BA in Business Administration

California State University, Fullerton

Program Schedule

Classes in the online BA in Business Administration program are taken in a designated order as part of a sequential cohort model. As part of this model, you will always get the classes you need for any given term. To see when you’ll take a particular class based on the term you are admitted, expand the program schedules below. You can also learn about each individual course by clicking on it.

Term Course Dates Weeks Course Course Title Units
Year 1 Fall 8 BUAD 301 Advanced Business Communication
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Advanced Business Communication

Expands knowledge of business communication and develops written and oral communication skills. Study a variety of business cases that understand the function of communication in the modern business world. Analyze real-life business problems and determine when and how to communicate corporate decisions to employees, business partners and the public.

3
8 ISDS 361A Business Analytics I
×

Business Analytics I

Statistical data analysis and inference techniques within the context of business analytics. Selecting statistical tools that are appropriate for a given application. Develop a high level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel.

3
Spring 8 ANTH 304 Traditional Cultures of the World
×

Traditional Cultures of the World

Comparative, worldwide survey of traditional, selected and well-studied ways of life using ethnographic writings and films. Examines diverse ways of life, with an emphasis on small-scale societies.

3
8 MGMT 339 Managing Operations
×

Managing Operations

Integrates selected general management concepts with operations management concepts and techniques. Emphasizes the development of competencies required for effective planning, designing, operating, controlling and improving processes that produce and deliver quality goods and services.

3
Summer 8 MGMT 340 Organizational Behavior
×

Organizational Behavior

Social and cultural environments of business. Business ethics. Communication, leadership, motivation, perception, personality development, group dynamics and group growth. Human behavior and organizational design and management practice in American and world wide business.

3
8 ACCT 301A Intermediate Accounting
×

Intermediate Accounting

Accounting theory; preparation of income statements, balance sheets, and statements of cash flows and comprehensive income; IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards); present value concepts; assets, revenue recognition and investments.

3
Year 2 Fall 8 MKTG 351 Principles of Marketing
×

Principles of Marketing

Applying current theories and concepts in effectively marketing goods and services to define target customers from a domestic and global perspective. Includes market research, identifying target customers, developing product offers, branding, pricing, marketing communications and distribution channels.

3
8 FIN 320 Financial Management I
×

Financial Management I

Financial statement analysis. Interest rates and valuing cash flows (TVM; valuing stocks and bonds). Investment decision rules and capital budgeting. Risk and return (CAPM) and cost of capital.

3
Spring 8 ISDS 361B Business Analytics II
×

Business Analytics II

Advanced concepts and applications of business analytics. Developing analytical thinking, applying business analytics solutions, and communicating insights based on the solutions to decision makers in an organization.

3
8 ECON 315 Intermediate Business Microeconomics
×

Intermediate Business Microeconomics

Business decisions in alternative market structures with special emphasis on problem solving in a business context using economic concepts and methods.

3
Summer 8 ECON 333 Economics Development: Analysis and Case Studies
×

Economics Development: Analysis and Case Studies

Processes of economic growth with references to developing areas. Capital formation, resource allocation, relation to the world economy, economic planning and institutional factors, with case studies.

3
8 FIN 321 Financial Management II
×

Financial Management II

Brief review of valuing cash flows, risk/return and capital budgeting. Long-term financing, capital structure and payout policy, financial planning and forecasting, with a focus on firm valuation.

3
Year 3 Fall 8 ISDS 442 Business Modeling Using Spreadsheets
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Business Modeling Using Spreadsheets

Use Microsoft Excel to implement business models. Excel will be used to effectively organize, analyze and present information. Examples include operations, production, marketing and finance. Macros, goal seek, solver, simulation and data tables.

3
8 MGMT 343 Human Resource Management
×

Human Resource Management

Human resource management functions in organizations. Topics include selection, recruiting, training, compensation and performance appraisal.

3
Spring 8 ISDS 351 Principles of Information Systems
×

Principles of Information Systems

How business professionals can leverage Information Systems (IS) through planning, oversight and management. Understanding the implications of IS, learning to identify and evaluate potential opportunities to employ IS, understanding the role of IS as a major facilitator of the fundamental business activities and learning to manage IS projects.

3
8 MGMT 449 Seminar in Strategic Management
×

Seminar in Strategic Management

Integrative cases from top management viewpoint. Administrative processes, ethical-legal-economic implications of business decisions, international applications; organization theory and policy formulation. Individual and team efforts.

3
Summer 8 MKTG 379 Marketing Research Methods
×

Marketing Research Methods

Marketing research process. Problem formulation, identifying data sources, data collection, analysis techniques, preparing research reports and application of these concepts to marketing research projects.

3
8 ECON 340 Economic Research Methods
×

Economic Research Methods

Basics of applied economic research. How to access existing economic knowledge, locate and compile economic data, and analyze economic problems using theory and quantitative methods.

3
TOTAL UNITS 54

Term Course Dates Weeks Course Course Title Units
Year 1 Spring 8 BUAD 301 Advanced Business Communication
×

Advanced Business Communication

Expands knowledge of business communication and develops written and oral communication skills. Study a variety of business cases that understand the function of communication in the modern business world. Analyze real-life business problems and determine when and how to communicate corporate decisions to employees, business partners and the public.

3
8 ISDS 361A Business Analytics I
×

Business Analytics I

Statistical data analysis and inference techniques within the context of business analytics. Selecting statistical tools that are appropriate for a given application. Develop a high level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel.

3
Summer 8 ANTH 304 Traditional Cultures of the World
×

Traditional Cultures of the World

Comparative, worldwide survey of traditional, selected and well-studied ways of life using ethnographic writings and films. Examines diverse ways of life, with an emphasis on small-scale societies.

3
8 MGMT 339 Managing Operations
×

Managing Operations

Integrates selected general management concepts with operations management concepts and techniques. Emphasizes the development of competencies required for effective planning, designing, operating, controlling and improving processes that produce and deliver quality goods and services.

3
Fall 8 MGMT 340 Organizational Behavior
×

Organizational Behavior

Social and cultural environments of business. Business ethics. Communication, leadership, motivation, perception, personality development, group dynamics and group growth. Human behavior and organizational design and management practice in American and world wide business.

3
8 ACCT 301A Intermediate Accounting
×

Intermediate Accounting

Accounting theory; preparation of income statements, balance sheets, and statements of cash flows and comprehensive income; IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards); present value concepts; assets, revenue recognition and investments.

3
Year 2 Spring 8 MKTG 351 Principles of Marketing
×

Principles of Marketing

Applying current theories and concepts in effectively marketing goods and services to define target customers from a domestic and global perspective. Includes market research, identifying target customers, developing product offers, branding, pricing, marketing communications and distribution channels.

3
8 FIN 320 Financial Management I
×

Financial Management I

Financial statement analysis. Interest rates and valuing cash flows (TVM; valuing stocks and bonds). Investment decision rules and capital budgeting. Risk and return (CAPM) and cost of capital.

3
Summer 8 ISDS 361B Business Analytics II
×

Business Analytics II

Advanced concepts and applications of business analytics. Developing analytical thinking, applying business analytics solutions, and communicating insights based on the solutions to decision makers in an organization.

3
8 ECON 315 Intermediate Business Microeconomics
×

Intermediate Business Microeconomics

Business decisions in alternative market structures with special emphasis on problem solving in a business context using economic concepts and methods.

3
Fall 8 ECON 333 Economics Development: Analysis and Case Studies
×

Economics Development: Analysis and Case Studies

Processes of economic growth with references to developing areas. Capital formation, resource allocation, relation to the world economy, economic planning and institutional factors, with case studies.

3
8 FIN 321 Financial Management II
×

Financial Management II

Brief review of valuing cash flows, risk/return and capital budgeting. Long-term financing, capital structure and payout policy, financial planning and forecasting, with a focus on firm valuation.

3
Year 3 Spring 8 ISDS 442 Business Modeling Using Spreadsheets
×

Business Modeling Using Spreadsheets

Use Microsoft Excel to implement business models. Excel will be used to effectively organize, analyze and present information. Examples include operations, production, marketing and finance. Macros, goal seek, solver, simulation and data tables.

3
8 MGMT 343 Human Resource Management
×

Human Resource Management

Human resource management functions in organizations. Topics include selection, recruiting, training, compensation and performance appraisal.

3
Summer 8 ISDS 351 Principles of Information Systems
×

Principles of Information Systems

How business professionals can leverage Information Systems (IS) through planning, oversight and management. Understanding the implications of IS, learning to identify and evaluate potential opportunities to employ IS, understanding the role of IS as a major facilitator of the fundamental business activities and learning to manage IS projects.

3
8 MGMT 449 Seminar in Strategic Management
×

Seminar in Strategic Management

Integrative cases from top management viewpoint. Administrative processes, ethical-legal-economic implications of business decisions, international applications; organization theory and policy formulation. Individual and team efforts.

3
Fall 8 MKTG 379 Marketing Research Methods
×

Marketing Research Methods

Marketing research process. Problem formulation, identifying data sources, data collection, analysis techniques, preparing research reports and application of these concepts to marketing research projects.

3
8 ECON 340 Economic Research Methods
×

Economic Research Methods

Basics of applied economic research. How to access existing economic knowledge, locate and compile economic data, and analyze economic problems using theory and quantitative methods.

3
TOTAL UNITS 54

Accelerated Schedule Option

If you finish your first semester in the program with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, you may also qualify to participate in an accelerated schedule. The accelerated schedule will be determined in consultation with your academic advisor.

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