All Pre-MBA students will enroll in the Business Administration certificate program and are required to pass the following courses to meet certificate requirements and MBA entry requirements. Some Business Administration 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 prerequisite courses listed below. These courses can be taken at SF State or any other college or university.
|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|
This 1-unit course introduces new students to the geographic, historical and environmental, socio-cultural and political context of the Bay Area, San Francisco and San Francisco State University. In addition, this course prepares students for success in their transition to living in San Francisco while preparing for life in San Francisco, building community, and learning about the campus and the surrounding area. The course is experiential and includes field trips throughout the city.
The course is optional, in-person/hybrid, and is offered to you free of charge. You are encouraged to take it to learn more about and experience the City of San Francisco. You can sign up when completing your course preference wishlist.
The following CEU classes are not required for the certificate but strongly encouraged enrichment options if you are planning to apply for graduate school, Optional Practical Training (OPT), an internship or a job.
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|