Quick Stats

  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    602
  • Program Enrollment
    254
  • Yield
    34%
  • Selectivity
    43%
Contact Information
5500 Campanile Drive
MC8228
San Diego, California 92182-7748, United States
Website
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College of Business Administration

About College of Business Administration

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.

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I was thrilled to be exposed to many organizations in the nearby community. Working with employed students was great. Many of the courses also required team projects which provided avenues to interact with local business regularly. I really enjoyed that exposure.

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Admissions: Can I get in?

Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 60
  • Median 48
  • Middle 80% 24 to 120
Admissions Selectivity
43% College of Business Administration 72% Average Across All Schools

602 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
69% 554
75% 602
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 384
43% 43.0
34% 34.0
Female
42% 42
International
4% 4
Wait-listed
100% 0
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
Pre-MBA Careers
Finance / Accounting
47% 47
Other
17% 17
Operations
13% 13
Marketing / Sales
10% 10
General Management
7% 7
Management
7% 7
Human Resources
0% 0
Consulting
0% 0
Financial Services
23% 23
Other
17% 17
Pharma / Health Care
13% 13
Technology
10% 10
Government
10% 10
Manufacturing
7% 7
Real Estate
7% 7
Consulting
7% 7
Non-Profit
3% 3
Consumer Products
0% 0
Media / Entertainment
0% 0
Petroleum / Energy
0% 0
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0% 0
0% 0
740 to 769
1% 1
1% 1
710 to 739
3% 3
2% 2
680 to 709
5% 5
6% 6
650 to 679
9% 9
9% 9
620 to 649
13% 13
12% 12
590 to 619
13% 13
17% 17
560 to 589
16% 16
19% 19
530 to 559
13% 13
10% 10
500 to 529
6% 6
4% 4
Under 500
23% 23
2% 2
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

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Annual Program Cost
  • Price/Credit $687
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Annual Program Cost
  • Price/Credit $1,059
0 Full Tuition Scholarships
34% of Students Receive Aid
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Academics: What will I learn?

Faculty
  • All Teachers
  • Tenured
Total Number of Teachers
14% 42
0%
Students in Core Classes
College of Business Administration 33 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Lectures
35% 35
Case study
30% 30
Team project
20% 20
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Accounting
  • E-commerce
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • International Business
  • Operations Management
  • Statistics and Operations Research
Top Areas of Study
  • Entrepreneurship
  • General Management
  • Finance
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
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
  • Credits required for graduation 48
  • Average # of months to complete program 33
  • Six-Year completion rate 87.7%
  • Max time allowed to complete 84
  • Separate Full-Time MBA Yes
  • Distance learning Yes
Time Classes Offered
  • Days, Evenings
Semester Classes Offered
  • Fall, Spring, Summer
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?

No Part-time students have a campus area
Ethnicity of Students
White
63% 63
Asian American
12% 12
Hispanic
9% 9
Activities
Professional Clubs
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
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.