General Business
Bachelor of Science

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The General Business major provides an overview and fundamental working knowledge of the varied aspects of business.

Students receive a broad and generalized understanding of the function of business and how the various sub-disciplines of business interact to contribute to the success of an organization. Students select courses across all business sub-disciplines, obtaining an understanding of the field of business. Courses are selected within a particular sub-discipline to develop specialized knowledge of a particular area of business. Positions available to graduates with a General Business major are those that require a broad, overarching understanding of the business function, rather than a specialized knowledge within a particular business sub-discipline. Examples are in retailing, sales, and other service industries.


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General Business Curriculum

You must have a 2.0 average or better in the courses listed below in order to graduate. Students must also complete 9 units of upper division General Education (Explorations) and a total of 120 units for the degree.

  • ACCTG 201: Financial Accounting
  • ACCTG 202: Managerial Accounting
  • ECON 101: Principles of Economics (Macro)
  • ECON 102: Principles of Economics (Micro)
  • FIN 240: Legal Environment of Business
  • MIS 180: Principles of Information Systems
  • RWS 290: Business Communications (formerly BA 290)
  • MATH 120 or MATH 150: Calculus for Business Analysis
  • STAT 119 or ECON 201: Elementary Statistics for Business or Statistical Methods
  • BA 300: Ethical Decision Making in Business (1-unit)
  • BA 310: Foundations of Business in a Global Environment (1-unit)
  • BA 323: Fundamentals of Finance
    Prereq. Credit or concurrent registration in BA 310
  • BA 350: Management & Organizational Behavior
    Prereq. Credit or concurrent registration in BA 310
  • BA 360: Introduction to Operations & Supply Chain
    Prereq. STAT 119 or ECON 201; recommended: MATH 120;
    Credit or concurrent registration in BA 310
  • BA 370: Marketing
    Prereq. Credit or concurrent registration in BA 310
  • BA 404: Small Business Consulting OR
    BA 405: International Business Strategy & Integration OR
    BA 458: Management Decision Games
    Prereq. BA 300, 310, 323, 350, 360, 370

3 units selected from the following:

  • ACCTG 325: Intermediate Managerial Accounting
    Prereq. ACCTG 202
  • ACCTG 326: Intermediate Financial Accounting
    Prereq. ACCTG 202

3 units selected from the following:

  • FIN 321: Managerial Economics
  • FIN 326: Financial Institutions Management
    Prereq. BA 323
  • FIN 327: Investments
    Prereq. BA 323
  • FIN 328: Entrepreneurial Finance
    Prereq. BA 323
  • FIN 329: International Business Finance
    Prereq. BA 323
  • FIN 331: Real Estate Principles

3 units selected from the following:

  • MGT 352: Human Resource Management
  • MGT 357: Multinational Business & Comparative Mgt.
    Prereq. BA 350
  • MGT 358: Fundamental of Entrepreneurship

3 units selected from the following:

  • MIS 306: Information Systems Analysis
    Prereq. MIS 180
  • MIS 315: Business Application Programming
    Prereq. MIS 180
  • MIS 380: Data Management Systems
    Prereq. MIS 180

4 units selected from the following:


  • MKTG 371: Consumer Behavior (4-units)
    Prereq. Minimum Grade of C in BA 370
  • MKTG 372: Retail Marketing Methods (4-units)
    Prereq. Minimum Grade of C in BA 370
  • MKTG 373: Integrated Marketing Communication (4-units)
    Prereq. Minimum Grade of C in BA 370
  • MKTG 376: Global Marketing Strategy (4-units)
    Prereq. Minimum Grade of C in BA 370
  • MKTG 377: Selling Strategy and Practices (4-units)
    Prereq. Minimum Grade of C in BA 370

6-7 units of 400-level and 500-level courses in the Fowler College of Business

Current Students: Requirements may vary based upon catalog year. For year-specific information, please visit:

Requirements by Catalog Year


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