The College of Business at San Francisco State is San Francisco’s public business school. We embrace the area’s rich diversity and provide access to professional success through high quality teaching, innovative and relevant courses, discipline-based and pedagogical scholarship, and engagement with the academic and business communities.
Our commitment to sustainable business, diversity, social justice and global partnerships echoes our core philosophy of responsible leadership. Our College prepares students to succeed in an economy that is global in nature. As one of the top-ranked public universities, we have been recognized worldwide for our investments in diversity, social responsibility, and visionary academics. We aspire to be one of the best public urban business schools by applying sustainability and ethical perspectives to our understanding of business practice, global leadership, innovation, the economy and society.
Our Graduate Business Programs, conveniently located at the San Francisco State University Downtown Campus in the heart of San Francisco, educates leaders for careers in the growing innovative industries of the dynamic Bay Area and global marketplace.
College of Business Funding Initiatives
Scholarship can make the difference of students being able to buy textbooks, pay for tuition, or even stay in college.
Institute for Innovation
The Institute for Innovation will include an incubator space, access to angel funding, scholarships, awards and an endowed chair.
Center for the “Language of Business”
The Center will become a central hub for accounting students, faculty, alumni and industry professionals to collaborate together.
Institute for Wine, Food & Restaurant Management
The Institute will coordinate education, research and applied learning across the fine food, restaurant and wine industries.
College of Business Stories
Lim accompanied her brother to his recruitment visit, elected to join the Navy after high school and went on to serve her fellow veterans in an array of roles at San Francisco State University. For this, state assemblyman Phil Ting named her Veteran of the Year for California’s 19th District, which encompasses parts of San Francisco and Daly City.
International startup ZoraBots, a software company, wants its clients to envision this scenario, and San Francisco State University College of Business students are making that possible.
The yearlong commercial real estate program starts in September and is open to all College of Business students. SF State received funding for the program through the Commercial Real Estate Alliance for Tomorrow’s Employees (CREATE), a collaboration between various commercial real estate trade organizations, led by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) San Francisco. The idea behind the program is to attract future leaders.