College of Business {College of Business}

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Graduate Students : MBA + MSA : Message from the College

Congratulations on your acceptance into San Francisco State University's Graduate Business Programs. It is our pleasure to invite you to join us at SF State’s College of Business.

AACSB Accreditation

Our program is accredited by the most respected international business accrediting association, AACSB, which is 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 University 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 all over the world. We encourage teamwork, cooperation, and mutual support. Numerous 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 around 25 students for each graduate course. 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. The required Professional Development workshops are very valuable no matter what stage of your career you are in. You will also find a rigorous core curriculum of foundation and advanced courses, plus the flexibility to focus on a specialization or to expand your breadth by choosing from a rich variety of electives.

Flexible Programs

Our programs are designed to allow you to adjust the number of courses you take each semester based on your professional or personal circumstances. And since many of our students work full time, our courses are offered in the evenings, with a few in the afternoons, at our Downtown Campus, located in the heart of San Francisco's Business District. You will be able to take advantage of our seminars, workshops and speaker series held in the evenings before class time.

A rich experience awaits you

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, genetics and bioengineering, shipping and transportation, and agriculture and viticulture to name just a few. The rich array of local enterprises offers both internship experiences for our students and employment opportunities for our graduates.

New Student Orientation

To get started, please mark your calendar to attend our required new student orientation session. The day includes 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’s College of Business!


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