Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Downtown LA

Business Administration-Management

Program Description:

Offered at Cal State LA Downtown, the Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, Management Option program is designed to provide students with the tools, techniques and ethics required to succeed in business and related fields. 

Note: Courses are generally offered once per week in the evenings Monday - Thursday. Students are able to take between 3 and 12 units each semester.

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Who Should Enroll?

This program is ideal for:

  • Working adults who want to attend an accredited university to complete their BS in Business Administration
  • Individuals who would like to advance their career in the following areas: sales, finance, retail, manufacturing, human resources, public administration, marketing, management, entrepreneurship

Tuition & Fees

Cost Per Unit $425
Total Program Cost $25,500

Financial Assistance

Learn more about Financial Assistance opportunities for this program.

Admissions

Cal State LA serves as a model of access and attainment—the success and graduation of our diverse student body remains our number one priority. Our success as an engine of social mobility was recently confirmed in a study by The Equality of Opportunity Project that ranked Cal State LA number one in the U.S. for the upward mobility of its students. Our goal now is to improve on this by ensuring that our admission criteria align with our commitment to provide access and a timely graduation for students. Our revised admissions criteria effective Fall 2018 was driven both by unprecedented growth in applications and an even more pressing need to align our admissions criteria with success in the major. We believe our revised admissions criteria will contribute to Cal State LA's commitment to providing a quality education to diverse communities that we serve and increasing graduates.

What are the minimum criteria to be considered for admission?

To be considered for transfer admission you must meet the following minimum requirements by the end of the prior Spring term for Fall admission, and by the end of the prior Summer term for Spring admission:

  • Complete 60 transferable semester units or 90 transferable quarter units.
  • Complete a minimum of 30 semester units or 45 quarter units in courses approved to meet CSU General Education (GE) requirements.
  • Complete with a grade of 'C-' or better by the end of the prior Spring term for Fall admission or by the end of the prior Summer term for Spring admission the CSU GE requirements in Written Communication, Oral Communication, Critical Thinking*, and Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning.
  • Have a minimum, overall college GPA of 2.00 or higher in all transferable college course work attempted.
  • Be in good standing at the last college or university attended in a regular session.
  • If your college coursework was not taught in English, you will have to satisfy the English Language Proficiency requirement.

*The CSU Critical Thinking course requirement is waived for most Engineering majors. Please see the Major-Specific Requirements for Admission for details.

Be Aware: Cal State LA does not accept Lower Division Transfer Applications (applicants who completed less than 60 transferable semester units).

How will students be considered for admission?

Applicants who meet the minimum Cal State LA criteria above will be considered for admission based their selected major and whether they are considered 'local' based on their community college or military status. Review Major-Specific Requirements for Admission to see if your major has specific requirements.

Admission Consideration for Transfers Applying to Majors without Major-Specific Admissions Requirements

Transfer students must declare a specific major on the application and may not be considered Undeclared. CSU eligible upper division transfer applicants who apply to a major without Major-Specific Admissions Requirements and who are considered 'local' based on their community college or military status will be offered admission. Other CSU eligible upper division transfer applicants, including local transfer applicants who were not offered admission to a major with major-specific admissions requirements but listed an alternate major without major-specific degree requirements, will be ranked based on transfer GPA and offered admission based on space available in the College or Department.

Be Aware: Once a student has enrolled at Cal State LA, changes of major are limited based on both the admission requirements of the major and Cal State LA's Timely Graduation policy.

Admission Consideration for Transfers Applying to Majors with Major-Specific Criteria

These majors have Major-Specific Requirements for Admission, which are focused on transfer student preparation that predicts success in the major and promotes timely degree completion. The criteria will be used for the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 admission cycles. The criteria listed will be reviewed annually for future admission cycles. For Fall term admission, coursework must be completed no later than the prior Spring term. For Spring term admission, coursework must be completed no later than the prior Summer term.

Transfer applicants must declare a specific major on the application, and may not be considered Undeclared. Local preference applicants may also list an alternate major, which does not require major-specific admission requirements for consideration. Transfer applicants must meet minimum CSU Upper Division Transfer eligibility requirements to be considered. Admission determination is then based on the major-specific criteria listed.

Use of the Major-Specific Criteria in Determining Admission

Local area applicants

Except for Nursing, CSU eligible applicants who are considered local area applicants based on their community college, or their military veteran status, will be offered admission if they meet the required minimum cumulative GPA, required major preparation, and the required general education courses listed. We encourage local area applicants to also complete any recommended courses to promote timely graduation even though they will not be used in the admission determination.

Non-local applicants

CSU eligible non-local applicants who meet the required minimum cumulative GPA, requiredmajor preparation, and the required general education courses listed will be admitted on a space-available basis based on their cumulative GPA and any recommended courses specified in the criteria.

Transfer AA/AS degree recipients

Priority consideration is granted to applicants who are track for completing the specific Transfer AA/AS degree listed by the end of spring for Fall admission, or the end of summer for Spring admission.  In this case, the Transfer AA/AS curriculum is used in lieu of the specific requiredand recommended courses listed. Under CSU guidelines, the minimum required cumulative GPA has been adjusted as indicated.  Non-local applicants will also benefit from a 0.1 GPA bonus used in the ranking of non-local applicants.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements

If space is available after all students meeting the required minimum major GPA and requiredmajor and general education preparation or the indicated Transfer AA/AS degree have been accommodated, then CSU eligible students without the minimum requirements will be considered based on a ranking of the criteria completed.

Students admitted to the major who have not completed all of the required or recommended courses must complete them in their first year at Cal State LA.

The 5 courses listed below are NOT admission requirements, however they are degree requirements. They must be completed before your degree is awarded. These classes may be taken before or concurrently while taking classes at Cal State LA DTLA. These courses will NOT be offered at Cal State LA DTLA and must be taken at your local community college. If you are missing any of these 5 classes, you will not be able to earn your degree until they are complete.

ACCT 2100 Principles of Financial Accounting
ACCT 2110 Principles of Managerial Accounting
ECON 2010 Principles of Economics I: Microeconomics
ECON 2020 Principles of Economics II: Macroeconomics
FIN 2050 Legal and Regulatory Environmental Business
 
Required Pre-Requisite Course Pre-Requisite Course Equivalency
ACCT 2100: Principles of Financial Accounting

LA City College

LA Trade Tech

West LA College

East LA College

LA Valley College

Santa Monica College

LA Pierce College
 

Pasadena City College Rio Hondo College Cerritos College Glendale CC Long Beach City College

ACCTG 1

Introductory Accounting:

ACCT 1A

Financial Accounting

ACCT 101

Financial Accounting

ACCT 101

Fundamentals of Accounting I

ACCTG 101

Financial Accounting

ACCTG 1A

Principles of Accounting

ACCT 2110: Principles of Managerial Accounting

ACCTG 2
Introductory Accounting II

ACCT 1B

Managerial Accounting

ACCT 102

Managerial Accounting

ACCT 102

Fundamentals of Accounting II

ACCTG 102

Managerial Accounting

ACCTG 1B

Principles of Accounting

ECON 2010: Principles of Economics I: Microeconomics

ECON 1
Principles of Economics I

(Microeconomics)

ECON 1B
Principles of Economics

ECON 102
Principles of Microeconomics

ECON 202
Principles of Microeconomics
or
ECON 202M
Principles of Microeconomics

ECON 101
Principles of Microeconomics

ECON 2
Microeconomics Analysis

ECON 2020: Principles of Economics II: Marcoecomics

ECON 2
Principles of Economics II
(Macroeconomics)

ECON 1A
Principles of Economics

ECON 101
Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 201
Principles of Macroeconomics
or
ECON 201M
Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 102
Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 1

Macroeconomic Analysis

FIN 2050: Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business

LAW 1
Business Law I
or
BUS 5
Business Law I

BUS 12A
Business Law

BUSL 110
Business Law: Legal Environment of Business

LAW 111
Business Law
or
BA 113 Legal
Environment of Business
or 

LAW 110
Business Law

BUSAD 120
Business Law I

 

 

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Important Notes: Students pursuing their degree on Cal State LA’s Main Campus may not take courses at Cal State LA Downtown as part of their degree program. Only students admitted to programs offered in Downtown may attend courses at Cal State LA Downtown after paying all required fees. Current Cal State LA students are welcome to pursue a program at Cal State LA Downtown in addition to their degree, but additional fees will apply. Programs offered at Cal State LA Downtown are not transferable to Cal State LA's Main Campus. Students admitted to a program at Cal State LA Downtown are welcome to pursue a program at Cal State LA's Main Campus, but an additional application is required.

Program Curriculum

Four (4) courses are offered during the Fall and Spring Semesters with each course running once per week in the evenings from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays. Two (2) evening courses are also offered during Summer Session.

Students must attend courses in the Fall and Spring Semesters, and Summer Session to complete their degree. Program time to completion is 2-3 years depending on the load of coursework students take each term and the amount of transferable units applied towards their degree (maximum of 10 units). Read the B.S. Business Administration, Management Roadmap of courses.

The five (5) courses listed below are NOT admission requirements, however they are degree requirements. They must be completed before your degree is awarded. These classes may be taken before or concurrently while taking classes at Cal State LA DTLA. These courses will NOT be offered at Cal State LA DTLA and must be taken at your local community college. If you are missing any of these 5 classes, you will not be able to earn your degree until they are complete.

ACCT 2100 Principles of Financial Accounting
ACCT 2110 Principles of Managerial Accounting
ECON 2010 Principles of Economics I: Microeconomics
ECON 2020 Principles of Economics II: Macroeconomics
FIN 2050 Legal and Regulatory Environmental Business
 
(NOTE: In order to successfully earn a B.S. in Business Administration, students are required to complete all of the courses listed in the B.S. Business Administration, Management Roadmap of courses above.)

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