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Business Administration, Financial and Tax Planning Concentration, M.S.


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(Major Code: 05043) (SIMS Code: 222124)

For all other concentrations within the MS Business Administration degree program, please see Business Administration, M.S.  

Admission to the Degree Curriculum


In addition to meeting the requirements for classified graduate standing in the university and admission to the Fowler College of Business, as described above, and in Requirements for Master’s Degrees , the student must have satisfactorily completed equivalents of the following courses:

In Addition


Satisfactory completion means that the student’s grade in each course must be a B (3.0) or better. The requirement to complete the pre-admission requirements courses may be waived by the director of graduate business programs under special circumstances. Waivers are determined by evaluating prior course content, institution at which courses were taken, grades received, and time since courses were taken. Current students are required to complete any needed program prerequisites by enrolling in graduate courses and may not satisfy prerequisites by enrolling in undergraduate equivalency courses.  

Notice of admission to a curriculum with classified graduate standing will be sent to the student upon the recommendation of the Fowler College of Business and the approval of the dean of the College of Graduate Studies.

Advancement to Candidacy


All students must satisfy the general requirements for advancement to candidacy, as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees .

Students concurrently enrolled in deficiency coursework may be given permission to take the comprehensive examination in their concentration prior to actual completion of all coursework. However, comprehensive examinations will not be evaluated and results will not be reported to the College of Graduate Studies until all deficiency coursework has been successfully completed. This may delay graduation.

Specific Requirements


In addition to meeting the requirements for classified graduate standing as described above and the general requirements for master’s degrees as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees , the student must complete a graduate program of at least 30 approved units to include at least 15 units in 600- and 700-numbered courses. This program cannot include FIN 604  and Business Administration courses numbered  B A 640 , B A 643 , B A 644 , B A 645 , or B A 674 , without specific permission of the director, Graduate Business Programs. At least 24 units must be in business administration and economics.  Not more than a total of six units in courses 797 (Research), 798 (Special Study), and  B A 780 , may be accepted for credit toward the degree.

Each of the concentrations in the Master of Science in Business Administration requires Plan A, Thesis; or Plan B, Directed Readings in Business Administration or a written comprehensive examination offered by the appropriate department. The program must be approved by the college and departmental adviser.

For regulations concerning grade point averages, final approval for the granting of the degree, award of the degree, and diplomas, see the section entitled “Requirements for the Master’s Degree” in Requirements for Master’s Degrees .

Complete a Culminating Experience


(3 units)

Note


Students that completed the Executive Financial Planner Advanced Certificate at SDSU’s Global Campus may use completed courses earned for certificate credit toward a graduate degree in business (Master of Business Administration or Master of Science in Business Administration) with the permission of their graduate adviser.

For regulations concerning grade point averages, final approval for the granting of the degree, award of the degree, and diplomas, see Requirements for Master’s Degrees .

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