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University of San Francisco School of Management

University of San Francisco School of Management Part-Time MBA Structure

The flexible USF part-time MBA can be completed within five years, located at the school’s downtown campus on Howard Street. Students have the option to take just one class at a time, or more, depending upon how quickly they want to complete the program.

Like the full-time MBA, the part-time program emphasizes real-world experience and internships with many of the well-known companies in the Bay Area. Also like the full-time program, the six specializations available to study are: accounting, finance, marketing, data analysis, ethics, economics and leadership. Six concentrations are also available, which are: data analysis & business insight, finance, marketing, entrepreneurship & innovation, international business and organization development.


The part-time MBA curriculum at USF follows the same methodology of the full-time program. The program is comprised of 56 total credit courses: 34 credits for core courses and 22 for elective credits, featuring required career and professional development modules. There are nine total core courses, but 12 credits worth of core courses can be waived if a student has maintained a GPA of at least 2.5 during time as an undergraduate, or, maintain at least a B or better in related course work.

The nine core courses are: managerial and financial accounting; ethics and social responsibility in business; strategic management in the global environment; leadership, teams & organization; sustainable supply chain management; marketing; spreadsheets and business analytics; managerial finance and macroeconomic business conditions.

Class Profile

Among the students entering the fall 2016 part-time MBA program at USF, 52 percent identify as female while 48 percent identify as male. Roughly 48 percent of the incoming class is represented by U.S. minorities. Students in the program are, on average, 30-years old, with an age range of 25-46. Most students in the program come from the technology, finance and education industry.


Graduate students enrolled in any of the USF MBA programs will have access to the Graduate Career Management Pool, which gives students access to career advisors as well as a wealth of content that will assist in development. The resources included are: webinars; assessment tools; resume templates; international opportunities, jobs and internship postings and a map of local events.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Like the full-time MBA program at the USF School of Management, the part-time program costs $1,380 per unit. An estimated 16 units are completed in the first year, but this varies from student-to-student. The estimated tuition for 2016-17 is currently $22,080 and the full cost of the program is $77,280.

Students must pay a $100 Graduate Business Association fee as well as a $25 AGUSF fee each fall and spring semester. Applicants to any of USF’s MBA programs are eligible for a number of partial-tuition scholarships.

All domestic applicants are also eligible for federal student loans.

Admissions Procedures

To apply to the USF School of Management part-time MBA program, applicants must submit official copies of transcripts from any previous college or university, a copy of a résumé, two letters of recommendation (at least one from an official professional contact) and a 500-1000 “Statement of Purpose” or essay that answers one of the two following questions:

– “What are your short and long-term professional goals and how this degree will help you achieve those goals?”
– “Your background, passions and personal interests are important to us. What are five things we don’t already know about you?”

Applications can also feature a scholarship statement, as well as an additional optional self-evaluation and optional statement. Students will be invited to interview by invitation only. International applicants must submit either a TOEFL, IELTS or PTE test score with an application. Those born in native speaking countries are exempt from submitting these scores. As well, international applicants that have two or more years of study or earned an undergraduate degree in a native-English speaking country can also be exempt from submitting the same test scores.

International applicants seeking an F-1 Visa cannot apply to the part-time program.

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines for the fall 2018 cohort are as follows:

Round One – January 15, 2018
Round Two – March 15, 2018
Round Three – May 15, 2018
Round Four – June 15, 2018

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