(numbers last updated 7/12/2018)


  Estimated Total Cost*
*Fees are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees. Estimated total costs are based on Fall 2018 tuition and fee amounts and are regarded as estimates. These estimates do not include prerequisite/core classes for non-MBA programs or miscellaneous costs (books, housing, etc.) and are based on the typical length of time it takes a student to complete the degree.
California Resident MBA MSA MSIS MSBA-FTP
Full-time Student (12 units)
Average Cost Per Semester: $7,223
$29,994 $19,977 $23,103 $19,977
Part-time Student (6 units)
Average Cost Per Semester: $4,283
$35,790 $22,875 $27,450 $22,875
Non-California Resident MBA MSA MSIS MSBA-FTP
Full-time Student (12 units)
Average Cost Per Semester: $11,687
$47,814 $31,857 $37,359 $31,857
Part-time Student (6 units)
Average Cost Per Semester: $6,515
$53,610 $34,755 $41,706 $34,755

Breakdown of Fees

Tuition is paid on a semester basis. Tuition for 2018-2019 is calculated based on the following fees. Summer Fees and other payment details are located here.

Description Amount
*Residents of the state of California are not required to pay Non-Resident Tuition. A student's residency status is determined by the SDSU Office of the Registrar. The Office of the Registrar has detailed guidelines for establishing residency within the state of California. Further information about establishing residency can be found at: http://arweb.sdsu.edu/es/registrar/residency.html
Registration Fees Part-time (0 to 6.0 semester units) $2,955
Registration Fees Full-time (6.1 or more semester units) $4,461
Graduate Business Professional Fees $270 per semester unit
Non-Resident Tuition* $396 per semester unit

Example: A part-time California resident taking six units can expect to pay the following fees per semester during the 2018-2019 school year: [$2,955 part-time registration fee + ($270*6)) = $4,575].

The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide fees, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory systemwide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028 - 66028.6 of the Education Code).

How and When to Pay

When to Pay: All students must pay registration fees prior to registration (deadlines are located on WebPortal). OUT-OF-STATE (Non-Resident and Foreign) Tuition and the Professional Program Fee are due in full prior to the first day of classes. SDSU does not bill for tuition. Questions? Contact Student Account Services.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

SDSU has a full service Financial Aid and Scholarship office to assist our graduate students with their financial aid needs. If students are in need of financial assistance for their graduate studies, they are encouraged to contact the SDSU Office of Financial Aid: http://starter.sdsu.edu/fao/.

SDSU Scholarship Search Tool

Search for Scholarships: All students, regardless of grade point average, area of study, citizenship, or residency status are encouraged to apply for all scholarships for which they may be eligible.

Graduate Assistant and Teaching Associate Positions

Teaching associateships and graduate non-teaching assistantships in business administration are available to a limited number of qualified students.

How to Apply: Graduate Assistant Application, Teaching Associate Application (for Accountancy only).

When to Apply: We encourage students to apply for a GA or TA position as soon as you have been admitted to one of SDSU’s Graduate Business Programs. Hiring is dependant on the needs of the professors.

Other On-Campus Work Opportunities

There are many other opportunities work on campus (view common on-campus job locations). Here are a few to get you started:

EMBA Tuition & Fees

Program fees for the 22-month Executive MBA program cover the cost of your tuition, meals (morning and afternoon breaks and lunch on each meeting day), textbooks, course materials, orientation, graduation, guest speakers, annual international trip (excluding airfare), and miscellaneous fees. Special parking arrangements are also made. The program is entirely self-supporting and receives no public monies or grants in financial support of its operation. All fees are based upon projections of anticipated expenses and are, therefore, subject to annual increases.

Upon acceptance to the program, you are asked to submit a $500 deposit to reserve your place in the class. The deposit is applied toward the first tuition payment, which is generally payable in the beginning of August. Tuition and fees for the incoming class that begins in August 2018 are $68,400 for the entire 22-month program.

Tuition & Fee Breakdown

Deposit and 5 payments:
Total: $68,400
Deposit due upon acceptance into the program $500
Fall ’18 registration $13,750
Spring ’19 registration $14,250
Summer ’19 registration $8,550
Fall ’19 registration $17,100
Spring ’20 registration $14,250

Financial Aid & Scholarships

While there are no grants or scholarships awarded for this program, many participants receive support from employer tuition support programs, Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), graduate student loans, and veteran's benefits. In addition, there are a number of private scholarships that you might wish to explore. You can search for possible scholarships at www.fastweb.com. Additional information about student loan programs can be reviewed at www.finaid.org.

Cost of Sports MBA

Program fees for the Sports Business Management MBA program cover the costs of your tuition and orientation, team building activities, domestic and international field trips, fees associated with guest lecturers, graduation fees and regalia, SDSU student parking permit or annual trolley pass, and student health services. The program is entirely self-supporting and receives no public grants in financial support of its operation.

The total tuition for the Sports MBA program is currently $48,780, which is $1,084 per unit for the 45 unit program.

Upon acceptance to the program, you will be asked to submit a $500 non-refundable tuition deposit (deposit will be applied toward your first tuition payment). Tuition is paid by the semester, based on the number of units taken during that academic session. Based on the present tuition structure, the breakdown by semester is:

Spring 2017 $16,260
Summer 2017 $13,008
Fall 2017 $13,008
Spring 2018 $6,504

While there are no grants or scholarships specifically awarded for this program, many participants receive support from graduate student loans. In addition, there are a number of private scholarships that you might wish to explore. You can search for possible scholarships at: www.sdsu.edu/scholarships and www.fastweb.com.

Information about student loan programs through financial aid is available from the Specialized & International Programs office at (619) 594-5566 or [email protected]. The following are financial aid links that you may find helpful: SDSU Financial Aid Office homepage www.sdsu.edu/financialaid, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), fafsa.ed.gov, and SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid www.finaid.org. Additional information on alternative student loans can be found through the MBA Loans Program.

Any questions related to the application of veteran's benefits for students enrolled in the SDSU Sports MBA program should be directed to the SDSU Joan & Art Barron Veterans Center at [email protected] or (619) 594-5813.