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Bachelor of Business Administration

The School of Business Administration offers a program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration, with majors in business administration, business economics, finance, international business, marketing, and real estate.

BA of Business Administration Program of Study
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 201
ACCT 202
ECON 101
ECON 102
ECON 216
ITMG 100
MATH 130
or 150
Principles of Financial Accounting
Principles of Managerial Accounting
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Statistics for Business and Economics
Information Systems
Survey of Calculus
or 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:

1. Business Component (24 units)

DSCI 300
DSCI 303
ETLW 302D
ETLW 311
FINA 300
MGMT 300
MGMT 490
MKTG 300
Management Science
Operations Management
Business and Society
Business Law I
Financial Management
Organizational Behavior
Strategic Management
Fundamentals of Marketing

2. Elective Component (15 units)

FINA 401-494
MGMT 301-494
MKTG 301-494
Finance elective (3 units required)
Management elective (3 units required)
Marketing elective (3 units required)
SBA Upper-Division Electives (6 units required)

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

Major in Business Economics (39 units)

The business economics major prepares students for careers in business management or public administration and for post-baccalaureate studies in business, economics, or law. The courses in the business economics major serve two purposes: 1) they give students a broad background in the major functional areas of business administration; and 2) they allow students to focus on the field of economics.
Students majoring in business economics 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:

1. Business Component (18 units)

DSCI 303
ETLW 302D
ETLW 311
FINA 300
MGMT 300
MKTG 300
Operations Management
Business and Society
Business Law I
Financial Management
Organizational Behavior
Fundamentals of Marketing

2. Economics Component (21 units)

Required courses (15 units)

ECON 201
ECON 202
ECON 370
ECON 373
ECON 490W
Intermediate Microeconomics
Intermediate Macroeconomics
Applied Econometrics
Managerial Economics
Senior Seminar

Elective courses (6 units)
Any pre-approved ECON Upper-Division Electives

The business economics major requires a minimum of 24 Upper-Division Units in the major be completed at USD, of which 12 units must be in economics.

Major in Finance (39 units)

The finance major prepares students for careers in corporate financial management, investment banking, international finance, commercial bank management, financial planning and the financial services industry.
Students majoring in finance 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:

1. Business component (24 units)

DSCI 300
DSCI 303
ETLW 302D
ETLW 311
FINA 300
MGMT 300
MGMT 490
MKTG 300
Management Science
Operations Management
Business and Society
Business Law I
Financial Management
Organizational Behavior
Strategic Management
Fundamentals of Marketing

2. Finance Component (15 units)

Required courses (9 units)

FINA 402
FINA 404
FINA 408
Investments
Advanced Corporate Finance
Financial Statement Analysis

Elective courses (6 units)
Select two of the following courses:

FINA 401
FINA 405
FINA 406
FINA 407
FINA 494
ACCT 300
REAL 325

REAL 326
Commercial Bank Management
International Financial Management
Personal Finance
New Venture Finance
Special Topics
Intermediate Accounting I
Financing Residential Real Estate (may not take both REAL electives for FINA major)
Commercial Real Estate Finance and Investment (may not take both REAL electives for FINA major)

Any pre-approved Finance elective, which may include a BUSN 498 internship.

The finance major requires a minimum of 24 Upper-Division Units in the major be completed at USD, of which 12 units must be in finance.

Major in International Business (42 units)

The international business major prepares students for careers in international business, as well as for graduate study in business.

Students majoring in international business 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:

1. Business component (24 units)

DSCI 300
DSCI 303
ETLW 302D
ETLW 311
FINA 300
MGMT 300
MGMT 490
MKTG 300

Management Science
Operations Management
Business and Society
Business Law I
Financial Management
Organizational Behavior
Strategic Management
Fundamentals of Marketing


2. Foreign Language Component

A fourth semester competency in a second language (in a modern language) with a grade of C or better is required.

3. International Studies Component (3 units minimum)

A student must participate in an approved international university study program for a minimum of three units of coursework earned. Courses comprising the international studies component can also fulfill the course requirements in the major or outside of the major.

4. International Business Component (18 units)

Required Courses (nine units)
Select three of the following courses:

ECON 333
FINA 405
MGMT 309
MKTG 305

International Economics
International Financial Management
International Comparative Management
International Marketing

Elective Courses (nine units)
Select three additional courses (nine units) from the following lists:

(a) Pre-approved courses within the School of Business Administration (no limit):

BUSN 377
ECON 333
ECON 335
ECON 337
ETLW 313
FINA 405
MGMT 309
MKTG 305
BUSN 498

Negotiation in a Global Environment
International Economics
Economic Development of Latin America
Economic Development of Asia
International Business Law and Ethics
International Financial Management
International Comparative Management
International Marketing
Pre-approved international business related internship.

With prior approval, BUSN 494, MGMT 494, FINA 494 or MKTG 494


(b) Pre-approved courses outside the School of Business Administration (limit six units):
Note: Although up to two courses (six units) may be taken outside of the School of Business Administration from the following list of regional courses, both courses must be selected from the same regional area (i.e., Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Europe), but not from the same academic discipline (i.e., HIST, POLS, THRS, POLS, PHIL or SOCI).

Africa

HIST 368
HIST 369
POLS 360
THRS 315
THRS 321

History of Africa
Issues in Modern Africa
Politics in Sub-Saharan Africa
Islamic Faith and Practice
Afro-Latin Religions

Asia

HIST 364
HIST 365
HIST 366
HIST 367
HIST 372
HIST 386
PHIL 476
POLS 358
POLS 367
POLS 368
SOCI 351
THRS 312
THRS 314
THRS 315
THRS 317

Topics in Asian History
China in Revolution
History of Japan
Women in East Asia
U.S.- East Asia Relations
The Pacific Ocean in History
Studies in Asian Philosophy
Politics in South Asia
Politics in Japan
Politics in China
China in the 21st Century
Hindu Faith and Practice
Buddhist Faith and Practice
Islamic Faith and Practice
Religions of China

Latin America

ANTH 327
ANTH 328
HIST 360
HIST 361 HIST 362
HIST 363
HIST 384
POLS 357
POLS 366
POLS 374
THRS 321
THRS 368

South American Indian Cultures
Caribbean Cultures
Colonial Latin America
Modern Latin America
Topics in Latin American History
History of Brazil
History of Mexico
Politics in Latin America
Politics in Mexico
U.S.-Latin American Relations
Afro-Latin Religions
Latino/a Theologies

Middle East

HIST 359
POLS 359
THRS 313
THRS 315
Modern Middle East
Politics in the Middle East
Jewish Faith and Practice
Islamic Faith and Practice

Europe

HIST 347
HIST 350
HIST 351
HIST 352
HIST 354
HIST 355
HIST 356
HIST 357
PHIL 472
POLS 355
POLS 356
POLS 362
POLS 363
POLS 364
POLS 365
POLS 372

Topics in Modern Europe
History of the British Isles
Modern Britain
The British Empire
Modern Spain
Imperial Russia
Russia Since 1917
Topics in Russian and East European History
Studies in Modern European Philosophy
Politics in Western Europe
Politics in East-Central Europe
Politics in the United Kingdom
Politics in France
Politics in Germany
Politics in Russia
Russian Foreign Policy

(Effective for students declaring a major on or after May 17, 2012. For requirements prior to this date please see the USD Undergraduate 2010 – 2012 Course Catalog.)

The International Business major requires a minimum of 24 Upper-Division Units in the major be completed at USD. This requirement does not include USD faculty-led courses abroad organized through the International Center.

Major in Marketing (39 units)

The marketing major prepares students for careers in advertising and public relations, product and brand management, marketing research, sales, and sports and entertainment marketing, as well as for graduate study in business.

Students majoring in marketing 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:

1. Business component (24 units)

DSCI 300
DSCI 303
ETLW 302D
ETLW 311
FINA 300
MGMT 300
MGMT 490
MKTG 300
Management Science
Operations Management
Business and Society
Business Law I
Financial Management
Organizational Behavior
Strategic Management
Fundamentals of Marketing

2. Marketing component (15 units)

Required courses (9 units)

MKTG 410
MKTG 420
MKTG 490
Marketing Research
Consumer Behavior

Marketing Strategy

Elective courses (6 units)
Select two of the following courses:

MKTG 301
MKTG 302
MKTG 305
MKTG 330
MKTG 350
MKTG 355
MKTG 430
MKTG 480
Services Marketing
Sports Marketing
Global Marketing
Professional Selling
Integrated Marketing Communications
Public Relations
Public Policy and Marketing
Advanced Marketing Project

Any pre-approved elective, which may include a BUSN 498 internship

The marketing major requires a minimum of 24 Upper-Division Units in the major be completed at USD, of which 12 units must be in marketing.

Major in Real Estate (39 units)

The real estate major prepares students for careers in the real estate industry, as well as for graduate study in business.

Students majoring in real estate 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:

1. Business component (24 units)

DSCI 300
DSCI 303
ETLW 302D
ETLW 311
FINA 300
MGMT 300
MGMT 490
MKTG 300
Management Science
Operations Management
Business and Society
Business Law I
Financial Management
Organizational Behavior
Strategic Management
Fundamentals of Marketing

2. Real Estate Component* (15 units)

Required courses (9 units)

REAL 320
REAL 327

Principles of Real Estate
Legal Aspects of Real Estate

and select one of the following courses:

REAL 325
REAL 326
Financing Residential Real Estate
Commercial Real Estate Finance and Investment

Elective courses** (6 units)
Select two of the following courses:

REAL 325
REAL 326
REAL 328
REAL 329
REAL 494
BUSN 498
Financing Residential Real Estate
Commercial Real Estate Finance and Investment
Commercial Real Estate Valuation
Real Estate Development
Special Topics
Pre-Approved Real Estate Related Internship

Any pre-approved elective. See pre-approved upper division elective list below***
*It is strongly recommended that a real estate major take REAL 320 before other upper division required or elective real estate courses.
**A course taken to satisfy the major’s upper division required course component may not be counted toward the major’s upper division elective component.
***Pre-Approved upper-division Elective Courses for the Real Estate Major
Up to three units of pre-approved electives may be taken. Pre-approved upper-division electives in the School of Business Administration that are complementary to real estate are listed below.

ECON 310
ECON 329
FINA 407
Money and Banking
Real Estate Economics
New Venture Finance

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