Lam Family College of Business

students in a classThe Lam Family College of Business is a leading institution of business education in the San Francisco Bay Area, with an emphasis on preparing students to succeed in an economy that is global in nature.  Our commitment to sustainable business, diversity, social justice and global partnerships echoes our core philosophy of responsible leadership. As one of the top-ranked public universities, we have been recognized worldwide for our investments in diversity, social responsibility and visionary academics.

Our Graduate Business Programs, conveniently located at the SF State Downtown Campus in the heart of San Francisco, prepares leaders for careers in the growing innovative industries of the dynamic Bay Area and global marketplace.

The Lam Family College of Business is home to more than 300 faculty and staff members, including 111 tenure-track faculty and more than 4,000 students in numerous departments ranging from accounting to business administration. Business Administration is the largest undergraduate major at SF State, with approximately 20% of undergraduate students majoring in business administration. The College confers about 1,200 undergraduate degrees and 225 graduate degrees each year.

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Dean, Lam Family College of Business, Eugene Sivadas

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Eugene Sivadas was appointed Dean of the  Lam Family College of Business in August 2020.   He spent 15 years on the faculty of the Milgard School of Business at the University of Washington, Tacoma where he held appointments as Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs, Director of the MBA Program, Coordinator of the Masters’ Program in Cybersecurity & Leadership and Professor of Marketing. He also served on the University of Washington Faculty Senate, on the executive council of UW Tacoma’s Faculty Assembly, as Chair of Milgard School’s faculty council and as Chair of UW Tacoma’s Appointment, Promotions, and Tenure Committee. 

Sivadas holds a Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Cincinnati. He received an M.A. degree in Marketing Communications from Emerson College and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Delhi in Delhi, India.