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Courses (CBA)


130. Current Concepts of Business (3)
Overview of CBA options, including professional preparation and employment opportunities. Orientation to current CBA programs and requirements. Development of understanding of contemporary business issues, including introduction to major business functions.
Strongly recommended for students interested in business careers.


300. International Business (3)
Introduction to nature, dimensions, and environment of international business. Emphasis on business functions, practices, and decisions as influenced by cultural, political, economic, social, and institutional factors in various parts of world. Diffusion of information technology.
Letter grade only (A-F).

397. Junior Honors Seminar
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the CBA Honors Program.
Empirical, theoretical, and applied research methodology: fundamentals and advanced topics. Visits by faculty and business professionals focus on current issues and methods for solving business problems.
Literature review and written proposal required for Honors Thesis. Letter grade only (A-F).

400I. Business Ethics (3)             
Prerequisites: Completion of the Foundation, at least one Explorations course.
Various types of ethical dilemmas that take place in business organizations and acquire concepts and tools needed to manage these complex value conflicts for the well being of individuals, organizations, and society.
Same course as PHIL 400I. Letter grade only (A-F).

493. Business Internship (1-3)
Prerequisites: Classified business major and Instructor consent, IS 301.
Qualifying students placed in career-related paid assignments in private or public agencies or businesses. Organized plan utilizing series of seminars and learning agreements required with selected reading and writing assignments.
A minimum of 120 hours paid experience per semester is required. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.

495. Selected Topics (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor, IS 301.
Topics of current interest in business administration selected for intensive study.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in different semesters. Topics will be announced in the Schedule of Classes.

497. Senior Honors Seminar I
Prerequisites: CBA 397, IS 301.
Continuation of CBA 397, special emphasis on sampling, instrumentation, and data analysis. Topics covered may vary year-to-year. Perform majority of data collection and preliminary data analysis for honors thesis.
Letter grade only (A-F).

499. Senior Honors Seminar II (3)
Prerequisite: CBA 497, IS 301.
Completion of Honors Thesis. Data analysis for thesis completed, findings interpreted relative to research hypotheses; final report is submitted for approval. Attention given to preparing manuscripts for publication, academic review process, and making professional presentations. Learning by illustration and application via completion of Honors Thesis and visits by faculty and business leaders.
Letter grade only (A-F).

Courses (GBA)


695. Selected Topics (1-3)
Prerequisite: MBA standing.
Topics change each offering and in the absence of significant duplication.
Topics to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. Course may be repeated to a maximum of 3 units. Letter grade only (A-F).

698. Thesis (2-4)
Prerequisite: GBA 601. Planning, preparation, and completion of a thesis in business administration.

699. Integrated Analysis (3)
Prerequisites: Student shall have completed all 2nd year core classes. Classified MBA status in the last semester or within six units of completion of the 33-unit minimum graduate program and advanced to candidacy.
Study of wide range of business problems and formulation of solutions. Integration of knowledge from all functional areas of business and its application to complex business problems arising out of changing technology, competitive market conditions, social changes and governmental actions.
A grade of “B” or better is required for successful completion. Serves as required terminal examination for College of Business Administration graduate candidates. Project is required. Students must file application for entry into GBA 699 no later than the fourth week of instruction in the semester preceding the one in which GBA 699 will be taken. Application forms are available in the MBA Office. Letter grade only (A-F).

Courses (BLAW)


220. Introduction to Law and Business Transactions (3)
Law and the American legal system in today’s business world.Contracts, sales, and commercial paper. Examination of the role and function of the judiciary, elements of civil and criminal lawsuits, and other emerging areas of the law, including alternative dispute resolution.
Letter grade only (A-F).


320. Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business (3)
Prerequisite: BLAW 220.
Forms of business organizations, employment law, securities law, environmental law, anti-trust issues, and international transactions. Social, cultural and economic influences on domestic and multinational corporations. Exploration of relationship of government to business. Introduction to business ethics.
Letter grade only (A-F).

424. International Legal Environment of Business (3)
Prerequisite: BLAW 320, IS 301.
Subsidiaries, joint ventures and other forms of international business operations. Effects of treaties, laws and policies of governments on business operations.Resolution of business and investment disputes, protection of property rights, the financing and taxing of international operations, and ethical issues.
Letter grade only (A-F).

425. Legal Aspects of Real Estate (3)
Prerequisite: FIN 340, IS 301.
Basic principles of real estate law as related to conveyances, titles, private and public restrictions on the use of land, escrows, community property and financial transactions.
Letter grade only (A-F).


520. Legal, Regulatory, and Ethical Environment of Business (3)
Prerequisite: MBA standing required.
Legal and regulatory environment in which managers must operate. Constitutional and judicial structures for resolving disputes, effect of governmental and political policies, and liability encountered by business in various defined areas of substantive law. Ethical issues faced by business.
Letter grade only (A-F).


524. International Legal Environment of Business (3)
Prerequisite: BLAW 520.
A study of the international legal environment in which multinational firms operate. Topics include treaties and laws, government policies, resolution of legal disputes, regulation of competition, enforcement of property rights and issues involving ethical responsibilities.
Letter grade only (A-F).

624. Cyberlaw (3)
E-commerce and public policy issues. Law and the globalized e-commerce environment. Legal, ethical, international and political aspects of technology as it relates to business. Jurisdiction, intellectual property, electronic payment systems and contracting, online securities offerings, telecommunications mergers and acquisitions, security.
Letter grade only (A-F).