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Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2013 - Spring 2014

BS - Business Administration

San José State University -to- Allan Hancock Community 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

Note: The BS Business Administration, with concentrations in Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Business, Human Resource Management or Management accepts the AS-T in Business Administration (SB 1440 degree) for transfer. 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 Financial Management, 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).
Econ 101 Principles of Economics: Macro-Economics
ECON 001B Principles of Economics: Microeconomics
(Must earn a grade of "C" or better for Finance Concentration).
Econ 102 Principles of Economics: Micro-Economics
MATH 071 Calculus for Business and Aviation
Must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Math 135 Calculus with Applications
(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)
Please note: Once the following course requirement is completed (earning a grade of C or better), students should contact to register for the WST exam at SJSU. Passing the WST prior to your first semester at SJSU will prevent delays in registering for upper division courses:
ENGL 001B Composition 2
A "C" or better is required (a "C-" is not acceptable).
ENGL 102 Freshman Composition: Literature
ENGL 103 Critical Thinking & Composition
2nd English Composition Equivalent Transfer CoursePHIL 114 Critical Thinking
A course articulated to SJSU's English 1B is recommended, however any course approved for the IGETC second semester English composition area would be accepted to meet this requirement (a grade of "C" or better is required).

Lower Division Requirements of the Major:

BUS3 010 Discovering Business
BUS3 010 is recommended only for SJSU freshmen.
BUS 101 Introduction to Business
BUS1 020 Financial Accounting
Must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Acct 130 Financial Accounting
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 Financial Management concentrations.
Acct 140 Managerial Accounting
BUS3 080 Legal Environment of BusinessBUS 110 Business Law: Contract and Sales
BUS2 090 Business Statistics
Must earn a grade of "C" or better.
Math 123 Elementary Statistics
BUS4 091L Computer Tools for BusinessCBIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications (*)

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 preparation 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.

The College of Business is currently featuring a new minor in their college: Interdisciplinary Global Leadership and Innovation

Students may select up to 2 courses prior to transfer to meet the following requirements in this new minor:

BUS3 016 Introduction to Leadership & InnovationNo Current Equivalent
SOCI 057 Community Involvement and Personal GrowthNo Current Equivalent

LDTP Approved Courses (*)

The following Allan Hancock Community College courses are approved for the following LDTP course descriptors shown on the right.
CBIS 101Business Information Systems
LDTP courses are acceptable "in lieu of" each other.
LDTP courses are not necessarily "equivalent" or "identical" in content.


Prior to transferring to San José State University all transfers must earn at least 60 transferable semester units (90 quarter). Within those 60 semester/90 quarter units students are strongly encouraged to complete the following:

1. 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 José State University.

2. Second Semester English Composition:
Complete the second semester English composition course (or equivalent) as it is a prerequisite to registering for the WST and 100W courses at SJSU. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in this course (a "C-" is not acceptable). 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

3. 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.

4. Physical Education Requirement:
Two courses are required and must include at least two different activities. Completion of these courses will clear the graduation requirement at SJSU.

5. Lower Division Major Course Requirements:
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.