College of Business

Fowler College of Business

  SSE-3220 |    619-594-5259  |   [email protected]
  Monday–Friday   8:00am–4:30pm

The Fowler College of Business educates and empowers students through programs that are designed to help build on the set of leadership, analytical, teamwork, and communication-based skills needed to succeed in today’s dynamic business environment.



Our mission is to educate, engage and empower undergraduate and graduate students and transform them into effective business professionals. This is done by developing and delivering educational programs that reflect the international, entrepreneurial and diverse character of our region. Through faculty research, we make intellectual contributions that impact the academic and business communities.


Strategic Vision

Be a leading business school through creation and dissemination of knowledge.


Strategic Goals

Elevate Instructional Excellence

Ensure Student Preparation and Success

Enhance Faculty Research, Discovery, and Innovation

Stimulate Thought Leadership for Public Impact

Invest for Excellence in People

Develop Financial and Resource Strength

Build our Reputational Capital


Diversity & Inclusion

The Fowler College of Business at San Diego State University is committed to advancing an inclusive culture for students, staff and faculty based on respect, equity, and value for unique perspectives. We value the diversity of our students and strive to recruit and retain faculty and staff who represent and advocate for our student population. The Fowler College of Business seeks to empower the next generation of culturally sensitive leaders. By innovatively solving problems through our teaching, research, and service, we endeavor to achieve societal impact on the regional and global communities to which we belong.


  1. Increase Underrepresented Minority and Female Faculty Hiring Effort
  2. Increase Staff Retention, Morale, and Participation
  3. Increase Efforts Toward Promotion to Full Professor of Underrepresented Minorities and Female Faculty
  4. Increase Underrepresented Minority Temporary Faculty Access, Hiring, and Representation

View the Fowler College of Business Diversity and Inclusion Plan




Business courses at SDSU have been taught as far back as 1922 in the Division of Social Sciences. Today's college was formed in 1955 and became one of the first business schools in the California State University system to become accredited by AACSB in 1959. Since then the college has grown into one of the largest and most prestigious business schools in Southern California. The college has made a substantial impact on the region's and nation's business environment having educated many of today's business leaders.



Joe Belch

George (Joe) E. Belch, Ph.D.

Thomas & Evelyn Page Dean (Interim), Online Degree Completion Director
[email protected]
619-594-2473 |  SSE-3130

David Ely

David Ely, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Professor
[email protected]
619-594-6842 |  SSE-3220

Patricia van Damme headshot

Patricia van Damme

Interim Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
[email protected]
619-594-8279 |  EBA-448

Meet the Dean's Board of Advisors