Graduate Students : MBA + MSA : Message from the Director
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.
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. You will find a rigorous core curriculum of foundation and advanced courses, plus the flexibility to focus on a specialization or to expand your breadth. You can choose from a rich variety of electives.
You are key
Our flexible programs allow you to adjust the number of courses you take each semester based on your professional or personal circumstances. 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. In addition, you will be able to take advantage of our career seminars, communications workshops and speaker series held throughout the year.
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, shipping and transportation, genetics and bioengineering, 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 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’s College of Business!