Academic Programs

Undergraduate Degree Programs

The Lam Family College of Business offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with areas of concentration in accounting, decision sciences, finance, information systems, international business, management, and marketing. 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. 

Through the College of Professional & Global Education, we also offer a BSBA (concentration in General Business) Online Degree Completion program.  Students with at least 60 college credits can finish their BSBA degree through this 100% online degree completion program. 

To apply for one of our undergraduate programs, please also visit the Future Students website.

San Francisco State Scholars Programs (Blended Bachelor's + Master's)

The San Francisco State Scholars Program provides undergraduate students with an accelerated pathway to a graduate degree.  Students in this program pursue a bachelor’s and master’s degree simultaneously. This program allows students to earn graduate credit while in their junior and/or senior year, reducing the number of semesters required for completion of a master’s degree. The San Francisco State University Scholars program offers students additional career prospects, intellectual growth and the opportunity to deepen skills and research competencies. SF State Scholars receive a unique form of mentorship that is not often expected at a large urban university.

The Lam Family College of Business offers Scholars Programs in the following fields of study:

  • Accounting – Earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (with concentration in Accounting) and a Master of Science in Accountancy. The Accounting SF State Scholars program is designed to enable students to earn the units required by the California Board of Accountancy.  In five years, students will cover the material on the Certified Public Accountancy exam, meet the 150-hour requirement, and earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree.
  • Decision Sciences – The Decision Sciences Scholars Program allows students to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (with concentration in Decisions Sciences) and a Master of Science in Business Analytics in five years. This program prepares graduates for positions such as business analyst, data scientist, data analyst, operations analyst, marketing analyst, and more.
  • Economics – The Economics Scholars Program provides an accelerated route for students to acquire advanced skills and preparation for in-demand careers in government, business, and non-profits, especially in quantitative and data analytics professions. The program also provides an essential bridge and foundation for those students who wish to pursue Ph.D. programs in Economics or related fields. The Economics Scholars Program enables talented students to spread the challenge of a Master of Science in Quantitative Economics over their undergraduate and graduate careers, allowing them greater flexibility in acquiring a master's degree that will enhance their career prospects greatly. Students earn a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and an MS in Quantitative Economics.

Visit the SF State Scholars Program page to learn more and apply for the Accounting, Decision Sciences, or Economics Scholars Programs.

Graduate Degree Programs

We offer a Master of Business Administration program (MBA), an MBA for Executives, a Master of Science in Accountancy program (MSA), an MBA for Biotech Professionals, a Master of Science in Business Analytics, and a Master of Arts in Economics.

Undergraduate Certificate Programs

Our certificate offerings are designed for those who need to update or obtain new skills in specific business areas:

Certificate in Hospitality & Tourism Management

Designed to meet the needs of international and non-matriculated students to learn specific concepts and skills in hospitality management within two semesters.

Certificate in International Business

Designed to offer international students and non-matriculated U.S. residents the opportunity to acquire competencies in international business in two semesters.

Graduate Certificate Programs

Our certificate offerings are designed for those who need to update or obtain new skills in specific business areas:

Graduate Certificate in Ethical Artificial Intelligence

A multidisciplinary program integrating courses from the Computer Science and Philosophy Departments and the Lam Family College of Business.

Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Information Systems

The graduate certificate in Enterprise Information Systems is designed to familiarize individuals from other backgrounds than IT with the application of business IT solutions and the skills to begin or enhance a career in IT.

Graduate Certificate in International Business & Global Leadership

The Graduate Certificate in International Business & Global Leadership prepares individuals for leadership roles in organizations operating in the international environment.

Graduate Certificate in Accounting

Stay eligible to practice as a certified public accountant (CPA) in California.

Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Business

A specialized program that equips students with the skills and knowledge to address the social and environmental dimensions of conducting business in a global market.

Graduate Certificate in Finance

The Graduate Certificate in Finance provides students with advanced financial knowledge and skills for a professional career in the finance industry.

Graduate Certificate in Business Principles

This certificate introduces students to business foundations in preparation for applying to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.

Graduate Certificate in Marketing in the Digital Economy

This graduate certificate is available to currently enrolled MBA students who desire to specialize in Marketing, or to members of the community (with a 4-year Bachelor’s degree and a GPA of 3.0 or higher).

Graduate Certificate in Ethics & Compliance

The Business Certificate in Ethics & Compliance is a unique program that fulfills management and business needs for ethics and compliance professionals in growth industries such as healthcare, biotech, pharmaceutical, information technology services and products, finance and accounting, manufacturing and hospitality.

Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Cybersecurity

This graduate certificate targets working professionals in for-profit and non-profit businesses who wish to expand their knowledge of cybersecurity. These individuals could be working in the field of Information Systems or in other functional or service areas of an organization.

Center for Ethical and Sustainable Business

Launched in 2011, The Center for Ethical and Sustainable Business (CESB) integrates ethics, corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability beyond the classroom for undergraduate and graduate business students, faculty and the Bay Area business community.