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Business Administration Major

To complete a Major in Business Administration, students must take a total of 72 upper-division units. The major is comprised of ten core courses, five concentration courses, and three upper division business electives. In order to ensure that you complete the requirements for graduation, please make sure that you consult with your academic advisor each quarter.

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Business Major Concentrations 

Specialize in business with one of seven concentrations to choose from. Concentrations prepare students for higher-level management in specialized business sectors. 

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  • Accounting & Auditing

    Accounting & Auditing Concentration Requirements (20 Units)
    Focuses on the development, interpretation and communication of financial and operational information for effective decision-making.

    Number Course title Units
    BUS 154 Business Law 4
    BUS 160/ECON 160  Industrial Organization 4
    BUS 161 Forensic and Fraud Auditing 4
    BUS 162/ECON 162  Managerial Economics 4
    BUS 165A  Intermediate Financial Accounting 4
    BUS 165B Intermediate Financial Accounting 4
    BUS 165C Intermediate Financial Accounting 4
    BUS 166 Accounting Information Systems 4
    BUS 167  Advanced Financial Accounting 4
    BUS 168A Individual Taxation 4
    BUS 168B Federal Taxation for Corporations,
    Partnerships, Estates, and Trusts
    4
    BUS 169A Auditing 4
    BUS 169B Quality Assurance in Auditing 4
    BUS 170 Financial Statement Analysis 4

     

  • Business Analytics

    Business Analytics Concentration Requirements (20 Units)

    Focuses on developing new insights and understanding of business performance based on data and statistical methods.

    Business Analytics Concentration consists of four required courses (16 units) . In addition, students must complete one of the elective courses in Business Analytics (4 units). 

    Number Course Name Units
    BUS 123 - REQUIRED Spreadsheet Modeling for Decision-Making 4
    BUS 124 - REQUIRED Business Analytics  4
    BUS 125 - REQUIRED Simulation for Business 4
    BUS 130 - REQUIRED Supply Chain Modeling 4
    BUS 117 - ELECTIVE Advertising  4
    BUS 129 - ELECTIVE Supply Chain Management 4
    BUS 136 - ELECTIVE Investments: Security Analysis & Portfolio Management  4
    BUS 161 - ELECTIVE Forensic & Fraud Auditing  4

     

  • Finance

    Finance Concentration Requirements (20 Units)

    Foundations of Finance (BUS 132) is a required course. In addition, students must complete 16 units of electives in the Finance concentraion. Students are strongly advised to choose one of the following tracks and select as many courses as possible, and supplement with additional courses as needed to complete the 20 unit requirement. Selecting a track will not appear on your transcript, but it can be reflected on your resume. 

    Number Course Units
    BUS 132 Foundations of Finance 4
    Investment Track Corporate Finance Track Additional Courses
    BUS 131 Fixed-Income Securities 4 BUS 134 Corporate Finance 4 BUS 131 Fixed-Income Securities 4
    BUS 134 Corporate Finance 4 BUS 135 Corporate Finance Policy 4  BUS 134 Corporate Finance 4
    BUS 136 Investments: Security Analysis & Portfolio Management 4 BUS 136 Investments: Security Analysis & Portfolio Management 4 BUS 135 Corporate Finance Policy 4
    BUS 137 Investments: Derivatives Markets 4 BUS 138 International Finance 4 BUS 136 Investments: Security Analysis & Portfolio Management 4
    BUS 139 Real Estate Investments 4 BUS 140E Current Topics in Finance 4 BUS 137 Investments: Derivatives Markets 4
    BUS 140E Current Topics in Finance 4 BUS 147 Entrepreneurial Finance 4 BUS 138 International Finance 4
    BUS 141  4     BUS 139 Real Estate Investments 4
      4     BUS 140E Current Topics in Finance 4
            BUS 141 4
            BUS 147 Entrepreneurial Finance 4

     

  • Information Systems

    Information Systems Concentration Requirements

    Focuses on helping organization leverage technology in order to create or sustain a competitive advantage. Students must complete 20 units. 

    Number Course Units
    BUS 110 Data Mining & Visual Analytics 4
    BUS 125 Simulations for Business 4
    BUS 128 Project Planning and Control 4
    BUS 163 Technology Entrepreneurship 4
    BUS 171 System Analysis and Design 4
    BUS 172 Information Economics 4
    BUS 173 Introduction to Databases for Management 4
    BUS 174 Electronic Commerce 4
    BUS 175 Business Data Communications 4
    BUS 179 Business Applications of Geographic Information Systems  4

     

  • Management

    Management Concentration Requirements (20 Units)

    Focuses on the roles of managers in organizations, including: employee behavior and motivation, bargaining, negotiation, team development, managing diversity, strategic change, organization learning, top management team, managing competitive environments, corporate strategy alliances, and strategy formulation and implementation.

    Students must complete 20 units of electives in the Management concentraion. Students are strongly advised to choose one of the following tracks and select as many courses as possible, and supplement with additional courses as needed to complete the 20 unit requirement. Selecting a track will not appear on your transcript, but it can be reflected on your resume. 

    Organizational Behavior & Human Resources Strategy & Entrepreneurship Additional Courses
    BUS 121  4 BUS 143 Judgment and Decision Making 4 BUS 121  4
    BUS 143 Judgment and Decision Making 4 BUS 145 Conflict and Cooperation in Groups 4 BUS 143  Judgment and Decision Making 4
    BUS 144 Negotiation Fundamentals 4 BUS 146 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 4 BUS 144 Negotiation Fundamentals 4
    BUS 145 Conflict and Cooperation in Groups 4 BUS 147 Entrepreneurial Finance 4 BUS 145 Conflict and Cooperation in Groups 4
    BUS 155 Managing Human Resources 4 BUS 148 Business Plan Development 4 BUS 146 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 4
    BUS 156 Leadership Development 4 BUS 149 Application of Psychology and Economics to Management 4 BUS 147 Entrepreneurial Finance 4
    BUS 157 Managing Work Force Diversity 4 BUS 150  4 BUS 148 Business Plan Development 4
      4 BUS 156 Leadership Development 4 BUS 149 Application of Psychology and Economics to Management 4
      4 BUS 163   BUS 150  4
            BUS 154 Business Law 4
            BUS 155 Managing Human Resources 4
            BUS 156  Leadership Development 4
            BUS 157 Managing Work Force Diversity 4
            BUS 158/ANTH 105 Organizations as Cultural Systems 4
            BUS 163  4

     

  • Marketing

    Marketing Concentration Requirements (20 Units)

    Focuses on the study of customers and competitors so they can design product, promotion, pricing and distribution strategies that meet the needs and wants of the customer within a competitive marketplace.

    Students must complete 20 units of electives in the Marketing concentraion. Students are strongly advised to choose one of the following tracks and select as many courses as possible, and supplement with additional courses as needed to complete the 20 unit requirement. Selecting a track will not appear on your transcript, but it can be reflected on your resume. 

    Consumer Marketing Business Marketing Marketing Research & Analytics Marketing Consulting Additional Courses
    BUS 112 Consumer Behavior 4 BUS 113 Marketing Institutions 4 BUS 115 Marketing Research 4 BUS 113 Marketing Institutions 4 BUS 111 Services Marketing 4
    BUS 117 Advertising 4 BUS 116 Pricing Strategy and Management 4 BUS 119 Database Marketing 4 BUS 115 Marketing Research 4 BUS 112 Consumer Behavior 4
                BUS 116 Pricing Strategy and Management 4 BUS 113 Marketing Institutions 4
                BUS 119 Database Marketing 4 BUS 114 Marketing in a Global Environment 4
                    BUS 115 Marketing Research 4
                    BUS 116 Pricing Strategy and Management 4
                    BUS 117 Advertising 4
                    BUS 118 Electronic Marketing 4
                    BUS 119 Database Marketing 4
                    BUS 151  4
                    BUS 152 4
                    BUS 159 4
                    BUS 164 4

     

  • Operations & Supply Chain Management

    Operations and Supply Chain Management Concentration Requirements
    Focuses on the efficient integration of information and processes across suppliers/vendors, manufacturers and distributors. Students are required to complete 20 units. 

    Number Course Units
    BUS 122 Linear Programming with Applications 4
    BUS 123 Spreadsheet Modeling for Decision Making 4
    BUS 124 Business Analytics 4
    BUS 125 Simulations for Business 4
    BUS 126 Practical Business Forecasting 4
    BUS 127/STAT 127 Introduction to Quality Improvements 4
    BUS 128 Project Planning and Control 4
    BUS 129 Supply Chain Management 4
    BUS 130 Supply Chain Modeling 4
    BUS 173 Introduction to Databases for Management 4

     

Prerequisites & Core Courses

  • Core Business Courses

    Every business major, regardless of concentration, must take a set of core courses for their degree. These courses create a competitive basic business foundation and teach the management practices needed to succeed in any area of business. Students must select 10 courses from the following core areas:

    • Marketing
    • Management Science
    • Production and Operations Management
    • Corporate Finance and Investment
    • Cost and Management Accounting
    • Organizational Behavior
  • Business Major Prerequisits

    BUS 10: Introduction to Business

    BUS 20: Financial Accounting and Reporting

    BUS 21: Generation of Financial Accounting Information

    CS 8: Introduction to Computing

    ECON 2: Intro to Macroeconomics

    ECON 3: Intro to Microeconomics

    ECON 102: Intermediate Microeconomics

    ECON 103: Intermediate Macroeconomics

    MATH 22: Calculus for Business

    STAT 48: Statistics for Business

UCR - Meet with an Advisor
Meet with an Advisor

Schedule an appointment with an advisor in the Undergraduate Business Programs office to confirm the requirements you must meet to stay on track as a business administration major.

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UCR - Application Workshop
Attend an Application Workshop

Students who are pre-business, undeclared, or have declared a major other than business must attend a mandatory application workshop during the quarter in which they are completing all requirements required for business administration major eligibility. Call the Undergraduate Business Programs office at (951) 827-4551 to register.

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Join the Pre-Business Program
Join the Pre-Business Program

To join the Pre-Business Program, students must meet with an academic advisor in the Pre-Business offices at 3400 HMNSS. Click herefor more information on the Pre-Business Program.

Pre-Business Program

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