Jul 15, 2024  
USC Catalogue 2023-2024 
USC Catalogue 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Business Administration (Risk Management) (BS)

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The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Risk Management provides students with an understanding of the processes and tools necessary for effective risk management across a variety of industries, including financial services, technology, real estate, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, entertainment, sports, and insurance, to name a few. The degree signals to potential employers that the graduate has acquired skills that are useful in facing the challenges of an increasingly complex and interconnected business environment.

Requirements for Admission

This program is available only to current Marshall and Leventhal undergraduates who satisfy the following three conditions: (1) have attained sophomore standing, (2) have completed at least one semester in residence at USC, and (3) have earned credit for the course ACCT 380 Introduction to Enterprise Risk Management  or BUAD 308 Advanced Business Finance . Students who wish to transfer to this program should visit the Office of Undergraduate Advising and Student Affairs in the Marshall School of Business.

Students may earn only one emphasis within the BS in Business Administration degree. Students pursuing this emphasis are not eligible to earn the Risk Management Minor.

Requirements for Completion

To complete the program, students must satisfy all requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in business administration including USC’s General Education  requirements and at least 16 upper-division units in the area of emphasis.

Composition/Writing Requirements (8 units)

Business Core Requirements

Business Administration majors must complete the business core. The business core contains foundational courses that provide analytical skills and theoretical knowledge in math, statistics, accounting and business economics as well as communication skills pertinent to the business field; functional courses in business disciplines such as finance, marketing, organizational behavior and operations; and integrative courses in strategy and data analysis.


*Placement into MATH 118gx  is contingent on successful completion of MATH 117g  or obtaining an acceptable score on the math placement exam. The MATH 118gx  requirement may be waived with an AP Calculus AB or BC score of 4 or higher or an IB math score of 5 or higher.

**A-level mathematics examination scores of A or B may receive subject credit for MATH 125g . Eligible students should speak with their academic advisers for additional information.

Emphasis Requirements

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