Program Details

Bachelor of Science in Management

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.

Earn Credit for Life Experience

Interdisciplinary Studies Assessment (ISA) Essay

The University of San Francisco recognizes that learning is a lifelong journey that can take place in a variety of settings. In support of this principle, the University has developed a process that allows Bachelor of Science in Management (BSM) students to earn up to 21 credits for learning acquired outside the traditional classroom.

A BSM student may write essays for credit in any area of learning listed in Interdisciplinary Studies Assessment: Essay Submissions Handbook. A content expert will evaluate each essay to determine if credit may be awarded for that essay.

For more information please contact the Undergraduate Studies and Programs office at  somundergrad@usfca.edu or (415) 422-2369.

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Contact Info

Undergraduate Studies and Programming

Monday–Friday 9 a.m.– 5 p.m.

University of San Francisco
Main Campus
Malloy Hall, Suite 113
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 422-2369

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