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Graduate Students : Executive MBA : Message from the Director

Congratulations on your acceptance into San Francisco State University's Graduate Business Programs.

It is our pleasure to welcome you to San Francisco State University and to the College of Business.

AACSB Accreditation

Our program is accredited by the most respected international business accrediting association, AACSB, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This ensures continuous improvement of courses and faculty in teaching, research and professional service. In addition, San Francisco State is accredited by WASC, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

You are the world

Our renowned teaching-oriented faculty and high quality students come from diverse backgrounds. We encourage teamwork, cooperation, and mutual support. Group projects and team assignments yield day-to-day experiences in working with diverse individuals—vital preparation for managing in the competitive global environment. Expect ample opportunity to interact with faculty members and fellow students.

Curriculum designed to meet your career goals

Our classroom size averages 15 students for each EMBA cohort. Our college focuses on the practical application of theory, providing integrated learning in all of the business and managerial functions, so both generalists and specialists can reach their career goals. You will find a rigorous and rich curriculum of foundation and advanced courses. In addition, you may take advantage of our career seminars, communications workshops and speaker series offered throughout the year.

A rich experience awaits you

Our courses are offered in the evenings at our SF State Downtown Campus, located in the heart of San Francisco's business district. Besides being one of the world’s most beautiful regions, the San Francisco Bay Area serves as a vital center on the Pacific Rim for foreign trade and international tourism. Key Bay Area industries include banking and finance, technology and e-commerce, hospitality and tourism, shipping and transportation, genetics and bioengineering, and agriculture and viticulture to name just a few.

New Student Orientation

To get started, please plan to come to our new student orientation session. The day includes required workshops and sessions, and features current students, alumni, and College staff and administrators who want to get you started on the right track.

Once again, welcome to SF State University!


Aaron Anderson, Ph.D.
Acting Director, Graduate Business Programs
College of Business

San Francisco State University

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