Business refers to the multitude of activities required to accomplish commercial transactions in society. Included in the process of business are management activities, designed to direct, organize, and lead the processes needed to accomplish transactions; marketing activities, designed to facilitate the exchanges that constitute transactions; financial activities, designed to provide for and support the capital needed for transactions to occur; information system activities, designed to plan and organize the processes required to ensure activity; and accounting activities, designed to monitor and audit overall business activity.
The General Business major provides an overview and fundamental working knowledge of the varied aspects of business. Students receive a broad and generalized understanding of the function of business and how the various sub-disciplines of business interact to contribute to the success of an organization. Students select courses across all business sub-disciplines, obtaining an understanding of the field of business. Courses are selected within a particular sub-discipline to develop specialized knowledge of a particular area of business. Areas of emphasis include accounting, finance, financial services, information systems, management, marketing, and real estate.
San Diego State University offers a state-of-the-art curriculum, an outstanding faculty, over 100 different courses to choose from, and excellent opportunities to work with the San Diego business community.
Business Honors Program - The program challenges students to integrate their Business education with material across the university and within the broader community. Students in the program build strong critical thinking skills and are challenged to apply those skills in a broad context.
Business Advising Center - The mission of the Business Advising Center is to enhance the quality of the College's undergraduate program by providing information, counseling, and advising to current and prospective undergraduate students.
Positions available to graduates with a General Business major are those that require a broad, overarching understanding of the business function, rather than a specialized knowledge within a particular business sub-discipline. Examples are in retailing, sales, and other service industries.
To further explore career options in this field, visit the Career Services Web site for more information.
You can view more complete information regarding the Business Administration program in the General Catalog. All students are responsible for reading and knowing the information pertinent to their areas of study available in the General Catalog. It contains requirements for all academic majors, course descriptions, policies, and regulations governing progress at the university. Catalogs are distributed at all New Student Orientation programs. To order a Catalog, call (619) 594-7535.