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Admission

The School of Management seeks to educate the whole person: professionally, personally, and ethically. Accordingly, the Graduate Admissions Committee utilizes the comprehensive package of admission materials to determine whether our programs are a good match for your qualifications and your goals. Your employment history, personal statement, references and research interests are as essential as your test scores and grades in our admission process.

Application Requirements

Master of Science in Analytics

For more details on the Analytics application requirements, please click here.

Full-Time MBA and Part-Time MBA

  • Official Transcript(s) – One official transcript from each accredited college or university attended. Unofficial transcripts should be uploaded to the online application. If admitted to the program, applicants must submit official, sealed transcripts. Instructions on how to send these official, sealed documents will be provided at the time of admission.
    Transcripts from schools outside of the U.S. – please refer to the International Students page for more details.
  • Résumé – Upload a current résumé demonstrating a minimum of two years of post-undergraduate professional experience. Two years of post-undergraduate professional experience is preferred for the Full-Time MBA. 
  • Letters of Recommendation – Two letters of recommendation are required. At least one professional recommendation is required. Online submission of recommendation forms is recommended. Should your recommender be submitting the form via mail or email, please complete the top portion of this form and then provide the form to your recommender to complete and include with his/her letter.  The Graduate Admissions Office will not accept emailed letters of recommendation from personal email accounts (e.g., hotmail, gmail, yahoo, etc).
  • Personal Statement – A 1000 to 1500 word document: Please upload one document answering each of the following three questions: 1). What are your short and long term professional goals? Please include why you want an MBA from the University of San Francisco School of Management and how the degree will help you achieve those goals. 2). Your background, passions, and personal interests are important to us. What are 5 things we don't already know about you? 3). The Bay Area is home to many of the world's leading social media companies and provides our students an extended classroom. That said, write out a "Tweet" - describe yourself in 140 characters or less.
  • GMAT/GRE – A GMAT or GRE score is required.  You can upload your score report to your online application. You must also request that an official score report be sent to USF from ETS (GRE) or GMAC (GMAT). The USF school code for the GRE is 4850. The USF codes for the GMAT are 91M-7L-48 (Full-Time MBA) and 91M-7L-38 (Part-Time MBA).
  • Interview - The University of San Francisco School of Management uses an online video interview platform, Interview Stream, to conduct all interviews. Upon submission of the online application, an email invitation from Interview Stream will be sent to the email account associated with your online application. The invitation will include instructions on how to access and submit an interview through the online video interviewing preparation platform. If for some reason, you do not receive the email invitation from Interview Stream or are unable to complete the interview online, please contact the Graduate Recruiting and Admissions Office at 415-422-2221 or management@usfca.edu to understand other available options.
  • English Proficiency – Applicants who did not earn an undergraduate or graduate degree or have not completed two years of study in a degree program in English at a higher education institution in the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Norway, American Somoa, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grand Cayman, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Liberia, Trinidad/Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Commonwealth or Northern Mariana Islands, or Republic of Palau must submit a TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic Score. You can upload your score report to your online application. You must also request that an official score report be sent to USF. The USF school code for TOEFL, IELTS and PTE Academic is 4850. 

Executive MBA

  • Official Transcript(s) – One official transcript from each accredited college or university attended. Unofficial transcripts should be uploaded to the online application. If admitted to the program, applicants must submit official, sealed transcripts. Instructions on how to send these official, sealed documents will be provided at the time of admission.  Transcripts from schools outside of the U.S. – please refer to the International Students page for more details.

  • Résumé – A current résumé demonstrating a minimum of eight years of post-undergraduate professional experience including two years in a management role. Applicants must be employed in a full-time position at the time of application. 

  • Letters of Recommendation – Two letters of recommendation are required. The Graduate Admissions Office will not accept emailed letters of recommendation from personal email accounts (e.g., hotmail, gmail, yahoo, etc.).

  • Essays – Two essays are required, each 1-2 double-spaced pages, which respond to the following questions: *Tell us why you decided to apply for an executive MBA at this stage in your career. Who or what experience influenced you to apply for your MBA? * Evaluate your leadership and management skills, capabilities and talents as they stand today. What would your business partners, direct reports, and indirect reports say about you as a leader? What areas do you feel you could further develop?

  • GMAT – A GMAT score is required for applicants with less than eight years of post-undergraduate professional experience.

  • Interview - Applicants will be contacted for an interview once all application materials have been received by the Graduate Admissions Office

  • Statement of Participation - Signed by employer which acknowledges support of the student while in the Executive MBA program.

  • English Proficiency – Applicants who did not earn an undergraduate or graduate degree or have not completed two years of study in a degree program in English at a higher education institution in the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Norway, American Somoa, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grand Cayman, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Liberia, Trinidad/Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Commonwealth or Northern Mariana Islands, or Republic of Palau must submit a TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic Score. You can upload your score report to your online application. You must also request that an official score report be sent to USF. The USF school code for TOEFL, IELTS and PTE Academic is 4850. 

Master of Science in Financial Analysis

  • Official Transcript(s) – One official transcript from each accredited college or university attended. Unofficial transcripts should be uploaded to the online application. If admitted to the program, applicants must submit official, sealed transcripts. Instructions on how to send these official, sealed documents will be provided at the time of admission.
    Transcripts from schools outside of the U.S. – please refer to the International Students page for more details.
  • Required Foundation Courses – Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Accounting, Probability and Statistics, Calculus courses, and knowledge of spreadsheet applications.
  • Résumé – A current résumé summarizing relevant work experience. Professional MSFA applicants must have a minimum of two years of post-undergraduate professional experience.
  • Letters of Recommendation – Two letters of recommendation are required. MSFA and Accelerated MSFA applicants must submit at least one recommendation from a college professor who is well acquainted with their academic capability. Professional MSFA applicants must submit at least one professional recommendation. Online submission of recommendation forms is recommended. Should your recommender be submitting the form via mail or email, please complete the top portion of this form and then provide the form to your recommender to complete and include with his/her letter.  The Graduate Admissions Office will not accept emailed letters of recommendation from personal email accounts (e.g., hotmail, gmail, yahoo, etc.).
  • Personal Statement – A 500 to 1000 word document: Please tell us about yourself, your background, and your short and long term professional goals. You may want to include information about your family, personal interests, and why you have decided to pursue this degree at the University of San Francisco School of Management.
  • GMAT/GRE – A GMAT or GRE score is required for the MSFA and Accelerated MSFA programs (a GMAT or GRE score is not required for the Professional MSFA program). You can upload your score report to your online application. You must also request that an official score report be sent to USF from ETS (GRE) or GMAC (GMAT). The USF school code for the GRE is 4850. The USF code for the GMAT is 91M-7L-93.
  • English Proficiency – Applicants who did not earn an undergraduate or graduate degree or have not completed two years of study in a degree program in English at a higher education institution in the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Norway, American Somoa, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grand Cayman, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Liberia, Trinidad/Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Commonwealth or Northern Mariana Islands, or Republic of Palau must submit a TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic Score. You can upload your score report to your online application. You must also request that an official score report be sent to USF. The USF school code for TOEFL, IELTS and PTE Academic is 4850. 

Master in Global Entrepreneurial Management

**USF Welcomes applicants to the MGEM program from any North American, Central American and Middle Eastern country.

For applicants from any South American, European, and/or African Country, please apply to Institut Quimic de Sarria (IQS)

For applicants from any Asian or Oceanic Country, please apply to Fu Jen Catholic University

  • Official Transcript(s) – One official transcript from each accredited college or university attended. Unofficial transcripts should be uploaded to the online application. If admitted to the program, applicants must submit official, sealed transcripts. Instructions on how to send these official, sealed documents will be provided at the time of admission. MGEM applicants must have earned their undergraduate degree within the past three years. 
    Transcripts from schools outside of the U.S. – please refer to the International Students page for more details.
  • Résumé – A current résumé summarizing relevant work experience.
  • Letters of Recommendation – Two letters of recommendation are required. At least one recommendation from a college professor who is well acquainted with their academic capability is required. Online submission of recommendation forms is recommended. Should your recommender be submitting the form via mail or email, please complete the top portion of this form and then provide the form to your recommender to complete and include with his/her letter.  The Graduate Admissions Office will not accept emailed letters of recommendation from personal email accounts (e.g., hotmail, gmail, yahoo, etc.).
  • Personal Statement – A 500 to 1000 word document: Please tell us about yourself, your background, and your short and long term professional goals. You may want to include information about your family, personal interests, and why you have decided to pursue this degree at the University of San Francisco School of Management.
  • English Proficiency – Applicants who did not earn an undergraduate or graduate degree or have not completed two years of study in a degree program in English at a higher education institution in the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Norway, American Somoa, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grand Cayman, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Liberia, Trinidad/Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Commonwealth or Northern Mariana Islands, or Republic of Palau must submit a TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic Score. You can upload your score report to your online application. You must also request that an official score report be sent to USF. The USF school code for TOEFL, IELTS and PTE Academic is 4850. 

Master of Science in Information Systems

  • Official Transcript(s) – One official transcript from each accredited college or university attended. Unofficial transcripts should be uploaded to the online application. If admitted to the program, applicants must submit official, sealed transcripts. Instructions on how to send these official, sealed documents will be provided at the time of admission.
    Transcripts from schools outside of the U.S. – please refer to the International Students page for more details.
  • Résumé – A current résumé demonstrating a minimum of two years of professional experience.
  • Letters of Recommendation – Two letters of recommendation are required. At least one professional recommendation is required. Online submission of recommendation forms is recommended. Should your recommender be submitting the form via mail or email, please complete the top portion of this form and then provide the form to your recommender to complete and include with his/her letter.  The Graduate Admissions Office will not accept emailed letters of recommendation from personal email accounts (e.g., hotmail, gmail, yahoo, etc.).
  • Personal Statement– A 500 to 1000 word document: Please tell us about yourself, your background, and your short and long term professional goals. You may want to include information about your family, personal interests, and why you have decided to pursue this degree at the University of San Francisco School of Management.
  • English Proficiency – Applicants who did not earn an undergraduate or graduate degree or have not completed two years of study in a degree program in English at a higher education institution in the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Norway, American Somoa, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grand Cayman, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Liberia, Trinidad/Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Commonwealth or Northern Mariana Islands, or Republic of Palau must submit a TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic Score. You can upload your score report to your online application. You must also request that an official score report be sent to USF. The USF school code for TOEFL, IELTS and PTE Academic is 4850. 

Master of Nonprofit Administration

  • Official Transcript(s) – One official transcript from each accredited college or university attended. Unofficial transcripts should be uploaded to the online application. If admitted to the program, applicants must submit official, sealed transcripts. Instructions on how to send these official, sealed documents will be provided at the time of admission.
    Transcripts from schools outside of the U.S. – please refer to the International Students page for more details.
  • Résumé – A current résumé demonstrating a minimum of two years of professional experience.
  • Letters of Recommendation – Two letters of recommendation are required. At least one professional recommendation is required.  Online submission of recommendation forms is recommended. Should your recommender be submitting the form via mail or email, please complete the top portion of this form and then provide the form to your recommender to complete and include with his/her letter.  The Graduate Admissions Office will not accept emailed letters of recommendation from personal email accounts (e.g., hotmail, gmail, yahoo, etc.).
  • Personal Statement – A 500 to 1000 word document: Please tell us about yourself, your background, and your short and long term professional goals. You may want to include information about your family, personal interests, and why you have decided to pursue this degree at the University of San Francisco School of Management.
  • English Proficiency – Applicants who did not earn an undergraduate or graduate degree or have not completed two years of study in a degree program in English at a higher education institution in the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Norway, American Somoa, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grand Cayman, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Liberia, Trinidad/Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Commonwealth or Northern Mariana Islands, or Republic of Palau must submit a TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic Score. You can upload your score report to your online application. You must also request that an official score report be sent to USF. The USF school code for TOEFL, IELTS and PTE Academic is 4850. 

Master of Science in Organization Development

  • Official Transcript(s) – One official transcript from each accredited college or university attended. Unofficial transcripts should be uploaded to the online application. If admitted to the program, applicants must submit official, sealed transcripts. Instructions on how to send these official, sealed documents will be provided at the time of admission.
    Transcripts from schools outside of the U.S. – please refer to the International Students page for more details.
  • Résumé – A current résumé demonstrating a minimum of two years of professional experience.
  • Letters of Recommendation – Two letters of recommendation are required. At least one professional recommendation is required. Online submission of recommendation forms is recommended. Should your recommender be submitting the form via mail or email, please complete the top portion of this form and then provide the form to your recommender to complete and include with his/her letter.  The Graduate Admissions Office will not accept emailed letters of recommendation from personal email accounts (e.g., hotmail, gmail, yahoo, etc.).
  • Personal Statement – A 500 to 1000 word document: Please tell us about yourself, your background, and your short and long term professional goals. You may want to include information about your family, personal interests, and why you have decided to pursue this degree at the University of San Francisco School of Management.
  • English Proficiency – Applicants who did not earn an undergraduate or graduate degree or have not completed two years of study in a degree program in English at a higher education institution in the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Norway, American Somoa, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grand Cayman, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Liberia, Trinidad/Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Commonwealth or Northern Mariana Islands, or Republic of Palau must submit a TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic Score. You can upload your score report to your online application. You must also request that an official score report be sent to USF. The USF school code for TOEFL, IELTS and PTE Academic is 4850. 

Master of Public Administration

  • Official Transcript(s) – One official transcript from each accredited college or university attended. Unofficial transcripts should be uploaded to the online application. If admitted to the program, applicants must submit official, sealed transcripts. Instructions on how to send these official, sealed documents will be provided at the time of admission.
    Transcripts from schools outside of the U.S. – please refer to the International Students page for more details.
  • Résumé – A current résumé demonstrating a minimum of two years of professional experience.
  • Letters of Recommendation – Two letters of recommendation are required. At least one professional recommendation is required. Online submission of recommendation forms is recommended. Should your recommender be submitting the form via mail or email, please complete the top portion of this form and then provide the form to your recommender to complete and include with his/her letter.  The Graduate Admissions Office will not accept emailed letters of recommendation from personal email accounts (e.g., hotmail, gmail, yahoo, etc.).
  • Personal Statement – A 500 to 1000 word document: Please tell us about yourself, your background, and your short and long term professional goals. You may want to include information about your family, personal interests, and why you have decided to pursue this degree at the University of San Francisco School of Management.
  • English Proficiency – Applicants who did not earn an undergraduate or graduate degree or have not completed two years of study in a degree program in English at a higher education institution in the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Norway, American Somoa, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grand Cayman, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Liberia, Trinidad/Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Commonwealth or Northern Mariana Islands, or Republic of Palau must submit a TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic Score. You can upload your score report to your online application. You must also request that an official score report be sent to USF. The USF school code for TOEFL, IELTS and PTE Academic is 4850. 

Certificate Programs

  • Official Transcript(s) – One official transcript from each accredited college or university attended. Unofficial transcripts should be uploaded to the online application. If admitted to the program, applicants must submit official, sealed transcripts. Instructions on how to send these official, sealed documents will be provided at the time of admission.
    Transcripts from schools outside of the U.S. – please refer to the International Students page for more details.
  • Required Foundation Courses – Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Accounting, Probability and Statistics, Calculus courses, and knowledge of spreadsheet applications.
  • Résumé – A current résumé demonstrating a minimum of two years of post-undergraduate professional experience.
  • Letters of Recommendation – Two letters of recommendation are required. At least one professional recommendation is required. Online submission of recommendation forms is recommended. Should your recommender be submitting the form via mail or email, please complete the top portion of this form and then provide the form to your recommender to complete and include with his/her letter.  The Graduate Admissions Office will not accept emailed letters of recommendation from personal email accounts (e.g., hotmail, gmail, yahoo, etc).
  • Personal Statement – A 500 to 1000 word document : Please tell us about yourself, your background, and your short and long term professional goals. You may want to include information about your family, personal interests, and why you have decided to pursue this degree at the University of San Francisco School of Management.
  • English Proficiency – Applicants who did not earn an undergraduate or graduate degree or have not completed two years of study in a degree program in English at a higher education institution in the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Norway, American Somoa, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grand Cayman, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Liberia, Trinidad/Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Commonwealth or Northern Mariana Islands, or Republic of Palau must submit a TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic Score. You can upload your score report to your online application. You must also request that an official score report be sent to USF. The USF school code for TOEFL, IELTS and PTE Academic is 4850. 

International Applicants: Please click here for additional application requirements.

Dual Degree Applicants: Please click here for application requirements.

Transfer Applicants: Please click here for application requirements.

Readmission Applicants: Please click here for application requirements.

Events

MGEM MIXER

7/10/2014, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Off-Campus Event - Palomino, 345 Spear Street, San Francisco

Masters of Science in Organization Development Information Session

7/16/2014, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Downtown Campus 504 - Telepresence Conference Room

Global Entrepreneurial Management Information Session

7/17/2014, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Downtown Campus 514 - Bloomberg Terminal Room

The MBA Tour

7/26/2014, 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Off-Campus Event - Hyatt Regency

Management Monday

9/8/2014, 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM

University Center TB4 - 2nd Floor Tabling Station

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