Bachelor of Science in Management (BSM) Program (A Degree Completion Program)

Designed for working professionals seeking to complete their unfinished bachelor’s degree, the University of San Francisco offers a Bachelor of Science in Management (BSM).

Students learn to balance theory and practice to become effective managers within all sectors of organizational life.

Program Goals & Learning Outcomes

Program Goal 1 – Develop Effective and Ethical Leaders

  • Students will analyze the effective qualities of a leader using organizational behavior frameworks.
  • Students will evaluate personal leadership capacities and areas for future personal growth.
  • Students will identify and describe stakeholders across multiple sectors; connect ethical theory to stakeholder values; recognize and interpret societal context that influences stakeholders.
  • Students will effectively communicate orally and in writing using various mediums across diverse situations.

Program Goal 2 – Innovative & Creative Decision-making

  • Students will create, analyze and integrate relevant quantitative and qualitative information to develop and evaluate management decisions.

Program Goal 3 - Domain Concepts

  • Accounting
    Students will use accounting concepts and principles in creating and analyzing financial statements of organizations.
  • Finance
    Students will demonstrate ability to identify relevant information and apply specific knowledge and analysis skills to assess the economic value of real/financial assets or investment opportunities and make appropriate decision to create value.
  • Organizational Behavior
    Students will work effectively in groups and foster positive team dynamics.
  • Technology
    Students will describe the intertwined relationship among technology, information, and the organizational structure and operations in order to assess and evaluate the core technology concepts that enable sound organizational decision making.
  • Marketing
    Students will be able to identify the core concepts of marketing – price, product, place, and promotion. Strategy Students will develop specific and actionable strategic options to enhance the organization’s position through analysis of the changes in its competitive environment, its industry/sector, and its internal resources.
  • Strategy
    Students will develop specific and actionable strategic options to enhance the organization’s position through analysis of the changes in its competitive environment, its industry/sector, and its internal resources.

Program Goal 4 - Global Orientation

  • Students will integrate diverse perspectives (e.g. cultural, religious, economic, political, historical, geographic, and environmental) in decision-making.

Curriculum Overview

Students take 44 units of upper-division management coursework for the major. Students in the BSM program also have the opportunity to earn up to 21 tuition-free units towards some general elective requirements through Interdisciplinary Studies Assessment (ISA).

The McLaren School of Management continually updates its curriculum to satisfy the latest AACSB requirements and to assure that its students receive the full experience of studying at an excellent liberal arts university. Recognizing our students as individuals with unique interests and talents, the faculty have designed the business curriculum to support the focus and breadth each individual student requires.

Course requirements are divided into the following areas

  1. University Core Curriculum
  2. Management Core
  3. Interdisciplinary Studies (including the Interdisciplinary Studies Assessment)
  4. BSM Electives/Specialization



The Interdisciplinary Research and Writing (INTD 310) course helps students develop experiential research-based essays that may be applied toward some general elective units. Submitted research essays are evaluated by leading faculty and researchers in the areas of study. Essays are evaluated on a unit/no unit basis with students earning three units for essays meeting the academic learning outcomes.



BSM electives are offered in the areas of:

  • Organizational Behavior & Leadership
  • Public & Nonprofit Administration
  • Information Systems
  • Law Enforcement Leadership

Electives vary by campus

Contact Info

BS Management Downtown Campus

Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. by appointment

University of San Francisco
Downtown Campus
101 Howard Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 422-4892

Contact Info

Pleasanton Campus

Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and by appointment

6120 Stoneridge Mall Road, Suite 150
Pleasanton, CA 94588
(925) 867-2711