Bachelor of Science in Business

With an emphasis in the quantitative skills needed in the business environment, the bachelor of science in business provides a solid foundation in the disciplines of accounting, finance, operations, management, and business analysis.

ProGRAM Highlights

The bachelor of science in business degree is designed to prepare students for success at any level, whether they choose to go directly into the working world or pursue a master's degree.

Specialized concentration programs help hone students' skills in specific aspects of business, including accounting, finance, human resource management, information technology, international business, marketing, operations and supply chain management, and public adminsitration. With this education, our graduates are prepared for whatever path they choose to pursue after graduation.

Because many of our courses are taught by local professionals who are actively working in the field, our students also obtain a vast array of business contacts that can help them get a job and get ahead once they graduate. These connections, paired with GGU's focus on equipping students with practical skills, not just theoretical knowledge, means that our graduates are workplace-ready. That's why so many employers come to us with job openings: they know that Golden Gate University alumni are ready to come in and make a difference.

Another benefit of our BSB degree is that we offer guidance for students who wish to start their own companies. Many of our adjunct faculty are entrepeneurs who can guide students through their unique experiences of starting their own businesses. While there is no formula for success in entrepeneurship, a little guidance along the way can make all the difference, and thanks to the small teacher-to-student ratio at GGU, many of our students form bonds with professors that last far beyond their time with us.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students who complete the BS in Business, including the General Education program, will be able to:
  • Analyze data and argument, as informed by interdisciplinary approaches to business management and organizational leadership.
  • Demonstrate advanced communication skills.
  • Recognize the need for information in professional and business contexts and to responsibly access, evaluate and apply information using a wide variety of research tools.
  • Develop strategies for organizational challenges using management theory, principles, ethical reasoning and innovative approaches.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

TUITION

Undergraduate Courses: $1,800 per 3-unit course

Tuition varies for other courses. See Tuition & Fees for details.

Locations

This program is offered at the following locations: San Francisco , Online .

Student Success rates

123 total units

60 general education units

  • 18 required units
  • 21 liberal studies units
  • 21 foundation units

30 major units

33 elective / concentration units

Each course listed carries three semester units of credit, unless otherwise noted.


General Education Requirements — 60 units

Required Units — 18

UGP 100
Gateway to Success (To be taken in first term of program)
CRTH 10
Critical Thinking
ENGL 1A
Expository Writing
ENGL 1B
Research Writing
ENGL 120
Business Writing

One of the following:

COMM 35
Speech Communication
COMM 40
Understanding Communication

Liberal Studies Core — 21 units

ARTS 105
Contemporary Arts and Culture
HIST 88
Business in World History
HUM 156
Business and Civilization
LIT 150
Business in Literature or
LIT 160
Business in Movies
PHIL 125
Ethics in Personal and Professional Life
SCI 125
Science, Technology and Social Change
SOSC 88
Leadership and New Social Demands

Foundation Requirements — 21 units

MATH 30
College Algebra
MATH 40
Statistics
MATH 104
Regression Analysis
ACCTG 1A
Financial Accounting
ACCTG 1B
Managerial Accounting
ECON 1
Microeconomics
ECON 2
Macroeconomics

Major Requirements — 30 units

FI 100
Financial Management
ITM 125
Management Information Systems
MGT 100
Manager as Communicator
MGT 140
Management Principles
MGT 145
Law of Contracts, Sales and Commercial Transactions
MGT 156
Management Policy and Strategy (Capstone course to be taken in final term of program)
MGT 173
Human Resource Management
MGT 179
International Business
MKT 100
Introduction to Marketing
OP 100
Principles of Operations Management

A cumulative grade-point average of 2.00 (C) or higher is required in all courses taken at Golden Gate University, as well as in the courses designated “Required for the Major.” Prerequisites to a course, if any, are shown in the course descriptions. All degree-seeking undergraduate students must complete their English, mathematics, and critical thinking basic proficiency requirements within their first 27 units at Golden Gate University. Placement tests must be taken prior to enrolling in ENGL 10A, 10B or 1A and MATH 10, 20 or 30 to ensure proper placement in the sequences (see course descriptions in this catalog for details).

General Concentration — 33 units

Eleven additional upper- or lower-division courses for a total of 33 units.

Accounting Concentration — 33 Units

A computative undergraduate concentration designed to train business students for a career in accounting, the CPA, and CMA exams.

A concentration in accounting prepares students for a career in financial and managerial accounting, internal and external auditing, consulting, and taxation. Beyond technical accounting skills, students will graduate with a sound foundation in economics, law, finance, management, information systems, quantitative methods, and communications.

Required courses — 21 units

ACCTG 100A
Intermediate Accounting I
ACCTG 100B
Intermediate Accounting II
ACCTG 100C
Intermediate Accounting III
ACCTG 105
Cost Management
ACCTG 108A
Federal Income Tax I
ACCTG 111
Auditing
ACCTG 159
Accounting Research and Communication

Electives — 12 units

Four courses from any upper- or lower-division courses.

Finance Concentration — 33 units

An analytical undergraduate concentration designed to prime business students for expertise in the world of finance.

Finance experts are among the most valued employees in any corporation. From investments and portfolio work to corporate strategy and financial services, this concentration exposes students to the world of finance and assists them in adding value to companies through a sound understanding of the field.

Required courses — 15 units

ECON 103
Money and Banking
FI 102
Financial Analysis
FI 105
Modeling for Financial Analysis
FI 120
Investments
One of the following:
FI 101
Strategic Decisions in Financing and Investing
FI 160
Personal Financial Planning
FI 197
Internship: Finance
FI 198A-ZZ
Selected Topics in Finance
FI 199
Directed Study in Finance

Electives — 18 units

Six courses (18 units) from any upper- or lower-division courses.

Human Resource Management Concentration — 33 units

A versatile undergraduate concentration designed to enable business students to optimize a workforce and manage a staff.

Human resource professionals are constantly using their versatile skill sets to reinvent the workplace. They work to make sure that employees are innovative, well-trained, utilized and compensated and are the type of people who will lead their companies to competitive advantage. It is HR who stewards the most valuable asset a company has - its people.

Required courses -- 15 units

MGT 174
Labor-Management Relations
MGT 175
Personnel Recruitment, Selection and Placement
MGT 176
Compensation Decision Making
MGT 177
Training Methods and Administration

One of the following:
MGT 172
Basic Employment Law
MGT 197
Internship: Management
MGT 198A-ZZ
Special Topics in Management
MGT 199
Directed Study in Management


Electives -- 18 units

Six courses from any upper- or lower-division courses.

Information Technology Concentration -- 33 units

A technical undergraduate concentration designed to equip business students with the tools to collect and analyze relevant data.

The convergence of people, business, and information is the driving force in the marketplace today. As the world becomes more dependent on the integration of these areas, individuals who have the knowledge to skillfully navigate the incorporation of this thinking in business will be on the cutting edge and a valuable asset to any company.

REQUIRED COURSES -- 18 UNITS

ITM 105
Social Media in Business
ITM 106
Information Technology for Managers 1
ITM 107
Information Technology for Managers 2
ITM 108
Information to Database Systems for Managers
ITM 144
Database Administration for Managers
OP 180
Project Management

One of the following may be included as a general elective:
ITM 197
Internship: Information Technology
ITM 198A-ZZ
Special Topics in Information Technology


ELECTIVES -- 15 UNITS

Five courses from any upper- or lower-division courses.

International Business Concentration — 33 units

A global undergraduate concentration designed to prepare business students for multi-national business success.

The more global our world becomes, the more important it is to have a solid foundation in the way to do business across cultures. From people to logistics to difference in systems, this concentration will prepare students to take on the world, literally.

Required courses — 15 units

Five of the following:
FI 141
International Banking and Finance
MGT 188B
Doing Business in East and Southeast Asia
MGT 188C
Doing Business in Europe
MGT 188D
Doing Business in Latin America
MGT 197
Internship: Management
MGT 199
Directed Study in Management
MKT 124
International Marketing
OP 113
Import/Export Fundamentals

Electives — 18 units

Six courses (18 units) from any upper- or lower-division courses.

Marketing Concentration — 33 units

An undergraduate concentration designed to prepare business students for the practice of marketing in a global economy.

To help lead an organization to success, the marketing professional must understand its target market and its customers, and possess skills to design and deliver valuable goods and services. This concentration provides the student with the basic skills and knowledge every marketing professional needs.

Required courses — 15 units

MKT 102
Consumer Behavior
MKT 103
Marketing Research
MKT 105
Integrated Marketing Communication
MKT 120
Business Marketing and Sales
One of the following:
MKT 124
International Marketing
MKT 197
Internship: Marketing
MKT 198A-ZZ
Special Topics in Marketing

Electives — 18 units

Six courses from any upper- or lower-division courses.

Operations and Supply Chain Management Concentration — 33 units

A varied undergraduate concentration designed to train business students to streamline logistics and supply concerns.

Operations professionals are responsible for the internal workings of their companies. Students in this concentration are trained to take the reins, working behind the scenes of high-tech manufacturing, engineering and construction, biotech, consumer products, apparel manufacturers, transportation, and logistics companies.

Required courses — 15 units

Five of the following:
OP 108
Supply Chain Logistics
OP 113
Import/Export Fundamentals
OP 121
Production Planning and Inventory Control
OP 124
Business Process Improvement
OP 164
Purchasing and Materials Management
OP 180
Project Management
OP 197
Internship: Operations Management

Electives — 18 units

Six courses (18 units) from any upper- or lower-division courses.

Public Administration Concentration — 33 units

A progressive undergraduate concentration designed to enable business students for a career in public service.

Today's public administrators have to deliver public services in close coordination and partnership with businesses and community-based organizations, domestically and internationally. Public service coverage has also grown from the traditional health and sanitation, education, public works, and agriculture to include immigration, security, and the environment concerns. This program deepens the student's critical understanding of governance institutions, policy-makers, legal and regulatory processes, business-government-civil society relations, as well as ethics, accountability, and anti-corruption strategies.

Required courses — 15 units

PAD 100
Public Administration and Public Affairs
Four of the following:
PAD 102
Policy Making and Analysis
PAD 104
Privatization and the Public Service
PAD 105
Public Budgeting Techniques and Processes
PAD 106
Administrative Law and Justice
PAD 197
Internship: Public Administration
PAD 198 A-ZZ
Special Topics in Public Administration
PAD 199
Directed Study in Public Administration

Electives — 18 units

Six courses from any upper- or lower-division courses.

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