145x97
  • Avg. SAT Score
    1106
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $5,472
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    4,580
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
5500 Campanile Drive
Undergraduate Business Program MC 7746
San Diego, California 92182-7746, United States
Website

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.

Quick Stats

  • Selectivity
    34%
  • Yield
    33%
  • Job Offers
    95%
  • Average Salary
    $46,500
  • Top Industry
    Other
  • School Status
    Public
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1955

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About San Diego State University

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
34% San Diego State University 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
75557% 75,557
34% 34
33% 33
34% School Selectivity
33% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • SAT or ACT for Freshmen applicants
  • Are Interviews Required? Not required
Additional Requirements:

Fall 2015 application deadline 11/30/2014 Please see http://arweb.sdsu.edu/es/admissions/apply.html

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
11853% 11,853
36% 36
36% 36
36% Program Selectivity
36% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Not offered
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled Declare business major
  • Min college GPA for transfers 2.9
  • Other transfer requirements All upper division declarations of business majors requires overall 2.9 GPA, 60 units earned, minimum 'C' grade, preparatory courses
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 50
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? Yes
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

Careers

Other 19%
Top Industry
  • Real Estate 6%
  • Financial Services 6%
  • Manufacturing 5%
Apple 27
Top Employer
  • Enterprise 19
  • SDG&E / Sempra 18
  • Target 18
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
95% College of Business Administration 78% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
65% 65
62% 61.74527272727272
65% Receive Offers
65% 65
59% 59.252482758620694
65% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
30% 30
16% 15.83261363636364
30% Receive Offers
30% 30
17% 16.796475409836066
30% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0% 0
9% 9.05625
0% Receive Offers
0% 0
9% 9.484761904761905
0% Accept Offers
95% Graduates seeking full-time employment
5% Graduates not seeking employment
90% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
5% 5
$64,700.00 Data not provided
Finance/Accounting
18% 18
$50,000.00
25K 65K
General Management
15% 15
$45,000.00
20K 81K
Human Resources
10% 10
$37,700.00
20K 90K
Management Information Systems
8% 8
$55,000.00
40K 100K
Marketing/Sales
13% 13
$30,000.00
19K 80K
Operations/Production
7% 7
$48,400.00
20K 200K
Logistics/Transportation
3% 3
$33,000.00
20K 50K
Other
21% 21
$40,000.00
18K 110K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Accounting
4% 4
$55,500.00
40K 60K
Consumer Products/Retail
4% 4
$40,000.00
19K 75K
Consulting
4% 4
$64,700.00
45K 102K
Financial Services
6% 6
$45,000.00
20K 60K
Government/Education
16% 16
$45,000.00
18K 60K
Pharma/Biotech/Health
10% 10
$0.00 Data not provided
Manufacturing
5% 5
$50,000.00
25K 100K
Media/Entertainment
4% 4
$30,000.00
20K 100K
Non-Profit
4% 4
$35,000.00
14K 50K
Petroleum/Energy
0% 0
Data not provided
Real Estate
6% 6
$36,900.00
20K 85K
Sports/Leisure
2% 2
$30,000.00
20K 35K
Technology/Science
8% 8
$45,000.00
25K 102K
Transportation
4% 4
$42,500.00
20K 62K
Utilities
4% 4
$42,500.00
20K 62K
Other
19% 19
$42,500.00
28K 70K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
0% 0
$45,000.00
20K 60K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
0% 0
Data not provided
U.S. South
2% 2
$50,000.00
25K 75K
U.S. Southwest
1% 1
$50,500.00
36K 65K
U.S. Midwest
1% 1
$50,000.00
30K 56K
U.S. West
94% 94
$40,000.00
19K 20K
U.S. Possessions/Territories
1% 1
Data not provided
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
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • NorthWestern Mutual Financial Network 20
  • KPMG 12
  • 1st Investors 12
  • Deloitte & Touche 12
  • Apple 11
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 15
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 57
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 28
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 769
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
Employer Networking Events, Internship Training, Alumni Networking Program for Juniors and Seniors, College to Career Workshops, Social Media Training

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$22,324
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $5,472
  • Fees $1,294
  • Expenses $15,558
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$33,484
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $16,632
  • Fees $1,294
  • Expenses $15,558
3% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 0% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 44%
  • Merit 80%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://www.sdsu.edu/financialaid
Scholarships
$396,248
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$406,435
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • College of Business Administration
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
64% 59
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
55% 32
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
College of Business Administration 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Other
More Information
Business Program Classes
7% Less than 20 Students 41% More than 50 Students
52% 21 to 50 students
32 Average number of students in non-business required electives
28 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • Financial Literacy
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2006
Degrees Offered
  • BSBA with emphases in Accounting, Finance, Financial Services, Information Systems Management, Marketing and Real Estate
  • BS/MS in Accountancy
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
153% 153
43% 43
Prominent Faculty
  • Martina Musteen

    Management

  • Robert Briggs

    Information Systems

  • Claudiu Dimofte

    Marketing

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    Peer Advising and Student Assistant Positions

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    Since 2005, the SDSU CBA Study Abroad Program has given students the opportunity to acquire intercultural competencies, enhance personal traits and develop social skills while studying abroad and offers several different types of study abroad programs including Exchange, The International Student Exchange (ISEP), The California State University International (CSU IP), Independent and Summer programs. Students take courses that have been officially approved to fulfill major requirements.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    All clubs and organizations recognized by the Associated Business Student Council Participate in community service activities and volunteer work.

Students

32% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1150 75th Percentile Score on SAT 25 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
45% 45
Hispanic
25% 25
Asian American
11% 11
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
More Information
U.S. Regional Breakdown
91%
2%
2%
3%
1%
1%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
86% 86
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
14% 14
Dual Citizenship
0% 0
Canada
0% 0
21 Average age of full-time students
87% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
32% 32
67% 67

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 44,079
Alumni Donations
$1,898 Average Gift $325,000 Largest Gift

Cathy Stiefel, Retired

Most Prominent Alumni
  • Doug Collier

    Founding CFO, Volcom

  • Dennis gilmore

    CEO, First American Financial

  • Jim Sinegal

    Founder, Costco