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Decision Sciences

The Decision Sciences concentration provides students with the skills necessary to analyze and solve practical business problems. Concentration courses allow students to acquire competence in decision making through the use of professional business software, such as spreadsheet, forecasting, and simulation packages.

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Key Facts



(BSc (Hons)) Decision Sciences


Degree Duration

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree


Pathways Available

International Year One


Start Dates

September 2022

Degree Overview

By selecting appropriate electives, students can prepare for a career using decision sciences in computer information systems, finance, operations, marketing, design and industry, accounting, international business, general management, or other areas within industry or government.

All concentration courses must be taken on a letter-grade basis. A student must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 across all concentration courses.

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You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

Students have basic competencies in business-related disciplines. Students will demonstrate the discipline‐based knowledge in accounting, economics, finance, information systems, international business, management, marketing, operations, and statistics. Students will demonstrate the ability to integrate the knowledge of different functional areas into effective business solutions.

Students demonstrate the ability to analyze business situations. Students will solve business problems using appropriate quantitative and analytical techniques and technologies; Students will demonstrate the ability to identify and analyze alternatives in a business context; Students will demonstrate the ability to articulate and defend a course of action.

Students understand the ethical issues related to the operation of business, including sustainability. Students will identify key concepts in business ethics; Students will recognize the ethical dilemmas in specific business cases; Students will analyze how ethical issues can affect the interests of different stakeholders; Students will propose a business solution to the ethical dilemmas; Students will be aware of sustainability issues in business.

Your Pathways

The International Year One is the perfect pathway if you want a undergraduate degree from a UK, EU or US University but do not meet the requirements for direct entry.

The IY1 course provides an intensive combination of first year University subject modules with English language skills.

Following successful completion of the IY1 you will continue onto your second year degree study directly with the University of your choice.

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San Francisco State University

Founded in 1889, SF State offers world-class academics, a diverse campus and an incredible location for students.

With around 27,000 students from all over the globe, international students find SF State a truly welcoming community and diverse place to live in.

SF State has been included in the Top 20 colleges nationwide for best location. It was also rated one of the most diverse colleges in America, according to Wall Street Journal’s 2022 College Rankings.