Change of Major

Accounting Department

The Accounting Department provides an education for students who wish to be management professionals with a thorough knowledge of the essential concepts of accounting and a strong background for students desiring professional careers in public, private, government, and not-for-profit accounting. The students specializing in accounting may select courses which will prepare them specifically for one or more of these career fields.  The accounting courses are taught in the framework of modern business complexity so that the students develop their decision-making skills in realistic environments and learn the wide range of ways in which the accountant's skills are used to effectively manage an enterprise.

Please view ACC's change of major policy for more information.

Computer Information Systems Department

The Computer Information Systems (CIS) Department educates students for successful careers as information technology professionals. The CIS program is recognized both regionally and nationally. Faculty have top academic credentials and industry experience and are committed to quality teaching and to working with students on relevant research that strengthens professional IT practice and teaching. In keeping with Cal Poly Pomona's unique polytechnic approach to education, CIS students learn both theory and current practice in a strong, common core and in specialized courses. Using a hands-on, learn-by-doing approach, students apply cutting-edge technologies and problem-solving approaches to course projects and real-world problems. The result is graduates who are ready to excel in the technology-driven business world.

Go to the CIS Department, Building 164, Room 1022, for more information.

Finance, Real Estate and Law Department

The FRL Department seeks to prepare undergraduate students in Finance, Real Estate, and Law and MBA students for careers in finance, real estate, and contract management with up-to-date curricula and instructional methods.  In addition, the FRL Department provides all other students within the College of Business Administration and throughout the university with a variety of introductory and specialized courses in finance, real estate, business law, and contract management. The department is also committed to enhancing the intellectual capital of its faculty and maintaining strong links with business/government through research, writing, consulting, and participation in academic and professional meetings, and other development activities.  Students select one of the two emphasis areas that best meets their career objectives: Finance and Real Estate, or Business Law and Contract Management.

Please view FRL's change of major policy for more information.

International Business and Marketing Department

The mission of the International Business and Marketing Department is to prepare students for specialized careers in either international business or marketing management. This preparation gives both undergraduate and graduate students practical learning experiences in such courses as international marketing, marketing management, professional selling, advertising, buyer behavior, market research, retailing, industrial marketing, brand management, and transportation and distribution management. In addition, the mission of the Department is to give non-majors a solid foundation in the application of business principles to the marketing of goods and services in international and domestic markets. To achieve excellence in both teaching and course content for an increasingly diverse and multinational student body, the Department's faculty undertakes programs of basic research, applied scholarship, and instructional development; it also forges and maintains strong links with the business community, both local and global.

Please view IBM's change of major policy for more information.

Management and Human Resources Department

The MHR Department prepares students to obtain a baccalaureate degree (MHR major) with career emphases in human resources, entrepreneurship and small business, general management, or not-for-profit management, through engaging them to become effective managers, leaders, and entrepreneurs, helping them develop their personal leadership style and making them more self-aware, and strengthening their performance-management skills of teamwork, communication, critical thinking, and community-building.

Please view MHR's change of major policy for more information.

Technology and Operations Management and E-Business Department

The Technology and Operations Management Department aims to provide an education to its students that will enable them to become successful managers in the business world of the 21st century. Through its curriculum, the department concentrates on helping students develop competencies in critical thinking, technical and business integration skills.  To prepare students for managerial positions in the 21st century, the department focuses on the role of technology and scientific management methods. Heavy emphasis is placed on the study of computer applications for helping managers plan, analyze information, make decisions, and communicate.  The operations function of a business is responsible for planning, coordinating, and supervising the production and distribution of the services and goods provided by the organization. The student in the Technology and Operations Management subplan will learn the concepts and skills needed to manage the operations function and to help business achieve continuous improvement in productivity and in the quality of services and goods produced.

E-Business is about sharing information and conducting business transactions internally, and with customers, business partners, and suppliers. The "E" in E-Business means electronic networking technology. Technology allows E-Business to streamline internal and outward-reaching processes, with significantly less paperwork, and increased availability - 24/7 if necessary.  The E-Business subplan is designed to provide students:

  • technological, business and interpersonal tools needed to add value to established and start-up organizations engaged in e-business.
  • ability to address the needs of e-business stakeholders (i.e., customers, suppliers, and managers).
  • ability to respond to the growing market demand for e-business professionals with the aforementioned knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • option for individuals with an "e-business spirit" that prepares them for success in "start-up" or existing organizations developing e-business activities.
  • unique tools and abilities required for ventures into the growing field of "high tech" or "Internet based" businesses and institutions.
  • tools to develop effective Internet strategies for the non-profit or government sector.

Go to the TOM Department, Building 164, Room 1030, for more information.

Last Modified: February 27, 2017

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