Dec 04, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration, International Business Option, B.S.

Admission Under Impaction

Refer to the following website for additional impaction criteria:


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 COB Policy on Course Transfers/Substitutions.

All undergraduate students officially admitted to the College of Business  (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 COB 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 COB 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.

Lower Division:

Take all of the following:

Critical Thinking Course Requirements

Any critical thinking course (GE category A3); I S 100  is recommended.

Complete one of the following:

All business and pre-business majors shall demonstrate computer literacy and competency..

Capstone Course:

The following Capstone course must be taken at CSULB as a senior and after the upper-division prerequisite core courses have been completed:

Elective Courses

Elective courses to total 120 units. Student are encouraged to select electives for expansion of knowledge and intellectual interests as well as for preparation for business employment.

Option in International Business (120 units)

This option prepares students for an increasingly competitive and interdependent international business world and offers information about how international business practices and customs differ from those in the U.S. Students need some familiarity with a language other than English as well as knowledge of culture and world geography.


Take all of the following:

Take two of the following courses:

Nine units of upper-division GE capstone

Nine units of upper-division GE capstone must be chosen from a list of courses with strong global or international emphasis. This list is available at the CBA Student Center for Success (CBA 100), from the Director of the International Business Program, and online at