Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Build your career through the MBA program at SF State

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 general MBA degree, a concentration in sustainable business, or choose an area of emphasis in one of the following fields:

MBA Programs Comparison Chart

This comparison chart of SF State'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 Program Time Frame Brief Requirements or Description
Executive MBA 23 months (cohort)
  • For those with 7 or more years of full time professional work experience
  • Have a 4-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 2–7 years of full time professional experience in the biotech or life-sciences industry
  • Have a 4-year bachelor's degree
  • Classes begin January 2018 in South San Francisco
  • Classes meet two nights per week
  • GMAT or GRE required (May be waived for those with doctoral degrees)
MBA Flexible 12–36 months
  • For those who work full time and or those who want to attend school full-time
  • Have a 4-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 4-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 3-year bachelor's degree from non-U.S. universities
  • Conditional admission into our MBA program
  • Complete 6 courses in first year
  • Transfer these 6 courses to MBA program