College of Business
College Administrative Offices Office Telephone Dean of the College Gerald Platt BUS 321 338-2670 Associate Dean Ronald Beall BUS 321 338-1277 Director of Graduate Studies Patrick Lanigan BUS 325 338-2667 Student Services Center John Van Savage BUS 137 405-3531 College Directory Department Chair/Director Office Telephone Accounting Jiunn Huang SCI 300 338-1754 Decision Sciences Joel Calabrese BUS 310 338-2140 Finance Ping Hsiao BUS 314 338-7010 Hospitality Management Janet Sim BUS 314 338-6087 Information Systems Sam Gill BUS 310 338-2138 International Business Joel Nicholson SCI 300 338-1754 Management Edward Ericson BUS 352 338-2201 Marketing Sanjit Sengupta BUS 352 338-2201 Center/Institute Coordinator Office Telephone Center for Global Competitiveness Richard Jenner SCI 364 338-2042 Center for Post-communist Business/Economics Studies George Lee BUS 203F 338-1038 Ohrenschall Center for Entrepreneurship Richard McCline SCI 360 338-7886 U.S.-China Business Institute Yea-Mow Chen BUS 212 338-2106 U.S.-Japan Institute U.S.-European Business Institute L. William Perttula SCI 366 338-2743 U.S.-Korea Business Institute Jai Kang SCI 317 338-6362
College of Business
All degree programs in the College of Business are accredited by AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). The College of Business offers the following undergraduate degrees:1
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with the following concentrations:
Corporate Finance 05041
Decision Sciences 05071
Electronic Commerce Systems 05013
Entrepreneurial/Small Business Management 05996
Financial Services 05043
Human Resource Management 05151
Information Systems 07021
International Business 05131
Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management with the following concentration:
Hotel Management 05081
The college participates in the interdisciplinary B.S. in Hospitality Management program with the College of Health and Human Services. The Department of Hospitality Management offers a concentration in Hotel Management within this degree.
The College of Business offers the following minor programs:
Entrepreneurial/Small Business Management
Human Resource Management
The College of Business offers the following certificate programs:
Certificate in Hospitality Management
Certificate in Information Technology Auditing
Certificate in International Business
Certificate in the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing
The College of Business offers the following graduate degrees:1
Accelerated Master of Business Administration 05011
Alliance Master of Business Administration 05011
Master of Business Administration 05011
Master of Science in Business Administration 05011
The various graduate programs offered by the College of Business are accredited by the AACSB, The International Association for Management Education.
The College of Business is made up of seven departments that provide limited specialization in representative areas of business and governmental activity and in teaching. The departments, supervised by chairpersons, are: Accounting, Decision Sciences, Finance, Hospitality Management, Information Systems, International Business, Management, and Marketing.
The mission of the San Francisco State University College of Business is to educate future and current business professionals for San Francisco Bay Area organizations.
To accomplish this mission, the College of Business has established the following goals. They are:
- To meet the students' unique and diverse learning requirements to prepare them to be effective managers.
- To graduate students who possess a strong background in core business knowledge that is valued by the college's stakeholders.
- To offer programs that meet the requirements of San Francisco Bay Area organizations and that are consistent with the City of San Francisco's strategic plan--including an emphasis on high technology, professional services, tourism, and international trade.
- To ensure that the international content of programs and courses reflects the increasingly global scope of San Francisco Bay Area organizations.
- To require and support continuous improvement of faculty teaching and intellectual development.
- To meet the continuing educational requirements of business stakeholders through institutes and executive training programs, with a particular emphasis on San Francisco Bay Area-Pacific Rim organizations.
- To commit to continuous improvement in achieving this mission.
The goal of these undergraduate programs is to provide students with rigorous accredited programs built upon a strong general education, theoretical foundations, and practical business education for developing career skills necessary in a highly competitive environment.
In order to prepare students to exercise critical judgment in making decisions, the college stresses developing analytical skills, respect for ethical standards, building interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work in an ever-changing environment.
The degree in business administration provides limited specialization in a number of functional and cross-functional areas. The degree in hospitality management provides a specialized program in the area of hotel management.
Master of Business Administration
Master of Science in Business Administration
The College of Business offers a variety of programs at the graduate level, thereby providing diverse paths to achieving high quality in management education. Most students opt for one of the general Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) programs, but some prefer a more specialized and focused master of science (M.S.) program.
The M.B.A. is the flagship graduate business program that most students select. It provides students with a broad background of knowledge, societal and environmental awareness, analytical and decision-making skills, and interpersonal and communication abilities, which are appropriate for career progress to the highest organizational levels. This program is primarily designed for students with non-business baccalaureate degrees but also provides challenging advanced study for those with business baccalaureate degrees.
The M.S.B.A. provides students with the opportunity to pursue in-depth specialized or cross-disciplinary study through individually customized programs, which are appropriate for each student's career development, in technical areas and/or specialized managerial paths. This program also develops critical analytical thinking, problem-solving skills, and communication abilities.
The Accelerated M.B.A. is a fixed curriculum, cohort program offered off-campus for working professionals. The Alliance M.B.A. is a flexible off-campus program that is delivered directly to workplaces anywhere in the world, using some combination of two-way audio-video teleconferencing and Alliance faculty travel to the workplace.
1 The numbers following the degrees are used by this university to identify the programs indicated. These numbers must be used on the application for admission, registration forms, application for graduation, etc.
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