Management Concentration

General Information

Department Office Phone
Organization and Management BT 650 (408) 924-3550

This concentration is fundamentally designed to prepare its graduates for careers in management in all forms of organizations: business and non-business, public or private, foreign or domestic. The objective is to teach the fundamental principles underlying organizations, to emphasize training which will improve student's thought processes, to provide a familiarity with analytical tools of management, and to develop the student's ability to use the techniques involved in analyzing and evaluating managerial problems and in making sound decisions.


Course type Units
General Education: 48-51 units
Business Pool: 12 units (6 of these units fulfill Core GE requirements)
Non-Business support: 14 units (3 units fulfill Core GE, 6 fulfill SJSU Studies)
Lower-Division Business Core: 7-10 units
Upper-Division Business Core: 24 units (3 units fulfill SJSU Studies )
Management Concentration: 21 units
Electives or minor : Units needed to reach 120 and fulfill all requirements


A 2.0 (C average) is required in the major in order to earn the BS degree. The cumulative GPA for all business courses must be 2.0 or better to graduate.

Management Concentration ( 21 units)

Required Courses

Choose Three of the Following electives required within the concentration:

NOTE: Consider using your three Management electives to give yourself a specialization which may be useful when you interview for jobs after graduation. If you are interested in Entrepreneurship, High Technology or Supply Chain Management, career advice sheets for specializing in these areas are available from BSAC or the Department of Organization and Management located in BT 650.

As of fall 2004, all courses within the Management concentration require grades of "c-" or better although courses taken prior do not require the grade minimum. A cumulative 2.0 GPA is required in all Business classes.

# Business 161A is a prerequisite to 161B. Completion of or enrollment in 161A will be checked by the registration system before students will be permitted to register for 161B.

Business Pool

Freshmen admitted in fall 2010 or later must complete MATH 71 with a grade of C or better. Transfer students and Freshmen admitted prior to fall 2010 complete MATH 70, Finite Math with grade of C or better.

As of Fall 2009, ALL concentrations will require grade minimums of “C” or better in BUS 20, BUS 90, Math 70, and ENGL 1B. Grades of “C-“ earned prior to to Fall 2009 will satisfy major requirements.

Non-Business Support Courses

Lower Division Business Core

Upper Division Business Core

General Education (48-51 Units)

Core GE

Section Course name Units
A Basic Skills 9
B4 Math Concepts (Math 71) 3
B Science (including lab) 9
C Humanities and Arts 9
D Social Science* 9
E Human Understanding & Dev. 3
F1 American History**  
F2&3 US Constitution & CA Government**                    Physical Education (2 separate & distinct activities)  


SJSU Studies (Requires passing the WST)

Section Course name Units
S Self & Society (Phil 186) 3
R Earth & Environment 3
V Culture & Civilization (See Non Business Global above) 3
Z Written Communication II (100W) (requires a C or better) 3

*   Econ 1B fulfills area D1 for Business majors
** Areas F1,F2 & F3 may also fulfill Areas D2 & D3 (See BSAC advisor for details)

Interdisciplinary Electives or Minor (See a BSAC advisor for details)

Total Unit Requirement - 120 Units