Major Requirements

Change of major/concentration requirements will differ according to your class standing, number of units, and desired concentration.  Students must complete at least 1 semester at SJSU before applying for a change of major/concentration. Please review the specific requirements:

We can only accommodate a limited number of students due to impaction. Students must be able to graduate in a timely manner. Meeting the requirements does not guarantee approval of your request to change your major/concentration. Once you meet the requirements, follow instructions on how and when to change/declare.

For a sample academic plan, please review our academic advising guides. Students should meet with a business advisor for help with planning.

Category 1 (Freshman and Sophomore Standing): Lower-division students with less than 45 SJSU units graded (UG)*

 

*Review your unofficial transcript via MySJSU to determine your units graded

Concentrations: The following requirements must be met to change your concentration to one of these ten concentrations:
  • Business Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Business
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Hospitality, Tourism & Event Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • SJSU Cumulative GPA: 2.6 or greater
  • ENGL 2: Critical Thinking and Writing (GE: A3). Also accepted, ENGL 1B: Argument and Analysis (GE: C2) - Must receive a “C” or better
  • MATH 70: Mathematics for Business (GE: B4) - Must receive a “C” or better

Requests are NOT accepted to the four concentrations listed below until a student meets the requirements outlined in Category #3. 

  • Accounting
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Corporate Accounting & Finance
  • Marketing

For a sample academic plan, please review our academic advising guides. Students should meet with a business advisor for help with planning. 

Category 2 (Sophomore Standing): Lower-division students with 45 - 59 SJSU units graded (UG)*

 

*Review your unofficial transcript via MySJSU to determine your units graded

Concentrations: The following requirements must be met to change your concentration to Finance:
  • Finance
  • SJSU Cumulative GPA: 3.0 or greater
  • ENGL 2: Critical Thinking and Writing (GE: A3). Also accepted, ENGL 1B: Argument and Analysis (GE: C2) - Must receive a “C” or better
  • MATH 70: Mathematics for Business (GE: B4) - Must receive a “C” or better
  • ECON 1A: Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics or ECON 1B (GE: D1): Principles of Economics: Microeconomics - Must receive a “C” or better in either course 
  • BUS2 90: Business Statistics - Must receive a “C” or better
  • BUS1 20: Financial Accounting - Must receive a “C” or better
  The following requirements must be met to change your concentration to one of these nine concentrations:
  • Business Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • General Business
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Hospitality, Tourism & Event Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • SJSU Cumulative GPA: 2.6 or greater
  • ENGL 2: Critical Thinking and Writing (GE: A3). Also accepted, ENGL 1B: Argument and Analysis (GE: C2) - Must receive a “C” or better
  • MATH 70: Mathematics for Business (GE: B4) - Must receive a “C” or better
  • ECON 1A: Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics or ECON 1B (GE: D1): Principles of Economics: Microeconomics - Must receive a “D-” or better in either course
  • BUS2 90: Business Statistics - Must receive a “C” or better
  • BUS1 20: Financial Accounting  - Must receive a “C” or better

Requests are NOT accepted to the four concentrations listed below until a student meets the requirements outlined in Category #3. 

  • Accounting
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Corporate Accounting & Finance
  • Marketing

For a sample academic plan, please review our academic advising guides. Students should meet with a business advisor for help with planning. 

Category 3 (Junior or Senior Standing): Upper-division students with 60 or more units earned (UE)*

 

*Review your unofficial transcript via MySJSU to determine your units earned

Concentrations: 

 

The following requirements must be met to change your concentration to one of these three concentrations:
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Corporate Accounting & Finance
  • Generally, successful requests have at least an SJSU cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • ENGL 2: Critical Thinking and Writing (GE: A3). Also accepted, ENGL 1B: Argument and Analysis (GE: C2) - Must receive a “C” or better
  • MATH 70: Mathematics for Business (GE: B4) - Must receive a “C” or better
  • ECON 1A: Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics - Must receive a “D-” or better
  • ECON 1B: Principles of Economics (GE: D1): Microeconomics - Must receive a “D-” or better
  • BUS2 90: Business Statistics - Must receive a “C” or better
  • BUS1 20: Financial Accounting - Must receive a “C” or better
  • Complete BUS1 121A: Intermediate Accounting with at least a “B” or better. Register and complete ALEKS for BUS1 121A.
  • Complete three more upper-division business courses or concentration courses. SJSU Studies Areas R and V do not count towards this requirement.
  • Note: Students who have repeated any upper-division accounting course are ineligible to change/declare their concentration to accounting (you only get one attempt).
  The following requirements must be met to change your concentration to Business Analytics:
  • Business Analytics 
  • SJSU cumulative GPA: 2.6 or greater
  • ENGL 2: Critical Thinking and Writing (GE: A3). Also accepted, ENGL 1B: Argument and Analysis (GE: C2) - Must receive a “C” or better
  • MATH 70: Mathematics for Business (GE: B4) - Must receive a “C” or better
  • ECON 1A: Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics - Must receive a “D-” or better
  • ECON 1B: Principles of Economics: Microeconomics - Must receive a “D-” or better
  • BUS2 90: Business Statistics - Must receive a “C” or better
  • BUS1 20: Financial Accounting - Must receive a “C” or better
  • BUS1 21: Managerial Accounting - Must receive a “D-” or better
  • BUS2 190: Quantitative Business Analysis - Must receive a “B” or better
  • Complete three more upper-division business courses or concentration courses. SJSU Studies Areas R and V do not count towards this requirement.
  The following requirements must be met to change your concentration to Finance:
  • Finance 
  • Generally, successful requests have at least an SJSU cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • ENGL 2: Critical Thinking and Writing (GE: A3). Also accepted, ENGL 1B: Argument and Analysis (GE: C2)  - Must receive a “C” or better
  • MATH 70: Mathematics for Business (GE: B4) - Must receive a “C” or better
  • ECON 1A: Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics - Must receive a “C” or better
  • ECON 1B: Principles of Economics: Microeconomics (GE: D1) - Must receive a “C” or better
  • BUS2 90: Business Statistics - Must receive a “C” or better
  • BUS1 20: Financial Accounting  - Must receive a “C” or better
  • BUS1 21: Managerial Accounting  - Must receive a “C” or better
  • BUS1 170: Fundamentals of Finance  - Must receive a “B” or better
  • Complete three more upper-division business courses or concentration courses. SJSU Studies Areas R and V do not count towards this requirement.

 

The following requirements must be met to change your concentration to Marketing:
  • Marketing 
  • SJSU cumulative GPA: 2.6 or greater
  • ENGL 2: Critical Thinking and Writing (GE: A3). Also accepted, ENGL 1B: Argument and Analysis (GE: C2) - Must receive a “C” or better
  • MATH 70: Mathematics for Business (GE: B4) - Must receive a “C” or better
  • ECON 1A: Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics - Must receive a “D-” or better
  • ECON 1B: Principles of Economics: Microeconomics - Must receive a “D-” or better
  • BUS2 90: Business Statistics - Must receive a “C” or better
  • BUS1 20: Financial Accounting - Must receive a “C” or better
  • BUS1 21: Managerial Accounting - Must receive a “D-” or better
  • ENGL 100WB, LLD 100WB, or COMM 100W (take this in your first semester as an upper-division student to avoid delays in changing your major/concentration)
  • BUS2 130 (take this in your first semester or ASAP to avoid delays in changing your major/concentration) - Must receive a “B” or better
  • Complete two more upper-division business courses or marketing concentration course. SJSU Studies Areas R and V do not count towards this requirement.
  The following requirements must be met to change your concentration to one of these eight concentrations:
  • Entrepreneurship
  • General Business
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Hospitality, Tourism & Event Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • SJSU Cumulative GPA: 2.6 or greater
  • ENGL 2: Critical Thinking and Writing (GE: A3). Also accepted, ENGL 1B: Argument and Analysis (GE: C2) - Must receive a “C” or better
  • MATH 70: Mathematics for Business (GE: B4) - Must receive a “C” or better
  • ECON 1A: Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics - Must receive a “D-” or better
  • ECON 1B: Principles of Economics: Microeconomics - Must receive a “D-” or better
  • BUS2 90: Business Statistics - Must receive a “C” or better
  • BUS1 20: Financial Accounting - Must receive a “C” or better
  • BUS1 21: Managerial Accounting - Must receive a “D-” or better
  • Complete four upper-division business courses or concentration courses. SJSU Studies Areas R and V do not count towards this requirement.

For a sample academic plan, please review our academic advising guides. Students should meet with a business advisor for help with planning.