Program-Specific Admission Requirements
Program-Specific Admissions Requirements can be found here: Admissions Policies
International Field Experience Requirements
BSBA International Field Experience Requirement
As a degree requirement, BSBA students are required to participate in an international Field Experience at an international destination selected by the BSBA program. Students will be in-country for up to a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 10 nights and will participate on ground in full days for the field experience. Coursework will be based on the number of students in the cohort, available opportunities, level of international experience, and professional interests. The BSBA International Field Experience is an academically rigorous and intensive immersion experience, and therefore only students eligible and enrolled in the BSBA International Field Experience course are invited to participate in the travel portion of this course. Prior to enrollment in the program, all admitted students are required to sign a Field Experience Disclosure. Prior to enrollment in the International Field Experience course, all students must sign a Field Experience Placement. All students must submit purchased flight information alongside the Field Experience Placement. If flight information is not submitted by the deadline indicated on the Field Experience Placement, the student will be dropped from the IFE299 course.
Pacific Oaks College and TCS Community & Global Engagement create professional agreements with one or more international organizations in the country in order to facilitate the course activities. A minimum of one faculty lead will accompany students during the international field experience. Students may not bring family or friends on Field Experience.
International Field Experience Policy
Pacific Oaks College requires all BSBA students to complete the course, IFE299: International Field Experience (IFE), as part of the degree requirement. In extenuating circumstances, an approved exception may be granted through the General Petition process. If the exception is approved, students must complete the Virtual International Internship as a substitution for the IFE. The Virtual International Internship can be taken multiple times but in cases where it is a substitute for the IFE, it must be taken after approval of the exception to satisfy the International Field Experience degree requirement.
A student considering an exception must consult with their Faculty Advisor prior to petitioning. The request should be made at least one semester prior to the start of the International Field Experience.
The general petition process begins with the submission of the General Petition Form to the Registrar’s Office. The form is available in the Registrar’s Office as well as on the Pacific Oaks College Registrar Forms website.
To complete the general petition process, the student should:
- Consult with Faculty Advisor at least one semester before the start of the International Field Experience.
- Complete the General Petition form.
- The General Petition Form must state clearly and completely the reasons for the exception and provide documentation.
- Submit the General Petition form to the Registrar’s office.
The petition will be reviewed, and a decision reached by the Academic Standards Committee. Such decisions of the Academic Standards Committee are final and not appealable.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and Fees for the College and individual programs can be found here: Financial Aid and Student Accounts Policies
International Field Experience Fee
The International Field Experience Fee is covered by Pacific Oaks College for eligible students enrolled in the BSBA Program. The International Field Experience Fee covers accommodation, transport in-country, some meals, and all required events & activities in-country. This fee does not cover roundtrip airfare, passport/visa fees (if applicable), immunizations/vaccinations (if applicable), incidentals, and personal expenses.
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.
General Education Requirements
The General Education (GE) program at Pacific Oaks is an important part of the undergraduate education. A well-planned General Education program of study will provide students with the skills they will need to excel in whatever disciplines they choose to pursue.
A certain number of GE courses may be shared with a student’s degree program. However, GE courses may only be used to complete one GE category. GE courses may also be completed by Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) or college transfer credit. Please refer to Transfer Credit Policy on PLA and transfer equivalencies.
To complete the General Education program requirements, each student must complete courses in the six categories listed below. GE courses must be completed with a grade of ‘D’ grade or better and a 2.0 Grade Point Average or better with some program exceptions.*
*BSBA students must earn a “C” grade or better in COM150, ENG101, COM105, GEN100 and STAT225 courses (Oral Communication, Written Communication, Basic Skills and Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning).
The BSBA program requires specific GE course work in English Composition, English Communication, POC Pedagogy, Mathematics, Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences sections.