College of Business

College Administrative Offices Administrator Office Extension*
Dean of the College Arthur Wallace BUS 321 2670
Associate Dean Gerry E. Manning BUS 321 1277
Director of Graduate Studies Arthur J. Kuhn BUS 325 2667

College Directory

Department Chair/Director Office Extension*
Accounting Kenneth Leong SCI 300 1147
Business Analysis and Computing Systems Jamie Eng BUS 310 2138
Finance Joseph Messina BUS 314 7010
Hospitality Management Janet Sim BUS 314 6087
International Business Joel Nicholson BUS 352 2201
Management Edward Ericson BUS 352 2201
Marketing Daniel Wardlow BUS 352 2201
Center/Institute Coordinator Office Extension*
Center for Global Competitiveness Richard Jenner SCI 364 2042
Center for Small Business Florence Stickney BUS 349 2397
Center for the Study of Enterprise Richard McCline SCI 366 7886
U.S.-China Business Institute Yea-Mow Chen 20 Serrano 2106
U.S.-Japan Institute Roblyn Simeon 20 Serrano 6298
U.S.-Eurasia Institute George Lee BUS 203F 1038
U.S.-European Business Institute Allen Appell SCI 370 2743
U.S.-Korea Business Institute Jai Kang SCI 317 6362

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College of Business

The College of Business offers the following undergraduate degrees:

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business) with the following concentrations:

Accounting 05021

Banking 05042

Business Analysis 05071

Computer Information Systems 07021

Entrepreneurial/Small Business Management 05996

Finance 05041

Human Resource Management 05151

Internal Auditing 05023

International Business 05131

Logistics Management 05101

Management 05061

Marketing 05091

Office Systems 05062

Real Estate 05111

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:


Business Administration

Business Computer Information Systems

Entrepreneurial/Small Business Management


Human Resource Management

International Business



The College of Business offers the following certificate program:

Certificate in the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing

The College of Business offers the following graduate degrees:1

Master of Business Administration 05011
Master of Science in Business Administration
Master of Science in Taxation 05022
Master of Science in Accountancy 05021

The Master of Business Administration and the Master of Science in Business Administration are accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business.

Department Structure

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, Business Analysis and Computing Systems, Finance, Hospitality Management, International Business, Management, and Marketing.

College Mission

The mission of the San Francisco State University College of Business is to educate future and current managers for San Francisco Bay Area organizations.

To accomplish this mission, the College of Business has established the following goals. They are:

To meet these goals, the college offers the following degree programs:

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
Bachelor of Science, Hospitality Management
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
Master of Science in Taxation
Master of Science in Accountancy
The M.B.A. 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 M.S. in Taxation broadens and enhances the knowledge of current tax practitioners and recent graduates of accounting programs who are interested in pursuing an expanded career as tax professionals.

The M.S. in Accountancy is designed to meet the increasing demands of the accounting profession for accounting education that is more specific, in greater depth, and professionally oriented. Graduates of this program will be prepared for these increasing demands, and they will be able to compete successfully for jobs at the top of their profession.

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