Programs & Certificates

Undergraduate Degree Programs

The College of Business offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with areas of concentration in accounting, decision sciences, finance, information systems, international business, management, and marketing. In addition, the college offers a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management (BSHM) degree, a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, and a Bachelor of Arts in Labor and Employment Studies. Emphasis is placed on business ethics and sustainability throughout the curriculums.

Certificate Programs

Our certificate offerings are designed for those who need to update or obtain new skills in specific business areas:

Graduate Business Degree Programs

We offer a Master of Business Administration program (MBA), an Executive MBA program (EMBA), a Master of Science in Accountancy program (MSA), an MBA for Biotech Professionals, and a Master of Arts in Economics.


AACSB AccreditedAccredited 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 San Francisco State University 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.

Departments and Programs

The College of Business comprises ten academic departments and programs offering over 44 graduate, undergraduate, minor and certificate programs.

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Accounting programs prepare students for careers in public accounting, industry, government, and not-for-profit.

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Decision Sciences

Decision Sciences programs focus on forecasting, simulation, and other powerful quantitative tools that support managers' decisions.

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Economics programs prepare students planning to enter careers in business management, government service, and in non-profit organizations, or serve to fully prepare students for advanced graduate and professional study in economics, business, public policy, urban and regional planning, law, and other related fields.

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Finance programs prepare students for careers in private business, the public sector, commercial consumer banking, and financial services.

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Hospitality & Tourism Management

The undergraduate program prepares students for the rapidly growing hospitality and tourism management industry. The MBA emphasis program prepares students to lead hospitality and tourism organizations.

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Information Systems

Information Systems programs focus on systems and tools to create, store, exchange, search, and/or manipulate information. Learn also about the SAP Recognition Award Certificate Program

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International Business

International Business programs prepare students to be managers and leaders in organizations that operate in global markets.

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Labor and Employment Studies

The Labor and Employment Studies programs provides students with an introduction to and understanding of the study of labor and employment relations, broadly defined.

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Management programs provide students with a broad background in the overall management of the business enterprise.

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Marketing programs provide excellent training for the highest levels in an organization.

Executive Education

The Executive Education program at San Francisco State University College of Business aims to train and develop the next generation of leaders. Our programs are short and practical, lasting from two to four days, and also competitively priced. Custom programs are offered upon request. Early-bird and group discounts available.