UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2020-2021

Programs

B.A., Economics

In Economics, students learn how a market economy functions. Economics explains a great deal about business decisions and consumer behavior. Economics majors will learn why economies grow and the causes of business cycles. Also, understanding economics is useful for students interested in politics and public policy. Students will learn how taxes, subsidies and government regulation of business activity …

B.S., Accountancy

Information Systems

The Accountancy program is a very demanding, competitive and rigorous course of study that develops skills in critical thinking, problem solving, written and oral communication, and decision making, in addition to developing the necessary tools to engage in lifelong learning after graduation. The program also develops an understanding of accounting theory, technical procedures, and the …

B.S., Accountancy

Professional Accountancy

The Accountancy program is a very demanding, competitive and rigorous course of study that develops skills in critical thinking, problem solving, written and oral communication, and decision making, in addition to developing the necessary tools to engage in lifelong learning after graduation. The program also develops an understanding of accounting theory, technical procedures, and the …

B.S., Business Administration

Business Law

The Department of Business Law offers a course of study leading to a B.S. degree in Business Administration with an option in Business Law. This program prepares students to analyze complex problems, think critically and communicate effectively, while learning the legal principles pertinent to making business decisions.

B.S., Business Administration

Global Supply Chain Management

Global Supply Chain Management, also known as the value chain or logistics network management, consists of a network of suppliers, manufacturers, warehouses, distribution centers, wholesalers and retailers. It also includes a variety of specialized facilitating systems, such as transportation and information systems. The Global Supply Chain Management option develops an understanding of the design, control …

B.S., Business Administration

Real Estate

The option in Real Estate covers both theoretical and practical aspects of real estate and provides an academic foundation for careers in real estate.

B.S., Business Administration

Systems and Operations Management

The program focuses on developing skills for problem solving, critical thinking, communication and the use of constantly changing technology. These skills are needed to deal with a variety of decisions made by managers in manufacturing, service and public organizations. These encompass strategic long-range decisions (such as product, service and process design, facility location and capacity …

B.S., Finance

Financial Analysis

The B.S. in Finance offers three options: Financial Analysis, which provides a general education in financial theory and practice. Financial Planning, which prepares students for careers as personal financial planners. Insurance, which prepares students for careers in insurance and risk management. As part of the curriculum, the department offers elective courses in futures and options, …

B.S., Finance

Financial Planning

The B.S. in Finance offers three options: Financial Analysis, which provides a general education in financial theory and practice. Financial Planning, which prepares students for careers as personal financial planners. Insurance, which prepares students for careers in insurance and risk management. As part of the curriculum, the department offers elective courses in futures and options, …

B.S., Finance

Insurance

The B.S. in Finance offers three options: Financial Analysis, which provides a general education in financial theory and practice. Financial Planning, which prepares students for careers as personal financial planners. Insurance, which prepares students for careers in insurance and risk management. As part of the curriculum, the department offers elective courses in futures and options, …

B.S., Information Systems

Business Systems

The study of Information Systems (IS) centers on the effective use of information technology—computers and telecommunications networks—to support management decision making and corporate strategy, in addition to providing all necessary operational level support for an organization.

B.S., Information Systems

Software Technology

The study of Information Systems (IS) centers on the effective use of information technology—computers and telecommunications networks—to support management decision making and corporate strategy, in addition to providing all necessary operational level support for an organization.

B.S., Information Systems

Computer Information Technology

The study of Information Systems (IS) centers on the effective use of information technology—computers and telecommunications networks—to support management decision making and corporate strategy, in addition to providing all necessary operational level support for an organization.

B.S., Information Systems

Health Systems

The study of Information Systems (IS) centers on the effective use of information technology—computers and telecommunications networks—to support management decision making and corporate strategy, in addition to providing all necessary operational level support for an organization.

B.S., Management

The field of management encompasses all of the processes, skills and techniques necessary to accomplish organizational goals with and through other people. These include such primary functions as planning, organizing, leading, staffing and controlling. The manager’s responsibility is to carry out these functions effectively and efficiently while balancing the needs of all his or her …

B.S., Marketing

Marketing is an extremely broad field encompassing a range of business activities that have been estimated to account for approximately 45 percent of Gross National Product (GNP). It involves such matters as the search for new product opportunities, product development and management, distribution, advertising and promotion, sales, sales management and post-sale activities. People employed in …

Minor in Business Ethics

The Business Ethics minor allows students the opportunity to pursue studies in business ethics and corporate social responsibility and to integrate these studies into their careers. The minor is not available for students majoring or minoring in Business Law.

Minor in Business Law

The Business Law minor allows non-Business Law majors the opportunity to pursue studies in Business Law. The minor is not available to Business Law option students.

Minor in Economics

The Economics minor presents concepts that support the understanding of consumer behavior and business decisions. Students learn how individual industries function and gain an understanding of how the market economy functions as a whole.

Minor in Entrepreneurship

The Entrepreneurship minor allows business students and non-business students the opportunity to pursue a secondary interest in the field of entrepreneurship.

Minor in Finance

The Finance minor allows non-finance majors the opportunity to pursue secondary interests in finance. The Finance minor is impacted. Students must have completed at least 60 units and have a transcript GPA of 2.6 or higher to add this minor.

Minor in Human Resource Management

The Human Resource Management minor allows non-management majors the opportunity to pursue a secondary interest in the field of human resource management.

Minor in Information Systems

The study of Information Systems (IS) bridges all functional areas of today’s organizations. Business professionals need a thorough understanding of IS to be competitive in the job market. Since IS facilitates communications throughout every type of organization, a concentration of study would also be of interest to students majoring in degree programs throughout the University. …

Minor in Interactive Marketing

The Interactive Marketing minor allows non-marketing majors the opportunity to pursue secondary interests in marketing. This minor is not available to Marketing majors.

Minor in Management

The Management minor allows non-Management majors the opportunity to pursue a secondary interest in the field of management.

Minor in Marketing

The Marketing minor allows non-Marketing majors the opportunity to pursue secondary interests in marketing. This minor is not available to Marketing majors.

Minor in Quality Management and Assurance

The Quality Management and Assurance minor allows non-Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) majors the opportunity to pursue secondary interests in Quality Management and Assurance. This minor is appropriate for both service and manufacturing organizations. The minor can be useful for careers in a variety of industries, such as aerospace, electronics, automotive, healthcare, airlines, transportation, …

Minor in Real Estate

The Real Estate minor allows non-BSBA option in Real Estate students the opportunity to pursue studies and careers in real estate. The minor is not available to Real Estate option students.

M.B.A., Business Administration

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an advanced degree in general business management. The David Nazarian College of Business and Economics at CSUN offers a part-time MBA program for midcareer professionals who want to enhance their careers in business, switch careers or become entrepreneurs. The mission of the Nazarian MBA program is to prepare …

M.P.Acc., Professional Accountancy

The Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAcc) degree program is a one-year full-time (or two-years part-time) program designed to prepare students for successful careers in the field of public accounting. Students complete a rigorous program that develops their technical knowledge, ethical decision-making ability, communication competence, and research and critical-thinking skills. Program Candidates The program is particularly …

M.S., Taxation

The Master of Science in Taxation program is a demanding, competitive and rigorous course of study that develops an understanding of the tax practice. It focuses on building research, communication, compliance and critical-thinking skills that are vital to becoming a successful tax practitioner in public, private, government and not-for-profit organizations.

Business Administration, Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (GCBA) The Nazarian College GCBA program enables holders of bachelor’s or graduate degrees in fields other than business to pursue a career change or advancement in the area of business management. It also provides an opportunity to experience Master of Business Administration (MBA)-level coursework without committing to an MBA program. …

Quality Management Certificate

The Quality Management Certificate program is designed for post-baccalaureate individuals seeking access to or advancement in quality-related professions. Certified individuals will have knowledge of fundamental principles of quality management and control, lean processes, quality applications in project or service environments, and specialized quality management methods. Certified personnel will contribute to meeting industry and government needs …

Real Estate Certificate

The certificate in Real Estate is designed to prepare the individual who already holds a bachelor’s degree in a field other than Real Estate for entry into careers in real estate sales, brokerage, investment, management, appraisal or mortgage banking.

Business Honors

The Business Honors Program is designed to recognize students who have demonstrated high academic standards and to encourage these students to continue their record of excellence as business and economics majors at CSUN. The program is open to students who are declared majors in Accountancy, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Management, Marketing, or Business Administration with …