Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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Build your career through the Master of Business Administration program at San Francisco State University

Experienced faculty deliver a rigorous curriculum designed to prepare you with the skills to confidently resolve real-world business challenges.

Become a full-time or part-time graduate business student and pursue your MBA degree. Elective courses are offered by the following departments:

MBA Programs Comparison Chart

This comparison chart of San Francisco State University's MBA programs provides an overview to help you select the program that best fits your needs. Click on program links for more details.

Graduate Business Program Time Frame Brief Requirements or Description
MBA for Executives 24 months (cohort)
  • For those with seven or more years of full time professional work experience
  • Have a four-year bachelor's degree
  • Convenient Friday and Saturday classes held on alternate weekends
  • Admissions interview and essay exam required
  • No GMAT or GRE required
MBA for Biotech Professionals 32 months (cohort)
  • For those with significant full time professional experience in the biotech or life-sciences industry
  • Have a four-year bachelor's degree
  • Classes meet two nights per week in South San Francisco
  • GMAT or GRE required (May be waived for those with a doctoral degree or those with 7+ years of full-time professional work experience)
MBA Flexible 12–36 months
  • For those who work full time and or those who want to attend school full time
  • Have a four-year bachelor's degree
  • Convenient afternoon and evening classes
  • Pick your own schedule
  • GMAT or GRE required
MBA Fast-track as few as 12 months
  • For those who have completed a four-year bachelor's degree in business from an AACSB-accredited school
  • Complete 10 courses only
  • GMAT or GRE required
Bridge MBA 12 months
  • For those with a three-year bachelor's degree from non-U.S. universities
  • Conditional admission into our MBA program
  • Complete six courses in first year
  • Transfer these six courses to MBA program