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  • AVG. GMAT SCORE
    612
  • Program Cost
    $28,256
    $ $ $ $ $
Contact Information
5500 Campanile Drive
MC8228
San Diego, California CA, United States
Website

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
    55%
  • Selectivity
    42%
  • Job Offers
    63%
  • Average Salary
    $59,000.00
  • Top Industry
    Other

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About San Diego State University

Admissions: Can I get in?

3.18 GPA of All Applicants 3.36 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 45
  • Median 24
  • Middle 80% 12 to 96
Admissions Selectivity
42% College of Business Administration 46% Average Across All Schools

612 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
70% 556
77% 612
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 655
42% 42.0
55% 55.0
Female
41% 41
International
43% 43
Re-Applicants
0% 0
0% 0
Wait-listed
100% 0
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Other Humanities
  • Other Science
  • Other Business
  • Accepted
  • Other Science
  • Other Humanities
  • Other Business
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • San Diego State University
  • University of California San Diego
  • Visvesvaraya Technological University
  • Shanghai University
  • University of Arizona
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
  • Interviews Not Considered
  • Application Essay Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Considered
  • Recommendations Considered
$16,169 Applicant Average Base Salary
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0% 0
0% 0
740 to 769
0% 0
0% 0
710 to 739
3% 2.6
5% 5.2
680 to 709
6% 5.6
10% 10.1
650 to 679
9% 8.7
15% 15
620 to 649
13% 12.8
18% 18.2
590 to 619
12% 11.7
16% 16.1
560 to 589
16% 15.9
16% 16.4
530 to 559
14% 14.5
14% 14.3
500 to 529
6% 5.8
2% 2.4
Under 500
22% 21.9
1% 1.4
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 51000%
Top Industry
  • Financial Services 51%
  • Government 13%
  • Pharma/Biotech/Health Care 6%
Ernst & Young LLP 6
Top Employer
  • Deloitte 4
  • KPMG 2
  • Intuit 1
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
63% College of Business Administration 85% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
51% 51
64% 63.699022556390986
51% Receive Offers
49% 49
58% 57.85206896551723
49% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
12% 12
21% 21.110859375
12% Receive Offers
12% 12
25% 24.93132867132867
12% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
6% 6
5% 5.492558139534883
6% Receive Offers
6% 6
7% 7.091818181818181
6% Accept Offers
59% Graduates seeking full-time employment
27% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • Ernst & Young LLP 6
  • Deloitte 4
  • KPMG 2
  • Intuit 1
  • Goodrich 1
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
0% 0
Data not provided
Finance/Accounting
40% 40
$53,000.00
38K 62K
General Management
0% 0
Data not provided
Human Resources
0% 0
Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
0% 0
Data not provided
Information Technology
9% 9
$57,000.00
30K 80K
Operations/Logistics
11% 11
$87,000.00
65K 135K
Other
40% 40
$57,000.00
35K 110K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
0% 0
Data not provided
Consumer Products
0% 0
Data not provided
Financial Services
51% 51
$53,000.00
30K 62K
Government
13% 13
$63,000.00
47K 80K
Manufacturing
0% 0
Data not provided
Media/Entertainment
0% 0
Data not provided
Non-profit
0% 0
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
0% 0
Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
6% 6
$61,000.00
50K 80K
Real Estate
0% 0
Data not provided
Technology
0% 0
Data not provided
Other
51000% 51,000
$65,000.00
31K 135K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
One Year or Less
37% 37
$50,000.00
31K 65K
More than one year, up to three years
34% 34
$56,000.00
40K 80K
More than five years
20% 20
$63,000.00
30K 84K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Asia
0% 0
Data not provided
Australia & Oceania
0% 0
Data not provided
Central America & the Caribbean
0% 0
Data not provided
European Free Trade Zone
0% 0
Data not provided
Non-European Free Trade Zone
0% 0
Data not provided
Middle East & North Africa
0% 0
Data not provided
North America
100% 100
$57,000.00
30K 135K
South America
0% 0
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
0% 0
Data not provided
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
0% 0
Data not provided
U.S. South
0% 0
Data not provided
U.S. Southwest
0% 0
Data not provided
U.S. Midwest
0% 0
Data not provided
U.S. West
0% 0
Data not provided
U.S. Possessions/Territories
96% 96
$57,000.00
30K 135K
Canada
0% 0
Data not provided
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
  • National MS Society 2
  • Price Waterhousecooper 2
  • Daimler/Car2Go 2
  • AMN Healthcare 2
  • HD Supply 1
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus 33
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board 93
  • Average intern length in weeks 16
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 100
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$74,540
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $28,256
  • Budget $26,425
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$90,164
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $46,112
  • Budget $35,353
0 Full Tuition Scholarships
$10,688 Average Scholarship Amount 52% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
59% 59
52% 52
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
$1,773,159
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 $35,677
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
43 College of Business Administration 44 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
  • Supply Chain Management
Master Degree Programs
  • Accounting
  • Electronic Commerce/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
  • Hire FT programmer to maintain websites & fuse data collection into thorough & easily accessible formats. Open state of the art Wells Fargo Financial Markets Lab, complete w/stock tickers & 12 Wall Street style terminals where students receive specialized training & become Bloomberg certified. The Zahn Center provides a place for students to use an incubator & accelerator system providing mentorship, engineering svcs, space & development in support of helping start small businesses.

Students: Who are my classmates?

39% International Students
42% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
54% 54
Asian American
15% 15
Hispanic
10% 10
Student Citizenship
North America
99% 99
Asia
22% 22
Non-Europe Free Trade Zone
0% 0
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
Active Networking Clubs

Alumni: How strong is my network?

8,981 Living MBA Alumni 2 Countries where alumni clubs exist
86 Active alumni clubs
4% 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.