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While studying the core subjects, students will examine in-depth a wide spectrum of business-related issues, such as how to organize and run a business; how to identify business opportunities and to create value; how to understand the changing definitions of profit and success in a global and diverse marketplace; and the causes of business success and failure. The BSB also provides a pathway to graduate study such as the MBA, the Master of Science degrees in Taxation or Finance, and the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology or Industrial-Organizational Psychology.

The BSB implements a flexible course of study designed to build skills in the quantitative and analytical areas needed for success while maximizing the number of transfer credits that can be counted toward the degree.

The Bachelor of Science in Business (BSB) requires completion of 123 units as follows: 60 units of general education coursework (includes 21 units of liberal studies core and 21 units of foundation courses in preparation for the major), 30 units required for the major and 33 units of general electives. Each course listed carries three semester units of credit, unless otherwise noted. A cumulative grade-point average of 2.00 “C” or higher is required in all courses taken at Golden Gate University.

All degree-seeking undergraduate students must complete their English, mathematics and critical thinking requirements within their first 27 units at Golden Gate University, unless they have already earned credit for the equivalent courses from another institution and have had those courses accepted in transfer by Golden Gate University. If either Math or English requirements for the degree have not been satisfied, newly enrolled students must take placement tests to ensure proper placement in the appropriate Math or English course. Students may also choose to waive the placement tests and enroll in the first course in either series, which are ENGL 10A and MATH 10. (See the course descriptions below to identify courses that have prerequisite course requirements.)

TOTAL UNITS — 123

60 GENERAL EDUCATION UNITS

REQUIRED COURSES — 18 UNITS

UGP 10
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 50
Contemporary Arts & Culture (or any other ARTS course offered)
HIST 50
Contemporary American Economic History (or any other HIST course offered)
HUM 50
Examining the Humanities (or any other HUM course offered)
LIT 50
Principles of Storytelling OR LIT 160 Business in Movies (or any other LIT course offered)
PHIL 50
Professional & Personal Ethics (or any other PHIL course offered)
MGT 180
Global Human Resources 
SCI 50
Science, Technology & Social Change (or any other SCI course offered)
SOSC 50
American Government in the 21st Century (or any other SOSC course offered)

OR:

PSYCH 10
Introduction to Psychology (or any other PSYCH course offered)

FOUNDATION REQUIREMENTS — 21 UNITS

MATH 30
College Algebra
MATH 40
Statistics
MATH 104
Quantitative Fluency for Business Managers and Leaders
ACCTG 1A
Introductory Financial Accounting (*MSADA foundation course.)
ACCTG 1B
Introductory Managerial Accounting (*MSADA foundation course.)
ECON 1
Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 2
Principles of Macroeconomics

*Students who intend to pursue the Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) must earn a “B” or better in these courses in order to satisfy the program’s foundation requirement.

30 MAJOR 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 & Commercial Transactions
MGT 156
Management Policy & Strategy (capstone course to be taken in final term of program)
MGT 173
Human Resource Management
MGT 179
Introduction to International Business
MKT 100
Principles of Marketing
OP 100
Principles of Operations Management

33 ELECTIVE UNITS


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

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students who complete the Bachelor of Science in Business will be able to:
  • Construct written communications that articulate and promote business ideas, arguments, or solutions.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal communication skills through persuasive speech, and in providing clear directions, instructions, and guidelines within a business setting.
  • Address a complex business problem applying methods and tools from finance and accounting.
  • Demonstrate ethical decision-making in business and develop strategies, practices, and policies that advance ethical management practices and corporate social responsibility.
  • Locate, evaluate and apply information, using a variety of research tools, in analysis of a complex business problem.
  • Apply statistical concepts, methods and tools to analyze and interpret data in the formulation of business strategies and tactics.
  • Demonstrate the self-awareness and habits required to identify, integrate, and apply new information and skills that increase personal and professional effectiveness in business contexts.
  • Integrate and apply concepts, theories, strategies, and tactics of business management to develop actionable solutions to business problems.
  • Apply knowledge of the global economy in analyzing business problems.

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