San Francisco State University Lam Family College of Business

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The AACSB-accredited Lam Family College of Business at San Francisco State University fosters “responsible leadership in sustainable business.” Its location is in the center of the flourishing metropolitan city of San Francisco, giving Lam students an advantage in academic and career preparation. Engaging in partnerships with local and global businesses and universities is of high priority in preparing students to enter and succeed in a diverse and competitive marketplace.  


Esteemed professors teach a rigorous curriculum full of innovative thought, forward-thinking, business ethics, sustainability, and relevance. Undergraduate studies include a Bachelors in Economics, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Labor & Employment Studies, and Business Administration. The BBA areas of emphasis include Decision Sciences, Finance with an option in Real Estate, General Business, International Business, Marketing, Accounting, Entrepreneurial/Small Business Management, Information Systems, and Management.

Graduate studies consist of a Masters in Accountancy, Economics, Business Analytics, Business Administration, an MBA for Biotech Professionals, and an MBA for Executives. The MBA has a fast-track option, and a flexible option with all classes offered in the afternoons and evenings.

To help ease the financial burden, Lam students can apply for many different financial aid opportunities. A few options include The Oubre Leadership Scholarship, The SF State Lam Family College of Business Scholarship, The Wallace Fund for Diversity Scholarship, and The Financial Women of San Francisco Scholarship. Business students have the option to immerse themselves in a different culture and gain insight into international business first-hand through study abroad programs in places like Germany, Denmark, Thailand, Australia, Sweden, South Korea, Israel, Ghana, and France.

Student Life

A considerable part of the educational process involves career and professional development and preparation. Lam’s Career Services offers an incredible amount of resources such as career exploration and planning, career skills development, internship prep and listings, job searches, interview tips, resume and cover letter assistance, and employment events. Business students can join the networking event, First Fridays Fun, where they can learn from guest speakers who address relevant business topics and enjoy time socializing with peers and professionals.

Additional preparation and leadership development exist through participation in a variety of student-led organizations, including the Economics Students Association, Graduate Students in Accounting Association, Black Business Students Association, Hospitality Management Society, International Business Society, Marketing Association, Net Impact, and Providing Opportunity for Women. Students highly benefit from service-learning opportunities through the Institute for Civic & Community Engagement. This Institute builds sustainable partnerships with the community, which provides numerous service opportunities for students, faculty, and staff. Through service-learning, students can make a positive impact, enhance their resume, develop relevant professional skills, gain hands-on experience, all while applying the knowledge obtained in the classroom.

Those interested in commercial real estate can complete the Commercial Real Estate Fellows Program, which is a one-year preparation program to get students ready to enter the Real Estate profession. The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fellows Program gives entrepreneurial students the support and guidance to successfully create and implement a new business idea or venture.

Ready to start your journey?

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