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Program Requirements & Outline

In order to successfully complete the online M.S. in Administration program at CSU Bakersfield and graduate, students must:

  • Complete a minimum of 30 semester units of coursework.

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in all coursework. No courses with a grade lower than a C will be counted towards completion of the program.

  • Complete  ADM 690 Capstone with a grade of B or better.

MSA Coursework:


Statistics. Note: CSUB does not offer an introductory statistics course. This requirement will be met at a different college or university prior to registering for ADM 5200 Quantitative Decision Making.

Foundation Courses (all required)

ADM 5100 Advanced Technical Communication

ADM 5110 Interpersonal Communication Skills

ADM 5200 Quantitative Decision Making

Core Courses (choose 4)

ADM 5120 Leadership

ADM 5140 Benefit-Cost Analysis

ADM 5150 Project Management

ADM 5160 Program Evaluation

ADM 5180 Managerial Economics

ADM 5250 Human Resource Management Foundation

Elective Courses (choose 2)

ADM 5240 Organizational Structure and Processes

ADM 5260 Dealing with the Difficult Employee

ADM 5270 Contracting and Outsourcing

ADM 5280 Strategic Competition

ADM 6250 Advanced Human Resource Management

Culminating Experience (required)

ADM 6900 Capstone