The College of Business
The College of Business is made up of eight departments supervised by chairpersons. The departments are Accounting, Decision Sciences, Finance, Hospitality Management, Information Systems, International Business, Management, and Marketing.
The primary objectives of the College of Business at San Francisco State University are to:
- Provide students majoring in business administration with a foundation in the basic concepts and practices of the business community, and with a particular expertise in one or more of the specialties of practice, in order to prepare them to think creatively and to exercise critical judgment in the making of business decisions;
- Provide other students with a general understanding of the foundations and philosophies of the business community;
- Encourage a continuous liaison with the business community in order to respond to the educational needs of that community;
- Encourage faculty professional development activities designed to provide service to all segments of business and education for business through academic research and publication, applied research and publication, community education and services (seminars and consulting involving non-publishable, proprietary research, for example), and self-education or study designed to improve business knowledge and expertise.
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration includes basic core courses and an area of concentration. Except for BUS 682 and 690, the core courses listed below should be completed by the end of the junior year. The specific courses for the areas of concentration are listed by department on the following pages. Students who have already earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited university may want to consider entering the M.B.A. or M.S.B.A. rather than earning a second bachelor's degree.
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration requires a minimum of 120 units for graduation. The major consists of 6 units of prerequisite courses and 63 units of lower and upper division courses in business, economics, the major field, and electives.
Concentration in Management
The Management concentration prepares students to succeed in a wide array of positions in virtually any career. Students learn to see the big picture of any organization, how key pieces fit together, and how the organization fits into an industry, field, and the overall economy. They learn to recognize business problems and opportunities, to develop innovative responses to them, to take a leadership role, to set goals, and to use people skills in achieving them. In essence, students learn to take a managerial perspective and to perform such managerial and leadership activities as planning, team building, motivating, organizing, communicating, problem-solving, decision-making. As a result, they gain the knowledge and skills to achieve success—regardless of the industry, field or job position.
All concentration courses must be taken on a letter grade basis. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all concentration courses.