The program focus is on helping create a stronger conceptual and practical foundation for students who wish to pursue an MBA degree on 3+1+1 model. All Pre-MBA students are required to enroll in and pass all required courses in the Business Administration certificate to meet the MBA foundation requirement.
Students who pass all courses in the program and maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA, plus earn a bachelor's degree from their home university, meet minimum eligibility requirements for SF State's Lam Family College of Business MBA program.
Students can enroll, free of charge, in AU 110 Living in San Francisco to learn more about and experience the City of San Francisco.
The Pre-MBA Program is designed for international students from partner universities, interested in pursuing a business certificate. This one-year program is ideal for students who have completed a minimum three years of university courses and wish to pursue a stand-alone certificate in Business Administration, with the possibility of leading to a fast-track MBA degree (in as few as 12 months) through the Lam Family College of Business at SF State.
If you are not from a partner university, please see the Business Administration Certificate.
For Pre-MBA Program admission questions, please contact the Director of Recruitment and Partner Relations, Alexander Chang, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Optional Practical Training (OPT)
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. Please confirm eligibility for OPT with the admissions coordinator.
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.