Bridge MBA Program

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San Francisco State University Bridge MBA Program

The Bridge MBA Program allows international students who have a three-year bachelor's degree to be admitted to San Francisco State University's MBA Program on a conditional basis.

Bridge MBA students are required to take six prerequisite courses, and these courses can be counted towards the MBA Program if the grades are satisfactory. After completing the prerequisite courses and meeting the Bridge MBA requirements within one year, the student will be formally admitted to the MBA Program.

Bridge MBA Admissions Requirements

  • earned a bachelor's degree with a minimum of GPA 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in last 60 units (or 3.0 GPA in all undergraduate work)*
  • complete the online Cal State Apply application
  • submit all college transcripts
  • take the GMAT exam (average GMAT score 570, minimum AWA 4.5)
  • a TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE score that meets the Lam Family College of Business minimum
  • résumé
  • your personal statement
  • two letters of recommendation

Once admitted to the Bridge MBA Program:

  • students must complete 18 units (6 courses) from the list of courses offered for the Bridge MBA Program and maintaining an average GPA of 3.0
  • students meet with the graduate student adviser every semester prior to registering for classes
  • previous business courses cannot be used to waive prerequisite or advanced courses
  • students must take the BUS 714 Writing course if the GMAT AWA is below 4.5

After completing the Bridge MBA program requirements, the conditional admission will be lifted and the student can be admitted to the MBA Program and/or receive a certificate in business. View the SF State Bulletin for additional information about our MBA program.

* This program is designed for students who earned their bachelor’s internationally, at a college or university outside the U.S.A.