Undergraduate Programs

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

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

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

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

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.

Hospitality and Tourism Management

The Bachelor of Science degree 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

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

For more information see the Information Systems Department site.

International Business

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

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

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:

  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • International Business
  • Marketing

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.

Certificates include:

  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Information Technology Auditing
  • International Business

For detailed program information, see Bulletin: Business Minors and Undergraduate Certificate Programs.