Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

BS - Business Administration

San José State University -to- Malaysia: INTI International University College

Community College students should meet with a counselor as soon as possible to determine the equivalent courses offered at that institution. Students should complete as many as possible of the lower division requirements listed below, prior to transfer.

Lower Division Course Requirements

Community College Course Equivalents

STAR Act (SB 1440):

The College of Business accepts the AS-T in Business Administration (SB 1440 degree) for transfer into the BS Business Administration, with concentrations in Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Business, Human Resource Management or Management. We recommend transfers complete the following articulated courses when course choices for the AS-T in Business Administration are available. We strongly encourage students to take courses which clear the American Institution requirement and 2nd semester/quarter of English composition as part of their CSU GE or IGETC requirements for the AS-T degree (doing so will increase greater choice in the 60 units of SJSU course work to be taken after transfer).

Listed below are lower division course requirements necessary for: BS - Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting, Accounting Information Systems, Corporate Accounting and Finance, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Business, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems (MIS), and Marketing. For additional information please contact the SJSU College of Business Student Advisement Center: or call (408) 924-3435.

Preparation for the Major:

ECON 001A Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics
(Must earn a grade of "C" or better for Finance Concentration).
ECO 152 Introduction to Macroeconomics
ECON 001B Principles of Economics: Microeconomics
(Must earn a grade of "C" or better for Finance Concentration).
ECO 151 Introduction to Microeconomics
MATH 071 Calculus for Business and Aviation
Must earn a grade of "C" or better.
MAT 121 Concepts of Calculus
(grade of "B" or better required)
(Please note: students who take a course that articulates to SJSU's MATH 30 Calculus I, with a grade of "C" or better, may use this "in lieu" of MATH 71)

WST Prerequisite and Major Prep course:

Once the following required course has been completed with a grade of C or better, students should contact to register for the WST exam at SJSU. Upper division transfer students should pass the WST prior to their first semester at SJSU to prevent delays in registering for upper division courses.
2nd English Composition/Critical Thinking Equivalent Transfer Course
any course approve for the IGETC Critical Thinking/Second English composition Area 1B is highly recommended.
No Current Equivalent
ENGL 001B Argument and Analysis
(Note: The course articulated to SJSU's ENGL 1B may be certified in Area A3 or Area C depending on the approval at the transfer institution)
No Current Equivalent

Lower Division Requirements of the Major:

BUS3 010 Discovering Business
BUS3 010 is not required, but recommended.
No Current Equivalent
BUS1 020 Financial Accounting
Must earn a grade of "C" or better.
ACC 201 Principles of Accounting I
(grade of "B" or better required)
BUS1 021 Managerial Accounting
(Must earn a grade of "C" or better for Finance Concentration). BUS1 021 is not required for Accounting, Accounting Information Systems, or Corporate Accounting and Finance concentrations.
ACC 202 Principles of Accounting II
(grade of "B" or better required)
BUS3 080 Legal Environment of BusinessNo Current Equivalent
BUS2 090 Business Statistics
Must earn a grade of "C" or better.
No Current Equivalent
BUS4 091L Computer Tools for BusinessNo Current Equivalent

Upper Division Major Course (taken at SJSU or through the CSU CourseMatch):

BUS2 130 Introduction to MarketingNo Current Equivalent
BUS1 170 Fundamentals of FinanceNo Current Equivalent

Additional Requirement for Management Information Systems:

BUS4 092 Introduction to Business Programming
Must earn a grade of "C" or better.
No Current Equivalent
To be eligible to enroll in upper division business courses at SJSU, business majors, at minimum, must have completed at least 60 transferable semester units including the following college equivalents: MATH 071, ENGL 001B (or equiv), BUS1 020, and BUS2 090 with grades of "C" or better. Courses required in the major and in support of the major cannot be taken for CR/NC.
Additionally, to quality for a baccalaureate degree in business administration with an Accounting Information Systems concentration, all courses in the concentration must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better.


Prior to transferring to San Jose State University all transfers must earn at least 60 transferable semester units (90 quarter), including the CSU four basic skill courses required for CSU admission eligibility. Within those 60 semester/90 quarter units students are strongly encouraged to complete the following:

1. Lower Division Major Course Requirements (especially for STEM Majors):
Complete as many of the lower division courses required for the major as possible. Many of these courses may be double counted as part of the CSU GE-Breadth 39 semester unit requirements. These requirements are shown above.

2. General Education Requirements:
Complete all the CSU GE Breadth requirements at the community college (39 semester units/58 quarter units). The approved courses for each area can be found at under the link "CSU GE-Breadth Certification Courses" for your college. Many of these courses can be double counted to meet the major requirements shown above, so choose your courses wisely. Please see your college counselor/advisor to review your general education in order to receive FULL OR PARTIAL CERTIFICATION PRIOR TO TRANSFER to San Jose State University.

3. Second Semester English Composition highly recommended:
Complete the second semester English composition course (or equivalent) with a grade of "C" or better prior to registering for the WST and 100W course at SJSU. Approved courses can be found above within the lower division major requirements. Be sure to select this course as part of your CSU GE-Breadth 39 semester unit requirements. Once this course is complete, students are encouraged to take the WST exam at SJSU to avoid delays in enrollment for other SJSU required courses. To register for the WST contact our Testing office at

4. American Institutions Requirement (US 1, US 2, and US 3 must be completed):
This requirement is normally 2 courses and can be taken as part of your CSU GE-Breadth 39 semester unit requirements (GE Area D and sometimes Area C). The approved courses can be found at under the link "CSU US History, Constitution, and American Ideals Courses" for your college.