The program focus is on helping create a stronger conceptual and practical foundation for students who wish to pursue an undergraduate business certificate. All Pre-MBA students are required to take and pass all required courses to meet the Pre-MBA certificate requirements. Upon completing the program, a general Pre-MBA business certificate will be awarded to students.
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 option of leading to an MBA degree at SF State. For MBA Admission requirements, please visit SF State's Lam Family College of Business MBA program.
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.