In order to graduate with an undergraduate business degree from CSULB, a student must complete a minimum of 120 units. A majority of the upper division business courses, including economics and statistics, must be
completed at this university. For details, refer to the CBA Policy on Course Transfers/Substitutions.
All undergraduate students officially admitted to the College of Business Administration (all options) are required to complete all remaining lower division major requirements in a timely fashion. The lower division major courses must
be completed within two academic semesters (excluding summer and winter session) to continue with the major.
All CBA majors must maintain major GPAs of 2.0 or higher. A student whose GPA in the major falls below 2.0 will be advised that they are at risk of being dismissed from the major and granted one semester to raise their major GPA(s) to 2.0. Students who do not successfully raise their major GPA(s) must meet with an advisor to declare another major or submit an appeal to the CBA Center for Student Success explaining why they need one additional semester. Students whose major GPAs remain below 2.0 after this additional semester must declare a new major.
Students are encouraged to select electives for expansion of knowledge and intellectual interests as well as for preparation for business employment.
Option in Finance (120 units)
The Finance option provides an understanding of the role of finance in the corporate and international environment and an understanding of investments at both the corporate and personal level. This option provides an understanding of the role of finance in a business context, including the development of a comprehension of business ethics.
Students must take at least 51% of total required Finance units (for finance options) at CSULB.