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MBA program may move to downtown San Francisco

October 13, 2003

Photo of College of Business Dean Jerry PlattSFSU's master of business administration (MBA) program may head downtown in an attempt to raise visibility, attract more students and gain stronger connections with the business community, according to the top story in the Oct. 10-16 San Francisco Business Times.

Jerry Platt, dean of the College of Business, is scouting locations off Market Street that offer 15,000 to 30,000 square feet for the more than 850 MBA students. The space would also house offices for about 25 of the College's 110 faculty members.

"We're easy to forget because we are out in the avenues, out in the fog," Platt said. "We haven't made it a very convenient experience, especially for people who are working downtown."

The program could move downtown as early as next fall, Platt said. He hopes to make a final decision by Nov. 1.

Read the full text of the story on the San Francisco Business Times Web site.

Accredited by the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), SFSU's College of Business enrolls nearly 5,000 undergraduate and 900 graduate students in traditional full-time programs and an accelerated MBA for working executives. Each year the College of Business awards more business degrees than Stanford, UC Berkeley and University of San Francisco combined, and is the largest grantor of MBAs to minority students in the United States. All of the College's full-time faculty hold doctoral degrees, and most have experience with commercial enterprises and engage in applied business research.

-- Matt Itelson


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