This certificate program is designed to give students a broad foundation in business administration in just eight courses. Taking courses in accounting, business communication, statistics, operations management, finance, information systems, management and marketing, graduates will be prepared to enroll in an MBA or accelerated MBA or launch a career in business. Through SF State activities, students will have opportunities to experience innovation firsthand and network with entrepreneurs, founders, innovators and more.
Why Enroll in the Business Administration Program?
Gain a broad foundation in business administration in just eight courses.
Prepare for a Fast Track MBA
Complete the core classes required for many MBA programs allowing you to accelerate your graduate studies.
Explore America’s most innovative city
Immerse yourself in a city famous for innovative companies and start-ups.
Grow your network by attending local events with entrepreneurs, founders, investors.
Optional Practical Training
Optional Practical Training (OPT) offers international students the opportunity to work up to one full year in the United States after nine months of full-time study. See OPT.
Lam Family College of Business
The Lam Family College of Business at San Francisco State University is a leading institution of business education in the San Francisco Bay Area, with an emphasis on preparing students to succeed in an economy that is global in nature. The college's commitment to sustainable business, diversity, social justice and global partnerships echoes their core philosophy of responsible leadership. As one of the top-ranked public universities, they have been recognized worldwide for their investments in diversity, social responsibility and visionary academics.
Cost and Length
Length: Two Semesters
When to Start: Fall, Spring, Summer (domestic students only)