About Us

The College of Business at SF State is a leading institution of business education in the San Francisco Bay Area, with an emphasis on preparing students to succeed in an economy that is global in nature.

Our commitment to sustainable business, diversity, social justice and global partnerships echoes our core philosophy of responsible leadership. As one of the top-ranked public universities, we have been recognized worldwide for our investments in diversity, social responsibility, and visionary academics.

Our Graduate Business Programs, conveniently located at the SF State Downtown Campus in the heart of San Francisco, prepares leaders for careers in the growing innovative industries of the dynamic Bay Area and global marketplace.

Business Administration is the largest undergraduate major at SF State. Approximately 20 percent of the undergraduate students major in business administration. The College confers about 1200 undergraduate degrees and 225 graduate degrees each year.

Message from Dean Linda Oubré

Dean’s Development Council

Our Vision

The College of Business at San Francisco State University plays an essential role in establishing and maintaining San Francisco as an epicenter of global business, innovation, stability and leadership.

Our Mission

The mission of the College of Business at SF State is to provide high-quality business education to a diverse learning community through innovative teaching, research and service.

The Five Strategic Initiatives of the College of Business

  • Invest in faculty and academic excellence
  • Invest in our students through scholarships and careers
  • Invest in and leverage our brand to sustain competitive advantages
  • Build corporate connections
  • Friend-raising and fundraising


Accredited by AACSB International in 1964, the College of Business seeks to provide high quality business education to a diverse learning community through innovative teaching, research, and support.

The College of Business at SF State is one of just 15% of all business schools in the world that meet the rigorous standards for accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB International).

To learn why you should only attend a school with AACSB Accreditation, see AACSB Accreditation | Importance in Choosing a Business School.

To learn more about AACSB International accreditation, see AACSB International.

Other Recognition

Aspen Institute Ranked 16th worldwide by the Aspen Institute’s “Beyond Grey Pinstripes” for our emphasis on integrating social and environmental stewardship into curricula and research.

Princeton Review Ranked 8th by the Princeton Review in the category, “Greatest Opportunity for Minority Students.”