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.

Graduate Business Degree Programs

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

Certificate Programs

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

Graduate Certificate in Ethical Artificial Intelligence

A multidisciplinary program integrating courses from the Computer Science and Philosophy Departments and the College of Business.

Certificate in Accounting

Stay eligible to practice as a certified public accountant (CPA) in California

Academic Credit Certificate in Hospitality & Tourism Management

Designed to meet the needs of international and non-matriculated students to learn specific concepts and skills in hospitality management within two semesters.

Academic Credit Certificate in International Business

Designed to offer international students and non-matriculated U.S. residents the opportunity to acquire competencies in international business in two semesters.

SAP Recognition Award Certificate

Increase your employability with SAP integrated courses. Open to business majors and graduate business students.

Graduate Certificate in Marketing in the Digital Economy

This graduate certificate is available to currently enrolled MBA students who desire to specialize in Marketing, or to members of the community (with a 4-year Bachelor’s degree and a GPA of 3.0 or higher)


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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Our programs prepare students to enter careers in business management, government service and non-profits. Students are prepared for graduate + professional study in economics, business, public policy, urban and regional planning, and law.

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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 growing hospitality + tourism management industry. The MBA emphasis prepares students to lead hospitality + tourism organizations.

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Information Systems

Our programs focus on systems + tools to create, store, exchange, search or manipulate information. Learn 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

Our program provides students with an introduction to + understanding of the study of labor + employment relations, broadly defined.

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Our 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.