Business Administration (BS)

Degree Requirements

Total program: 78 semester hours

Prerequisite Requirements

30 semester hours

The following must be completed before enrolling in 300 or 400 level ACCT, BUS, ECON, or MGMT courses.

ACCT 201Fundamentals of Accounting I4
ACCT 202Fundamentals of Accounting II4
BUS 200Information Technology2
BUS 242Achieving Professional Success4
BUS 270Statistics4
ECON 220Economic Analysis I4
ECON 221Economic Analysis II4
BUS 272Introduction to Operations Management4

Core Requirements

All entering students will have to take BUS 330 Business FinanceBUS 360 Principles of MarketingBUS 390 Integrative Business Practicum, and MGMT 300 Principles of Management as a block. BUS 390 Integrative Business Practicum will be used as an elective.

36 semester hours

BUS 330Business Finance4
BUS 343Foundations of Business Ethics4
BUS 347Legal Environment of Business4
BUS 360Principles of Marketing4
BUS 410Management Information Systems4
BUS 456Operations Management4
BUS 496Business Seminar4
MGMT 300Principles of Management4
MGMT 459Organizational Behavior: Theory and Application4
Total Semester Hours36

Electives or Concentration

12 semester hours

Three 300-400 level ACCT, BUS, ECON, and/or approved MGMT (except BUS 346 Written Business Communication, MGMT 360 Financial Management and Budgeting, MGMT 388 Statistics and MGMT 496 Seminar in Management) courses or one of the following concentrations:

Business Finance Concentration

This concentration prepares students for successful careers in the corporate finance, industrial or bank management fields.

BUS 331Managerial Finance4
Select two of the following:8
Investments: Security Analysis & Portfolio Management
Financial Institutions
International Finance
Money & Banking
Total Semester Hours12

Marketing Concentration

This concentration examines the tools and techniques used to determine the needs of individuals or segments of society to provide the most effective means of informing customers of the availability of goods and services, and to deliver such goods and services.

BUS 464Marketing Research4
Select two of the following:8
Consumer Behavior
Integrated Marketing Communication
Marketing Management
Digital Marketing
International Marketing
Service Marketing
Total Semester Hours12

Business Management Concentration

This concentration studies theoretical foundations for understanding how an organization is affected by its environment, how employees are motivated to accomplish organizational goals, practical skills necessary for attracting, encouraging, and retaining human resources, and successful interpersonal skills.

Total Concentration: 12 semester hours

MGMT 355Leadership in Organizations4
Select two of the following:8
Introduction to Organizational Theory
Culture and Gender Issues in Management
Integrative Business Practicum
International Management
Managing Human Resources
Total Semester Hours12

Information Technology Concentration

This concentration prepares students for successful careers in Information Systems/Information Technology. It also provides an overview and trend analysis for decision making.

Total Concentration: 16 semester hours

CMPS 375Systems Analysis and Design4
CMPS 490Database Management Systems4
CMPS 368Principles of Computer Networks4
or CMPS 392 Project Management
BUS 416Electronic Commerce (Programming recommended)4
Total Semester Hours16

International Business Concentration

This concentration studies how international business practices and customs differ from those in the US.

Total Concentration: 12 semester hours

Select three of the following:12
International Finance
International Marketing
Comparative Economic Systems
International Economics
International Management
Total Semester Hours12

Human Resources Management Concentration

Total concentration: 12 semester hours

MGMT 455Managing Human Resources4
Select two of the following:8
Management of Change and Conflict
Training and Development
Compensation and Benefits
Total Semester Hours12

Masters in Data Analytics 4+1 Program

Open to undergraduate students in the College of Business as well as Computer Science majors, the Masters in Data Analytics 4+1 Program provides students with a comprehensive understanding of business intelligence and the ability to analyze data and generate insights for better decision-making in the modern business world. During the senior year, undergraduate students approved for this MSDA 4+1 Program will begin taking graduate MSDA courses, which will count toward both degrees, thereby providing an accelerated path to completion.

Minimum Requirements to Apply to Participate in the MSDA 4+1 Program:

  1. Must be a current full-time undergraduate student at the University of La Verne.
  2. GPA 2.75 overall and in the major.
  3. Students must have completed a minimum of 88 units by the end of the junior year.
  4. Students must complete the “Application for Graduation Process” for the bachelor’s undergraduate degree (between April-May).

MSDA Courses in Senior Undergraduate Year:

  1. Once accepted to the Program, it is expected students will register to attend both the Fall and Spring of their senior year as full-time students with a maximum of two MSDA courses each semester.
  2. Students may take the remaining GE and major requirements concurrently during this senior year.
  3. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in the courses intended to be used for the MSDA graduate degree.
  4. No undergraduate courses may be used to satisfy MSDA graduate-level courses.
  5. If students complete Statistics (e.g., BUS 270 Statistics or a substantially equivalent course) and Linear Algebra (e.g., MATH 320 Linear Algebra or a substantially equivalent course) with grades of C+ or better, MDA 500 Statistics and Linear Algebra can be waived.
  6. A maximum of 12 units of MSDA courses (3 units each) can be taken in the senior year, with a maximum of 6 units in Fall and 6 units in Spring.
  7. MSDA course options during the senior year may include a maximum of 4 MSDA courses and may be applied to the bachelor’s undergraduate degree. See program chair for options.