Programs & Certificates

Graduate Business 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.

Undergraduate Program

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.

For detailed information about the undergraduate business program, see the SF State Bulletin.

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. Visit the Accounting Department for more details.

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Decision Sciences

Decision Sciences programs focus on forecasting, simulation, and other powerful quantitative tools that support managers' decisions. Visit the Decision Sciences Department site for more details.

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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. Visit the Economics Department site for more details.

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

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Hospitality & Tourism Management

The Bachelor of Science in Hospitality & Tourism Management prepares students for the rapidly growing hospitality and tourism management industry such as restaurant and food service management, hotel opertions management, conventions and meeting management, tourism management and other areas. The MBA program with an Emphasis in Hospitality and Tourism Management prepares students and working professionals to guide hospitality and tourism organizations in a dynamic and multi-cultural world. Visit the Hospitality and Tourism Management Department site for more details.

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Information Systems

Information Systems programs focus on systems and tools to create, store, exchange, search, and/or manipulate information. Visit the Information Systems Department site for more details.

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. Visit the International Business Department site for more details.

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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. Visit the Labor and Employment Studies site for more details.

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Management programs provide students with a broad background in the overall management of the business enterprise. Visit the Management Department site for more details.

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Marketing programs provide excellent training for the highest levels in an organization. Visit the Marketing Department site for more details.

Executive Education

The Executive Education program at San Francisco State University's 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.