​Business Administration Curriculum

Below is the current course catalog information. To view more information and an overview of the major visit the course section in the catalog.

Lower-Division Preparation for the Major (19-23 units)

Lower-division requirements for the major are 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 Microeconomics3-4
ECON 102Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 216Statistics for Business and Economics4
 ECON 217 Applied Regression Analysis
Must receive pre-approval to register for ECON 217.
ITMG 100Information Systems3
MATH 130Survey of Calculus3
 MATH 150 Calculus I

Business Administration Major (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 Analytics3
DSCI 303Operations Management3
ETLW 302DBusiness and Society3
 PHIL 332 Business Ethics
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
Commercial Bank Management
Investments
Derivatives
Advanced Corporate Finance
International Financial Management
Personal Finance
New Venture Finance
Financial Statement Analysis
Financial Modeling and Analytics
Special Topics
Select one Management elective from the following:3
Organizational Theory and Global Leadership
Family Business
Interpersonal Relations
Entrepreneurship and New Ventures
Career Development
Women in Management
Human Resource Management
Small Business Management
International Comparative Management
Innovation and Design Thinking
Business Leadership
Global Social Entrepreneurship
International Management Consulting
Strategy Simulation
Special Topics
Select one Marketing elective from the following:3
Services Marketing
Sports Marketing
Global Marketing
Professional Selling
International Business to Business Marketing
Digital Marketing and Social Media
Advertising and Promotion
Advertising Campaigns
Introduction to Public Relations
Marketing Research
Marketing Analytics
Consumer Behavior
Visual Methods for Exploring Consumer Behavior
Business of Healthcare
Brand Management
Advanced Marketing Project
Marketing Strategy
Special Topics
Select two additional School of Business upper-division classes (6 units total):6
ACCT 300-499; BSCM 300-499; BUSN 300-499; DSCI 300-499; ECON 300-499; ETLW 300-499; FINA 300-499; ITMG 300-499; MGMT 300-499; MKTG 300-499; or REAL 300-499

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
150
Survey 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
FINA 300Financial Management3
MKTG 300Fundamentals of Marketing3
CC or electives12-13
Junior Year
Semester I
DSCI 300Prescriptive Business Analytics3
MGMT 300Organizational Behavior3
CC or electives6-7
Semester II
DSCI 303Operations Management3
ETLW 302DBusiness and Society3
Major elective3
CC or electives6-7
Senior Year
Semester I
ETLW 311Business Law I3
Major elective6
CC or electives3-4
Semester II
MGMT 490Strategic Management3
Major elective6
CC or electives6-7

Below is the current course catalog information. To view more information and an overview of the major visit the course section in the catalog.

Business Administration Minor

Required Courses (12 units)
ACCT 201Principles of Financial Accounting3
ECON 101Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 102Principles of Macroeconomics3
MGMT 300Organizational Behavior3
Elective Courses (6 units)
Any pre-approved upper-division business elective (not ACCT or ECON)6