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SDSU's Strong Assets

In choosing the right graduate program to obtain your MBA, there are a number of factors to consider. Below are the principle reasons why we believe that SDSU’s MBA is the ideal place to pursue an MBA preparing you for the future.


The first and most important factor in selecting a graduate program in business is the quality of the education. The strides SDSU has made in educational excellence has gained national attention as SDSU is one of only a few business schools in the nation whose MBA program is ranked among the best by Forbes, US News & World Report, Bloomberg/Businessweek, and Military Times. Furthermore, US News & World Report ranked SDSU #14 in MBAs with the Most Financial Value at Graduation.

About the program: our MBA prepares you for the business world with an MBA degree from the San Diego State University College of Business Administration and allows you to opt for an emphasis area in Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Health Services, Information Systems, International Business, Management, Marketing, Project Management, or Supply Chain Management. Through a range of activities that include projects, presentations, and written reports, the MBA curriculum develops the capacity to formulate and communicate strategies to solve business problems and lead in pursuing opportunities. The MBA program is structured around the theme of Managing the Firm's Life Cycle.

Beyond the type of emphasis, the courses in the MBA program are taught by SDSU’s top faculty members, are exceptionally rigorous, and focus on developing an MBA toolkit of skills required of successful business executives.


San Diego, California is quite possibly the ideal location to study business. We’re home to a myriad of enterprises and sectors and often acclaimed for our excellent quality of life. This is an active city that loves its sports, and it’s home to hundreds of sports. Beyond county lines, we’re just two hours from Los Angeles, and we border Mexico to the south. This exceptional location affords our students the opportunity to intern several days per week and gain essential industry experience while completing classes. Our campus is not in a college town with limited professional prospects; the San Diego area presents SDSU MBA students with myriad opportunities. Simply put, this is a place where students can build a network and start a successful and rewarding career in business.

Flexible Timeframe

Our Students can choose to pursue their MBA full time or part time with day or evening classes in either program.


Our dedicated SDSU network of alumni total over 300,000, including 45,000+ College of Business alumni, and are found in prominent positions around the globe. See our distinguished alumni page for more detail.


This program has a globally focused curriculum, geographically diverse student body, and an optional immersive international experience included in the curriculum. We are constantly evolving, and place heavy emphasis on emerging technologies.

The Investment in the Degree

Whether you have previous full-time business experience or not, the value of adding an MBA to your credentials cannot be overstated. Your time at San Diego State will broaden your business skillset, and our emphasis on quantitative coursework will prepare you for a data-driven world. Simply put, an MBA is a respected degree in most industries, and as the world continues to stress analytical decision-making in the management ranks, graduates with MBA degrees are in even higher demand.

There are many reasons to choose a graduate program in business, and we hope that some of the above merits of SDSU’s MBA program appeal to you. To learn more about some of the additional features of the program that relate to you and your specific career interests, please contact us at [email protected].