Pre-Business

Department

The Craig School of Business

Robert Harper, Dean
Peters Business Building, Room 183
559.278.2107
www.fresnostate.edu/craig/

Degrees and Programs Offered

MN in Graduate Business Prep, Minor
PREB in Pre-Business

The mission of the Craig School of Business (CSB) is to prepare a diverse student population for careers in the regional, national, and global business environments, and to serve the Central California business community as a resource center.
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Accreditation

The B.S. in Business Administration has been continuously accredited since 1959 by the premiere accrediting agency, AACSB - International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The B.S. was the third accredited business program in California, following UC Berkeley and UCLA and is one of only 551 accredited business programs in the U.S. The Craig M.B.A. was accredited in 1974.

Advising

CSB operates an advising center, Undergraduate Student Services, located in Peters Building, Room 185. Business students are encouraged to have annual advising sessions to assist in evaluations and graduation requirements. Flow charts available at http://www.craig.fresnostate.edu/uss_flowcharts.aspx for each of the 12 options to help students plan their academic program and to ensure that courses are taken in correct sequence.

A mentoring program matches students with a faculty member in their field who will assist with career or graduate study information.

Requirements

Pre-Business Requirements

All business students entering California State University, Fresno are considered pre-business majors and are coded as such. In order to select an option in business and enroll in 100-level business courses, pre-business students must do the following:

(a.) Complete IS 52 and 52L or equivalent course(s) with a grade of C or better or achieve a passing score on the CSB computer competency waiver examination. See "computer competency waiver exam" at www.craig.fresnostate.edu/uss_home.aspx.

(b.) Complete the following courses or their equivalents with a grade of C or better in each course: ACCT 4A, 4B; BA 18; DS 71, 73; ECON 40 (or AGBS 1) and ECON 50.

(c.) Have a cumulative and campus grade point average of at least 2.25.

(d.) Submit a request to declare an option in business. Students may obtain this request form from the Craig School of Business Undergraduate Student Services Office, Peters Building, Room 185, or apply online at www.craig.fresnostate.edu/uss_home.aspx.

(e.) CSB 150 may be substituted for CSB 50 for catalog years prior to 2005-2006.

Faculty

Name Degree Email Phone

Roadmap

Pre-Business Degree Roadmap

Year One

Fall

  • GE Area A1-Oral Communication
  • GE Area A2-Written Communication
  • GE Area A3-Critical Thinking
  • GE Area B2-Life Sciences
  • GE Area C1-Arts
  • GE Area E1-Lifelong Understanding

Spring

  • GE Area B4-Quantitative Reasoning
  • GE Area D3-Social Science
  • Lower-Division Major Course:
  • GE Area C2-Humanities
  • GE Area C1-Arts - OR - C2-Humanities
  • GE Area D1-American History

Year Two

Fall

  • Lower-Division Major Course:
  • Lower-Division Major Course:
  • GE Area D3-Social Science
  • GE Area B1-Physical Science
  • GE Area D2-American Government

Spring

  • Lower Division Major Course:
  • Lower-Division Major Course:
  • GE Area IB-Physical Univ & Life Forms
  • GE Area IC-Arts & Humanities
  • GE Area ID-Soc, Pol, Econ Inst & Beh, Hist