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2022-2023 General Catalog 
2022-2023 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration with a Concentration in Management, B.S., (Mendocino College/Lake County)

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Sonoma State University partners with both Mendocino Community College and Yuba Community College Districts, via the Schools of Business and Economics and Extended & International Education, to provide a pathway for students to earn a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Management.

Courses are taught by SSU faculty, scheduled evenings, online and Saturdays at Mendocino College. The program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and is designed specifically for students with work, family or other commitments who are not able to join traditional Business degree programs on the main SSU campus in Rohnert Park.

The total program consists of 57 units: 48 in the major plus 9 units of upper-division general education. Time to completion depends on many factors; advising will be available before and during the program to develop individual completion plans.

  • remaining lower-division general education
  • remaining electives
  • how many units can comfortably taken in a semester, depending on individual work and family commitments
  • whether a student is able to take Summer or Winter Intersssion courses at Sonoma State

The program is designed to be completed in two years at 12 units per semester if a student has 60 units at transfer, has completed all lower-division GE and is able to take Summer/Winter Intersession. We estimate that part-time students taking 8 units per semester will take about three years to finish their requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate general business problem-solving skills 
  2. Employ ethical reasoning
  3. Apply global perspectives
  4. Interpret quantitative applications
  5. Demonstrate written communication skills
  6. Show oral communication skills


Upper Division Business Administration Core Courses

All Business Administration students must complete the following seven upper-division core courses:

Management Concentration Coursework

Management Concentration Core Classes

In addition to the general Business Administration Core classes above, students must complete the following coursework in the Management concentration. The core Management classes are:

Management Concentration Elective Classes

Program faculty will select two additional courses from the following list to complete the Concentration:


After students have completed two Management Concentration courses, students may substitute an Internship (BUS 499MG) for one of the Concentration Elective courses. See the School of Business & Economics Internship website for details.

  • Internships must be paid.
  • Internships must be completed in the semester of registration. No retroactive Internships will be approved.
  • Each Internship should represent about 180 hours of hands-on experience (12 hours/week).
  • Existing jobs do not qualify; you must work in a different department or a different organization.
  • To locate internship opportunities, you may search the School of Business and Economics Internship Program site above, or you can visit the SSU Career Services site.
  • Students cannot register for BUS 499MG online; they require prior approval from the SBE Internship Director, Dr. Kyuho Lee.
  • Your approved Internship Agreement form must be submitted to SEIE along with a paper registration form, no later than the deadline specified for Special Studies each semester.

Upper Division General Education

Students who have reached upper-division standing (60 or more CSU-transferable semester units) are required to take 9 units of upper-division general education coursework across two categories of the Sonoma State GE pattern, as described in the Sonoma State catalog. Courses fulfilling this requirement will either be included as part of the class selection available in Fall and Spring semesters, or students will be pointed to convenient opportunities, such as online courses offered in Summer or Winter Intersession.

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR)

The Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement is intended to ensure that all students graduating from a California State University have acquired the writing skills necessary for competent written communication. At Sonoma State University, there are two ways students may complete the GWAR: either by passing a Writing Intensive Course (WIC), or by passing the Written English Proficiency Test (WEPT). When possible, Writing Intensive Courses will be chosen for upper-division general education course offerings in the program.

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