Pre-MBA Curriculum


List of Required Courses for Pre-MBA Certificate Students

All Pre-MBA certificate students are required to take and pass the following courses to meet certificate requirements and MBA entry requirements. Some Pre-MBA certificate courses require some background in calculus, economics, information systems and accounting. Students who do not have the required prerequisites or equivalent will need to take the Pre-MBA Pre-requisite courses listed below. These courses can be taken at SF State or any other college or university.

Code Title
ACCT 100 Introduction to Financial Accounting
BUS 300GW Business Communications for Professionals
DS 212 Business Statistics
DS 412 Operations Management
FIN 350 Business Finance
ISYS 363 Information Systems for Management
MGMT 405 Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior
MKTG 431 Principles of Marketing

*All students pursuing MBA admission must also complete BUS 699: MBA Application Prep, a 1-unit support course, in both the fall and spring semesters.

Pre-MBA Prerequisite Courses

Code Title
ACCT 101 Introduction to Managerial Accounting
DS 110/MATH 110 Calculus with Business Applications
ECON 101 Introduction to Microeconomics
ECON 102 Introduction to Macroeconomics
ISYS 263 Introduction to Information Systems