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The College of Business Administration at San Diego State University

Business School Admissions

Application (Fall 2013)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) February 1
Application deadline (international students) February 1
Application fee $55

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 51.7% - Medium
Average age of new entrants 25
Average undergraduate GPA 3.32 - Medium
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.79-3.86
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 120
Average GMAT score 602 - Medium
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 525-690
Students with prior work experience 44
Average work experience (months) 51

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 75.6%
Average age of new entrants 28
Average undergraduate GPA 3.21
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.77-3.63
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 74
Average GMAT score 598
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 550-690
Students with prior work experience 55
Average work experience (months) 51

Undergraduate Majors

TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 550 paper test
80 internet-based test

Factors and Procedures Used in Admissions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
Admission requires at a minimum that the applicant holds 4-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent. International applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English (TOEFL of at least 550). The primary criteria is the GMAT and GPA. Secondary criteria include number of years of work experience, statement of purpose, and letters of recommendation submitted in support of the applicant.
Executive program
The selection process includes an evaluation of the applicant's professional and managerial background as well as academic qualifications. A personal interview, two letters of work-related recommendation, a statement of career objectives, official transcripts, the GMAT score report (the program director may waive this requirement) and a resume are required.
Part-time program
Admission requires at a minimum that the applicant holds 4-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent. International applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English (TOEFL of at least 550). The primary criteria is the GMAT and GPA. Secondary criteria include number of years of work experience, statement of purpose, and letters of recommendation submitted in support of the applicant.
Part-time distance learning program N/A

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions Nikhil Varaiya
Full-time program phone (619) 594-8073
Full-time program E-mail sdsumba@mail.sdsu.edu
Full-time program website http:/​/​www.​sdsu.​edu/​business
Executive program phone (619) 594-6010
Executive program E-mail embainfo@sdsu.edu
Executive program website http:/​/​www.​sdsu.​edu/​business
Part-time program phone (619) 594-8073
Part-time program E-mail sdsumba@mail.sdsu.edu
Part-time program website http:/​/​www.​sdsu.​edu/​business
Part-time distance learning program phone N/A
Part-time distance learning program E-mail N/A
Part-time distance learning program website N/A
 

Business School Academics

Program Offerings

(13) Departments/concentrations
accounting management information systems
entrepreneurship production/operations management
finance real estate
general management sports business
health care administration supply chain management/logistics
international business tax
marketing
Departments with highest M.B.A. demand N/A
Types of M.B.A. programs offered full-time traditional two year, full-time accelerated, full-time other, part-time evenings and weekends, traditional executive MBA
Joint programs available law, Latin American Studies

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
The MBA curriculum consists of core courses, theme courses, electives and a culminating experience. The core covers introductory business areas. Theme courses are required in: management of technology and corporate responsibilities. The culminating experience requires either the thesis or participation in a consulting project.
Executive program
The EMBA is a general management program designed especially for experienced mid-career managers. The learning objectives of the program's curriculum are to develop increased competence in the key functional areas of business, enhance managerial and interpersonal skills, and provide a better understanding of the economic, social and political responsibilities of management.
Part-time program
The MBA curriculum consists of core courses, theme courses, electives and a culminating experience. The core covers introductory business areas. Theme courses are required in: management of technology and corporate responsibilities. The culminating experience requires either the thesis or participation in a consulting project.
Part-time distance learning program N/A
 

Business School Ranking

Rank Not Published Best Business Schools

(1) Ranking by Specialties

#87 in Part-time M.B.A.

Business Ranking Scores

These data apply only to full-time students.

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.6
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 2.2
Acceptance rate 51.7% - Medium
Average starting salary and bonus $59,771 - Low
Average undergraduate GPA 3.32 - Medium
Average GMAT score 602 - Medium
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 43.1% - Low
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 66.2% - Low
Enrollment (full-time) 247
 

Business School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Enrollment 511

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 247
Minority students N/A
International students 26.3%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 264
Minority students N/A
International students 9.8%
 

Business School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Chrys Dutton
Financial aid phone (619) 594-6323

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $13,940 per year (in-state)
Full-time: $22,868 per year (out-of-state)
Part-time: $8,060 per year (in-state)
Part-time: $12,524 per year (out-of-state)
Required fees $0 per year
Room and board, books, and miscellaneous expenses $16,718
Average indebtedness of 2011 graduating class $14,513

Financial Aid Availability

College-funded aid (fellowships, assistantships, grants, or scholarships) available Yes
Fellowships 5
Teaching assistantships 14
Research assistantships 58
International students eligible for college-funded aid Yes
High
Career and Salary Statistics

Business School Career and Salary Statistics

San Diego State University has submitted its most recent career data in accordance with the MBA Career Services Council Standards for Reporting MBA Employment Statistics and has granted permission to the Graduate Management Admission Council to send an independent third party to review for accuracy and compliance.

Class of 2011

Full-time graduates 113
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 65
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 43.1% - Low
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 66.2% - Low

Base Salary: Overall

Total reporting base salary 43
Low base salary $30,000
Average base salary $59,236
High base salary $175,000

Base Salary: U.S. Citizens

Low base salary: U.S. citizens $30,000
Average base salary: U.S. citizens $60,000
High base salary: U.S citizen $175,000

Base Salary: Foreign Nationals

Low base salary: Foreign nationals $47,000
Average base salary: Foreign nationals $53,200
High base salary: Foreign nationals $60,000

Signing Bonus: Overall

Total reporting signing bonus 5
Low signing bonus $1,000
Average signing bonus $4,600
High signing bonus $10,000

Signing Bonus: U.S. Citizens

Low signing bonus: U.S. citizens $1,000
Average signing bonus: U.S. citizens $4,600
High signing bonus: U.S. citizens $10,000

Signing Bonus: Foreign Nationals

Low signing bonus: Foreign nationals $0
Average signing bonus: Foreign nationals $0
High signing bonus: Foreign nationals $0

Other Compensation: Overall

Total reporting other compensation 7
Low other compensation $4,000
Average other compensation $16,142
High other compensation $50,000

Other Compensation: U.S. Citizens

Low other compensation: U.S. citizens $4,000
Average other compensation: U.S. citizens $16,142
High other compensation: U.S. citizens $50,000

Other Compensation: Foreign Nationals

Low other compensation: Foreign nationals $0
Average other compensation: Foreign nationals $0
High other compensation: Foreign nationals $0

Base Salary by Occupation

Numbers for employment by occupation are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting marketing/sales jobs 8
Marketing/sales low salary $34,000
Marketing/sales average salary $52,500
Marketing/sales high salary $80,000
Number reporting operations/production jobs 0
Operations/production low salary $0
Operations/production average salary $0
Operations/production high salary $0
Number reporting general management jobs 6
General management low salary $30,000
General management average salary $59,500
General management high salary $92,000
Number reporting finance/accounting jobs 22
Finance/accounting low salary $38,000
Finance/accounting average salary $60,955
Finance/accounting high salary $175,000
Number reporting management information systems (MIS) jobs 3
Management information systems (MIS) low salary $60,000
Management information systems (MIS) average salary $66,667
Management information systems (MIS) high salary $74,000
Number reporting consulting jobs 0
Consulting low salary $0
Consulting average salary $0
Consulting high salary $0
Number reporting human resources jobs 0
Human resources low salary $0
Human resources average salary $0
Human resources high salary $0
Number reporting having jobs in other areas 4
Other occupations low salary $51,000
Other occupations average salary $57,500
Other occupations high salary $75,000

Base Salary by Industry

Numbers for employment by industry are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting government jobs 0
Government low salary $0
Government average salary $0
Government high salary $0
Number reporting manufacturing jobs 3
Manufacturing low salary $40,000
Manufacturing average salary $55,667
Manufacturing high salary $80,000
Number reporting non-profit jobs 0
Non-profit low salary $0
Non-profit average salary $0
Non-profit high salary $0

Base Salary by Geographic Region

Numbers for employment by location are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting jobs in the Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) 0
Northeast low salary $0
Northeast average salary $0
Northeast high salary $0
Number reporting jobs in the Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV) 0
Middle Atlantic low salary $0
Middle Atlantic average salary $0
Middle Atlantic high salary $0
Number reporting jobs in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) 0
South low salary $0
South average salary $0
South high salary $0
Number reporting jobs in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) 0
Midwest low salary $0
Midwest average salary $0
Midwest high salary $0
Number reporting jobs in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX) 0
Southwest low salary $0
Southwest average salary $0
Southwest high salary $0
Number reporting jobs in the West (AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) 36
West low salary $38,000
West average salary $62,389
West high salary $175,000
Number reporting jobs located internationally 4
International low salary $30,000
International average salary $37,750
International high salary $47,000
 


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