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Explore SDSU's Business Master's degrees to ensure you have chosen the program that best suits your goals.

San Diego State University's MBA program emphasizes the critical themes of today's business environment. The MBA curriculum emphasizes teamwork and professional skill development.

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The objective of the Master of Science degree program in Accountancy is to provide students with advanced technical competencies in a specialized area within the field of accounting. The program emphasizes the development of conceptual and technical abilities, research competence, and communication skills.

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The Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) degree prepares you for a leadership career in Information Systems. The job of the information-systems professional is to understand and improve the ways organizations derive value from information. Information-systems professionals have a variety of roles and responsibilities. Business leaders (including Chief Information Officers, or CIOs) focus on ways to nurture and exploit information assets to gain competitive advantage in their industries. Technical practitioners focus on the specification, development, and deployment of new information-related capabilities.

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The Master of Science degree in Financial and Tax Planning is a 30 unit program designed to provide in-depth professional financial planning education. Students granted a business administration bachelor's degree from an AACSB accredited program normally meet all course prerequites. Others may have up to 21 units of prerequisite classes.

The goal of this program is to provide the educational background for graduates to provide professional financial planning services at the highest level possible. This program attempts to provide the academic background students need to pass the examinations for the CFP certification, and much of the background for the CFA and Enrolled Agent professional designations.

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Specialized Programs 

SDSU's Executive MBA program is designed specifically for working adults who are looking to enhance their leadership skills and move up the ladder in the highly competitive world of business. After 22 years, the SDSU College of Business Administration's EMBA program is the most established program in the region with courses taught by SDSU department chairs and professors that are leaders in their areas of specialization. We offer:
  • An affordable program with financial assistance available
  • Flexible schedule with classes on alternating Fridays and Saturdays
  • Books, parking and meals provided at no extra cost
  • One-on-one support from program alumni, faculty and staff
  • 10-day trip abroad to study international business first-hand

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The Sports MBA program at San Diego State University is an intensive, accelerated Master of Business Administration program focused entirely on the international sports business. This degree program is intended for highly motivated students seeking to further their business skills and professional network to secure management positions in all areas of the global sports business industry.

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Concurrent Programs

Concurrent programs leading to MBA and Juris Doctor degrees are offered through SDSU's partnerships with California Western School of Law (CWSL) and Thomas Jefferson School of Law (TJSL). These concurrent degree programs are designed for students interested in working in fields where law and business converge. Students are expected to apply first to the law program (at either Cal Western or Thomas Jefferson) and then apply to the SDSU MBA program during their first year of law school.

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SDSU's College of Business Administration and Center for Latin American Studies offer a three-year concurrent program of study leading to a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Arts in Latin American Studies. The objective of the concurrent program is to offer preparation in the fields of business administration and Latin American studies for the purpose of providing the knowledge and skills necessary to promote and engage in business relationships with the Latin American community in Latin America or in the United States.

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Certificate Program (through CES)

The goal of the Executive Financial Planner Advanced Certificate program is to enable experienced financial services professionals to understand the content material of financial planning with the goal of providing advice based solely on the interests of their clients.

You may decide to make the commitment to work toward the SDSU Executive Financial Planner Advance Certificate and continue, if admitted, to complete a Master's Degree in Financial and Tax Planning.

We feel this program is one of the strongest in the nation and are quite proud of SDSU's accomplishments in this area. The CFP Board has reviewed this program and approved it “with commendation”. Financial Planning has been named one of America's "Best Jobs" and we feel SDSU is the best place to prepare for, or enhance, a career in that field.

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SDSU's Certificate in Accounting program provides professional, post-baccalaureate education to non-accounting professionals in the San Diego community.

The program is intended to provide professional training necessary for candidates to sit for the CPA or CMA examinations. Participants typically include:

  • Non-accounting post baccalaureate students
  • Foreign practitioners, and
  • Non-accounting professionals

Participants enroll in regular SDSU accounting courses on a space-available basis through the Open University program. Currently matriculated SDSU students may not enroll in the Certificate in Accounting. The faculty from San Diego State University's School of Accountancy provides instruction through regular course offerings which provide academic credit.

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