Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Program Overview

As a graduate of CLU's business administration program, you can target professional careers in corporate or nonprofit management, finance, international business, small business entrepreneurship, information technology management, or marketing; or you may gain admission to law or other graduate and professional schools.

At CLU, you don't just learn about business, you learn how to do business. Students learn the "nuts and bolts" of a business career and the skills required of successful executives: effective writing, strong presentation skills, critical thinking, and computer and information literacy enhanced with an emphasis on ethics and business. When you leave CLU with a bachelor of science degree in business administration you begin your career with a distinct competitive advantage!

Business administration majors pursue a bachelor of science degree, that includes a managerial core and an area of emphasis requirement (business economics, finance, information technology management, international business, management, small business entrepreneurship, or marketing), as well as a required course in ethics.

Students also benefit significantly from the program's average class size of 17. Unlike their counterparts in many of the nation's large university programs, CLU students will get all the classes they need, graduate on time, and know their professors well enough to be assured of personal, knowledgeable recommendations for their job search or graduate applications.

Students benefit from CLU's on-campus research and service-oriented centers and institutes – including the Economic Research Center, and the CLU Center for Leadership and Values – as well as our faculty's ongoing working relationships and close connections to the vast world of business and industry in Thousand Oaks and the larger Southern California communities.



Requirements

Minimum Credits: 45
Upper Division Credits: 33

Required Courses:
  • BUS 251
  • BUS 252
  • BUS 367
  • BUS 374
  • BUS 375
  • BUS 381
  • BUS 391
  • BUS 469
  • ECON 311
  • and the additional requirements for one emphasis area

Required Supporting Courses:
Economics 203; Business 301 or Communication 306; Mathematics 245 or equivalent; and one of the following: Philosophy 300, 315, 350, Religion 350 or Religion/Business 354.



Emphasis Options

Business Economics

Required Courses: Three courses from Econ 312, 321, 406, 411, 414, 416, 445, 460; Business 472, 475 or appropriate Independent Study or Special Topics courses.

Finance

Required Courses: Three courses from Business 392, 393, 395, 472, 275, Economics 312, 321; appropriate Independent Study or Special Topics courses

Information Technology Management

Three courses (12 credits) to be chosen from Business Administration 321, 350, 410 or one of the following: Business Administration 355, 370 or 400; or appropriate Independent Study or Special Topics courses when approved by the faculty adviser and the Dean of the School of Management. Required Supporting Courses: CSC 210 and Math 241

International Business

Required Courses: Business 394 and one course chosen from Economics 416, 460, 472, 474, 476 or 479 or appropriate Independent Study or Special Topics courses when approved by the faculty adviser and the Dean of the School of Management. In addition: one course from Business 418 or 485. 

Management

Required Courses: Three courses from Business 361, 439, 448, 449, 461, 465, 468, 476, or 479 or appropriate Independent Study or Special Topics courses when approved by the faculty adviser and the Dean of the School of Management.

Marketing

Three courses (12 credits) chosen from Business Administration 342, 376, 440, 442, 444, 473, 474; or appropriate Independent Study or Selected Topics courses when approved by the faculty adviser and the Dean of the School of Management.

Small Business/Entrepreneurship

Required Courses: Business 468; Economics 420 and one course chosen from the management emphasis requirements list.

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