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Pacific Oaks College    
2019-2020 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Spring Addendum 
    
 
  May 27, 2020
 
2019-2020 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Spring Addendum [Archived Catalog]

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration


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120 Units

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree provides a broad background of practical business knowledge.  The program is designed to prepare students for careers and opportunities in global business and management as they learn the skills needed to become part of a professional team that can lead local, national, and global organizations. 

Program Overview

The BSBA degree program will help students align their academic and professional development with their career objectives and experiences. It is open to students who have already earned college credit at a community college, junior college, or other university, as well as working professionals with no college experience.

The program offers two concentration areas. The primary goal of each concentration is to help students acquire the competencies, skills, and knowledge needed to seek positions in a related function or industry. Concentrations are as follow:

  • Business Management
  • Human Resource Management

Program Learning Outcomes

The BSBA degree program is designed to develop the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

 

Program Outcome 1a: Oral Communication

  • Prepare and deliver oral presentations employing business concepts and data, with consideration of the relationship between the topic, audience, and situation while using appropriate technology.

Program Outcome 1b: Written Communication

  • Prepare written documents employing concepts and data that adhere to conventions of grammar, mechanics, genre, and rhetoric with consideration of the relationship between the topic, audience, and situation.

Program Outcome 2: Team Engagement

  • Describe and employ the interpersonal and group communication skills that enable businesses to attain their goals.

Program Outcome 3: Information Literacy

  • Gather, evaluate, and ethically use information from a variety of relevant technological and library resources to make business decisions and take action.

Program Outcome 4a: Ethical Awareness

  • Describe and employ the ethical framework that managers and employees are expected to operate under while interacting in a business situation.

Program Outcome 4b: Diversity

  • Identify the benefits and challenges of social, cultural, and economic diversity within and across organizations as well as the opportunities that diversity represents for business strategy.

Program Outcome 5: Foundational Knowledge

  • Explain and synthesize the multiple concepts of business administration including the roles and responsibilities of the functional areas of business leaders and teams.

Program Outcome 6a: Analysis and Application

  • Develop a conclusion, opinion, or course of action based on exploration and analysis of information, issues, ideas, and events to solve business problems.

Program Outcome 6b: Numerical Literacy

  • Analyze and interpret quantitative data in order to solve problems and make informed business decisions.

Number of Admit Terms per Year:

Ground (6)

  • Fall Sessions I & II - 8 Week Terms
  • Spring Sessions I & II- 8 Week Terms
  • Summer Sessions I & II - 6 Week Terms

Online (6)

  • Fall Sessions I & II - 8 Week Terms
  • Spring Sessions I & II- 8 Week Terms
  • Summer Sessions I & II - 6 Week Terms

Locations

  • Pasadena, Online, San Jose, and off-campus locations*

*The availability of off-campus locations depends on enrollment.

Program Requirements

Students enrolled in the BSBA degree program are required to complete a minimum of 120 credit hours distributed as follows:

  • General Education (GE) curriculum requirements - 40 credit hours
  • Program requisites course requirements - 9 credit hours
  • Major - 56 credit hours
  • Concentration requirements - 15 credit hours

 

 

General Education Requirements


General Education Requirements

40 credits required from the courses below. General Education courses can be applied to only one category.

  • Pacific Oaks Culture and Pedagogy - 3 credits required
  • English Communication - 9 credits required
  • Mathematical Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning - 3 credits required
  • Fine Arts - 3 credits required
  • Humanities - 6 credits required 
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences - 9 credits required
  • Physical and Biological Sciences - 7 credits required, one physical science course and one biological science or life science course, at least one of which includes a lab

            Total Required GE Credits: 40

 

Pacific Oaks Culture and Pedagogy (3 credits required)                                       

GEN 100 Success at Pacific Oaks       3 credits

 

English Communication (9 credits required)            

ENG 101 English Composition I       3 credits

COM 105 Business and Professional Communication       3 credits

COM 150 Effective Communication       3 credits

         

Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (3 credits​ required)                  

STATS 225 Integrated Statistics       3 credits

 

Fine Arts (3 credits required from one of the courses)   

LIT 300 Introduction to Literature       3 credits

HD 475 Arts and Social Change       3 credits

MUS 100 Global Music and Culture       3 credits       

 

Humanities (6 credits required)

GEN 200 Becoming a Global Citizen       3 credits

HIS 100 U.S. History       3 credits

 

Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credits required​)                  

ECO 201 Macroeconomics       3 credits

ECO 202 Microeconomics       3 credits

POL 100 American Government and Political Issues       3 credits

  

Physical and Biological Sciences (7 credits required, one physical science course and one biological science or life science course)   

NUTR 100 Human Nutrition       3 credits   

ENV 100 Introduction to Environmental Science with Lab       4 credits

 

            Total Required GE Credits:                                                                40    

   

General Education Prerequisites

GEN 100, ENG 101, COM 105, COM 150, STAT 225, GEN 200, HIS 100, ECO 201, ECO 202, and POL 100, and must be taken before Business core or Business concentration courses.

Total Program Prerequisites: 9 credits


Total Core Requirements: 56 credits


Business Management Concentration


Students Choose Five of the Following:

Total Concentration Requirements: 15 credits


Human Resources Management Concentration


Students Choose Five of the Following:

Total Concentration Requirements: 15 credits


Program-Specific Admission Requirements


Application Requirements and Standards:

Factors and materials to be considered for admission:  

  • Completed application and application fee  
  • Applicants must provide proof of the qualifying conferral of high school graduation (or the equivalent) or proof of successful completion of a minimum of 24 semester units at a regionally-accredited post-secondary institution. Proof of qualifying academic history must be provided in one of the following ways:  
    • Official high school transcript recognized by the U.S. Department of Education showing an earned high school diploma, 2.0 GPA or higher, and date of graduation. A copy of a high school diploma, if transcripts are not immediately available, can be submitted with a contingency that original transcripts will be on file prior to day 5 of the term/semester of entry. Financial aid will not be disbursed until the compliant documentation is received.  
    • Official college transcript with 24 credits of transferable units with a 2.0 GPA or higher.
    • Official Associate degree transcript from a regionally-accredited institution showing degree earned and date conferred  
    • Official college transcript from a regionally-accredited institution that contains the high school name and date of graduation  
    • Official NACES, ACREVS or AICE evaluation of an international diploma that contains the high school name and date of graduation  
    • High school equivalency completed through home schooling as defined by state law  
    • Official General Educational Development (GED) document. A copy of the student’s GED Certificate or unofficial GED score issued by the state can be submitted with a contingency that the Official GED document will be on file prior to day 5 of the term/semester of entry. Financial aid will not be disbursed until the compliant documentation is received.  
    • Official Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) document  
    • Official High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) document  
    • Official documentation showing a passing score on a state-authorized exam that the state recognizes as equivalent to high school graduation  
  • Applicants must submit a resume showing three or more years of significant professional or life experience or an official transcript confirming 24 transferrable units from a regionally-accredited university.
  • Personal statement

Applicants with a cumulative high school or undergraduate GPA below 2.0, applicants without three years of significant professional or life experience, or with less than 24 transferrable college units are required to submit additional documentation:  

  • One letter of support from someone (a non-relative) familiar with your ability to be successful in this program
  • An additional essay of three pages, double-spaced typed (approximately 500-750 words). In your essay, please answer the following question:  
    • What life and professional experience do you possess that would enable you to be successful in the Pacific Oaks classroom focused on application of experience to course content?
    • Why is it important to you to study this discipline at a school that emphasizes social justice, cultural humility, and respect for every individual (refer to the Mission and Vision statement of Pacific Oaks College)?
  • Interview with a member of the Admissions Committee
  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission and values of Pacific Oaks College

Please note: Prior coursework will be evaluated as part of the Admissions process.

Graduation Requirements

Students are required to submit the Petition for Degree Completion and fee to the Office of the Registrar the semester before they anticipate completing their degree requirements. Students must submit the application, settle all outstanding fees with the Student Finance Office, satisfy any deficiencies, and be in good standing in their program for the bachelor’s degree to be awarded.

Note: A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is required for graduation.

Fieldwork Requirements

Fieldwork consists of observation and supervised experience.

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