2021-2022 Humboldt State University Catalog 
  
    Sep 28, 2021  
2021-2022 Humboldt State University Catalog

Business Administration, B.S.


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Our faculty are committed to providing students with opportunities for hands-on learning and collaborative, team-oriented projects.

Our goal is to educate students for lifelong learning. Our curriculum emphasizes critical thinking and communication skills stressing integration of business disciplines with concentrations in accounting, economics, finance, marketing, and new venture management.

Business students apply a wide-range of technical skills, including projects that develop their information research capability. Acquisition, analysis, and presentation of all types of data are skills emphasized in our program. Business majors can participate in student club activities, in community internships, and other special events that provide professional and practical opportunities.

School of Business website

High school students should follow preparation requirements for the CSU system. Community college students should take approved substitutes for lower division core courses. Community college courses may not be transferred to fulfill upper division core or concentration requirements. Consult your community college advisor or contact the School of Business if you have questions about transfer credit for business courses.

A bachelor’s degree requires a total of 120 units. For a description of degree requirements to be fulfilled in addition to those listed below for the major, please see “Bachelor’s Degree Requirements 

Requirements for the Major (61-63 units)

Students must earn a minimum grade of C- in all required courses.

Core Courses (39 Units)


The following core courses are required for all majors.

Concentrations (22-24 Units)


Select one of the concentrations listed below and complete all requirements. Check with the department office or with an advisor regarding the availability of concentration courses.

Business Administration Program Learning Outcomes


  1. Students will be able to communicate effectively in written and oral forms individually and in groups
  2. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and awareness of legal, ethical, social and environmental justice, sustainability, and global business environment.
  3. Students will be able to demonstrate business problem-solving skills.
  4. Students will possess quantitative and technological skills enabling them to analyze, interpret, and present business data to improve business decisions and performance.
  5. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of business functions, practices, and theories and able to integrate the functional knowledge and skills to address business problems.

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