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Prerequisite Guides

Understand your course pre-requisites

This sequence chart will help you determine which course sequence you need to follow. Use the chart and the table below to complete your Requirements Checklists and Course Planning Worksheets.

Students may also confer with their academic advisor, an LSB Peer Advisoror Connie Rice in the Undergraduate Business Programs Office. 

 

Course #Course TitlePrerequisite
ACTG 5 Personal Financial Planning BUSN students only (4 units)
ACTG 11 Introduction to Financial Accounting Must be second year student and BUSN 70 or BUSN 170. Restricted to students who need this course to meet program requirements. Seniors who have not completed BUSN 70 may take this class with department permission on a space-available basis.
ACTG 12 Introduction to Managerial Accounting ACTG 11. Restricted to students who need this course to meet program requirements. Other students may seek department permission to enroll in sections that have open spaces by attending the first class session. (4 units)
ACTG 20  Recording Financial Transactions ACTG 11 and must have 70 completed units or department's permission is required prior to enrollment. Course may not be taken before spring quarter of the sophomore year. For Fall and Winter enrollment, students must be concurrently enrolled
ACTG 130  Intermediate Financial Accounting I ACTG 12 and ACTG 20 and must have 96 completed units or department's permission prior to enrollment. (ACTG 20 may be taken concurrently if necessary.) (5 units)
ACTG 131  Intermediate Financial Accounting II ACTG 130 (5 units)
ACTG 132  Advanced Financial Accounting ACTG 131 (5 units)
ACTG 134 Accounting Information Systems ACTG 11 and ACTG 12 and junior or senior standing.
ACTG 135  Auditing ACTG 131. (ACTG 131 may be taken concurrently.) (5 units)
ACTG 136 Cost Accounting ACTG130..(5 units)
ACTG 138 Tax Planning & Business Decisions ACTG 130 and ACTG 131 ( ACTG 131 may be taken concurrently ). (5 units)
ACTG 140 Government & Non-Profit Accounting ACTG 131 (3 units)
ACTG 142 Commercial Law ACTG 131. Restricted to Junior and Senior  declared accounting majors.(5 units)
ACTG 143 International Financial Reporting Standards ACTG 132 and Senior standing. (ACTG 132 may be taken concurrently)
ACTG 144 Accounting Ethics ACTG 11 and ACTG 12, and either PHIL 6 or MGMT6. (5 units)
ACTG 145 Accounting Ethics and Professional Responsibility 2A Concurrent enrollment in ACTG 144 or previous completion of ACTG 144, or consent of the instructor.
ACTG 148 Taxation of Business Entities ACTG 131 and ACTG 138. (5 units)
ACTG 150 Financial Fraud Detection & Investigation ACTG 131 ( 5 units)
ACTG 151 Financial Statement Analysis ACTG 11 and FNCE 121 or FNCE 121S.( 5 units)
ACTG 152 International Accounting & Financial Reporting ACTG 130, MGMT 80. ( 5 units)
ACTG 161 Junior Contemporary Business Seminar Series I ACTG 12 and ACTG 20  (ACTG 20 may be taken concurrently if necessary).
ACTG 162 Junior Contemporary Business Seminar Series II ACTG 12  and ACTG 20. (ACTG 20 may be taken concurrently if necessary).( 2 units)
ACTG 171 Senior Contemporary Business Seminar Series I Open only to senior declared accounting majors.( 2 units)
ACTG 172 Senior Contemporary Business Seminar Series II Open only to senior declared accounting majors. ( 2 units)
ACTG 191 Peer Educator in Accounting Declared accounting major and permission of Instructor and Chair required prior to enrollment.
ACTG 194 Accounting Case Analysis Enrollment is by permission of the Department chair (1-2 units)
ACTG 197 Special Topics in Accounting ACTG 131
ACTG 198 Accounting Internship Declared accounting major and permission of instructor and chair required prior to enrollment. (2-5 units)
ACTG 199 Directed Reading/Directed Research Declared accounting major and permission of instructor and chair required prior to enrollment. ( 2-5 units)
BUSN 70 Contemporary Business Issues Fall ONLY -  Course restricted to incoming freshman business students. After freshman orientation, course will open up to students who need this course to meet program requirements.  Other students may seek department permission to enroll in sections that
BUSN 71 Foundations of Leadership Restricted to freshmen and sophomore business students
BUSN 72 Business Leadership Skills BUSN 71. Restricted to freshmen and sophomore business students.
BUSN 85 Business Law BUSN 70 and completion of 45 units, or permission of instructor
BUSN 132 Co-creative Leadership and Sustainability Program Restricted to Leavey School Business and School of Engineering students.
BUSN 144 Entrepreneurship: Bringing New Ideas to the Marketplace Students must have completed 60 units.
BUSN 170 Contemporary Business for Non-majors Must have completed at least 87.5 units. You may not take this course if you have completed BUSN 70.
BUSN 173 Leadership Experience Restricted to  LSB Juniors and Seniors.
BUSN 179 Effective Communication in Business CTW 1 & 2 and OMIS 40. Must have completed at least 60 units.
BUSN 179S Effective Communication in Business CTW 1 & 2 and OMIS 40. Must have completed at least 60 units. Leavey Scholars
BUSN 180 Effective Presentations in Business 88 units.  LSB Major or Minor.  BUSN 179 preferred.  (Non LSB Students with permission of instructor).
BUSN 188 Field Studies: Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative BUSN 188 is a continuation of a winter quarter course.  Only students enrolled in BUSN 188 in the winter quarter are eligible to enroll in spring.
BUSN 189 Ethics and Practice of Offers in Compromise ACTG 11, Junior or Senior standing, permission of instructor
BUSN 196 Leadership Practicum Requires approval of the Assistant Dean of the Leavey School of Business.
BUSN 197 Business/Engineering Project Collaboration Must be a Leavey School of Business Student and a Junior or Senior to enroll.
BUSN 197B Business/Engineering Project Collaboration Must be a Leavey School of Business Student and a Junior or Senior to enroll. Prerequisite Busn 197A.
BUSN 198 Internship/Practicum Requires approval of assistant dean or dean.  May be included as fulfilling a requirement for a major only with permission of that department chair.
ECON 1 Principles of Microeconomics None
ECON 2 Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 1
ECON 3 International Economics, Development, and Growth ECON 2
ECON 3H International Economics, Development, and Growth ECON 2
ECON 41 Data analysis and econometrics ECON 1 and 2; MATH 12 or 31; MATH 8 or OMIS 40 or equivalent; Economics majors only, or by permission of instructor. Must enroll simultaneously in ECON 42.
ECON 42 Data analysis applications ECON 1 and 2; MATH 12 or 31; MATH 8 or OMIS 40 or equivalent; Economics majors only or by permission of instructor. Must enroll simultaneously in ECON 41
ECON 61 Introduction to Stata MATH 8 or OMIS 40 or Permission of Instructor
ECON 111 Economics of the Environment ECON 1
ECON 113 Intermediate Microeconomics I ECON 3 and MATH 11 or MATH 30
ECON 114 Intermediate Microeconomics II ECON 3, and MATH 11 or MATH 30
ECON 115 Intermediate Macroeconomics ECON 3 and MATH 11 or MATH 30
ECON 120 Economics of the Public Sector ECON 3
ECON 122 Money & Banking ECON 3
ECON 126 Economics & Law ECON 3
ECON 127 Public Finance: Taxation ECON 3
ECON 129 Economic Development ECON 3
ECON 129BF Economic Development ECON 3
ECON 130 Latin American Economic Development ECON 3
ECON 134 African Economic Development ECON 3
ECON 135 Gender Issues in the Developing World ECON 3 and ECON 113.
ECON 136 20th-century Economic History ECON 3 and 115
ECON 137 World Economic History ECON 3
ECON 138 History of Economic Thought ECON 3
ECON 139 American Economic History ECON 3
ECON 150 Labor Economics ECON 113 and OMIS 41 or MATH 8
ECON 155 Economics of Immigration ECON 3 and OMIS 41 or MATH 8
ECON 156 Real Estate Economics ECON 3; and OMIS 41 or MATH8
ECON 160 Economics of Poverty and Inequality ECON 3
ECON 164 Vocation and Gender:  Seeking Meaning in Work and Life Junior or Senior Standin. ECON 1, 2 and 3 are not required, but some prior economics course(s) are recommended.
ECON 165  Economics and Justice ECON 3 and ECON  113.
ECON 170 Mathematical Economics I: Static Optimization Math 11,12 and Econ 113 or 114 or permission of instructor
ECON 171 Mathematical Economics II: Dynamic Optimization Math 11,12 and Econ 113 or 114 or permission of instructor
ECON 172 Game Theory Math 11, 12 and Econ 113 or 114 or permission of instructor.
ECON 173  Econometrics  ECON 3, and MATH 12 or 31, and  OMIS 41or MATH 8 
ECON 174  Time Series Analysis  Econ 173, or permission of instructor 
ECON 181 International Trade ECON 3 and ECON 113
ECON 182 International Finance & Open Economy Macroeconomics ECON 115
ECON 185 The Economics of Innovation and Intellectual Property ECON 114
ECON 186 Economics of Digitization Econ 114
ECON 190  Economics Seminar Admission by invitation only.
FNCE 115 Quantitative Methods for Finance ACTG 11 and 12 and OMIS 40
FNCE 121 Financial Management ACTG 11, OMIS 40 and proficiency with spreadsheets.  Restricted to students who need this course to meet program requirements
FNCE 121S Financial Management Enrollment in the Leavey Scholars Program, ACTG 11, OMIS 40, and proficiency with spreadsheets.
FNCE 124 Investments & Investment Institutions FNCE 121 or 121S.
FNCE 125 Corporate Financial Policy FNCE 121 or 121S and 124.
FNCE 126 Money & Capital Markets FNCE 121 or 121S, 124 and 125.
FNCE 128 Real Estate Finance FNCE 121 or 121S and 124.
FNCE 130 Ethics in Finance FNCE 121 or 121S and 124.
FNCE 132 Financial Derivatives FNCE 121 or 121S, and FNCE 124.
FNCE 141 New Venture Finance FNCE 121 or 121S and 124.
FNCE 143 Entrepreneurial Finance  FNCE 121 and 124 
FNCE 148 Principles of Risk Management & Insurance  FNCE 121or 121S and 124. 
FNCE 149 Financial Institutions and Services  FNCE 121 or 121S, and FNCE 124. 
FNCE 151 International Financial Management  FNCE 121 or 121S and 124 
FNCE 163 Investment Practice  FNCE 121 or 121, and 124 and instructor approval. Student must enroll in three consecutive quarters in order to receive upper division credits toward a FNCE degree. 
FNCE 170 Business Valuation FNCE 121 or 121S and 124.
FNCE 172 Corporate Treasury Management FNCE 121 or 121S, and FNCE 124.
FNCE 174 Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Governance FNCE 121, 124 & 125
FNCE 180 Open Book Management FNCE 121 or 121, 124 and 125.
FNCE 198 Internship Finance major, junior or senior year standing, successful completion of FNCE 121 or FNCE 121S, and permission of instructor and chair required one week prior to registration.
FNCE 199 Independent Study Declared finance major, junior or senior standing, and written proposal must be approved by instructor and  chair one week prior to registration.
MGMT 6 Business Ethics Normally restricted to students who need this course to meet Business School requirements.  Other students may seek department permission to enroll in sections that have open spaces by attending the first class session.
MGMT 6H Business Ethics Enrollment restricted to students in the University Honors or Leavey Scholars programs.
MGMT 8 Constructing a Nonprofit Organization MGMT 6 or MGMT 6H or PHIL 6 or PHIL 112. This course is open to Freshmen, Sophomore and Junior students only. Note: To participate in this experiential learning course, the student must have private transportation to travel to a construction
MGMT 80 Global and Cultural Environment of Business BUSN 70 or BUSN 170 and ECON 3. Normally restricted to students who need this course to meet Business School requirements.  Other students may seek department permission to enroll in sections that have open spaces by attending the first class
MGMT 160 Management of Organizations Students must have completed 60 units. Restricted to students who need this course to meet program requirements.  Other students may seek department permission to enroll in sections that have open spaces by attending the first class session
MGMT 160S Management of Organizations - LSP Open only to students in the Leavey Scholars program. Must have completed 60 units.
MGMT 161 Management in Organizations MGMT 160 or 160S.
MGMT 162 Strategic Analysis-The Business Capstone FNCE 121 or 121S, MGMT 160 or 160S, MKTG 181 or 181S, MGMT 80, and  ECON 41 plus ECON 42 or OMIS 41 and senior standing.
MGMT 162S Strategic Analysis - Business Capstone Enrollment restricted to students in the Leavey Scholars Program. ECON 41 and 42 or OMIS 41; FNCE 121 or 121S; MGMT 80, 160 or 160S; MKTG 181 or 181S, senior standing, and a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA.
MGMT 164 Introduction to Entrepreneurship ACTG 11, MKTG 181.  BUSN 70 is currently a prerequisite for ACTG 11, but this requirement will be waived for students in the minor by permission of the Accounting Department Chair and Accounting 11 Coordinator.
MGMT 165 Building a New Business MGMT 164
MGMT 166 Human Resource Management MGMT 160 or 160S; or permission of instructor.
MGMT 170 International Management MGMT 80 (MGMT 160 or 160S recommended).
MGMT 171 Managerial Communication MGMT 160 or 160,; or permission of instructor.
MGMT 172 Soc. Entrep Students must have completed 87.5 units.
MGMT 174 Social Psychology of Leadership Student must have completed 87.5 units. Note: This course is required for those completing the Leadership Studies Certificate Program.
MGMT 175 Managing Family Businesses MGMT 160 or 160S.
MGMT 177 Managing with the Internet 60 completed units.
MGMT 179 Project Management MGMT 160 or 160S or permission of the instructor
MGMT 197 Special Topics in Management MGMT 160 or 160S.
MGMT 198 Internship/Practicum MGMT160 or 160S, and two other courses from the following list: 166, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 177. The student must have completed 60 units and have approval of the undergraduate committee one week prior to registration.
MGMT 198E Internship in Entrepreneurship MGMT 164 or BUSN 144 and must have a declared entrepreneurship minor.  MGMT 165 may be taken concurrently.
MGMT 199 Directed Reading/Directed Research MGMT 160 or 160S, and written proposal must be approved by instructor and chair one week prior to registration.
MKTG 165 Multi-Channel Retail Marketing MKTG 181 or 181S.
MKTG 168 Advanced Retail Seminar MKTG 165, 181 or 181S, BUSN 198 and declared Retail Studies Minor.
MKTG 169 Advanced Retail Seminar MKTG 165, 181 or 181S, BUSN 198 and declared Retail Studies Minor.  MKTG 168 must be taken prior to 169.
MKTG 175 Internet Marketing MKTG 181 or 181S.
MKTG 176 Services Marketing and Management MKTG 181 or 181S.
MKTG 177 Social Media Marketing MKTG 181 or MKTG 181(s)
MKTG 178 Marketing Across Cultures MKTG 181 or 181S and MGMT 80.
MKTG 181 Principles of Marketing Must have 60 units or greater, or permission of instructor. Restricted to students who need this course to meet program requirements. Other students may seek department permission to enroll in sections that have open spaces by attending the class
MKTG 181S Principles of Marketing Open to Leavey Scholars Program students only.
MKTG 182 Market Analysis OMIS 41 and MKTG 181 or 181S.
MKTG 183 Customer Behavior OMIS 41 and MKTG 181 or 181S.
MKTG 185 Sales Management Prerequisite: MKTG 181 or 181S.
MKTG 186 Integrated Marketing Communications MKTG 181 or 181S.
MKTG 187 Innovation & New Product Marketing MKTG 181 or 181S.
MKTG 188 Business-to-Business Marketing MKTG 181 or 181S.
MKTG 189 Sustainability Marketing MKTG 181 or 181S
MKTG 197 Special Topics in Marketing MKTG 181 or 181S and declared marketing major.
MKTG 198 Internship Declared marketing major, MKTG 181, 182, 183  and permission of faculty coordinator.
MKTG 199 Independent Study Written proposal must be approved by instructor and chair at least two weeks prior to registration.
OMIS 17 Introduction to Business Computing

Working knowledge of one word-processing software program.  Restricted to students who need this course to meet program requirements.  Other students may seek department permission to enroll in sections that have open spaces by attending the first class session.

OMIS 34 Science, Information Technology, Business and Society

Restricted to students who need this course to meet program requirements. Other students may seek department permission to enroll in sections that have open spaces by attending the first class session.

OMIS 40 Statistics and Data Analysis I

Math 11 or Math 30; and OMIS 17.  Restricted to students who need this course to meet program requirements.  Other students may seek department permission to enroll in sections that have open spaces by attending the first class session.

OMIS 41 Statistics and Data Analysis II

OMIS 17 and OMIS 40. Restricted to students who need this course to meet program requirements.  Other students may seek department permission to enroll in sections that have open spaces by attending the first class session.

OMIS 105 Database Management Systems

OMIS 30 or OMIS 31.

OMIS 106 Systems Analysis and Design

OMIS 30 or 31.

OMIS 107 Systems Programming

OMIS 30 or OMIS 31.

OMIS 108 Operations Management

OMIS 41 or ECON 41 and 42.  Restricted to students who need this course to meet program requirements.  Other students may seek department permission to enroll in sections that have open spaces by attending the first class session.

OMIS 108E Sustainable Operations Management

OMIS 41.  Restricted to students who need this course to meet program requirements.  Other students may seek department permission to enroll in sections that have open spaces by attending the first class session.in sections that have open space.

OMIS 108S Operations Management

OMIS 41or ECON 41 and 42 and enrollment in the Leavey Scholars program.

OMIS 109 Computer Decision Models

OMIS 41 or ECON 41 and 42.

OMIS 110 Computer Simulation Modeling

OMIS 41 or ECON 41 and 42 and OMIS 30 or OMIS 31.

OMIS 111 Computer Communications Systems

OMIS 30, or OMIS 31, or OMIS 34.

OMIS 112 Artificial Intelligence for Business

OMIS 30 or OMIS 31.

OMIS 113 Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence

OMIS 30 or OMIS 31 and OMIS 105

OMIS 117 Software Development Project

OMIS 30 or OMIS 31.

OMIS 120 Web Programming

OMIS 30 and OMIS 105.

OMIS 135 Enterprise Resource Planning Systems

OMIS 105 or COEN 178.

OMIS 137 Object-Oriented Programming

OMIS 30 or OMIS 31, or equivalent.

OMIS 145 Competitive Quality

ECON 1 and  OMIS 108 or OMIS 108S.

OMIS 150 Financial Information Systems

OMIS 30 or OMIS31 or MATH 10 or CSCI 10 and OMIS 105.

OMIS 170 Physical Database Design OMIS 105.
OMIS 173 E-Commerce Technologies OMIS 30 or OMIS  31.
OMIS 198 Internship Upper-division standing and approval of the Undergraduate Committee one week prior to registration Written proposal must be approved by instructor and chair one week prior to registration. 
OMIS 199 Directed Reading/Directed Research Note: A student cannot use a collection of directed reading/directed research courses to satisfy the upper-division course requirement for any of the OMIS department’s major or minor programs. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and approval of the undergraduate committee one week prior to registration. Written proposal must be approved by instructor and chair one week prior to registration.