Business Administration Major

Business Administration Major

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2012-2014, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on October 1, 2014. Access the catalog of record at http://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

Lower Division Preparation for the Majors (22-23 units)

Lower-Division Requirements for the majors are the completion of the following courses with a grade point average of 2.0 or better with no grade below C–. Transfer courses must be C or better.

ACCT 201Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACCT 202Principles of Managerial Accounting3
ECON 101Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 102Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 216Statistics for Business and Economics4
ITMG 100Information Systems3
MATH 130Survey of Calculus3
MATH 150 Calculus I

Major in Business Administration (39 units)

The business administration major prepares students for careers in business management, public administration, and entrepreneurial ventures, as well as graduate study in business. The courses in the business administration major serve two purposes:

  1. they give students a broad background in the major functional areas of business administration; and,
  2. they give students electives to explore their interests in the field of business administration.

Students majoring in business administration must satisfy the USD core curriculum requirements as set forth in this catalog, Lower-Division Requirements for the major, the Professional Development Passport Program and all of the following major requirements:

Business Component
DSCI 300Prescriptive Business Analytics (3)3
DSCI 303Operations Management3
ETLW 302DBusiness and Society3
ETLW 311Business Law I3
FINA 300Financial Management3
MGMT 300Organizational Behavior3
MGMT 490Strategic Management3
MKTG 300Fundamentals of Marketing3
Elective Component
Select one Finance elective from the following:3
FINA 401Commercial Bank Management
FINA 402Investments
FINA 403Derivatives (3)
FINA 404Advanced Corporate Finance
FINA 405International Financial Management
FINA 406Personal Finance
FINA 407New Venture Finance
FINA 408Financial Statement Analysis
FINA 494Special Topics
Select one Management elective from the following:3
MGMT 301Organizational Theory and Global Leadership (3)
MGMT 302Family Business
MGMT 303Interpersonal Relations
MGMT 304Entrepreneurship and New Ventures
MGMT 305Career Development
MGMT 306Women in Management
MGMT 307Human Resource Management
MGMT 308Small Business Management
MGMT 309International Comparative Management
MGMT 311Business Leadership
MGMT 312Global Social Entrepreneurship (3)
MGMT 492Strategy Simulation
MGMT 494Special Topics
Select one Marketing elective from the following:3
MKTG 301Services Marketing
MKTG 302Sports Marketing
MKTG 305Global Marketing
MKTG 330Professional Selling
MKTG 340Digital Marketing and Social Media
MKTG 350Advertising and Promotion
MKTG 351Advertising Campaigns (3)
MKTG 355Introduction to Public Relations
MKTG 410Marketing Research
MKTG 420Consumer Behavior
MKTG 430Public Policy and Marketing: The Broader Role of Marketing in Society
MKTG 480Advanced Marketing Project
MKTG 490Marketing Strategy
MKTG 494Special Topics
SBA Upper-Division Electives (6 units required)6

The business administration major requires a minimum of 24 Upper-Division Units in the major be completed at USD.

Recommended Program of Study, Bachelor of Business Administration

Freshman Year
Semester IHours
Preceptorial3
ECON 101Principles of Microeconomics3
MATH 115College Algebra3
CC or electives6-7
Semester II
ECON 102Principles of Macroeconomics3
ITMG 100Information Systems3
MATH 130 150Survey of Calculus
Calculus I
3-4
CC or electives6-7
Sophomore Year
Semester I
ACCT 201Principles of Financial Accounting3
ECON 216Statistics for Business and Economics4
CC or electives9
Semester II
ACCT 202Principles of Managerial Accounting3
CC or electives12-13
Junior Year
Semester I
FINA 300Financial Management3
MGMT 300Organizational Behavior3
MKTG 300Fundamentals of Marketing3
CC or electives6-7
Semester II
DSCI 300Prescriptive Business Analytics (3)3
ETLW 302DBusiness and Society3
Major elective3
CC or electives6-7
Senior Year
Semester I
DSCI 303Operations Management3
ETLW 311Business Law I3
Major elective6
CC or electives3-4
Semester II
MGMT 490Strategic Management3
Major elective6
CC or electives6-7