Business Administration Major

The Business Administration major offers students greater flexibility with a revised curriculum. Instead of prescribed upper level business courses, the revised Business Administration degree now permits you to select the courses for your major field.  All students must complete 27-28 credits of 300/400 level business courses beyond the Upper Division BBA Core, distributed across a minimum of (4) four different business disciplines.  Courses may be selected from Accounting, Computer & Information Science, Finance, Information Systems, International Business, Management & Labor Relations, Marketing, and Operations & Supply Chain Management. For a complete list of business courses, please consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

A BBA degree completion program, including an accelerated lock-step option, is offered at the CSU West Center. The Business Administration major is also available through our partnership with Lakeland Community College. 

The revised curriculum requires 27-28 credits of 300/400 level business courses, as described above, in addition to the Upper Division BBA Core.  Some common 300/400 level business electives include the following:

ACT 321, 361, 455, 460, 484
FIN: 353, 360, 461, 465, 470, 477, 479
INB: 301
MLR: 301, 302, 340, 404, 477
MKT: 420, 431, 411, 440, 441, 450, 452, 454, 461
OSM: any 300 or 400 level course except OSM 311

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BLW 411

Business Law & Ethics (W)


ECN 302

Intermediate Microeconomics


FIN 351

Introduction to Financial Management


IST 305

Information Technology for Competitive Advantage


MLR 321

Organizational Behavior


MKT 301

Fundamentals of Marketing


MKT 351

Business, Society, & Government (W)


OSM 311

Introduction to Operations Management


MLR 465

Management Strategy & Policy + (W)



(W) Counts as a Writing Across the Curriculum course for university requirements (only if taken at CSU).  Students must earn a grade of “C or better in order to receive Writing Across the Curriculum credit.

+ Students may not register for MLR 465 until all other Upper Division B.B.A.   Core Requirements are completed.  MLR 465 may not be taken concurrently with any other Upper Division Core Requirements.

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