Fowler College of Business Overview

Our history:

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.

Dean:
   Dr. Lance Nail
   [email protected]
   (619) 594-5259
Associate Dean:
   Dr. David Ely
   [email protected]
   (619) 594-6842
Assistant Dean:
   Kristie Dock
   [email protected]
   (619) 594-5852

Mailing Address:
   San Diego State University
   Fowler College of Business
   5500 Campanile Drive
   San Diego, CA 92182-8230

Phone: (619) 594-5259

Fowler Factsheet

Founded: 1955
AACSB Accreditation: 1959

The Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy AACSB Accreditation: 1982

Fall 2018 Enrollment:
5768 undergraduates
414 graduates
28 Sports MBA
Fall 2017 Enrollment:
5574 undergraduates
458 graduates
35 Executive MBA
32 Sports MBA

Number of College of Business Alumni: 64,000+
Number of Business Student Organizations: 20
Number of Tenured/Tenure-track Faculty: 71
Number of Lecturers: 76
Number of Staff: 45

Recent Rankings

2019 Nation Public Source
International Business (undergrad) #13 #5 U.S. News & World Report
Undergraduate Business Programs #87 #51 U.S. News & World Report
Part-Time MBA Program #118 #70 U.S. News & World Report
2018 Nation Public Source
Full-Time MBA Program #90 #44 Bloomberg BusinessWeek
International Business (undergraduate) #12 #5 U.S. News & World Report
Sport Business Postgraduate #7 #5 SportBusiness
Undergraduate Business Program #91 #57 U.S. News & World Report
Part-Time MBA Program #95 #53 U.S. News & World Report
Best Bachelor's in Human Resources Degrees #4 #3 College Choice
Top Veteran Friendly School “Best of the best” U.S. Veterans Magazine
Best Online Business Degree Program #7 #5 Best Colleges Website
2017 Nation Public Source
Full-Time MBA Program #84 #41 Bloomberg BusinessWeek
Sport Business Postgraduate #4 #3 SportBusiness
Best Undergrad Marketing Program #34 #19 College Choice
35 Best Information Technology Programs #12 #5 College Choice
50 Best Value Bachelor’s in Business #28 #27 Best College Values Degree Programs 2017
Part-Time MBA Program #136 #82 U.S. News & World Report
Undergraduate Business Program #77 #48 U.S. News & World Report
International Business (undergraduate) #14 #5 U.S. News & World Report
Top MBA Programs “Best of the best” Hispanic Network Magazine
Top MBA Programs “Best of the best” Professional Woman’s Magazine
2016 Nation Public Source
Full-Time MBA Program #86 #42 Bloomberg BusinessWeek
Part-Time MBA Program #109 #63 U.S. News & World Report
Undergraduate Business Program #93 #58 U.S. News & World Report
Entrepreneur Program (undergraduate) #21 #8 U.S. News & World Report
International Business(undergraduate) #9 #5 U.S. News & World Report
Best for Vets: Business Schools 2016 #20 #15 Military Times
MBA Programs by Salary-to-Debt Ratio   #9 #5 SoFi
Top MBA Programs “Best of the best” Hispanic Network Magazine
Top MBA Programs “Best of the best” Professional Woman’s Magazine
2015 Nation Public Source
Undergraduate Business Program #93 #58 U.S. News & World Report
Undergraduate International Business Program #10 #5 U.S. News & World Report
Graduate Business Program #87 #50 U.S. News & World Report
Best Value Master's of Management Programs #16 #6 Value Colleges
Part-time MBA Program #101 #58 U.S. News & World Report
Best MBA Schools for Veterans #17 #12 Military Times
Top MBA Programs “Best of the best” Hispanic Network Magazine

Programs

Undergraduate

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Financial Services
  • General Business (online and on campus) 
  • Information Systems
  • International Business (joint with the College of Arts & Letters)
  • Management (specializations in Entrepreneurship and Human Resources)
  • Marketing (specializations in Integrated Marketing Communications and Professional Selling & Sales Management

Graduate

  • MBA
  • MSA
  • MSIS
  • Executive MBA
  • Sports Business MBA
  • MSBA in Financial & Tax Planning

Centers & Institutes

  • Center for International Business Education & Research (CIBER)
  • Centre for Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC)
  • The Corky McMillin Center for Real Estate
  • Corporate Governance Institute (CGI)
  • Lavin Entrepreneurship Center
  • Institute for Inclusiveness and Diversity in Organizations (IIDO)
  • Small Business Consulting Center (SBCC)