Ericson
Undergraduate Advisers: Baack, J., Carr-Ruffino, Fox-Wolfgramm, Gappa, Glenn, Jenner, Kowalczyk, Pelletier, Staley, Sullivan, Yeung

Department of Marketing
BUS 352
415-338-2201
Chair: Richard Nelson
Undergraduate Advisers: Appell, Beall, Bhat, Bushman, Dalbey, Hanke, Ho, Lowe, Nelson, Perttula, Wardlow, Wood

Programs
B.S. in Business Administration
Concentrations in:
Accounting
Banking
Business Analysis
Computer Information Systems
Entrepreneurial/Small Business Management
Finance
Human Resource Management (HRM)
Internal Auditing
International Business
Logistics Management
Management
Marketing
Office Systems
Real Estate

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) in Business

Minor in International Business

Minor in Management

Minor in Marketing

Certificate in Professional Practice of Internal Auditing

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

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


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.

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 130 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. The General Education Program can be found in another part of this Bulletin. 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
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. Students enrolling in BA/MATH 110 must satisfy the university entry-level mathematics requirements (see the General Education, Segment I--Quantitative Reasoning section of this Bulletin). Most core courses have specific prerequisites that are listed within the course descriptions (see "Announcement of Courses" section).

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 or 327 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, 
internal auditing, 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.

See "Bachelor of Science in Business Administration" for general information and core courses.

										Units
Core Courses for Business Majors						45
BUS 120	Legal Environment of Business						 3
ACCT 301 (or 321) Intermediate Financial Accounting I				 3
ACCT 302 (or 322) Intermediate Financial Accounting II				 3
ACCT 305 (or 325) Cost Accounting						 3
ACCT 506 (or 526) Auditing							 3
ACCT 508 (or 528) Federal Tax Accounting I					 3
Two courses selected from the following: ACCT 317, BUS 320, ACCT 401, 451, 
501 (or 521), 504, 505, 507, 509, 551, 605, BA 601, FIN 309, 351		 6
		Total								69
NOTE: ACCT 307 or 327 is part of the business core for accounting concentration students in place of BICS 363.

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.

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.

See "Bachelor of Science in Business Administration" for general information and core courses.

										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

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Business Analysis

The business analysis concentration prepares students for careers tied to manufacturing and service operations in public and private organizations. Students electing this concentration learn analytic methods used by world-class companies and public agencies to provide quality products and services in our highly competitive world. Special emphasis is placed on analysis as a means for improving quality and productivity, and on core options that cover modern methods of forecasting, simulation, and other powerful quantitative and computer-based tools for analyzing manufacturing and service operations. The core courses focus on real-world applications rather than on abstract theory. Students may use the elective options to broaden their backgrounds in a variety of areas including accounting, business analysis, computer information systems, design and industry, finance, international business, and marketing.

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.

See "Bachelor of Science in Business Administration" for general information and core courses.

										Units
Core Courses for Business Majors						45
BA 312	Business Statistics II							 3
BA 622	World Class Manufacturing Operations					 3
BA 623	World Class Service Operations						 3
BA 624	World Class Productivity and Quality					 3
One of the following:								 3
	BA 408	Introduction to Business Simulation
	BA 601	Applications of Operations Research
	BA 604	Business Forecasting
Approved Electives								 9
		Total								69

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: 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. Core courses provide a foundation in computer technology, in the analysis, design, and implementation of information systems, and in database management. Students desiring a career in a corporate management information systems environment may select an option anchored by an advanced course in business computer programming using COBOL. Students aspiring toward a career based on emerging technologies may select a core option which has a C language course as a foundation. Electives for both language options include the computing environment, telecommunications, object-oriented programming, business expert systems, microcomputer applications, and imaging and graphics in business. 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 adviser before starting their concentration program in order to select an appropriate sequence of courses.

The program is supported by excellent computer facilities which include an IBM VM/MVS mainframe computer environment, IBM and compatible microcomputers (286, 386, and 486), Apple Macintosh (SE, Mac II, and Centris), and HP minicomputer. All systems are interconnected by Ethernet LANs.

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.

See "Bachelor of Science in Business Administration" for general information and core courses.

										Units
Core Courses for Business Majors						45
BICS 266	Introduction to Business Computer Programming with COBOL	 3
BICS 366	Advanced Business Computer Programming with COBOL or
	BICS 461	Advanced Business Applications Using C			 3
BICS 463	Information Systems Analysis and Design				 3
BICS 464	Database Management Systems					 3
BICS 564	Information Systems Projects					 3
Nine units from the following:							 9
	BICS 366 or 461, BICS 471 or 472, BICS 561, 562, 563, 565, 567, 665. 
	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.
		Total								69
NOTE: BICS 567 may be substituted for BICS 564 with the written approval of the BICS 564 course coordinator.

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

This concentration is designed to prepare the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to start and manage a small business. It is also designed to prepare students with the concepts, skills, and attitudes needed to pursue entrepreneurial careers instead of more traditional careers in large corporations. The program will emphasize topics such as new venture creation, business planning, and innovation, along with providing the foundations for small business 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.

See "Bachelor of Science in Business Administration" for general information and core courses.

										Units
Core Courses for Business Majors 						45
MGMT 406	Starting a Small Business					 3
MKTG 450	Marketing For Small Business					 3
ACCT 451	Accounting, Finance, and Tax for the Smaller Business 		 3
MGMT 452	Entrepreneurial Management 					 3
MGMT 606	Small Business Consulting 					 3
Nine units on advisement from the following					 9
	MGMT 567, 600, 605, 610, 620, 655, 660, 661; BUS 120, ACCT 303, 320, 
	BA 622, 623, 624; BICS 463, 464, 469, 564; DAI 405; FIN 351, 365; 
	HM 560, 590; IBUS 430, 590; MKTG 436, 633
		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, and financial analysis.

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.

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.

See "Bachelor of Science in Business Administration" for general information and core courses.

										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, 401, 504, 508, 509
	BA 408, 601, 604
	ECON 500, 505, 520, 525
	FIN 365, 366, 535, 536, 653
		Total								69

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.

See "Bachelor of Science in Business Administration" for general information and core courses.

										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 613	Management of Job Safety and Health
	MGMT 614	Managing the Staffing and Employment Function
	MGMT 615	Managing Employment Law and Affirmative 
			Action in Business
	MGMT 616	Advanced Compensation and Benefits Administration
	MGMT 617	Emerging Issues in Human Resource Management
	MGMT 618	International Human Resource Management
	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 613, 614, 615, 
		616, 617, 618, 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 Internal Auditing

The basic objective of the Bachelor of Science program, concentration in internal auditing, is to provide an understanding of the conceptual and theoretical foundations of internal auditing and to develop in the student a basic competency in the practice of internal auditing.

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

See "Bachelor of Science in Business Administration" for general information and core courses.

										Units
Core Courses for Business Majors 					.	45
ACCT 317	Accounting Internship 						 3
ACCT 301 (or 321) Intermediate Financial Accounting I				 3
ACCT 302 (or 322) Intermediate Financial Accounting II				 3
ACCT 305 (or 325) Cost Accounting						 3
ACCT 506 (or 526) Auditing							 3
ACCT 507	EDP Auditing							 3
ACCT 508 (or 528) Federal Tax Accounting I					 3
ACCT 551	Principles of Internal Auditing					 3
		Total								69
NOTE: ACCT 307 or 327 is part of the business core for internal auditing concentration students in place of BICS 363.


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