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Graduate Office

Graduate Business

  EBA-448 |    619-594-8073  |   [email protected]
  Monday-Thursday: 9am – 5pm   Friday: 9am – 2pm

The Fowler College of Business offers a variety of top ranked graduate business programs to service the needs of individuals seeking to improve their managerial and leadership skills.



Graduate academic advisors in the Fowler College of Business are available virtually to answer your questions. To schedule a virtual appointment, email your advisor directly. Please refer to the list below for contact information: 


Diane Coning headshot

Diane Coning

Graduate Business Advisor
[email protected]





Accounting Information Systems

Janie Chang

Janie Chang, Ph.D.

William E. Cole Director, Vern Odmark Professor
[email protected]

Financial Reporting
(Last Name A-M)

Jeff Wang

Jeff Wang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
[email protected]

Financial Reporting
(Last Name N-Z)

Yan Luo

Yan Luo, Ph.D., CPA

Associate Professor
[email protected]


Steven Gill

Steven L. Gill, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Programs
[email protected]


Graduate Resources

Graduate Business students may potentially be eligible for academic credit by participating in select competitions.

APICS West Coast Student Case Competition

Students develop and present solutions to a supply chain problem. To get involved, please contact Dr. Y. Helio Yang.

Global Business Consulting (GBC)

Please contact Mark Ballam for more information.

Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC)

The nation's premiere strategy competition for venture-minded and entrepreneurial MBA students.

The ACG Cup

A case study competition designed to give students from leading MBA programs across the country real world experience and invaluable insights into mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, financial advisory and private equity. To get involved, please contact Dr. Nikhil Varaiya.

The CFA Institute Research Challenge

An annual global competition that provides university students with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis. To get involved, please contact Dr. Mehdi Salehizadeh.

The Lavin VentureStart Competition

Designed to unify multidisciplinary students whose talents, ideas, and energy may operate tomorrow’s leading firms.

The Zahn Challenge

A yearly competition hosted by SDSU's Zahn Innovation Center. Zahn seeks innovation driven ideas or technology that can scale to address a large market opportunity.

Fowler College of Business Forms

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

GA/TA Application

Graduate Professional Business Fee Waiver Request

Instructional Student Assistant

Program of Study (POS)

Graduate Bulletin

SDSU Graduate Bulletin

Graduate Affairs Forms

The following forms are available from the Graduate Affairs website:

  • Petition for Adjustment of Academic Requirements
  • Request to Change Programs within the College
  • Change to a College of Business Program from an Outside Department
  • Repeat Unauthorized Withdrawal Graded Courses

Graduate Affairs Forms

Thesis Information

Graduation Application

A Graduation Application must be completed via WebPortal by each student in the semester they anticipate graduating. Students should visit the Office of the Registrar's Apply to Graduate page for information about applying online and filing periods. There will be a nonrefundable $55 filing fee when you submit the application.


Meet The Team

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Kristie Dock

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
[email protected]
619-594-6760 |  EBA-448

Steven Gill

Steven L. Gill, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Programs
[email protected]
619-594-6273 |  SSE-3435

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Nancy Valentine

Administrative Support
[email protected]
619-594-1108 |  EBA-448

Diane Coning headshot

Diane Coning

Graduate Business Advisor
[email protected]
(619) 594-4188 |  EBA-448