University of California, Riverside

Undergraduate Business Program



Business Preparation Courses


Business Preparation Courses

  • BUS 10: Introduction to Business

    Provides an overview of the field of business administration. Explores business goals and strategies, functional areas of business and their integration in policy and decision making, social responsibility, computers in business, and business trends and challenges including the international dimension.

  • BUS 20: Financial Accounting and Reporting

    Study of the concepts and techniques for measurement and communication of financial information and interpretation of financial statements.

  • BUS 21: Generation of Financial Accounting Information

    **Only for accounting concentrations** A detailed study of the process of measuring, recording, and communicating financial accounting information.

  • CS 8: Introduction to Computing

    Includes operating system basics (Windows and Unix), word processing, spreadsheets, databases (e.g., Access), e-mail, the Internet, and the World Wide Web. Designed for students not majoring in computer science, engineering, mathematics, or science.

  • ECON 2: Intro to Macroeconomics

    An introduction to the study of the economic system from a macro, or aggregate, perspective. Includes analysis of unemployment, inflation, and the impact of government policies on the level of economic activity.

  • ECON 3: Intro to Microeconomics

    An introduction to the study of the economic system from the micro, or individual decision-maker’s, perspective. Includes analysis of competition, monopoly, and the distribution of income.

  • ECON 102: Intermediate Microeconomics

    A comprehensive overview of the competitive market system. Includes the modern utility theory of consumer behavior, firm behavior in product and factor markets, and monopoly. Emphasizes theoretical applications to business enterprises. Intended for students planning to major in Business Administration. Note: students only need one ECON 102 or ECON 103.

  • ECON 103: Intermediate Macroeconomics

    Covers the theory of income, employment, price level and the role of the international economy. Includes fiscal and monetary policy. Intended for students planning to major in Business Administration. Note: students only need one ECON 102 or ECON 103.

  • MATH 22: Calculus for Business

    Explores relations and functions (e.g. linear, polynomial, logarithmic, and exponential). Addresses differential calculus of functions of one and two variables, as well as integration (indefinite and definite) with applications to business and economic problems.

  • STAT 48: Statistics for Business

    An introduction to statistics using business applications. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability, discrete and continuous distributions, Bayes’ theorem, random variables, estimation and confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, and simple linear regression.

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