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BS - Business Administration, Concentration in General Business

The general business concentration offers students a broad spectrum of courses to prepare them for careers in small, medium-sized or family businesses and for jobs with companies that train new employees in a specific job largely unrelated to a functional area such as managing a large retail store or servicing technology company's customers.


Course Requirements

University Graduation Requirements35
Core Lower Division General Education24
Of the 39 units required by the university, 15 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a "C" or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Note: Students who have completed the ADT Transfer Degree (under SB 1440) for this major will have completed all Lower Division GE Requirements and should follow the 60 unit guarantee roadmap. Meet with an advisor prior to registering for your first semester for the 60 unit roadmap or specific questions.
Upper Division General Education3
Of the 9 units required by the university, 6 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.
American Institutions6
Coursework shown below for the 6 units required by the university are double counted within GE. Consult with major advisor for details.
Complete one sequence from:
Asian American Studies6
AAS 033A. Asian Americans in the United States Historical and Political ProcessM63
AAS 033B. Asian Americans in the United States Historical and Political ProcessM73
U.S. History and Government6
HIST 015A. Essentials of U.S. HistoryM123
HIST 015B. Essentials of U.S. & California GovernmentM113
Can be taken as POLS 015 A/B as well.
Mexican American Studies6
MAS 010A. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentM63
MAS 010B. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentM73
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement0
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see http://testing.sjsu.edu/wst. Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at http://info.sjsu.edu/gwar.html.
A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement.
Preparation for the Major17
ECON 001A. Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics4
ECON 001B. Principles of Economics: MicroeconomicsD14
ENGL 002. Critical Thinking and WritingA33
Must achieve a grade of "C" or better. ENGL 01B also accepted for transfer students.
MATH 071. Calculus for Business and AviationB43
Must achieve a grade of "C" or better to fulfill GE and Major Requirements. Transfer students with MATH 30 (C or better) may use this in lieu of MATH 71.
Complete one course from:
ENGL 100WB. Written Communication: BusinessZ3
COMM 100W. Writing Workshop: Writing for InfluenceZ3
LLD 100WB. Writing Workshop for Business StudentsZ3
Requirements of the Major61
Core Courses43
Lower Division Courses13
BUS3 010. Discovering Business0
BUS3 010 is not required, but recommended
BUS1 020. Financial Accounting3
Must achieve a grade of "C" or better
BUS1 021. Managerial Accounting3
BUS3 080. Legal Environment of Business3
BUS2 090. Business Statistics3
Must achieve a grade of "C" or better to fulfill GE and Major Requirements. Transfer students with STAT 095 (C or better) may use this in lieu of BUS2 090.
BUS4 091L. Computer Tools for Business1
Upper Division Business Fundamentals Courses15
BUS2 130. Introduction to Marketing3
BUS5 140. Fundamentals of Operations Management3
BUS3 160. Fundamentals of Management and Organizational Behavior3
BUS1 170. Fundamentals of Finance3
BUS2 190. Quantitative Business Analysis3
Upper Division Business Integration and Perspectives Courses15
BUS5 187. Global Dimensions of Business3
BUS4 188. Business Systems and Policy3
BUS3 189. Strategic Management3
PHIL 186. Professional and Business EthicsS3
One non-business global perspectives course in Area V3
Concentration Requirements18
Required Courses12
Courses selected must include at least one each from Marketing and Organization and Management. There could be as many as 12 units from any one department and as many as 6 units of advisor approved transfer credit. All these courses require grades of "C-" or better.
Additional Courses6
Any upper division business courses. Please see an advisor for a current list of acceptable courses. All these courses require grades of "C-" or better.
University Electives7

Total Units:120