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The Bachelor of Science in Business degree (BSB) 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, human resource management, information technology, international business, marketing, operations and supply chain management, psychology, and public administration. 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 entrepreneurs who can guide students through their unique experiences of starting their own businesses. While there is no formula for success in entrepreneurship, 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.

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)
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
Applied Regression Analysis
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 / CONCENTRATION UNITS


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

CONCENTRATIONS

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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