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  • AVG. GMAT SCORE
    613
  • Program Cost
    $28,456
    $ $ $ $ $
Contact Information
5500 Campanile Drive
MC 8228
San Diego, California 92182-8228, United States
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The College of Business Administration at San Diego State University is one of the nation's oldest and largest AACSB accredited business schools. Nationally recognized for its superior academic quality, the College celebrates research and teaching excellence as it prepares business leaders to serve in top positions throughout the world. SDSU's College of Business is dedicated to educating inspiring and motivating students to become entrepreneurial thinkers, innovative leaders and socially responsible global citizens.

Quick Stats

  • Yield
    49%
  • Selectivity
    52%
  • Job Offers
    35%
  • Average Salary
    $59,217.00
  • Top Industry
    Other

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About San Diego State University

Admissions: Can I get in?

3.33 GPA of All Applicants 3.43 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 32
  • Median 24
  • Middle 80% 0 to 84
Admissions Selectivity
52% College of Business Administration 46% Average Across All Schools

613 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
72% 572
77% 613
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 600
52% 52.0
49% 49.0
Female
47% 47
International
52% 52
Re-Applicants
0% 0
0% 0
Wait-listed
100% 0
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Accounting
  • Business (General)
  • Information Systems/Computer Science
  • Accepted
  • Accounting
  • Business (General)
  • Information Systems/Computer Science
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • San Diego State University
  • University of California San Diego
  • University of Pune
  • Visveswaraiah
  • University of Mumbai
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
  • Interviews Unimportant
  • Recommendations Moderately Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Important
  • Application Essay Important
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0% 0
0% 0
740 to 769
0% 0
1% 1.01
710 to 739
3% 3.19
5% 5.32
680 to 709
6% 5.61
8% 8.1
650 to 679
16% 15.87
12% 11.89
620 to 649
15% 15.33
23% 22.78
590 to 619
16% 16.08
21% 20.5
560 to 589
14% 14.41
16% 15.95
530 to 559
14% 13.5
10% 9.87
500 to 529
7% 6.68
2% 2.28
Under 500
16% 15.78
2% 2.03
English Language Requirements
550 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?

Other 65%
Top Industry
  • Financial Services 35%
Ernst & Young LLP 5
Top Employer
  • KPMG 3
  • Sempra Energy 2
  • Grant Thornton LLP 2
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
35% College of Business Administration 83% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
27% 27
61% 60.97325153374234
27% Receive Offers
58% 58
56% 55.69710982658959
58% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
8% 8
22% 21.9117610062893
8% Receive Offers
12% 12
25% 25.424767441860464
12% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
3% 3.0
0%
11% 11.25
106% Graduates seeking full-time employment
29% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • Ernst & Young LLP 5
  • KPMG 3
  • Sempra Energy 2
  • Grant Thornton LLP 2
  • Deloitte 2
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Finance/Accounting
48% 48
$62,364.00
30K 175K
Marketing/Sales
13% 13
$53,000.00
48K 59K
Other
39% 39
$57,444.00
43K 75K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Financial Services
35% 35
$50,500.00
30K 60K
Other
65% 65
$63,867.00
45K 175K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
One Year or Less
50% 50
$51,125.00
30K 60K
More than one year, up to three years
31% 31
$76,200.00
41K 175K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
North America
76% 76
$59,692.00
30K 175K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. West
100% 100
$59,692.00
30K 175K
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Other Income 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
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $28,456
  • Budget $17,606
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $48,876
  • Budget $17,606
0 Full Tuition Scholarships
$9,788 Average Scholarship Amount 43% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
52% 52
43% 43
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
$1,497,483
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • Financial Need
  • Academic Merit
  • A Combination Of Need And Merit
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt $32,101
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
39 College of Business Administration 43 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Lectures
35% 35
Case study
30% 30
Team project
20% 20
Top Areas of Study
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • International Business
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Real Estate
  • Sports Business
  • Supply Chain Management
Master Degree Programs
  • Accounting
  • Information Systems
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/JD (Law)
  • MBA/MA (Arts)
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) 21
  • Distance learning Yes
Technology Improvements
  • Open state of the art Wells Fargo Financial Markets Lab, complete w/stock tickers & 12 Wall Street style terminals where students with a wide array of disciplines receive specialized training & become Bloomberg certified. Install a Mondo screen and interactive podium in the conference room to facilitate faculty and staff recruiting efforts allowing the college to reach across the United State and the world, to provide various interactive teleconferencing, as well as interactive local meetings.

Students: Who are my classmates?

50% International Students
48% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
Student Citizenship
North America
58% 58
Asia
38% 38
Middle East and North Africa
2% 2
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
Active Networking Clubs

Alumni: How strong is my network?

6,055 Living MBA Alumni 1 Countries where alumni clubs exist
1 Active alumni clubs
3% 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.