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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

B.S. in Business Administration, Management Option | Degree Completion Program

Program Description

Offered at Cal State LA Downtown, the Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, Management Option, Degree Completion 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 three and 12 units each semester.
Participate in one of our upcoming Open House information sessions.

Who Should Enroll?

This program is ideal for:
  • Working adults who want to attend an accredited university to complete their B.S. 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

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To be considered for admission into the Bachelor’s Degree Completion Programs, applicants must be considered an “upper-division transfer student.”
Applicants who have completed 60 transferable semester (90 quarter) units of college coursework are considered upper-division transfer students. Transferable courses are those designated for baccalaureate credit by the college or university offering the courses and accepted as such by the campus to which the applicant seeks admission. Most commonly, college level credits earned from an institution of higher education accredited by a regional accrediting agency are accepted for transfer to campuses of the CSU.
Generally, applicants will qualify for consideration for upper-division transfer admission if they meet the following requirements. Applicants who do not meet these requirements may be denied admission:
  • Complete at least 60 transferrable semester (90 quarter) units, including the necessary coursework to fulfill Cal State LA’s lower-division General Education requirements
  • Earn grades of “C” or better in college-level English Composition, Oral Communication, Critical Thinking, and college-level Mathematics courses:
  • Have an overall minimum transferrable college grade point average of at least 2.00
  • Be in good standing and eligible to re-enroll at your last college or university attended; and
  • Regardless of residency, if you have not attended a high school/secondary level education institution where English was the principal language of instruction for at least three years full-time, or have not completed a transferable college-level English Composition course from a United States postsecondary institution, with a grade of 'C' or better, you must obtain a minimum English Language Proficiency Exam score
  • F-1 student visas are not available to study in this program
Applicants for the B.S. in Business Administration must also complete the following prerequisite courses by the end of the term prior to applying. The prerequisite courses, or their equivalents can be taken at Cal State LA’s Main Campus through Open University or at your local community college. Please refer to the table below to see a list of approved equivalent courses. For more information regarding course equivalency, please click here.
Required Prerequisite Courses:
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 Environment of 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

Introductory Accounting:

Financial Accounting
ACCT 101

Financial Accounting
ACCT 2110: Principles of Managerial Accounting ACCTG 2
Introductory Accounting II

Managerial Accounting
ACCT 102

Managerial Accounting
ECON 2010: Principles of Economics I: Microeconomics ECON 2 Principles of Economics II

Principles of Economics
ECON 102
Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2010: Principles of Economics I: Microeconomics ECON 1
Principles of Economics I
Principles of Economics
ECON 102
Principles of Macroeconomics
FIN 2050: Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business LAW 1
Business Law I
Business Law I
Business Law
BUSL 110
Business Law: Legal
Environment of Business
Transferring courses from a California Community College:
Applicants who completed coursework at California community colleges are strongly urged to complete a GE Certification Plan and/or consult with their college transfer counselor regarding meeting the California State University (CSU) admission requirements for upper-division transfer admission. “Certification” is the official notification from a California community college or another CSU campus that a transfer student has completed courses fulfilling lower-division General Education requirements.
Students may transfer a maximum of 70 semester units. If you have additional units, you may not receive unit credit, but course credit may still be offered.
To view how your California community college courses can be articulated at Cal State LA, please visit
For Students Who Are Not GE Certified or Do Not Possess an AA-T or AS-T Degree:
Verification that prior coursework fulfills Cal State LA’s lower-division General Education requirements will not officially be made until the conclusion of students’ first semester. Please note that students who are found to be missing General Education requirements during this verification process must complete all missing GE coursework at a Community College or other institution before they can earn the baccalaureate degree. Please contact us at if you’d like to speak to someone for an unofficial evaluation of your prior college coursework.
Important Note: 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

(NOTE: In order to successfully earn your B.S. in Business Administration, students are required to complete all of the courses listed in the link below.)

To Apply/Application Deadline

Fall 2017 Application Deadline: May 31, 2017


Please submit all official transcripts to:
Cal State LA – B.S. Business Administration
5151 State University Drive
Golden Eagle Room 215
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8619