MBA Programs

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Build your career through the MBA program at SF State

Experienced faculty deliver a rigorous curriculum designed to prepare you with the skills to confidently resolve real-world business challenges. Become a graduate business student and pursue your general MBA degree, a concentration in sustainable business, or choose an area of emphasis.



Bridge MBA

The Bridge MBA program allows students with a three-year bachelor's degree admittance to the SF State MBA program on a conditional basis. These students take six foundation courses that count toward the MBA program. Courses are taken at the SF State Downtown Campus.

  • Time frame: 12 months
  • For those with a three-year bachelor's degree from non-U.S. universities
  • Conditional admission into our MBA program
  • Complete six courses in first year
  • Transfer these six courses to MBA program



  • 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 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 College of Business minimum
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Two Letters of Recommendation

Once admitted to the Bridge MBA Program:

  • Student 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.
  • Student will meet with the graduate student adviser every semester prior to registering for classes.
  • Previous business courses cannot be used to waive foundation or advanced courses.
  • Student 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 > Business Graduate Programs for additional information on the MBA program.