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  • AVG. GMAT SCORE
    655
  • Program Cost
    $73,900
    $ $ $ $ $
Contact Information
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, California 92122, United States
Website

University of San Diego’s internationally recognized School of Business Administration offers a highly personal academic experience that gives students the tools to become world-class business leaders. For 40 years, the school has provided rigorous, values-based undergraduate and graduate business programs that accelerate personal and professional growth. Graduates of the University of San Diego’s business programs hold leadership positions across industries and sectors, and have been shaped by faculty that focus on teaching quality and an academic program that emphasizes ethics, the triple bottom line, and the role of business in society.

Quick Stats

  • Yield
    35%
  • Selectivity
    41%
  • Job Offers
    83%
  • Average Salary
    $72,363.00
  • Top Industry
    Technology

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About University of San Diego

Admissions: Can I get in?

3.2 GPA of All Applicants 3.2 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 61
  • Median 48
  • Middle 80% 25 to 105
Admissions Selectivity
41% School of Business Administration 46% Average Across All Schools

655 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
74% 594
82% 655
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 146
41% 41.0
35% 35.0
Female
42% 42
International
58% 58
Re-Applicants
0%
0%
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Other Business
  • Accepted
  • Biological Sciences
  • Economics
  • Other Business
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Important
  • Application Essay Important
  • Interviews Important
  • Recommendations Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Important
$41,800 Applicant Average Base Salary
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0% 0
0% 0
740 to 769
2% 2
5% 5
710 to 739
4% 4
5% 5
680 to 709
12% 12
23% 23
650 to 679
19% 19
25% 25
620 to 649
13% 13
23% 23
590 to 619
16% 16
15% 15
560 to 589
7% 7
2% 2
530 to 559
9% 9
2% 2
500 to 529
6% 6
0% 0
Under 500
12% 12
0% 0
English Language Requirements
580 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Technology 40%
Top Industry
  • Consumer Products 20%
  • Consulting 20%
  • Manufacturing 10%
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
83% School of Business Administration 85% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
75% 75
64% 63.699022556390986
75% Receive Offers
58% 58
58% 57.85206896551723
58% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
8% 8
21% 21.110859375
8% Receive Offers
25% 25
25% 24.93132867132867
25% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
5% 5.492558139534883
0%
7% 7.091818181818181
75% Graduates seeking full-time employment
25% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
10% 10
Data not provided
Finance/Accounting
30% 30
$69,800.00
63K 77K
Marketing/Sales
40% 40
Data not provided
Operations/Logistics
20% 20
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
20% 20
Data not provided
Consumer Products
20% 20
Data not provided
Financial Services
10% 10
Data not provided
Manufacturing
10% 10
Data not provided
Technology
40% 40
$73,333.00 Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
More than one year, up to three years
30% 30
$69,800.00
63K 77K
More than five years
20% 20
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
North America
100% 100
$72,363.00
50K 100K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
10% 10
Data not provided
U.S. West
90% 90
$72,700.00
50K 100K
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Top Companies with Interns / Hired
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks
  • Percentage of internships that are paid
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$175,808
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $73,900
  • Budget $54,095
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$175,808
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $73,900
  • Budget $54,095
0 Full Tuition Scholarships
$11,866 Average Scholarship Amount 70% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
100% 100
70% 70
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
$632,578
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • A Combination Of Need And Merit
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy No
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt $67,511
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
21 School of Business Administration 44 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Case study
30% 30
Team project
25% 25
Lectures
25% 25
Top Areas of Study
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
Master Degree Programs
  • Accounting
  • International Management/Business
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/JD (Law)
  • Other
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
  • Students must complete a company-specific project and present results to relevant parties
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 22
  • Distance learning Yes
Technology Improvements
  • Currently there are 239 partially or fully online courses within the business courses, including fully online programs in Supply Chain Management and Global Leadership. A total of 12 spaces have been updated with state-of-the-art instructional technology in the Business School. The Wi-Fi network is among the most advanced and pervasive in higher education with full indoor and outdoor coverage. USD upgraded its campus network to use the fastest available technology from Cisco Systems.

Students: Who are my classmates?

14% Married Students 43% International Students
48% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
58% 58
Not Reported
33% 33
Asian American
8% 8
Student Citizenship
North America
57% 57
Asia
43% 43
Non-Europe Free Trade Zone
0% 0
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Consulting
  • Corporate Social Responsibility/NetImpact
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Other
Active Networking Clubs
  • Women in MBA

Alumni: How strong is my network?

3,690 Living MBA Alumni
10% Participating in gift donations No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.