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Department of Management
All students in the Craig School of Business who are working toward the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration must satisfy (a) the university's General Education requirements; (b) pre-business requirements, which include demonstration of computer competency, a seven-course group of pre-business courses, and both a cumulative and campus GPA of at least 2.25 to declare an option; (c) upper-division core requirements of six upper-division courses, (d) option requirements of 24 units in an area of specialization; (e) the upper-division writing skills requirement; and (f) an integrative course requirement.
Computer literacy and computer software competency are considered essential to success in the program, which is heavily oriented in the use of technology. The pre-business courses include material considered essential for further study in business. The upper-division core courses provide a broad background and a breadth of knowledge and understanding. The option courses enable the student to specialize in a specific area of business and to prepare for effective performance in future employment.
Demonstration of computer competency. Complete IS 52 and 52L or equivalent courses 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 http://www.craig.fresnostate.edu/uss_home.aspx/
Option requirements (24 units)
The department offers three options as part of the Business Administration major: Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, and Management.
General Education requirements (48 units)**
A grade of C or better must be earned for each course used to satisfy the requirements for the major.
Upper-division writing skills requirement (3 units)
Business majors must select a minimum of 3 units from BA 105W or ENGL 160W
Note: the Upper-Division Writing Exam is not an option for business administration majors.
Integrative course requirement (3 units)
Electives and remaining degree requirements (2 units)
See individual option requirements.
Total (120 units)
* This total indicates that 6 units for DS 71 and ECON 50 are being used to satisfy the General Education requirement of 48 units.
** Note: Business majors are exempt from G.E. Area MI.
The three options available to students are outlined in the copy that follows. The completion of General Education requirements, pre-business requirements, upper-division business core, upper-division writing skills requirement, and the 22-25 units as required by the options, total the 120-125 units required for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
ENTR 81, 151,
MGT 127 (15 units)
Select three courses from the following: BA 152; ENTR 155, 161, 163, 165, 167, 169; FIN 131 or courses approved by the option coordinator (9 units)
Total (24 units)
Total (24 units)
Total (24 units)
Requirements for Certificate Programs
Before entering a program, students will need to demonstrate that they have foundation knowledge of business practices and possess good writing skills. Applicants must also fill out the appropriate form in the Management Department office prior to entering any of the certificate programs. Prior approval of the certificate program coordinator or the department chair is required. Students need to meet one of the following criteria:
- be currently admitted to California State University, Fresno,
- have a bachelor's degree in any field from an accredited institution, or
- have an Associate of Arts degree from a two-year accredited college and a minimum of two years of business experience.
For successful completion of a certificate, you must receive a grade
of C or better in each course.
Students with an option in entrepreneurship, human resource management, and management are not eligible for the certificate programs. Other business options or minors may only count up to 6 units upper-division core toward the requirements. One certificate program allowed per student.
Total (15-16 units)
Advising Note: Business majors will need to substitute two elective courses for MGT 110 requirement.
Total (15 units)