Academic Certificate Programs

Academic Credit Certificate Students


SF State offers professionally designed academic certificate programs in which F-1 visa students can enroll. Students in these programs are non-matriculated, and these programs do not lead to a degree.


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Fall 2020 Tuition Update


Fall 2020 courses will be offered online, and all students enrolled in the programs will receive a discounted rate of $395 per unit on tuition with no additional fee​s. Total tuition for full-time undergraduate enrollment (12 units) will be $4,740. All student fees will be waived. Does not include Paralegal Studies.


Hospitality & Tourism Management

The Hospitality & Tourism Management program is designed to provide students with a core of business education and professional hospitality and tourism management knowledge.

International Business

The International Business certificate program is designed to offer international students and non-matriculated United States residents the opportunity to acquire competencies in international business in two semesters.

Paralegal Studies

The Paralegal Studies certificate program is approved by the American Bar Association. Students take five required courses, then choose electives in Corporate & Business Practice, Advanced Litigation and Estate Planning. A Field Experience/Internship course is also recommended.


Prepare to Earn an MBA at SF State. The Pre-MBA program is designed for International university students studying in business-related majors who have completed three years of university courses and wish to pursue a Pre-MBA program leading to a fast-track (as few as 12 months) MBA degree at SF State.

Pre-MBA students will take eight courses carefully selected to provide them with the knowledge necessary to succeed in an MBA program. Students who pass all eight courses in the program and maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA, plus earn a bachelor’s degree from their home university, are eligible for SF State's Lam Family College of Business MBA program.