Mar 20, 2019  
2016-2018 Catalog 
2016-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration Minor

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Program of Study

The Minor in Business Administration is designed to be supportive of a variety of arts, humanities, and science majors. All students interested in the minor should meet with an advisor in the College of Business Administration. To graduate with a Minor in Business Administration, students will be required to complete the requirements in effect at the time of declaration. The CoBA requires that at least 50 percent of the upper-division minor coursework be earned at Cal State San Marcos. The requirements are as follows:


  • Students are considered “Pre-Business” status until they have completed the Pre-Business Core and are changed to “Business” status.
  • The Pre-Business Core is a prerequisite for all upper-division CoBA courses and must be completed with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher to qualify for Business Status. Business Status is required in order to register for upper-division business courses.
  • The minimum grade for every Pre-Business Core course and upper-division CoBA course must be a “C” or higher or must be repeated. 
  • Pre-Business Core courses and upper-division CoBA courses may NOT be taken Credit/No Credit. 
  • Students must submit a Business Status Application to the CoBA Advising Office no later than one week prior to the first day of classes for any given semester.
  • Business Status Application forms are available in the CoBA Advising Office and on the website at

Lower-Division Pre-Business Core (6 Units)


^A 4-unit course can be substituted for a 2-unit course; however, the additional units cannot be used to meet Foundations of Business Courses Requirement (12 units).

*Prerequisite for BUS 442

Upper-Division CoBA Course (2 Units)

Total (20 Units)

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