Quick Stats

  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    603
  • Program Enrollment
    135
  • Yield
    71%
  • Selectivity
    86%
Contact Information
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, California 92110, United States
Website
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School of Business Administration

About School of Business Administration

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.

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The international opportunities are what is unique to my program. I was able to travel abroad on three separate occasions on short-term trips. The short term trips make it easy for a fully employed student to gain international experience.

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Admissions: Can I get in?

Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 62
  • Median 52
  • Middle 80% 28 to 98
Admissions Selectivity
86% School of Business Administration 72% Average Across All Schools

603 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
72% 578
75% 603
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 85
86% 86.0
71% 71.0
Female
33% 33
International
19% 19
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Important
  • Application Essay Important
  • Interviews Important
  • Recommendations Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Important
Pre-MBA Careers
Operations
25% 25
Finance / Accounting
25% 25
General Management
25% 25
Marketing / Sales
8% 8
Other
7% 7
Consulting
6% 6
Human Resources
2% 2
Management
2% 2
Government
17% 17
Other
15% 15
Technology
13% 13
Non-Profit
13% 13
Manufacturing
12% 12
Financial Services
12% 12
Consumer Products
4% 4
Real Estate
4% 4
Pharma / Health Care
4% 4
Petroleum / Energy
2% 2
Media / Entertainment
2% 2
Consulting
2% 2
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0% 0
0% 0
740 to 769
0% 0
0% 0
710 to 739
5% 5
9% 9
680 to 709
6% 6
6% 6
650 to 679
11% 11
12% 12
620 to 649
12% 12
14% 14
590 to 619
14% 14
15% 15
560 to 589
25% 25
28% 28
530 to 559
12% 12
14% 14
500 to 529
3% 3
2% 2
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

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Annual Program Cost
  • Price/Credit $1,310
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Annual Program Cost
  • Price/Credit $1,310
0 Full Tuition Scholarships
90% of Students Receive Aid
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Academics: What will I learn?

Faculty
  • All Teachers
  • Tenured
Total Number of Teachers
16% 49
8% 23
Students in Core Classes
26 School of Business Administration 33 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Case study
30% 30
Team project
25% 25
Lectures
25% 25
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing
Top Areas of Study
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
Requirements for Graduation
  • Community Service
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
Program Logistics
  • Credits required for graduation 53
  • Average # of months to complete program 30
  • Six-Year completion rate 91%
  • Max time allowed to complete 72
  • Separate Full-Time MBA Yes
  • Distance learning No
Time Classes Offered
  • Evenings
Semester Classes Offered
  • Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
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?

No Part-time students have a campus area
Ethnicity of Students
White
58% 58
Not Reported
19% 19
Asian American
14% 14
Activities
Professional Clubs
  • Consulting
  • Corporate Social Responsibility/NetImpact
  • Entrepreneurship
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.