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Undergraduate Business Programs

Graduate Business Programs

Below you will find information about admission to the following Graduate Business Programs:

For information about Information Sessions, application deadlines, and admission to our Master of Science in Quantitative Economics, please visit the MSQE program page.

Information Sessions

Sign up to attend an Information Session to learn more about our programs and admissions. Or for immediate questions contact us at

For any other questions, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Admissions Criteria

The admissions committee reviews an applicant's overall qualifications and takes these admission criteria requirements into consideration.

Application Deadlines

Fall 2022 Applications are now open. 

  • Application Deadline for MSBA: May 1
  • Application Deadline for MBA, MBA for Executives, and MS in Accountancy: June 1

How to Apply

Tuition & Fees

Approximate Degree Costs Resident Non-Resident
MBA/MSA Fast-Track $26,000 $35,000
MBA/MSA Flexible $41,000 $54,000
MBA for Executives *$54,960 *$54,960
MSBA $26,000 $35,000

*MBA for Executives degree program cost starting in Fall 2021 semester.  Program does not follow traditional University cost structure outlined below. 

Costs (per semester) Part-Time (per semester) Full-Time (per semester)
California residents $3,475 plus $270 per unit $5,481 plus $270 per unit
Non-residents and International students $3,475 plus $666 per unit $5,481 plus $666 per unit

*Students pay tuition and fee charges each semester based on course enrollments.  Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Each semester, students in the MBA, MS Accountancy and MS Business Analytics Programs are charged a Graduate Program Fee ($700/part-time or $1200/full-time) and a Professional Program Fee ($270/unit). Non-residents of California and International students pay an additional $396/unit. These fees are reflected in the above prices. Tuition and fees are subject to change.  For a detailed itemization of tuition/fees and payment deadlines, see the Bursar's webpage.

Degree Requirements


Professional development workshops are offered during your required orientation day, prior to the start of the first semester, and are designed to enhance your marketability and soft skills.

Course Requirements

View our course requirements:

Course Waiver

If you are admitted into the MBA or MSA program, you may be eligible to waive all 700-level graduate business courses if you received a bachelor's degree in business administration from an AACSB-accredited institution in the past seven years, and graduated with a 3.0 GPA or better in the last 60 semester/90 quarter units of coursework. You would only need to take ten (10) 800-level courses to complete the program and will receive a waiver from our office once you are officially admitted to the program.

All other applicants who have completed one or more business courses in the past seven (7) years with at least a B- or better grade, may still be eligible to waive equivalent 700-level graduate business courses. Once admitted to the program, students receive information on how to submit a course waiver form and a course syllabi for an official review of course waivers.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

See the Office of Student Financial Aid if you plan to apply for financial aid. For scholarship opportunities, see the Lam Family College of Business scholarship web page.

You can also call or email Graduate Business Programs to learn more:

Frequently Asked Questions

Telephone: (415) 817-4300

Office Hours:
Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Visit our downtown San Francisco campus:

San Francisco State University Downtown Campus
835 Market Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94103

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