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University of San Francisco Graduate School of Management Part Time MBA

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Part Time

Program Information

Specializations Offered: Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, Marketing, Organizational Behavior
Degrees Awarded: MBA, Part Time.

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School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (West)
#7 Greatest Opportunity for Minority Students

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 58% accepted out of 364 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 30
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.1
  • Average Years Work Experience: 5
  • Application Fee: $55

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA, Standardized Test Scores

Important: Recommendations, Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

Required: Extracurricular Activities, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores, Work Experience, Recommendations

Admission Information

Admissions requirements vary among USF's various MBA programs. All require that applicants submit official transcripts for all post-secondary academic work. All but the MBA for Executives require a GMAT score. At least two years of professional business experience is required for all but the MBA Career Advancement Program; the MBA for Executives re...Admissions requirements vary among USF's various MBA programs. All require that applicants submit official transcripts for all post-secondary academic work. All but the MBA for Executives require a GMAT score. At least two years of professional business experience is required for all but the MBA Career Advancement Program; the MBA for Executives requires at least seven years of experience. Essays, letters of recommendation, and a current resume are required by all programs. International applicants may be required to demonstrate English proficiency through the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic. Those with non- English transcripts are required to have them translated by a recognized translation service. A Certification of Finances form is also required of all international students.

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Important Dates

Round 1
January

15

Deadline
August

19

Start
Round 2
March

15

Deadline
August

19

Start
Round 3
May

14

Deadline
August

19

Start
Round 4
June

15

Deadline
August

19

Start

School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 215
Percent International Students 21%
Total Full-Time Faculty 71
Full-Time Faculty 59%

Student Life

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 here “are not very involved [with the program] outside the classroom,” nor are students in the “intense” Executive MBA program, who 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 some­thing 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.”

Career

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 presti­gious companies, including Bank of the West, Gartner Consulting, Wells Fargo, Salesforce.com, Silicon Valley Bank, Credit Suisse, Blue Shield of CA, Pandora, Quantcast, Medivation. 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 stu­dent clubs for speakers and strongly encourages student participation at various business community events. Despite these services, students feel the office can do better. “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.”

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About

The University of San Francisco is a private, Jesuit university located in San Francisco, California. Founded in 1855, USF was established as the first university in San Francisco. The School of Management at USF is a catalyst for change in business, government and non-profit managerial practice. Through research and teaching that draws on the global diversity and entrepreneurial energy of our region, we educate students to build more productive and compassionate organizations. We value personal responsibility and integrity, open and disciplined inquiry, and a collaborative and enterprising spirit.

The Princeton Review

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 options are offered to suit all needs. USF’s MBA is available in three pro­gram formats: a traditional two-year, full-time MBA, an accelerated one-year MBA, a part-time MBA, and an Executive MBA. 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 school’s “international draw”—21 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. Once core courses are completed, the USF curriculum is “taught in seven-week modules, which can be stressful. It’s a tight workload within seven weeks, but it is also satisfying to have four classes done in seven weeks.” The program places “an emphasis on group coop­eration while nurturing individual growth.”

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Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:
    • Carl Gellert and Ceclia Berta Gellert Foundation Family Business Center (FBC)
    • Center for Global Education
    • Center for Latino Studies in the Americas (CELASA)
    • Center for Law and Ethics
    • Center for Law and Global Justice
    • Center for the Pacific Rim
    • Communication Technology Management Program
    • Hospitality Industry Management Program
    • Japan Policy Research Institute
    • Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service & the Common Good
    • McCarthy Institute for Intellectual Property and Technology Law
    • Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability
    • The Pan American Society
    • Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History
  • International Student Support Groups:

    International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) promotes a global perspective for the USF community through educational and programmatic outreach while fostering the holistic development of international students/scholars by providing support services and immigration advising.

    http://www.usfca.edu/isss/

  • Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Support Groups:

    https://www.usfca.edu/management/hub/Student_Affairs/Student_Life/

  • Minority Support Groups:

    https://www.usfca.edu/management/hub/Student_Affairs/Student_Life/

  • Peer Tutoring Programs:

    Peer Tutors and Supplemental Instructors are current USF students who have demonstrated academic excellence in their subject and receive on-going training in fostering academic success in others. Both appointment and drop-in hours are available.

  • Research Facilities:
    • Carl Gellert and Ceclia Berta Gellert Foundation Family Business Center (FBC)
    • Center for Global Education
    • Center for Latino Studies in the Americas (CELASA)
    • Center for Law and Ethics
    • Center for Law and Global Justice
    • Center for the Pacific Rim
    • Communication Technology Management Program
    • Hospitality Industry Management Program
    • Japan Policy Research Institute
    • Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service & the Common Good
    • McCarthy Institute for Intellectual Property and Technology Law
    • Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability
    • The Pan American Society
    • Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History
  • Women Support Groups:

    https://www.usfca.edu/management/hub/Student_Affairs/Student_Life/

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of University of San Francisco Masagung Graduate School of Management include:

Pete Rozelle - Former Commissioner of the National Football League

James Phelan - Former US Senator

Paul Otellini - President and CEO of Intel Corporation

Heather Fong - The former San Francisco Police Chief

Sheila Burke - The former Undersecretary of the Smithsonian

School Outcomes

Average Debt At Graduation: $70,845

Top Employers Of Graduates From This School Include: Bank of the West, Well Fargo, Salesforce.com, Gartner Consulting, Silicon Valley Bank

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Marketing / Sales 41% $69,000
Other 24% $73,000
Other 19% $63,333
Consulting 19% $73,333
Consulting 12% $87,000
Human Resources 6% $55,000
Finance / Accounting 6% $70,000
General Management 6% $50,000
Operations / Logistics 6% $80,000
Financial Services 6% $80,000

School Employment Information

Graduation Employment 51%
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