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Business: Santa Barbara Programs

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The Bachelor of Science in Business has a liberal arts and interdisciplinary focus. It is built on the five C’s: critical thinking, collaboration (working with others), communication (oral and written English) conduct, and competencies (in business related disciplines). Students learn the fundamental principles of accounting, economics, finance, information systems, management, and marketing as applied in a variety of organizational settings. A distinguishing aspect of the Business and Economics Program is the requirement to take courses developed in conjunction with disciplines outside the traditional business curriculum. Examples include courses with Biology, Chemistry, Education, English, Fine Arts, History and Performing Arts.

In addition, a capstone course provides students with the opportunity to integrate their knowledge through a Global Strategy Simulation exercise. To foster an integrative and cross-disciplinary experience in a relevant business area, students are encouraged to select one of five options: Entrepreneurship, Finance, Global Business, Management, and Marketing. All options draw on upper-division courses from accounting, economics, management and marketing to offer an in-depth perspective into five critical areas of business. We anticipate enhancing the curriculum with additional options choices as the program grows.

A Bachelor of Science in Business Degree Completion Program is offered in Santa Barbara through CI Extended University. Students admitted to CI enter the program upon completion of 60 lower division units including required General Education courses and Business major prerequisites. Courses in the major as well as other courses required for degree completion are pre-selected by the Business Program directors and are offered year-round in an accelerated format. Learn more at http://ext.csuci.edu/bs-business/index.htm.

Beginning January 2014, a Bachelor of Science in Business-to-MBA program will be offered through CI Extended University. Designed for high achievers preparing to enter the business world or for those who’ve recently begun their careers, the program allows students to complete a BS in Business degree and an MBA in under 4 years. Students with excellent academic and career potential transfer at the junior level to CSU Channel Islands and take all Bachelor’s degree and MBA classes in Santa Barbara. Admission criteria balance candidates’ overall credentials including academic performance; internship, volunteer, and work experience; leadership potential; and extracurricular activities. Learn more at http://ext.csuci.edu/bs-bus-to-mba/index.htm.


Click here for the Business: Master of Business Administration, M.B.A. - 33-48 units 
Offered through California State University Channel Islands Extended University in Santa Barbara. Learn more at http://ext.csuci.edu/mba/index.htm.


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