Graduate Programs

The College of Business at San Francisco State University offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA)  program, an Executive MBA program (EMBA), a Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) program and a Master of Arts in Economics.

Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the most respected international business accrediting association, we are committed to providing high quality business education that prepares students to become leaders in addressing the global economy.

Conveniently located at the SF State Downtown Campus, in the heart of San Francisco, the Graduate Business Programs provide unique networking opportunities and access to the ever-growing Bay Area business community.

Certificate in Ethics and Compliance

Application deadline for spring 2016 enrollment in the certificate is November 1, 2015.

The certificate is a unique program that responds to the need for ethics and compliance professionals in growth industries such as healthcare, biotech, pharmaceutical, information technology services and products, finance and accounting, manufacturing and hospitality. For information, see Business Certificate in Ethics & Compliance

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

student in a classroom settingBuild your business education through the MBA program at SF State. Experienced faculty deliver a rigorous curriculum designed to prepare you with the proper skills to confidently resolve real-world business challenges. Become a full-time or part-time graduate business student and pursue your general MBA degree, a concentration in sustainable business, or choose an area of emphasis—including ethics and compliance and hospitality and tourism management.

Executive MBA Program (EMBA)

woman with laptopExpand your knowledge in business experience with the Executive MBA Program at SF State. With a focus on refining innovative leadership competencies, management skills, and entrepreneurship, this premier program properly equips working professionals to meet the demands of today’s global economy and advance to the executive level in their careers.


Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA)

male student in a classroom settingEmbark upon your professional career in accounting with the MSA program at SF State. The program is flexible for business and non-business undergraduates and is designed to meet the academic course work requirements for the Certified Professional Accounting (CPA) examination. Specialized areas of study also include financial accounting, auditing, managerial accounting, taxation, and accounting information systems. MSA graduates have moved on to career opportunities with global leaders that include Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, KPMG, Chevron, Moss Adams, Grant Thornton, Burr Pilger Mayer, and Armanino LLP.

Master of Arts in Economics (MA Economics)

The MA in Economics at SF State provides students with a solid foundation in economic theory, quantitative methodology and analysis and their real world applications. Students will receive strong quantitative training to prepare them for advanced positions in the corporate sector, government agencies, and non-profit organizations or continue their graduate studies in a Ph.D. program.