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 International Business
By specializing in international business, a student gains an understanding of the international aspects of business while concentrating in a functional business area—marketing, finance, management, export/import management, or logistics. Courses analyze the rapidly changing international environment and the new management problems and tasks that result. A student can begin a career in a functional department of a company, with the opportunity to move into international operations if a need develops. Alternatively, a student may begin working directly in international operations, including the import-export field.
Students studying abroad in California State University International Programs or in an SF State Exchange Program may develop special international business concentrations with advisor approval before going abroad. Students with specific educational or career objectives may develop special international business concentrations in consultation with an advisor.
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, and International Business majors must earn a grade of C- or higher in IBUS 330.