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 take and pass the following eight courses to meet MBA foundation requirement:
- Applied Business Forecasting
- Business Communications for Professionals
- Historical and Contemporary Aspects of Food, Beverage and Culture in America
- International Marketing Management
- Introduction to International Business Negotiation
- Operations Management
- Seminar in Business Policy and Strategic Management
- Seminar on Business and Society
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, can be eligible for SF State's Lam Family College of Business MBA program.
The Pre-MBA program is designed for international students, 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, 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.
For Pre-MBA 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.