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University of San Francisco School of Management


The University of San Francisco was established in 1855 by Anthony Maraschi, S.J., who arrived in the U.S. the previous year. In 1925, the university created the Colleges of Commerce and Finance, which was became the College of Business Administration 20 years later. In 1953, the college earned its first official Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation, which was then also awarded to the MBA program in 1981. The business school was renamed again in 1974 as the McLaren College of Business after moving its headquarters to the McLaren Center on Fulton Street. In 2004 the school was renamed the School of Business and Management. And in 2011, the school was officially renamed as the School of Management, two years after the school merged with the College of Professional Studies.


The University of San Francisco School of Management has several official campus locations, with the main campus located between Laurel Heights and the Haight-Asbury region. The school’s official downtown region, which offers the majority of the graduate programs, is located on Howard Street right in the heart of the financial district.

The USF School of Management also has additional sites in San Jose, perfectly placed in the middle of Silicon Valley, and in Pleasanton, east of San Francisco. The San Francisco International Airport is located less than 17 miles south of the main campus.


The headquarters of the University of San Francisco School of Management is Malloy Hall, which houses both graduate and undergraduate programs for the business school. The southern portion of the building was recently renovated, adding brand new offices, classrooms, labs and study areas for students.

The school’s downtown location on Howard Street is located at the city’s historic Folgers Coffee Company building, which was purchased by the university in 2011 and officially re-opened in 2012. This location is situated around much of the city’s well-regarded companies, including: Adobe, Salesforce, Google, Facebook, Twitter, JP Morgan Chase, Quantcast, Pinterest and more. All of the school’s MBA programs are offered at the downtown location, along with a bachelors of science in management and many other specialized masters degrees.

The San Jose campus at 125 Market Street has seven large classrooms equipped with advanced technology for specialized, focused education, along with a library and common areas for student lounging.

The Pleasanton campus at Suite 150 at 6120 Stoneridge Mall Road in East Bay has six specially-designed SMART classrooms with advanced technology and the capacity to hold between 20-80 students, as well as a library and students common areas.


There are 39 faculty members among the entire School of Management faculty that teach the school’s MBA programs. These programs cover accounting, business analytics, economics, law, international business, entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality management, marketing, military science and public & nonprofit.

Student Body

As of recent, 3,023 students were officially enrolled in the School of Management—732 of which were graduate students. In total, the University of San Francisco enrolls nearly 11,000 students, 63 percent of which identify as female and 37 percent as male. The student body represents 94 countries and 49 states in the U.S.

MBA Degree Offerings

The University of San Francisco School of Management offers a full-time, part-time, and executive MBA.

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