Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Downtown LA

Most courses held once per week Monday-Thursday!

Alternative instruction will continue for the Spring 2021 semester.  Students should remain in communication with their instructors and follow their instructions. Cal State LA’s IT Resources for Remote Access are available here.

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The Fall 2021 application window is open from October 1, 2020 to March 15, 2021.

Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Management Option program in Downtown Los Angeles is designed to provide students with the tools, techniques and ethics required to succeed in business and related fields. Courses within this program are conveniently offered in the evenings and meet once a week.

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Who Should Enroll?

  • Working adults and upper-division transfer students interested in completing their degree at an accredited, four-year university
  • Individuals who would like to advance their career in the following areas: sales, finance, retail, manufacturing, human resources, public administration, marketing, management, entrepreneurship

​Webinars

Register to view/listen to a live OR prerecorded Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program webinar here.

Tuition & Fees

  • Cost Per Unit is $425
  • Total Program Cost is $25,500
  • The total program cost does not include program textbooks, housing, parking, and other related items.

Financial Assistance

Learn more about financial assistance opportunities for this program here.

Prerequisite Courses

The five (5) courses listed below are NOT admission requirements, however, they are degree requirements. They must be completed before your degree is awarded. These classes may be taken before or concurrently while taking classes at Cal State LA Downtown. These courses will NOT be offered at Cal State LA Downtown and must be taken at your local community college. If you are missing any of these five (5) classes, you will not be able to earn your degree until they are complete.

  • 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 Environmental Business

Learn more about the program's required prerequisite courses and prerequisite course equivalency here.

NOTE: In order to successfully earn a B.S. in Business Administration, students are required to complete all of the courses listed in the B.S. Business Administration, Management Roadmap of courses above.

Program Curriculum 

Students are able to take between 3 and 12 units each semester.

Four (4) courses are offered during the Fall and Spring Semesters with each course running once per week in the evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays. Two (2) evening courses are also offered during Summer Session.

Students must attend courses in the Fall and Spring Semesters, and Summer Session to complete their degree. Program time to completion is 2-3 years depending on the load of coursework students take each term and the amount of transferable units applied towards their degree (maximum of 10 units).

The five (5) courses listed below are NOT admission requirements, however, they are degree requirements. They must be completed before your degree is awarded. These classes may be taken before or concurrently while taking classes at Cal State LA DTLA. These courses will NOT be offered at Cal State LA DTLA and must be taken at your local community college. If you are missing any of these 5 classes, you will not be able to earn your degree until they are complete.

  • 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 Environmental Business
 
(NOTE: In order to successfully earn a B.S. in Business Administration, students are required to complete all of the courses listed in the B.S. Business Administration, Management Roadmap of courses above.)

Admissions

To be considered for admission into Cal State LA Downtown's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree program, all prospective applicants must have the following:

  • Be considered an "upper-division" transfer student, as this is a degree completion program.
  • Completed at least 60 transferable semester units/90 transferable quarter units.
  • Have a GPA of 2.00 or above.
  • Be in good standing and eligible to re-enroll at your last college or university attended
  • Earn grades of "C" or better in the Cal State LA Golden Four Courses.

Please carefully review the transfer application and admissions guidelines for Cal State LA Downtown here.

Note: Due to special requirements, College of Professional and Global Education and Second Baccalaureate students are not allowed to change their degree objectives, nor are they eligible to declare additional bachelor-level majors or minors.

To Apply/Application Deadline

The Fall 2021 application window is open from October 1, 2020 to March 15, 2021. Official transcripts from all past colleges and/or universities attended must be mailed to our University before April 15, 2021.

To start Cal State LA Downtown's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree program in Fall 2021, please apply through Cal State Apply here. You must submit your Cal State Apply application before March 15, 2021 for consideration. Learn how to use Cal State Apply here.

Please submit official transcripts to:
Office of Admissions and Recruitment
Cal State LA 
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032


Learn more about the transcript submission process
here.

Non-Discrimination Policy

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Contact

For more information, please contact the College of Professional and Global Education via email or (323) 343-4915.