The College of Business offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) in eight areas of concentration such as finance, accounting, decision sciences, marketing, management, information systems, international business and entrepreneurship. 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 program information, see the SF State Bulletin.
Departments and Programs
SF State's College of Business comprises ten academic departments and programs offering over 44 graduate, undergraduate, minor, and certificate programs.
Accounting programs prepare students for careers in public accounting, industry, government, and not-for-profit. For more information see the Accounting Department site.
Decision Sciences programs focus on forecasting, simulation, and other powerful quantitative tools that support managers' decisions. For more information see the Decision Sciences Department site.
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. For more information see the Economics Department site.
Finance programs prepare students for careers in private business, the public sector, commercial consumer banking, and financial services. For more information see the Finance Department site.
The department also offers a certificate in commercial real estate.
Hospitality and Tourism Management
The Master of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Hospitality and Tourism Managment—a first in Northern California—prepares students and working professionals to guide hospitality & tourism organizations in a dynamic and multi-cultural world. For more program information, see MBA Emphasis in Hospitality & Tourism Management
The Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management prepares students for the rapidly growing hospitality industry such as restaurant and food service management, hotel management, conventions and meeting management, tourism management and other areas. For more information see the Hospitality and Tourism Management Department site.
Information Systems programs focus on systems and tools to create, store, exchange, search, and/or manipulate information. For information on the SAP Recognition Award Certificate Program, see http://cob6.sfsu.edu/erp
International Business programs prepare students to be managers and leaders in organizations that operate in global markets. For more information see the International Business Department site.
Labor and Employment Studies
The labor and employment studies program provides students with an introduction to and understanding of the study of labor and employment relations, broadly defined. For more information see the Labor and Employment Studies Program site.
Management programs provide students with a broad background in the overall management of the business enterprise. For more information see the Management Department site.
Marketing programs provide excellent training for the highest levels in an organization. For more information see the Marketing Department site.
Minors and Certificates
The College of Business offers business minors that introduce non-business majors to foundation or specialized areas of business. Certificates that extend and enhance learning in specific subjects are also offered.
Minor in Business Administration
The minor program in Business Administration draws on business core courses to give broad, non-specialized exposure to business subjects. For detailed program information, see Bulletin: Business Minors and Undergraduate Certificate Programs.
Specialized Business Minors
These minors provide undergraduates with focused exposure to a particular area of business practice.
Specialized business minors include:
- Information Systems
- International Business
Minor in Economics
Economics is highly complementary with a number of other disciplines and some students may choose to minor in economics while pursuing a major in another field. Students often decide to minor in economics after having already taken several economics courses and realizing that a few more courses will satisfy the minor requirements. For detailed program information, see Bulletin: Minor in Economics.
Certificates extend and enhance learning in specific subjects.
- Commercial Real Estate
- Information Technology Auditing
- International Business
For detailed program information, see Bulletin: Business Minors and Undergraduate Certificate Programs.