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University of San Francisco School of Management - Full-Time MBA

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

USF’s full-time MBA program spans 22 months, crafted with small classes and a helpful alumni network in mind. Located at the school’s downtown campus on Howard Street, the program focuses on experiential learning with an early, emphasized focus on careers that utilizes a Personalized Career Accelerator Platform (CAP), consulting and internships with nearby companies and a MBA social innovation project.


The USF full-time MBA 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

There are 82 students enrolled in the USF full-time MBA program, 42.7 percent of which are female and 57.3 percent of which are male. An estimated 46.3 percent of students in the program are of international status, and 26.8 percent of the class is of underrepresented U.S. minority status.

The average full-time USF MBA is 28-years old, earned a 3.18 GPA, and a 579 on the GMAT.


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, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The estimated cost per unit of the USF full-time MBA program is currently $1,475, with the full cost of the program coming in at $70,800.

The estimated total program tuition 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.


To apply to the USF School of Management full-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 seeking an F-1 Visa cannot apply to the part-time program.

Application deadlines are as follows:

Round Two – January 15, 2019
Round Three – March 15, 2019
Round Four – May 15, 2019
Round Five – June 14, 2019

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