Graduate Business Programs : MBA : About
The SF State MBA: Rigorous. Real-World. Respected.
The MBA is a widely recognized degree that prepares students for responsible positions in the business and non-profit sectors. The program enhances personal self-confidence and initiative, builds analytical skills, and prepares students to succeed in a rapidly changing global economy. Students can attend full-time or part-time taking afternoon and evening classes.
The MBA program curriculum consists of the following:
- Career Skills & Communications workshop series
- Business Foundation courses in all the functional areas of business
- Advanced requirements and Electives
Depending on the academic backgrounds of individual students, the total course load varies from a minimum of 10 courses (30 units) to a maximum of 19 courses (57 units).
For details see MBA : Course Requirements.
MBA Concentration in Sustainable Business
The concentration provides students with an in-depth appreciation of the environmental and social dimensions of conducting business in a global market.
To learn more about the emphasis, see MBA : Concentration in Sustainable Business.
Other areas of emphasis
The College of Business Graduate Programs is organized by departmental disciplines. Students may choose from an area of emphasis or pursue a general MBA degree.
For a listing of departments, see MBA: Departments and Courses.
Students must apply online through CSU Mentor and send to the university an application fee, one copy of their transcripts, write a statement of purpose, take the GMAT or GRE exam, take TOEFL or IELTS if from a foreign university, submit a résumé and two letters of reference.
For deadlines, requirements and forms, see MBA: Admissions.
For prospective and current graduate student resources, including schedules, deadlines, requirements, and forms, see Resources for: Graduate Students.
For more program information, see Bulletin: Graduate Degree Programs in Business.
Come to an Open House at the downtown campus to learn more about the programs offered. Meet professors, students and professional colleagues.