University of San Francisco - School of Management

Introduction

Be a leader. Build productive and compassionate organizations. Be a force for positive change in the world.

The University of San Francisco’s School of Management is at the epicenter of global innovation and can help you develop the skills to excel in today’s dynamic business, government and nonprofit environments. Our internationally recognized faculty is committed to teaching you what you need to succeed, including the hallmarks of Jesuit education — social justice and global citizenship.

Why the USF School of Management?

When you join the USF School of Management you join a university committed to developing compassionate and productive leaders.

Our mission is to challenge you to reimagine business and management to create a more humane and just world. We demand academic excellence in the service of humankind. We broaden your understanding of today’s global marketplace.

We are located in the heart of San Francisco, one of the most intense business ecosystems in the world, which allows us to provide students with unparalleled access to high tech, biotech, finance, venture capital, and entrepreneurial leaders. In addition to unparalleled real-world application throughout your education at the School of Management, our student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1 for a highly-engaged and individualized learning experience.

We bring together students from across the globe to learn both the academic fundamentals of contemporary entrepreneurship and innovation as well as hard-earned business experience and insights from entrepreneurs and business professionals. Our alumni represent 117 industries in 50 states, 9 US territories, and 97 countries around the world.

Discover exceptional graduate academic programs, faculty of the highest caliber, and a student and alumni community that is actively changing the world from here. We are an AACSB-accredited institution, the highest standard of achievement held only by 5% of business schools worldwide.

Life at the USF School of Management

Life at USF is more than sitting in a classroom. Students at the School of Management enjoy rich educational experiences that prepare them for today’s dynamic marketplace, from real-world consulting projects and global immersion programs to renowned speakers and interactions with a student and alumni network that is changing the world.

School of Management Faculty

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.

The faculty are dedicated to innovative research and best practices, creating a learning environment characterized by high quality scholarship and mindful attention to the societal impact of their work. They serve our community, our city, and our world through editorial boards, pro bono consulting, boards of directors, and through service-learning projects embedded in their curricula.

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Master in Global Entrepreneurial Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Spain Barcelona

The Master in Global Entrepreneurial Management (MGEM) at the University of San Francisco will take you to Barcelona, Taipei, and San Francisco, revealing successful, creative, and innovative business practices through the cultural lens of three vibrant cities. [+]

The Master in Global Entrepreneurial Management (MGEM) at the University of San Francisco will take you to Barcelona, Taipei, and San Francisco, revealing successful, creative, and innovative business practices through the cultural lens of three vibrant cities. The MGEM program combines direct exposure to multinational entrepreneurial firms with an international cohort of students to provide you with global business skills for success. - Spend four months in each participating city and graduate in one year - Offered at USF's San Francisco Downtown Campus, in conjunction with Institut Quimic de Sarria (Barcelona) and Fu Jen Catholic University (Taipei) - All courses are taught in English - Undergraduate degree must be conferred within the past three years Entry Requirements - Official Transcript(s) – Upload copies of transcripts from each accredited college or university attended to the online application. If admitted to the program, instructions for sending official, sealed transcripts will be provided. - Résumé – Submit a current résumé demonstrating relevant work experience. - Letters of Recommendation – Two letters of recommendation are required. At least one recommendation should come from a college professor who is well-acquainted with the applicant's academic capability. If the recommender must submit a hard copy letter by mail, please request that your recommender complete this form to include with his/her letter. - Statement of Purpose or Essay – A 500 to 1000 word essay about yourself, your background, and your short- and long-term professional goals is required. Please be sure to address why you have decided to... [-]

Master of Nonprofit Administration

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA San Francisco

Develop a deeper understanding of nonprofit management as you investigate the political, economic, legal and social environments of nonprofit organizations. [+]

Become an effective globally engaged nonprofit and nongovernmental organization (NGO) leader for sustainable development and social impact.  USF's Master of Nonprofit Administration graduate management program ensures you acquire the tools you need to strengthen your leadership abilities, identify ethical considerations and effect positive change.  Develop essential leadership values, management skills and nonprofit competencies to work as an executive director, nonprofit consultant, development director, or other leadership positions in the nonprofit and social sector — engaged in fields such as education, health, arts and humanities, human services, economic inclusion, sustainable development, advocacy and social change.  Learn from contemporary scholars and leaders in from California’s nonprofit sector to international NGOs, to broaden your leadership and critical thinking skills and work alongside peers who share your professional goals and aspirations.  You have a choice which nonprofit graduate degree program best fits your lifestyle. The Full-Time International MNA offered during the week in San Francisco is centered on experiential learning and is open to international students. The Professional MNA for working professionals is offered in San Francisco on weekends and supported by video-conference and online technology. FULL-TIME MNA PART-TIME MNA 1-year program 21-month program Weekdays, typically M-Th 9am - 1pm Saturdays, 8am - 5pm (2 classes) Work experience not required Two years of work experience preferred USF downtown San Francisco campus location USF downtown San Francisco campus location No requirement for GRE/GMAT No requirement for GRE/GMAT FULL-TIME MNA PART-TIME MNA Nonprofit Administration Application Requirements Transcript(s) – Copies of your transcripts from each accredited college... [-]

Master of Public Administration

Campus or Online Full time Part time 21 months September 2017 USA San Francisco + 1 more

Develop workable solutions for the common good while working toward an exciting career in public management. [+]

Develop workable solutions for the common good while working toward an exciting career in public management. Navigate the intersection of the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Translate theory into practice and begin implementing policy that supports your community. Our MPA program prioritizes hands-on experience that prepares you to address the public interest through the collection and analysis of evidence essential for implementing public service strategies. A flexible class schedule helps working professionals balance their busy lives, while small class sizes promote one-on-one attention and deeper relationship building. About the Master of Public Administration Program Typical program length is 21 months, with 38 credits Classes offered on Saturday Preferred but not required - two years of professional work experience, including internships Wide range of scholarship and financial aid options Classes begin each fall at USF’s Downtown San Francisco campus. Also offered in a 100% online format. Accredited by NASPAA, the foremost membership organization of graduate programs in public administration, public policy, public affairs, and public & nonprofit management in the US and around the world. STATE AUTHORIZATION USF is not currently accepting applications from online students who reside in Alabama*, Arkansas*, Delaware, Iowa*, Kentucky, Maryland*, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Carolina*, Ohio (MPH, MSIM) and Wisconsin*. Additionally, USF is not currently accepting applications for online students for the MSN and DNP online programs who reside in Louisiana, Maine, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island and Tennessee. Note, residents of states where USF is not authorized for online education may attend USF... [-]

Master of Science in Financial Analysis

Campus Full time 18 months September 2017 USA San Francisco

The Master of Science in Financial Analysis (MSFA) at the University of San Francisco is focused on building expertise in investment analysis and management. [+]

The Master of Science in Financial Analysis (MSFA) program at the University of San Francisco provides a unique combination of academic rigor and practical expertise in quantitative financial analysis and economics. Gain sophisticated training in the areas deemed crucial by the investment management profession as embodied in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. This graduate program integrates the quantitative training required by the financial profession with solid grounding in the ethical behavior that underpins financial markets and transactions. Details Select from 2 program formats: - 18-month full-time program that includes a faculty-led practicum or Wall Street/SEC immersion program - 22-month part-time program designed for working professionals Preparation for the CFA exams Access to Bloomberg Terminals Wide range of scholarship and financial aid options Offered at USF's San Francisco Downtown Campus (fall and spring semesters) Accredited by the AACSB, the highest standard of achievement held only by 5% of business schools worldwide Entry Requirements - Official Transcript(s) – Upload copies of transcripts from each accredited college or university attended to the online application. If admitted to the program, instructions for sending official, sealed transcripts will be provided. - Required Foundation Courses – Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Accounting, Probability and Statistics, Calculus courses, and knowledge of spreadsheet applications. - Résumé – Submit a current résumé demonstrating relevant work experience. Professional MSFA applicants must have a minimum of two years of full-time, post-undergraduate professional experience. - Letters of Recommendation – Two letters of recommendation are required. MSFA applicants must submit at least one recommendation from... [-]

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Master in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA San Francisco

Just steps from some of the world’s most innovative companies in Silicon Valley and San Francisco, the USF MSEI helps you build essential skills, handle real-world startup scenarios, and establish professional associations to launch an entrepreneurial career in the region that constantly reinvents itself. [+]

Launch your entrepreneurial career in Silicon Valley. Just steps from some of the world’s most innovative companies in Silicon Valley and San Francisco, the USF MSEI helps you build essential skills, handle real-world startup scenarios, and establish professional associations to launch an entrepreneurial career in the region that constantly reinvents itself. During this one year master's degree, take an entrepreneurial journey to launch your new career. Join small classes of motivated students, experience a cutting-edge curriculum, and leverage the Silicon Valley innovation ecosystem. USF delivers essential theoretical, applied, and experiential learning to help you launch your new career or new venture. Develop your career as an innovative leader who will help fashion a more humane and equitable world through the creation of products, services, and new ventures that serve communities around the globe. CUSTOMIZED CAREER GUIDANCE MSEI Students will have access to professional networking events, career workshops, and other career services. Students will also receive on-going mentorship and build a personal advisory board to aid in their professional development. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES Intern with a San Francisco Bay Area firm Work on company-based projects Visit Silicon Valley companies Attend entrepreneurial pitch events Prepare a new business venture for launch GLOBAL REPUTATION The University of San Francisco has a long tradition of entrepreneurial excellence. In 2015 Forbes ranked USF among the top 20 entrepreneurial research universities in the United States, and the Financial Times ranked the joint USF Master in Global Entrepreneurial Management among the top 75 international master of management... [-]

Master in Organizational Development

Campus Full time September 2017 USA San Francisco

The M.S. in Organization Development (MSOD) program empowers professionals to lead change through collaboration and mutually trusting relationships in the organizational system. [+]

Develop the skills to address contemporary organizational challenges, lead change initiatives and increase effectiveness. Learn to enhance organizational effectiveness and resiliency with relevant theory and interdisciplinary knowledge. Acquire skills in organizational assessment, diagnosis, implementation, and evaluation that will prepare you to assume a leadership role. Our program was designed with working professionals in mind. Evening and weekend class times accommodate your busy schedule, while small class sizes and a unique cohort system promote richer relationships and a more hands-on experience. The M.S. in Organization Development (MSOD) program empowers professionals to lead change through collaboration and mutually trusting relationships in the organizational system. Students study theories and models of OD, practice participatory action research and develop skills to effectively contribute to, manage, and lead teams. The MSOD program values self-awareness, self-care, reflection, and compassion as building blocks of change. The MSOD program curriculum is designed around four essential elements that define the field: reflection (self-as-instrument), diagnosis, implementation, and evaluation. Program Learning Outcomes Understanding the Foundations, Theories and Models of OD Students will become familiar with the key concepts, research, theories and models in OD. Students will apply OD theories and models to change interventions in organizations. Ability to Lead Change and Use Self-as-Instrument Students will develop skills in building collaborative, mutually trusting relationships in an organizational system, contracting with clients, defining goals, providing and receiving feedback and implementing interventions adhering to the values and principles of OD practice. Students will practice self-reflection, skillful communication, effective negotiation and conflict resolution and self-care... [-]

Master of Information Systems

Campus Full time 27 months September 2017 USA San Francisco San Jose + 1 more

The MSIS program emphasizes an effective use of information technology to enable a competitive advantage for both individuals and organizations. Integrated courses that highlight the integral role information technology plays in every sector will prepare you to be a successful leader. [+]

Develop a competitive edge at the intersection of technology and business strategy as a working professional. Become a master of information systems and develop a competitive edge at the intersection of technology and business strategy. Acquire the skills to create sound financial systems and manage an organization’s human capital. The MSIS program emphasizes an effective use of information technology to enable a competitive advantage for both individuals and organizations. Integrated courses that highlight the integral role information technology plays in every sector will prepare you to be a successful leader. MSIS offers small class sizes and an evening class schedule to help working professionals balance their busy lives while enjoying an enriched learning environment and deeper relationship building. Master of Science in Information Systems Program Overview Typical program length is 27 months, with 36 credits Attend class for four hours one night a week Minimum of two years of professional work experience Optional concentrations available in Biotechnology and Information Security Offered at USF's San Jose campus (fall semester) Program Details Program Co-Directors: William Kolb, Edward Kreutzer The effective and efficient use of information technology is an integral part of an organization's ability to achieve a competitive advantage in both the private and public sectors. Ethical practices and professionalism are integrated components throughout the program, along with a focus on essential career development skills and effective management of human resources. The program, based upon nationally approved curriculum recommendations from the Association for Information Systems (AIS) and the Association for Computing Machinery... [-]

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USF School of Management Downtown Campus

Address Howard St 101
94105 San Francisco, United States
Website http://www.usfca.edu/management/
Phone +1 415-422-2221

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