From The School
The Graduate Business Association (GBA) is a not-for-profit, volunteer student organization which supports graduate business students at San Francisco State University in their academic endeavors (MBA/MSBA).
The association is an active part of the College of Business. It sponsors events, brings speakers to campus, and provides a forum for networking, exchanging ideas and socializing. The GBA is open to all SFSU business graduate students.
You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is also a Yahoo! Usergroup and mailing list at:
Recognizing that approximately 70% of the participants in the graduate business program consist of part-time students, our goal is to develop networking events that offer students the opportunity to meet peers, alumni and business professionals. The Graduate Business Association provides its members with current information and updates regarding the graduate program, professional events and workshops that take place throughout the school year.
The student body at SFSU reflects the Bay Area’s interesting local culture, and “because nearly 50 percent of the school’s students are international, the school ranks very high in diversity.” Group projects tend to go well, and “most everyone is laid back,” despite the pressures of business school. Some complain that students who “come straight from undergrad” are “uninterested and inexperienced” when compared to their older counterparts, but San Francisco’s MBA candidates are “generally thoughtful, professional, and engaged” throughout the program.
Located downtown, the petite SFSU “campus is brand new and very nice,” and “the surrounding area is, of course, awesome.” Not only is the campus convenient for downtown professionals, there are “tons of restaurants and shops around” the neighborhood. On campus, the school augments the curriculum through “interesting events and presentations outside regular classes,” and administrators “constantly send out emails about networking events and clubs.” Among the more popular activities, “every Thursday, the social club meets at a bar after night class.” Even so, “there is not a strong community aspect among SFSU students,” as most maintain an active personal and professional life outside of school.