From the School

The University of San Francisco School of Management is committed to developing conscious leaders with an entrepreneurial mindset and an aptitude for evidence-based decision making.

USF School of Management's faculty are committed to outstanding teaching and are driven by a dual emphasis on academic rigor and social justice. Our educators, practitioners and scholars provide students with a wealth of international experience in management problems and practices. Their research is sparked by intellectual curiosity and enriched by contributions from academics, and government, nonprofit and business leaders from around the world.

Overview

From The School


Applicants
292
Acceptance Rate
69%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.10
Years Work Experience
7
Average Age
30

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
503 - 600
GPA
2.8 - 3.4

Deadlines


Rolling Admission Deadline
July 15

Round 1
November 15

Round 2
January 15

Round 3
March 15

Round 4
May 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Overall


Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
21:1
Total Faculty
65

58
Full-time
42
Part-time
32
Female
15
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

"A great emphasis on entrepreneurship and finance" is among the program strengths that draw MBAs to the University of San Francisco's School of Management, which offers a variety of MBA program formats and optional concentrations to suit all needs. USF's MBA is available in three program formats: Full-Time MBA (two years), Part-Time MBA (three years), and an Executive MBA (twenty-one months).

In all programs, USF's "strong connections with venture capitalists in the area" as well as "the technology and innovation of the Silicon Valley" help make entrepreneurship "such a strength" of this MBA program. The MBA program's "international draw"—43 percent of students here are internationals—makes USF a great place for those interested in international business to learn and network. "I believe that anyone looking to get into international business would find USF a great fit," one student tells us. Each of USF's MBA programs maintains "small class sizes" that promote "personal relationships with professors," especially valuable since professors here "will get you business contacts." Each program embodies "the Jesuit approach toward a well-rounded education" and works at "ensuring ethics" throughout the curriculum.

The program places "an emphasis on group cooperation while nurturing individual growth."


Concentrations

Entrepreneurship
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
International Business
JD/MBA - Dual Degree
Marketing
MS/MBA - Dual Degree
Non-Profit Management/Public Administration
Organizational Behavior

Specialized Masters

Business Administration
Entrepreneurship
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
Non-Profit Management/Public Administration
Organizational Behavior


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
Strategic Management in the Global Environment This course will focus on strategic management principles and cases within an international context. Students will examine the dynamics between macro environment factors, industry structure, and the behavior of firms. Students will explore the sources of sustainable competitive advantages and analyze strategies employed in global business competition. Students will also apply guiding principles for formulating and executing strategies, and for adapting to uncertain competitive environments. Sustainable Supply Chain Management The course covers activities involved in resource extraction and physically moving raw materials, inventory, and finished goods from point of origin to point of use or consumption. Planning, organizing and controlling the organization’s supply chain is examined in the context of an enterprise's triple bottom line – financial profitability, social sustainability, and environmental impact. The course examines the role of supply chain processes in creating sustainable competitive advantage with respect to quality, flexibility, lead time, and investigates the total cost analyses, as well as product and process life cycles in the supply chain. Topics include: sourcing, operations, distribution, customer service and communication, green supply chains, fair labor and safety monitoring, outsourcing, and international logistics. The course will also focus on process measurements and the impact on organizational performance in the context of footprints (e.g., carbon, labor, water, pollution), and existing and emerging software systems that enable sustainable supply chains. Sustainable Business Models (Elective for International Business concentration.) This course will provide students with an understanding of the reason behind this change and offer a thorough introduction to the concept and practice of business sustainability. The course will examine important topics such as pollution prevention, product stewardship, sustainable development, the triple bottom line, brand and reputation, corporate social responsibility and stakeholder theory. The course will place a heavy emphasis on practical examples from the business world and, as such, will make extensive use of guest lecturers and case studies.

Research Opportunities in Sustainability

Description

School's environmental commitment 1:
The joint degree MBA/Master of Science in Environmental Management program is designed for graduate students and working professionals who seek or hold careers in the environmental field. The goal of the MBA/MS Environmental Management program is to enhance and broaden the skills and knowledge necessary to meet the demands and changes of the environmental marketplace - in public agencies and government bodies, the consulting sector, and industry.

School's environmental commitment 2:
Net Impact at USF is organized for and by USF graduate students to inspire stewardship in corporate and social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, international development and environmental sustainability amongst the university's future business leaders. In line with that mission, students of the Net Impact club at the University of San Francisco School of Management began a movement that resulted in the reworking of all water fountains in the School of Management to include the capacity to fill metal, reusable water bottles. Malloy Hall, the home of USF's undergraduate business and management programs, became the pioneer building on campus to align itself with the new university initiative that seeks to ban the sale of plastic water bottles which can number as many as 5,000 plastic bottles a day on USF’s campus. USF School of Management Net Impact students also take part in service projects around the Bay Area.

School's environmental commitment 3:
The Green Team is a faculty and staff initiative that provides leadership in three main areas: education about the environment, stewardship of the environment, and outreach and service to the environment.

Career Overview

From The School


Average Starting Salary
$98,617
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
49%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
73%
Graduate Facilitated
23%
School Facilitiated
4%
Unknown

Source Of Internship Acceptances
75%
Graduate Facilitiated
22%
School Facilitiated
3%
Unknown Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

50%
Other
17%
Marketing
17%
Operations/Logistics
17%
General Management

Graduates Employed by Region

86%
West
9%
Southwest
5%
International

Students Say

If you want to live and work in the Bay Area, USF will give you an edge in the local market. A staple in the community, USF has a strong alumni base and the school creates "good opportunities to network." Currently, USF graduates are employed at a range of presti- gious companies, including Bank of the West, Gartner Consulting, Wells Fargo, Salesforce. com, Silicon Valley Bank, Pandora and Constellation Brands.

For those pursuing new positions after graduation, USF Graduate Career Services hosts a variety of workshops, events, and individual advising sessions to help students with career planning and professional development. The department typically collaborates with stu- dent clubs for speakers and strongly encourages student participation at various business community events. Despite these services, students feel the office can continue to improve. "The ability to bring in more big name companies or even jobs for the MBA students" is an area for improvement, one student writes, adding "I believe it is difficult because we have to compete with Stanford and Berkley, but USF MBA grads have a lot to offer and I believe being in San Francisco they should be marketing the MBA program much better to the job market."


Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Other 50% $100,000 $113,167 $75,000 $180,000
Marketing / Sales 17% $100,000 $91,667 $65,000 $110,000
Operations / Logistics 17% $100,000 $95,000 $85,000 $100,000
General Management 17% $55,000 $65,533 $41,600 $100,000

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Other 50% $100,000 $105,000 $41,600 $180,000
Technology 33% $100,000 $97,183 $41,600 $146,500
Consulting 17% $82,000 $82,333 $65,000 $100,000

Prominent Alumni

Mike Sangiacomo
President & CEO of Recology Inc.

Alfred Chuang
Former CEO of BEA Systems

Paul Otellini
Former President and CEO of Intel Corporation

John Burton
Chairman of the California Democratic Party

Jeff Silk
Vice Chairman, Fisher Investments

Overview

From The School


Dates

Application Deadlines
Jun 15

Financial Aid Statistics


Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$39,900
Tuition (Out-State)
$39,900
Fees (In-State)
$250
Fees (Out-State)
$250

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,425
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,425

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$18,000
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$18,000

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
190
Part Time
57%

In State
34.0%
Out of State
66.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
18

Demographics

21.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
60.00%
International

44% female
56% male

Campus Life

From The School

Students Say

USF's "wired campus" in "one of the most beautiful cities in the world" offers "good resources" to students. "We have easy access to study rooms, computers, technology, and food (very important)," one student reports. Students' involvement on campus depends on their program. Part-timers, when balancing work, life, and school, can find it difficult to be "very involved [with the program] outside the classroom." The same holds true for the students in the "intense" Executive MBA program, who also happily report that the program "takes care of its students," a process that includes "catering all the food so you can concentrate on your classes."

Full timers, on the other hand, tell us that extracurricular life is "very active: a lot of clubs, good sport programs, a lot of speakers from Silicon Valley." There's also "Thirsty Thursday events, where students get together at local bars on Thursdays and have a drink." The event calendar is easy to track, as events "are summarized each week in an email from the VP of Marketing from the Graduate Business Association."

All here agree that San Francisco is an "excellent location" where there's "always some- thing to do." There are "plenty of attractions nearby, including bars, parks, and museums. Students hang out with each other outside of school at these places." The MBA population is "a good mix of students in terms of background, gender, work experience" and include "many international students, students from across the U.S., married and single students, as well as students who come from all sorts of professional backgrounds."


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
99%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

From The School



Contact
Elisabeth Merkel Baghai
Director of Admissions

Address
101 Howard Street
Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

Phone
4154226554

Fax

Email
94105


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