Business Administration (Business Analytics) BS + Business Analytics MS SF Scholars Roadmap

The San Francisco State Scholars program provides undergraduate students with an accelerated pathway to a graduate degree. Students in this program pursue a bachelor’s and master’s degree simultaneously. This program allows students to earn graduate credit while in their junior and/or senior year, reducing the number of semesters required for completion of a master’s degree.

This roadmap is a suggested plan of study and does not replace meeting with an advisor. Please note that students may need to adjust the actual sequence of courses based on course availability. Please consult an advisor in your major program for further guidance.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterUnits
ECON 101 Introduction to Microeconomic Analysis (Major Prerequisite, D1) 3
ENG 114 Writing the First Year: Finding Your Voice (A2) 1 3
Select One (Major Prerequisite, B4): 2 3
Calculus with Business Applications
Business Calculus
GE Area A 3 3
GE Area C 3
Spring Semester
ECON 102 Introduction to Macroeconomic Analysis (Major Core, D1) 3
ISYS 263 Introduction to Information Systems (Major Prerequisite, D1, GP) 3
GE Area A 3
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
GE Area E 3
Second Year
Fall Semester
ACCT 100 Introduction to Financial Accounting (Major Core) 3
Select One (Major Core): 3
Business Statistics
Statistical Methods and Interpretation
Elementary Statistics
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 4 3-4
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
Spring Semester
ACCT 101 Introduction to Managerial Accounting (Major Core) 3
DS 412 Operations Management (Major Core) 3
GE Area C 3
GE Area F ± 3
U.S. and California Government 3
Third Year
Fall Semester
FIN 350 Business Finance (Major Core) 3
Select One (Major Concentration): 3
Applied Management Science
Economic Inference: Methods and Applications
ISYS 363 Information Systems for Management (Major Core) 3
MKTG 431 Principles of Marketing (Major Core) 3
GE Area C 3
Spring Semester
BUS 682 Seminar on Business and Society (Major Core) 3
DS 660GW Communications for Business Analytics - GWAR (Major Core) 3
MGMT 405 Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior (Major Core) 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
Fourth Year
Fall Semester
DS 853 Applied Multivariate Analysis (Graduate Core, Major Concentration) 5 3
IBUS 330 International Business and Multicultural Relations (Major Core) 3
ISYS 812 Programming and Applications for Data Analytics (Graduate Core, Major Concentration) 5 3
Major Elective 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities 3
Spring Semester
BUS 690 Seminar in Business Policy and Strategic Management (Major Core) 3
DS 612 Data Mining with Business Applications (Major Concentration) 3
ISYS 850 Seminar in Business Intelligence (Graduate Core, Major Concentration) 5 3
ISYS 864 Data Management for Analytics (Graduate Core, Major Concentration) 5 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
Fifth Year
Fall Semester
DS 861 Data Mining and Advanced Statistical Methods for Business Analysts (Graduate Core) 3
Graduate Electives - Take Two 6
Spring Semester
BUS 895 Research Project in Business (Culminating Experience) 3
DS 862 Machine Learning for Business Analysts (Graduate Core) 3
Graduate Electives 3
 Total Units138-140

ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses.


To determine the best B4 course option, students should complete the online advising activity at Questions? Contact Gator Smart Start.


To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet the SF State Studies (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) requirements within your GE or major.


Consider taking a class combined with a laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3 if not already satisfied.


Double Counting

For the purposes of this SF Scholars program, the following graduate courses also fulfill the given undergraduate courses:


Given catalog rights, fall 2023 transfer students do not need to complete an Area F course.