The University of San Francisco is located in the center of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley. This location puts students in the middle of one of the largest entrepreneurial capitals of the world.
The University’s Jesuit Catholic heritage leads to an important part of instruction and the student experience. Self-development and service are concepts that are supported in various ways. One example of this is the requirement of service-learning courses in order to graduate. A few of the courses offered are Writing/Speaking in the Community, Management and Organizational Dynamics, and Ethics: Service Learning. Business students will benefit from the campus location, high academic standards, and holistic educational view at USF.
The business curriculum at the University of San Francisco places an overall emphasis on sustainability, social responsibility, and leadership. Participants of the programs will leave prepared for a competitive career in public, private, and non-profit sectors. The Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration includes eight majors in high demand topics like International Business, Accounting, and Hospitality Management. The BSBA + MS in Financial Analysis offers a solid general business foundation followed by a focused graduate degree that can all be completed in only five years.
Graduate students have several other degree options to choose from, including but not limited to MBA, Marketing Intelligence, Organization Development, or Non-Profit Administration. The Master’s of Business Administration is offered in full-time, part-time, and Executive formats. Dual degrees can also be earned along with an MBA. The dual options are Asia Pacific Studies, Dentistry, Energy Systems Management, Environmental Management, Financial Management, or Juris Doctor.
USF School of Management students are supported from the start, during the application process, and into their careers. The Office of Undergraduate Studies and Programming and Office of Graduate Admissions assists students with all of their educational planning needs. Graduate Student Affairs and Graduate Career students give those working on their master’s degrees the resources needed for planning their education and meeting their future career goals.
Because of the University’s unique location, students often work on projects or complete internships for top companies. Past students have interned with Amazon, Tesla Motors, the Smithsonian Museum, and ESPN. Workshops and activities are also planned to expand students’ academic and work-related knowledge. Some of the recent events have covered topics such as salesforce training, the evolution of finance, and what it is like to work for companies like Twitter or Airbnb. Outside of the S.o.M., there are also many fun and interesting clubs to join like the Ballroom and Latin Dance Club, College Players, Automotive Club, and Game Design Club. The Magis Emerging Leadership Program is a year-long fellowship program for first-year students that cultivates leadership skills through workshops, mentorships, group challenges, and more.