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
   lnail@sdsu.edu
   (619) 594-5259
Associate Dean:
   Dr. David Ely
   david.ely@sdsu.edu
   (619) 594-6842
Assistant Dean:
   Kristie Dock
   kdock@mail.sdsu.edu
   (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 2016 Enrollment:
5394 undergraduates
513 graduates
35 Executive MBA
19 Sports MBA

Number of College of Business Alumni: 52,000+
Number of Business Student Organizations: 18
Number of Tenured/Tenure-track Faculty: 71
Number of Lecturers: 65
Number of Staff: 38

2018 Nation Among Public Universities Publication
Part-Time MBA                                                        95 53 U.S. News & World Report
2017 Nation Among Public Universities Publication
Part-Time MBA  136 82 U.S. News & World Report
Sport Business Postgraduate 4 3 Sports Business 
Undergraduate Business Program 77 48 U.S. News & World Report
Undergraduate International Business Program 14 5 U.S. News & World Report
Best Undergraduate Marketing Program 34 19 College Choice
35 Best Information Technology Programs 12 5 College Choice
50 Best Value Bachelor's in Business Programs 28 27 Best College Values
2016 Nation Among Public Universities Publication
Undergraduate Business Program              93 58 U.S. News & World Report
Undergraduate Entrepreneur Program 21 8 U.S. News & World Report
Undergraduate International Business Program 9 5 U.S. News & World Report
Full-time MBA Program: US 86 42 Bloomberg Businessweek
Part-time MBA Program 109 63 U.S. News & World Report
MBA Programs by Salary-to-Debt Ratio      9 5 SoFi
Top MBA Programs "Best of the Best"   Hispanic Network Magazine
Top MBA Program "Best of the Best"   Professional Woman's Magazine
Best for Vets: Business Schools 2016 20 15 Military Times
2015 Nation Among Public Universities Publication
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

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)