BS in Business Administration (International Business)

Units required for Major: 66
Units required for Major with additional Emphasis: 75
Total units required for BS: 120

Program Description

The International Business concentration is designed to prepare students for a career in business by providing a broad exposure to the areas of international business, competency in a functional area of business, and an awareness of foreign cultural differences.

The Emphasis in Sustainability Business is designed to introduce students to the emerging field of sustainability in business and the growing focus on the social, environmental, and economic performance of businesses in global economy. The coursework presents the scientific, moral, and business cases for adopting sustainability.

Note: The use of the words “business administration” throughout this section refers to courses designated as Accountancy (ACCY), Accounting Information Systems (AIS), Decision Sciences (DS), Entrepreneurship (ENTR), Finance (FIN), General Management (GM), Human Resources/Organizational Behavior (HROB), International Business (IBUS), Management (MGMT), Management Information Science (MIS), Marketing (MKTG), and Operations Management (OPM).

Note: Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (all concentrations) will not be subject to the University’s Foreign Language Graduation Requirement. Students who change major may be subject to the University’s Foreign Language Graduation Requirement.

Note: At least 15 units of upper division business administration courses must be taken in residence at (or under the auspices of) California State University, Sacramento. Of these 15 units, a minimum of nine units must be in upper division courses in the concentration.

Pre-Requisite Requirements

A student may not enroll in any of the Major program or Concentration courses until he/she has completed the Pre-Requisite lower division program with a grade of "C-" or better in each course and an overall GPA of 2.0 ("C"), with the exception of MATH 24 which requires a minimum acceptable grade of "C" or better.

Students enrolled as Expressed Interest in Business may enroll in the following courses after completing the lower division pre-requisite requirements:

DS 101Data Analysis for Managers3
MGMT 102Business Communications3
HROB 101The Management of Contemporary Organizations3

Computer Literacy

All business majors must meet spreadsheet competency prior to taking 100-level business courses. This requires completing MIS 10 (or equivalent).

Minimum Grade Requirements

The purpose of this requirement is to assure that all business administration students attain the minimum level of competency in all their coursework required for the business administration degree.

The minimum acceptable grade for any undergraduate course required for the business administration degree is “C-” with the exception of MATH 24 which requires a minimum acceptable grade of "C" or better.

A minimum grade point average of 2.0 (“C”) is required in the Pre-Requisite courses, Major Core courses, and the Concentration courses presented for the degree.

Program Requirements

Required Lower Division (Pre-Requisites) Courses (21 Units)
ACCY 1Accounting Fundamentals3
ACCY 2Managerial Accounting3
ECON 1AIntroduction to Macroeconomic Analysis 13
ECON 1BIntroduction to Microeconomic Analysis 13
MATH 24Modern Business Mathematics 13
MGMT 10Introduction to Business Law3
STAT 1Introduction to Statistics 13
Total Units21

When enrolled in the last of the pre-requisite courses, students must file the supplemental business application to officially apply to Business Administration as their major. Visit www.csus.edu/cba/ubac/impaction.html for more information.

Students who do not complete the required prerequisites as presented in the following Business Major program are subject to being administratively dropped from courses in which they are inappropriately enrolled.

Required Upper Division (Major) Core Courses (24 Units)
DS 101Data Analysis for Managers3
FIN 101Business Finance3
GM 105Strategic Management3
HROB 101The Management of Contemporary Organizations3
MGMT 102Business Communications3
MIS 101Computer Information Systems for Management3
MKTG 101Principles Of Marketing3
OPM 101Operations Management3
Total Units24

International Business (IBUS) Concentration (21 units)

Required Courses (12 Units)
FIN 190Multinational Business Finance3
IBUS 190International Business3
MKTG 190Multinational Marketing3
Select one of the following:3
International Accounting
Entrepreneurship
Sustainability Business in Global Economy
Electives (9 Units)
Select 9 units from one of the following areas:9
Accounting
Intermediate Accounting I
Cost Accounting
Federal Tax Procedures I
Economics
International Trade
International Finance
Development Economics
Geography of Economic Activity
Finance
Financial Management
Investments
Modern Portfolio Management
Financial Institutions and Markets
Principles of Risk Management and Insurance
Foreign Language
Select an approved upper division language 1
Human Resources Management
Management of Human Resources
Conflict Management and Negotiation
Current Trends and Emerging Issues
Labor Relations
Marketing
Marketing Research and Information
Buyer Behavior
Public Relations and Ethics in Business
Advertising
Salesmanship
Marketing Management
Supply Chain Management
Principles of Quality Management
Supply Chain Logistics Management
Advanced Operations Planning and Control
Supply Chain Modeling and Analysis
Overseas University Study
Select approved overseas university study 1
Special Emphasis
Select approved area emphasis 1
Total Units21

Emphasis in Sustainability Business (9 units)

Track A - For students who have taken IBUS 180 (9 Units)
Group A (Environmental Sustainability) - Select one course from the following3
Earth Transformed
California's Water Resources
Oceanography 2
Introduction to Environmental Sociology
Environmental Sociology
Group B (Economic Sustainability) - Select one of the following3
Economics and Environmental Degradation
Resource Economics
Energy Economics
Development Economics
Select any course not already taken in Group A or Group B3
Track B - For students who have not taken IBUS 180 (9 Units)
IBUS 180Sustainability Business in Global Economy3
Group A (Environmental Sustainability) - Select one of the following3
Earth Transformed
California's Water Resources
Oceanography 2
Introduction to Environmental Sociology
Environmental Sociology
Group B (Economic Sustainability) - Select one of the following3
Economics and Environmental Degradation
Resource Economics
Energy Economics

General Education Requirements1

Area A: Basic Subjects (9 Units)
A1 - Oral Communication3
A2 - Written Communication3
A3 - Critical Thinking3
Area B: Physical Universe and Its Life Forms (7-10 Units)
B1 - Physical Science3
B2 - Life Forms3
B3 - Lab (Note: Lab experience to be taken with one of the following: B1, B2 or B5)1
B4 - Math Concepts 20
B5 - Additional Course (Any B to reach 12 units) - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements. 30 - 3
Area C: Arts and Humanities (12 Units)
C1 - Arts3
C2 - Humanities3
C1/C2 - Area C Course3
C1/C2 - Area C Course - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements.3
Area D: The Individual and Society (9 Units)
Area D Course3
Area D Course3
Area D Course 20
Area D Course - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements.3
Area E: Understanding Personal Development (3 Units)
Area E Course3
Total Units40-43

Graduation Requirements1

Graduation Requirements (required by CSU) (9 Units)
American Institutions: U.S. History3
American Institutions: U.S. Constitution & CA Government3
Writing Intensive (WI)3
Graduation Requirements (required by Sacramento State) (6 Units)
English Composition II3
Race and Ethnicity in American Society (RE)3
Foreign Language Proficiency Requirement 20