Pre-MBA Program

Prepare to Earn an MBA at SF State

The Pre-MBA program is currently accepting fall 2020 applications.

The Pre-MBA program is designed for international partner university* students who have completed at least three years of university courses and wish to pursue a Pre-MBA program leading to an accelerated (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 College of Business MBA program.

*Please contact the Director of Recruitment and Partner Relations, Alexander Chang at to confirm if your institution is an SF State partner.



Course Fees: $13,400
Confirmation Fee: $100
Estimated Living Expenses: $23,132
Total Fees: $36,532



Jin-Wei Lin, International Business and Pre-MBA Student

“After completing three years of undergraduate study at Shih-Chien University in international trade, I enrolled in the International Business certificate program at SF State. While taking the inspiring Global Entrepreneurship course, I realized that I lacked some professional skills and knowledge needed to become an entrepreneur and a leader. I believe I can gain these skills through an MBA degree. I am excited to transfer to the Pre-MBA program, a path for the international student to gain the foundation needed to pursue a fast track MBA degree.”

Jin-Wei Lin, Taiwan
International Business Certificate Student, 2019
Pre-MBA Student


  • For all partners, we cover the cost of shipping I-20’s to the partner office. If students want documents mailed to their home, they will need to pay for shipping.