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UCSD does not offer a B.A. in Business Administration. Students interested in Business have the option of completing a major in general areas of interest and complement them with a business, accounting or entrepreneurship minor.Starting in the fall of 2015, the International Studies Program, in coordination with the Rady School, will offer a International Studies - International Business major. Students interested in pursuing this major should contact the International Studies Program for more information. Details relating to the major requirements can be found on their website.
The Accounting, Business, and Entrepreneurship & Innovation minors are open to all UC San Diego students from any major or college. Please consult with your college academic advisor before declaring a minor in order to ensure that you will not exceed the maximum unit limitation by pursuing a minor.
You can declare the Accounting, Business, or Entrepreneurship & Innovation minor using the Major/Minor tool on Tritonlink. The minors are listed as “M070- Accounting,” “M074- Business,” and "M077 - Entrepreneurship & Innovation." There is no application process and you can declare at any time. You do not need to declare before you start taking the classes. When asked for the subject code, use “MGT.” For the institution, use UC San Diego (or the name of the community college if you took a course there). For course code, list the course number (for example 5, 131A, 131B, etc.). For the business minor electives, you should list the electives you plan to take. List all of the classes you have taken toward the minor and all of the classes you still plan to take for the minor. However, you may change your electives later on and do not need department approval to do so.
A maximum of two lower division classes can be applied toward the minor. Students must take all required classes for a letter grade, earn a C- or better, and earn an overall minor GPA of 2.0 or better to satisfy the minor requirements.
Note: Students pursuing the International Studies - International Business major cannot declare a Business Minor or the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Minor. Too many classes in those minors overlap with the major. However, students can declare the Accounting Minor while pursuing the International Studies - International Business major.
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For the Business Minor, you may take MGT3/MATH10A/MATH20A Pass/No Pass to fulfill the math prerequisite for MGT181 Enterprise Finance. However, you should first ensure that you do not need to take this course for a letter grade for a major or general education requirement.
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Note: Community college classes from outside of California can be petitioned for credit. Use this petition form and deliver it to the Rady Undergrad Advising office with the syllabus attached.;ECON4/MGT4: Financial Accounting is a class which must be petitioned to the Economics Department. Our department (Rady) does not accept online courses for Rady minor credit. For our department, all community college courses are lower division.
We do not allow students with lower division standing to take our upper division courses. The only exception we consider are students who, including work-in-progress, are less than one course away from 90 units. If you have reached 87 units, please contact us via VAC to be cleared of prerequisites for particular courses. In your message, please indicate what course you are trying to enroll. Rady may limit what courses you are preauthorized for based on enrollment. Please note Rady offers the core ISIB courses multiple times a year. As a sophomore, you will have plenty of opportunities to take these courses.
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The business and entrepreneurship minors combine a lot of the classes and the concepts that you can learn as part of your ISIB major. Minoring in entrepreneurship or business would therefore be redundant. Due to its curricular overlap, the Registrar’s office WILL NOT recognize your entrepreneurship or business minor program at the time of graduation.
CPA requirements are not about what your major is; instead, it is about what courses you have taken and if you have fulfilled the prerequisites for either the exam or the license. While Rady does not provide transcript review for CPA, we are happy to review your self-assessment and recommend courses that may help you fulfill your requirements. To learn more about the requirements visit our website at http://rady.ucsd.edu/undergrad/accounting-minor/cpa-guide/.
No. Students majoring in International Studies - International Business cannot minor in Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Too many classes overlap between the major and minor.
Rady only reviews the following classes for Study Abroad equivalency: MGT 5, MGT 103, MGT 164, MGT 166, MGT 181, and MGT 187. Rady will only review for direct equivalency, this means that we will look for classes that cover the same core objectives and have the same academic rigor as our courses at UCSD Rady. For equivalency review, please provide us with the following: EAP identification information: Includes course number, name, units, and whether the course is upper division or lower division. This information can be found in the EAP Course Catalog: https://myeap.eap.ucop.edu/Galileo/service/coursecatalog/Coursecatalog.aspx Syllabi of the course (syllabus needed upon return for final credit approval) If you are abroad, taking a course that is pre-requisite for another course such as MGT 181, please make sure you contact us during your registration period. You will have to be manually preauthorized. Your major department, the International Studies Program, will review Disciplinary Focus Electives. Please note that the Department of Economics reviews all petitions for equivalency to ECON4/ MGT4: Financial Accounting (for study abroad and transfer credit).
Also, students may double minor in Accounting and Entrepreneurship & Innovation.
However, students cannot double minor in Business and Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Too many classes overlap in these minors.
The Rady School and most other business schools accept students from a variety of academic backgrounds. The Rady School welcomes applications from undergraduates who have excelled academically and personally and who can articulate their reasons for continuing directly to the MBA program. Please review the MBA Admissions site regarding "Direct to Rady for Exceptional Undergrads" admission. Undergraduate majors in science or engineering or technical disciplines are particularly relevant to the Rady School’s emphasis, but these are by no means the only majors we conside
- Education required to take CPA exam:
- 36 Quarter Units – Accounting Subjects
- 36 Quarter Units – Business-related Subjects
- Bachelor's Degree
- Education required to attain CPA license:
- 30 Quarter Units – Accounting Study
- 15 Quarter Units – Ethics Study
- Overall total of 225 quarter units of education
- 1 Year Work Experience
- Pass CPA Exam
Find specific information about subjects required under the education requirements on the CPA Board's Tip Sheet. While reviewing the tip sheet, note that semester and quarter units are weighed differently(semester units x 1.5 = quarter units). More information about meeting the CPA educational requirements can be found on the "CPA Guide" page of Rady's Accounting Minor site.
24 semester/ 36 quarter units of Accounting - The accounting minor + the two optional accounting electives will satisfy this portion of the requirements.
24 semester/ 36 quarter units of Business - Business classes offered at Rady and many classes offered by Economics, Communication, Computer Science and Engineering, Mathematics and other departments at UC San Diego will satisfy this portion of the requirements.
20 semester/ 30 quarter additional units of Accounting – A portion of these requirements may be met by completing additional business subject courses, other courses relevant to business, academic internships or independent studies. However, a minimum of 6 semester/ 9 quarter units must be in accounting subjects. UCSD Rady offers enough optional accounting electives to meet the minimum of 9 additional quarter units in accounting study. Additional course work can be completed by obtaining a Masters Degree in Accounting, by taking additional courses at a community college or at a continuing education program such as UCSD Extension.
10 semester/ 15 quarter units of Ethics - Consider taking Rady's ethics courses to meet the minimum requirement of 15 quarter units: MGT16 Personal Ethics at Work, MGT164: Business and Organizational Leadership, MGT166 Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility, and MGT146: Ethics in Accounting (4 quarter units each). Additional courses may be offered by other departments at UCSD, or at a community college or at a continuing education program such as UCSD Extension.
150 semester /225 quarter overall units of education - UCSD has a maximum unit limitation of 200 for most students. Speak with your college advisor to determine what your unit limit is.
There is no course overlap permitted between sections.