Program: 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 planning), as well as operational decisions (such as project management, operations planning and scheduling, quality assurance, purchasing and inventory).
A Business major is any student majoring in Accountancy; Information Systems; or Business Administration with an option in either Business Analytics, Business Law, Financial Analysis, Financial Planning, Global Supply Chain Management, Management, Marketing, Real Estate, Risk Management and Insurance, or Systems and Operations Management. The following are impacted majors with additional admission requirements: the B.S. in Accountancy and the B.S. in Business Administration with options in Financial Analysis, Financial Planning, and Risk Management and Insurance. All Business majors share 27 units of common lower division core courses and 19 units of common upper division core courses.
Double Major Requirements
Students seeking a double major in the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics must have at least a 3.0 overall GPA and be able to complete both majors within a maximum of 140 units.
Transfer Course Requirements
Students should be aware that no grade lower than a “C” will be accepted on transfer from another institution to satisfy department or David Nazarian College of Business and Economics requirements.
At least 50 percent of the business and economics course credit units and 50 percent of the specialized major credit units required for the Bachelor of Science degrees in Accountancy, Business Administration, or Information Systems and the Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics must be completed in residence at CSUN.
Check course descriptions for prerequisite courses. Prerequisites must be completed prior to enrolling in the course.
1. Common Lower Division Business Core (27-28 units)
ACCT 220 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3)
ACCT 230 Introduction to Managerial Accounting (3)
BLAW 280 Business Law I (3)
ECON 160 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
ECON 161 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
ENGL 205 Business Communication in Its Rhetorical Contexts (3)
IS 212 Information Systems for Business Users (3)
MATH 103 Mathematical Methods for Business (3)*
SOM 120 Basic Business Statistics (3)**
*MATH 103 or a higher-level mathematics course (e.g., Calculus: MATH 150A or MATH 255A) must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
**The 4-unit MATH 140BUS course also satisfies this requirement.
2. Common Upper Division Business Core (19 units)
BUS 302 The Gateway Experience (3)
BUS 302L The Gateway Experience Laboratory (1)
BUS 497A or BUS 497B Capstone (3)
FIN 303 Financial Management (3)
MGT 360 Management and Organizational Behavior (3)
MKT 304 Marketing Management (3)
SOM 306 Operations Management (3)
3. Upper Division Required Courses for the Option in Systems and Operations Management (15 units)
IS 312 Systems and Technologies for Managers (3)
SOM 307 Data Analysis and Modeling for Business (3)
SOM 464 Manufacturing Resource Planning (3)
SOM 467 Quality Management and Control (3)
SOM 485 Decision Support Systems (3)
4. Communication Course (3 units)
Select 3 units from the following:
5. Select 6 additional units from the following:
ECON 310 Price Theory and Applications (3)
SCM 447 Logistics and Transportation Management (3)
SOM 416 Supply Chain Management (3)
SOM 466 Project Management (3)
SOM 468 Managing for Service Excellence (3)
SOM 498 Field Assignments and Reports—Systems and Operations Management (3)
6. General Education (48 units)
15 units are satisfied by the following courses in the major: MATH 103 satisfies Basic Skills B4 Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning; FIN 303 satisfies B5 Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning; ECON 160 and ECON 161 satisfy D1 Social Sciences; and IS 212 satisfies E Lifelong Learning and fulfills the Information Competence requirement.
If taken, ECON 310 satisfies upper division D1 Social Sciences.
Total Units in the Major/Option: 70-71
General Education Units: 33
Additional Units: 16-17
Total Units Required for the B.S. Degree: 120
Department of Systems and Operations Management
Chair: Seung-Kuk Paik
Bookstein Hall (BB) 3121
Student Learning Outcomes
The Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for the B.S. in Business Administration are designed to demonstrate student understanding and ability in the following: Written and Oral Communication, Problem Solving and Critical Thinking, Ethics and Social Responsibility, Global Context of Business, the Cross-Functional Nature of Business, Key Business Concepts and Effective Teamwork.
Additional SLOs for the Option in Systems and Operations Management include:
- Understand the role of operations management in business, including operations management strategies, quality management, productivity improvement, and operations planning and control.
- Analyze and solve operations management problems using techniques and tools such as forecasting, control charts, project management, inventory control and decision support systems.
- Develop effective communication skills as related to the analysis and interpretation of systems and operations management problems.
Degree Road Maps
Transfer Road Maps
ADT/STAR Act Degree Road Maps
Students who have graduated with a verified Associate Degree for Transfer and have been admitted to a CSUN program that has been deemed similar will be able to complete the baccalaureate degree within 60 semester units. For additional information, see ADT/STAR Act Degree Road Maps.