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

Master in Global Entrepreneurial Management

Campus Full time 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 pursue this degree at the University of San Francisco. You may also want to include information about your family and personal interests. - Interview - The University of San Francisco School of Management interviews are by invitation only. As such, should you be selected to interview, an invitation will be sent to the email account associated with your online application and include all necessary details. - English Proficiency – All applicants are required to demonstrate English proficiency by submitting a TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic score. Any applicant who has completed two or more years of a degree program at a higher education institution in the U.S.A., or any of the exempt countries (contact us for more information), is waived of this requirement. 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 (FJU). [-]

Master of Nonprofit Administration

Campus Full time 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 or university attended must be uploaded to the online application. Once admitted to the program, instructions for sending official, sealed transcripts will be provided. The minimum graduate admission requirement includes a bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution.  Résumé – A copy of your current résumé is required and must be uploaded as part of the online application. Letters of Recommendation – Two letters of recommendation are required. Applicants to all programs should submit at least one letter from a professional contact, if possible. Ideally, one or both of your recommendations will come from a current or former direct supervisor. Academic recommendations are also appreciated for current undergraduates. Enter the recommenders' email addresses directly into the online application for electronic submission.   Your recommenders may submit a signed letter of recommendation or they may utilize the Common Letter of Recommendation template. Statement of Purpose or Essay – A 500 to 1000 word essay is required and must be uploaded in the online application. Please upload one document answering the following questions: 
1. What are your short and long-term professional goals and how this degree will help you achieve those goals? 
2. Your background, passions and personal interests are important to us. What are five things we don’t already know about you? Scholarship Statement – The USF School of Management offers general merit and special interest scholarships. Please review available scholarships and use this as your opportunity to explain your eligibility and/or qualifications for one or more of these scholarships. Optional Self Evaluation – Use this essay to evaluate your leadership and management skills, capabilities, and talents as they stand today. What would your colleagues/classmates say about you as a leader? What areas do you feel you could further develop?  Optional Statement – Use this essay to share any additional information you would like us to consider as part of your application, for example: gaps in employment, academic issues (probation, dismissal, failing grades, standardized test performance), etc. Interview – Interview requirements vary by program. All interviews are by invitation only. As such, should you be selected to interview, an invitation will be sent to the email account associated with your online application and include all necessary details. Deadlines Fall 2017
 USF Downtown San Francisco Campus Applications received after the final deadline will be considered on a space-available basis. Have questions? Please contact management@usfca.edu to set up an appointment with an Admissions Counselor. International Applicants We welcome students from around the world to the Full-Time MNA program. We are unable to admit any F-1-seeking international students to our Part-Time MNA program. [-]

Master of Public Administration

Campus or Online Full time Part time 21  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 courses and programs at any of our California based campuses. Please check www.usfca.edu/state-auth for changes in status for all other states. Program Details, Master of Public Administration The Master of Public Administration (MPA) and the MPA with an emphasis in Health Services Administration (MPA/HSA) programs provide mid-career and aspiring professionals with an opportunity to obtain advanced managerial education applicable to a broad range of public sector, nonprofit, and health care organizations. The MPA program is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA). Mission We prepare our graduates for public leadership by advancing a challenging curriculum while pursuing complementary research and transforming learning into acts of consequence to serve our communities, especially the most vulnerable among us. Goals Educate students to be compassionate and effective leaders who humanely manage public organizations. Prepare students to initiate and facilitate interactions between government, for-profit, and nonprofit sectors to provide ethical and workable solutions to societal needs. Create a collaborative environment of excellence in instruction, research, and service. Translate research into effective practices and achievable, humane policies. Prepare students to determine, collect, and analyze the evidence appropriate and essential for implementing public service strategies Program Requirements The On-Campus MPA curriculum is comprised of 38 credits. There are nine core courses, four credits each, and one elective course at two credits. For students pursuing the HSA concentration, two of these courses (PA 717 and PA 760) will be HSA-specific. The Online MPA curriculum is comprised of 39 credits. There are 13 courses of three credits each. Learning Outcomes Demonstrate leadership behavior through application of organizational and managerial theories. Identify effective leadership in practice. Identify and discuss the role of public leaders toward recognizing and instituting the principles of democratic governance in public organizations and community-based initiatives. Identify and describe differences between the vision, values, and goals of actors in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors; discuss practical and ethical implications of these differences for public leadership; and discuss disparate impacts for the most vulnerable among us. Demonstrate the ability to correctly and effectively recognize changes in workforce and community populations; determine appropriate communication modes and content. Describe superior performance of a diverse workforce and the contribution to this of managerial action and institutional supports. Assess and modify public service, based on cultural competency and citizen feedback. Identify challenges and issues in the U.S. health care sector in specific areas of policy, its contemporary legal framework and management; describe/develop operational responses and managerial adaptations. Determine, collect, and articulate the interests of diverse voices of a community, especially the most vulnerable among us. Develop and apply the critical and analytical thinking skills necessary for effective, informed, and balanced policy analysis. Accurately interpret and communicate analytic research and policy implications to stakeholders. Demonstrate essential analytic skills (qualitative and quantitative). Develop and present informed and balanced results. Report findings and interpret research in recognition of, and with respect for, diverse cultural and historical perspectives; correctly identify limitations and constraints; effectively communicate with elected officials, administrators, issue advocates, and the population at large. [-]

Master of Science in Financial Analysis

Campus Full time 18  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 a college professor who is well acquainted with their academic capability. Professional MSFA applicants must submit at least one recommendation from a professional contact. - 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 pursue this degree at the University of San Francisco. You may also want to include information about your family and personal interests. - GMAT/GRE – A GMAT or GRE score is required for the MSFA program (a GMAT or GRE score is not required for the Professional MSFA program). Upload a copy of your score report to the 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 – All applicants are required to demonstrate English proficiency by submitting a TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic score. Any applicant who has completed two or more years of a degree program at a higher education institution in the U.S.A., or any of the exempt countries (contact us for more information), is waived of this requirement. Participation in the USF School of Management United States Business Communication and Culture program (USBCC) may be required of any applicant at the discretion of the Admission Committee. [-]

MSc

Master in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Campus Full time 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 programs. Professor Mark Cannice writes the widely followed quarterly Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index Report® [-]

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 and use their own feelings as valuable information about how the organization functions. Proficiency in Organizational Inquiry, Research and Analysis Students will become proficient in field research, participatory action research and related data collection methods (e.g., surveys, interviews, focus groups, observation). Students will be able to analyze qualitative and quantitative data, interpret findings, make data-based recommendations and evaluate effectiveness of interventions. Competence with Teams, Culture and Diversity Students will attain skills to effectively contribute to teams as well as develop and empower others to work effectively in team contexts. Students will understand the impact global culture and diversity inclusion has on organizational culture and will be able to work effectively across cultural perspectives. Connection to San Francisco Location and Ignation Education Values Students will apply OD in San Francisco Bay Area organizations across sector, industry, and organizational life cycle. Students will develop and promote Ignation values in their OD work (e.g., caring for the mind, body and spirit of the whole person, striving for excellence, providing service to those in need, reflecting then acting for change) Master of Science in Organization Development Program Requirements Students complete 32 credits—24 credits of core coursework and 8 credits of electives. OD 660 - Leadership and Organizations OD 661 - Leading Organization Change and Development OD 664 - Negotiation and Bargaining Strategy* OD 665 - Project Management Foundations* OD 668 - Research and Analysis for Organization Diagnosis and Evaluation OD 671 - Consulting Practices OD 673 - Large-Scale Systems Transformation OD 674 - Individual & Team Interventions OD 683 - Statistics Fundamentals1 OD 684 - Finance & Accounting Fundamentals1 OD 690 - Organization Development Culminating Project OD 691 - Academic Global Immersion* *Possible elective classes The MSOD Student Experience The Master of Science in Organization Development acts as a catalyst for personal change and transformation and teaches the skills you need to advance. For managers involved in heavy people or change management, the MSOD degree will provide you with a comprehensive grounding in organizational activity so that you can successfully lead change initiatives. Practical Foundation Successful organizational development is grounded in the understanding of people and process. Whether you work in nonprofit, for-profit, or governmental organizations, USF’s MSOD offers a comprehensive curriculum that is built across the sector boundaries of nonprofits, government agencies, and for-profit corporations so that you are prepared to transform the health of any organization. Professional Application As the largest organization development program in the Bay Area, we draw students from major enterprises across the public and private sectors, enabling interactions with professionally-oriented students for unparalleled networking opportunities. We expose students to the leading edge of organization development practice and during the program you will participate in three consulting projects with leading Bay Area organizations. Working with a diverse cohort of practitioners from a variety of fields, you will focus on intra- and interpersonal competencies while you tackle real-world challenges. You will also have the unique opportunity for a global perspective through Academic Global Immersions. [-]

Master of Information Systems

Campus Full time 27  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 (ACM), is updated frequently. Students may optionally select a special emphasis area in Information Security or Biotechnology. Program Objectives Graduates of the MSIS program will be prepared to provide leadership in the Information Systems field. It is a professional degree that: Integrates information and organizational cultures; focusing on current and emerging concepts from both technical and managerial viewpoints. Addresses the need of organizations to integrate disparate internal systems in order to create effective communication channels with external parties such as suppliers and customers. Promotes the ability to use information technology to foster sound financial systems, to create more effective organizational structures, and to better manage an organization's human capital. Investigates how policy and strategic decisions are affected by information systems and how technology is transforming organizations. Improves people, business, and team skills, while emphasizing a customer service orientation, ethics and professionalism. The MSIS curriculum analyzes how systems and technologies are implemented. This includes information security, project planning, scheduling, budgeting, and change management. MSIS graduates make vital contributions in support of innovation, planning, management of information infra-structures, and the coordination of information resources. The need for information systems professionals with systems management and development expertise continues to grow. The MSIS curriculum includes 36 semester credits (12 courses). Students must also demonstrate computer proficiency through academic background or professional training. Master of Science in Information Systems Program Requirements MSIS 612 - Analysis, Modeling and Design MSIS 611 - Database MSIS 620 - Economics for IS Managers MSIS 625 - IT Policy and Strategy MSIS 613 - Communications and Networking MSIS 651 - IT Security MSIS 624 - Managing Projects and Change MSIS 647 - Global Information Systems MSIS 631 - e-Business Technologies MSIS 648 - Enterprise Information Systems MSIS 656 - Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing MSIS 626 - Capstone Project Degree Requirements Completion of all major coursework with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA [-]

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94105 San Francisco, United States
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