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Pre-Business Status

All students applying to the business administration program are initially classified as Pre-Business by the Office of Admissions.

Students who have successfully completed the Pre-Business Core must submit a Business Status Application to the CoBA Advising Office. Business Status is required prior to enrolling in upper-division business courses.

Please do not submit a Business Status Application until you have been officially admitted to CSUSM.

Pre-Business Options:

  • Pre-Business Accounting
  • Pre-Business Finance
  • Pre-Business Global Business Management Entrepreneurship
  • Pre-Business Global Business Management Information Systems
  • Pre-Business Global Business Management Marketing
  • Pre-Business Global Supply Chain Management
  • Pre-Business Human Resources Management
  • Pre-Business Management Entrepreneurship
  • Pre-Business Management Information Systems
  • Pre-Business Management & Organizations
  • Pre-Business Marketing

Important Notes:

  • If you are sophomore standing or higher (30+ units), please declare your Pre-Business option in your Student Center in myCSUSM.
  • A grade of C or higher is required for all courses used for the major. Courses may not be taken credit/no credit.
  • All lower-division General Education requirements do not have to be completed prior to applying for business status.  
  • Official transcripts/grades for non-CSUSM coursework must accompany the Business Status Application—the College of Business reserves the right to accept or deny any non-CSUSM, non-articulated coursework (course syllabi may be required for review—please refer to assist.org to verify articulated coursework).
  • Transcripts submitted to CoBA are in addition to official transcripts students must send to the Office of Admissions.