BSc in Management

General

Program Description

Managers are responsible for achieving organizational objectives by coordinating money, materials, machines, and most important of all, the efforts of people.

Managers set objectives, establish policies, plan, organize, direct, communicate, and make decisions. Since their principal concern is solving problems, managers are continually defining problems and seeking solutions. To be an effective manager, an individual needs a broad knowledge of the practice of management, the workings of business and the economy, and the behavior of people. The knowledge obtained in the B.S. degree at SDSU should be sufficient to qualify the student for a broad range of beginning managerial positions in business organizations. The management major offers the unique feature of focusing on the type of organization or industry, as opposed to specific tasks.

Who Hires Our Undergraduates?

  • Apple
  • Adobe
  • Boeing
  • Walt Disney
  • Among others

Management Curriculum

You must have a 2.0 average or better in the courses listed below in order to graduate. Students must also complete 9 units of upper-division General Education (Explorations) and a total of 120 units for the degree.

Lower Division (27 Units)

  • ACCTG 201: Financial Accounting
  • ACCTG 202: Managerial Accounting
  • ECON 101: Principles of Economics (Macro)
  • ECON 102: Principles of Economics (Micro)
  • FIN 240: Legal Environment of Business
  • MIS 180: Principles of Information Systems
  • RWS 290: Business Communications (formerly BA 290)
  • MATH 120 or MATH 150: Calculus for Business Analysis
  • STAT 119 or ECON 201: Elementary Statistics for Business or Statistical Methods

Business Core (17 Units)

  • BA 300: Ethical Decision Making in Business (1-unit)
  • BA 310: Foundations of Business in a Global Environment (1-unit)
  • BA 323: Fundamentals of Finance
    Prereq. Credit or concurrent registration in BA 310
  • BA 350: Management & Organizational Behavior
    Prereq. Credit or concurrent registration in BA 310
  • BA 360: Introduction to Operations & Supply Chain
    Prereq. STAT 119 or ECON 201; recommended: MATH 120;
    Credit or concurrent registration in BA 310
  • BA 370: Marketing
    Prereq. Credit or concurrent registration in BA 310
  • BA 405: International Business Strategy & Integration
    Prereq.BA 300, 310, 323, 350, 370; BA 360 or MIS 301

Management Major (21 Units)

  • MIS 301: Statistical Analysis for Business
    Prereq. MIS 180; MATH 120; STAT 119 or ECON 201
  • MGT 352: Human Resource Management
  • MGT 357: Multinational Business & Comparative Management
    Prereq.BA 350
  • MGT 358: Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
  • MGT 401: Business Internship
    Prereq.BA 350 and consent of instructor, offered Cr/NC only
  • MGT 444: Business Ethics & Corporate Governance
    Prereq.BA 300, BA 350
  • MGT 475: Leadership in Organizations
    Prereq.BA 350

Management Specializations

Specialization-specific upper-division requirements:

General Management/No Specialization (21 Units)

  • MIS 301: Statistical Analysis for Business
    Prereq. MIS 180; MATH 120; STAT 119 or ECON 201
  • MGT 352: Human Resource Management
  • MGT 357: Multinational Business & Comparative Management
    Prereq. BA 350
  • MGT 358: Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
  • MGT 401: Business Internship
    Prereq. BA 350 and consent of instructor, offered Cr/NC only
  • MGT 444: Business Ethics & Corporate Governance
    Prereq.BA 300, BA 350
  • MGT 475: Leadership in Organizations
    Prereq.BA 350

Specialization in Entrepreneurship (27 Units)

  • MIS 301: Statistical Analysis for Business
    Prereq. MIS 180; MATH 120; STAT 119 or ECON 201
  • MGT 358: Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
  • MGT 401: Business Internship
    Prereq. BA 350 and consent of instructor, offered Cr/NC only
  • MGT 444: Business Ethics & Corporate Governance
    Prereq. BA 300, BA 350
  • MGT 460: Business Plan Development
    Prereq. MGT 358
  • MGT 475: Leadership in Organizations
    Prereq. BA 350

9 units selected from the following:

  • MGT 353: Creativity and Innovation
    Prereq. BA 350
  • MGT 355: International Entrepreneurship
  • MGT 452: Family Business Management
    Prereq.MGT 358
  • MGT 455: Social Entrepreneurship
    Prereq.MGT 358
  • MGT 459: Franchise Management
    Prereq.MGT 358
  • MGT 498: Investigation and Report
    Prereq.Senior standing and consent of instructor
  • JMS 480: Principles of Public Relations
    Prereq.Upper Division Standing

Specialization in Human Resource Management (27 Units)

  • MIS 301: Statistical Analysis for Business
    Prereq.MIS 180; MATH 120; STAT 119 or ECON 201
  • MGT 352: Human Resource Management
  • MGT 401: Business Internship
    Prereq.BA 350 and consent of instructor, offered Cr/NC only
  • MGT 444: Business Ethics & Corporate Governance
    Prereq.BA 300, BA 350
  • MGT 461: Human Resource Selection
    Prereq.MGT 352
  • MGT 462: Compensation
    Prereq.MGT 352
  • MGT 475: Leadership in Organizations
    Prereq.BA 350

6 units selected from the following:

  • MGT 463: Performance Management
    Prereq.MGT 352
  • MGT 464: Legal Issues in Managing Employees
    Prereq.MGT 352
  • MGT 466: International Human Resource Mgt.
    Prereq.MGT 352
  • MGT 467: Diversity Issues
    Prereq.MGT 352
  • MGT 498: Investigation and Report
    Prereq.Senior standing and consent of instructor

Estimated Cost of Attendance (2020-21)

The total estimated cost of attendance includes tuition expenses for which you are billed, housing expenses, which include food and housing, and transportation, and additional expenses, such as books, supplies, and personal expenses. Costs of attendance are subject to change by the Trustees of the California State University without prior notice. The amounts indicated are the estimated minimum costs required to attend SDSU full time for the 2020–21 academic year (9 months):

Domestic undergraduate

Tuition Expenses California Residents Nonresidents (Out-of-State)
Basic Tuition and Fees $7,720 $7,720
Nonresident Tuition* $0 $11,880
Living Expenses - -
Housing and Food† $18,531 $18,531
Additional Expenses‡ - -
Transportation $1,121 $1,121
Books and Supplies $1,079 $1,079
Miscellaneous and Personal $1,789 $1,789
Total $30,240 $42,120

*Undergraduate nonresident tuition is based on 15 units each semester at $396 per unit. Graduate nonresident tuition is based on 9 units each semester at $396 per unit.

†Freshmen from outside SDSU's local admission area are required to live on campus for two years. Be sure to review the on-campus food and housing payment schedule on the Rates web page of the Housing and Residential Education website. Your total cost and payments will vary depending on the meal plan and room type (double, single) you request. The cost listed for an upper-division transfer is based on a student living off-campus.

‡Plan for additional expenses that will increase your cost of attendance. For domestic undergraduates, we estimate the average annual cost of books and supplies to be $1,969, transportation to be $1,587, and personal expenses to be $1,704. For domestic graduate students, we estimate the average annual cost of books and supplies to be $1,969; transportation to be $2,316, and personal expenses to be $1,704. For international freshmen, the average annual cost of books and supplies is $1,969, transportation is $1,587. For international upper-division transfers, the average annual cost of books and supplies is $1,969, transportation is $2,038. For international graduate students, the average annual cost of books and supplies is $1,969, transportation is $2,316.

International undergraduate

Tuition Expenses First-Year Freshman Upper-Division Transfer
Basic Tuition and Fees $7,720 $7,720
Nonresident Tuition* $11,880 $11,880
Living Expenses - -
Housing and Food† $18,531 $13,860
Additional Expenses‡ - -
Books, Supplies, Transportation‡ $2,200 $2,149
Health Insurance*‡ $1,703 $1,703
Total $42,034 $37,312

*‡Based on one academic year of JCB student health insurance.

Last updated Aug 2020

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San Diego State University (SDSU), a truly global learning community, is an ideal place to begin your international education. Part of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system, SDSU is the third-largest university in the state with an enrollment of more than 35,000 students. We offer 97 bachelor's, 84 masters, and 21 doctoral degree programs. Read less