Certificate in Business Administration
College of Professional & Global Education
Dean: Dr. Alex Hwu
1600 Holloway Ave, Hum 101
San Francisco, CA 94132
The Business Administration Certificate program is designed to give students a foundation in business administration. Courses in the Business Administration Certificate program focus on developing both oral and written English proficiency and the academic foundation in accounting, marketing, operations, and more needed to be successful in business or in an MBA program.
Selection for admission to the program will be based on student objectives, academic background, and recommendations as appropriate. In order to be admitted to the program, a candidate should have completed the equivalent of at least 56 units of undergraduate studies, including coursework equivalent to a semester of business calculus, a semester of college written composition, a year of college economics, and a semester of college information systems. Additionally, coursework equivalent to ACCT 101 must be completed. Students admitted conditionally will be expected to complete the missing coursework. English language ability must be demonstrated through submission of appropriate proof of proficiency as listed here - English Proficiency Requirement.
Students apply to the certificate program through the College of Professional & Global Education. See https://cpage.sfsu.edu/business-administration/apply for detailed instructions on how to apply.
Award of the Certificate
The certificate will be awarded by the dean of the College of Professional & Global Education and will also be signed by the faculty director of the certificate program. Notice of issuance of the certificate will be entered on the student’s official academic record.
Certificate in Business Administration — 24 units
Required Courses (24 units)
|ACCT 100||Introduction to Financial Accounting||3|
|BUS 300GW||Business Communication for Professionals - GWAR||3|
|DS 212||Business Statistics I||3|
|DS 412||Operations Management||3|
|FIN 350||Business Finance||3|
|ISYS 363||Information Systems for Management||3|
|MGMT 405||Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior||3|
|MKTG 431||Principles of Marketing||3|
Students who have specific educational or career needs may be allowed to vary selection of courses in the program after consulting with and obtaining written approval from the program coordinator.