Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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Experienced faculty deliver a rigorous curriculum designed to prepare you with the skills to confidently resolve real-world business challenges.

It’s no surprise the Lam Family College of Business made Princeton Review’s 2021 list of Best Business Schools in the country based on the high quality of our MBA program and student career outcomes.

They also ranked our MBA program among the top 10 Best Green MBA programs based on students’ assessments of how well we prepare students to address environmental, sustainability, and social responsibility issues in their careers.

"Through SF State’s MBA program, I developed a genuine expertise in finance, my emphasis, that opened doors and enhanced my credibility in the marketplace.”
– Dean Shehu (MBA, ‘10), Global Product Manager, Life Technologies, Inc.

MBA Programs Comparison Chart

This comparison chart of San Francisco State University'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 Business Program Time Frame Brief Requirements or Description
MBA for Executives 24 months (cohort)
  • For those with seven or more years of significant full time professional work experience
  • Have a four-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 significant full time professional experience in the biotech or life-sciences industry
  • Have a four-year bachelor's degree
  • Classes meet two nights per week in South San Francisco
  • GMAT or GRE required (may be waived for those with a doctoral degree or those with 7+ years of full-time professional work experience)
MBA Flexible 12–36 months
  • For those who work full time or those who want to attend school full time
  • Have a four-year bachelor's degree
  • Convenient afternoon and evening classes
  • Pick your own schedule
  • GMAT or GRE required (may be waived for those with a doctoral degree or those with 7+ years of full-time professional work experience)
MBA Fast-track as few as 12 months
  • For those who have completed a four-year bachelor's degree in business from an AACSB-accredited school (within past 7 years with minimum 3.0 GPA in last 60 semester units)
  • Complete 10 courses
  • GMAT or GRE required

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Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Remote Only)

New location starting Monday, February 7, 2022:

San Francisco State University
Downtown Campus
160 Spear Street, Suite 1230
San Francisco, CA 94105