Jun 28, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Business Administration, Finance Option, B.S.


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 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 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:

Take one 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.

  1. Passing score (70%) on the Computer Proficiency Examination (CPE).
  2. I S 233 - Introduction to Business Data Analysis and Programming (3 units)  with Credit (Cr).
  3. Transfer equivalent course with a “C” or better grade.

Upper Division:

Take all of the following:


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

Completion of option requirements.

Elective courses to total 120 units.

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 earn a “C” or better in FIN 300 to be admitted into the Finance option.

Core Requirements

Take the following courses:

Select 4 additional courses, with at least 3 courses at the 400-level, from the following courses: