Online business degree in California
Bachelor of Science in Business
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About this BS in Business Degree 

William P. Cordeiro, Ph.D, Director of the Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics, shares the philosophy behind this Bachelor of Science in Business and what makes this business degree distinct.

Program Overview

CSU Channel Islands designed this fully-online Bachelor of Science in Business (BSB) program to give students a general business completion degree with relevant business courses that engage them in all facets of business learning.

The program consists of three major elements:

  • General education courses at the lower and upper division level
  • Core courses in the various disciplines related to business and economics
  • Upper division interdisciplinary courses

This Cal State Online program has a liberal arts and interdisciplinary focus and is built on the 5Cs:

  1. Critical Thinking
  2. Communication
  3. Collaboration & Team Work
  4. Conduct & Ethics
  5. Core Competencies

The program covers a wide range of subjects enabling students to gain a broad education in business-related courses while studying entirely online from the comfort of their home or office. Students learn the fundamental principles of Marketing, Management, Information Systems, Finance, Accounting and Economics as applied in diverse organizational settings. A distinctive characteristic of this Cal State Online business degree is the requirement to take courses developed together with disciplines outside the conventional business curriculum, such as History, Fine Arts, English, Education, Chemistry and Biology. Further, the Capstone Course gives students the opportunity to incorporate their knowledge in a Global Strategy Simulation exercise.

Click here for news and more information about the launch of this new Bachelor of Science in Business degree program.

Program Highlights

Program Overview
  • Earn a quality Bachelor’s degree from a California State University at an affordable price.
  • Complete your degree conveniently, with no on-campus attendance requirements.
  • Graduate equipped for employment in a wide variety of public and private organizations.
  • Graduate well-prepared to extend your studies into Graduate or Professional school programs.
  • Obtain competencies in the academic disciplines related to regional, national and global business and economics.
  • Acquire ethical understanding of complex economic, business and social issues and concepts.

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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements
  • As a Cal State Online Degree Completion Program, students must have 60 or more semester credits (90 quarter units) of transferable courses.

  • Students must achieve the established minimum GPA of a 2.00.
  • Complete at least 30 semester credits (45 quarter units) of General Education courses with a grade of C or better.
  • Complete with a grade of C or better the four-courses most commonly called "Golden Four":
  1. English Composition
  2. Speech/Oral Communication
  3. Critical Thinking
  4. College level Mathematics course (with intermediate Algebra as a prerequisite)

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

Campus Admissions and Application fees vary by campus. The CSU makes every effort to minimize student costs. Fees in published schedules or student accounts may need increases when public funding is insufficient. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees, without notice, until the date when instruction for any particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates and subject to change upon approval by The Board of Trustees.

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Program Overview

CSU Channel Islands designed this fully-online Bachelor of Science in Business (BSB) program to give students a general business completion degree with relevant business courses that engage them in all facets of business learning.

The program consists of three major elements:

  • General education courses at the lower and upper division level
  • Core courses in the various disciplines related to business and economics
  • Upper division interdisciplinary courses

This Cal State Online program has a liberal arts and interdisciplinary focus and is built on the 5Cs:

  1. Critical Thinking
  2. Communication
  3. Collaboration & Team Work
  4. Conduct & Ethics
  5. Core Competencies

The program covers a wide range of subjects enabling students to gain a broad education in business-related courses while studying entirely online from the comfort of their home or office. Students learn the fundamental principles of Marketing, Management, Information Systems, Finance, Accounting and Economics as applied in diverse organizational settings. A distinctive characteristic of this Cal State Online business degree is the requirement to take courses developed together with disciplines outside the conventional business curriculum, such as History, Fine Arts, English, Education, Chemistry and Biology. Further, the Capstone Course gives students the opportunity to incorporate their knowledge in a Global Strategy Simulation exercise.

Click here for news and more information about the launch of this new Bachelor of Science in Business degree program.

Program Highlights

  • Earn a quality Bachelor’s degree from a California State University at an affordable price.
  • Complete your degree conveniently, with no on-campus attendance requirements.
  • Graduate equipped for employment in a wide variety of public and private organizations.
  • Graduate well-prepared to extend your studies into Graduate or Professional school programs.
  • Obtain competencies in the academic disciplines related to regional, national and global business and economics.
  • Acquire ethical understanding of complex economic, business and social issues and concepts.

LEARN MORE

Admission Requirements

  • As a Cal State Online Degree Completion Program, students must have 60 or more semester credits (90 quarter units) of transferable courses.

  • Students must achieve the established minimum GPA of a 2.00.
  • Complete at least 30 semester credits (45 quarter units) of General Education courses with a grade of C or better.
  • Complete with a grade of C or better the four-courses most commonly called "Golden Four":
  1. English Composition
  2. Speech/Oral Communication
  3. Critical Thinking
  4. College level Mathematics course (with intermediate Algebra as a prerequisite)

Tuition and Fees

Campus Admissions and Application fees vary by campus. The CSU makes every effort to minimize student costs. Fees in published schedules or student accounts may need increases when public funding is insufficient. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees, without notice, until the date when instruction for any particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates and subject to change upon approval by The Board of Trustees.