San Diego State University College of Business Administration


Formed in 1955, the San Diego State University College of Business earned accreditation from the AACSB in 1959, and was one of the first business schools in the state to gain this distinction. In 1982, The Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy earned the same accreditation.  Since that time, the college has grown into one of the largest business schools in Southern California.


San Diego State University’s campus is near downtown San Diego and just two hours from Los Angeles. Located close to the Pacific Rim and Mexico, San Diego’s business industries include manufacturing, bio-technology, and tourism.

The main campus is located only 12 miles away from the San Diego International Airport.


The College of Business Administration has 71 tenured or tenure-track faculty as well as 65 lecturers. The scholars have had work included in many publications such as the Journal of International Entrepreneurship, The International Trade Journal, and the Journal of Consumer Affairs.

Student Body

The most recent graduating class featured 5,055 undergraduate and 590 graduate students enrolled at the College of Business Administration, as well as 46 Executive MBA and 22 Sports MBA students. Admitted MBA students are age 28 on average, and their classes are 36% women and 64% men. EMBA students are 38 years old on average, and they have an average of 14 years of full-time work experience.

MBA Degree Offerings

The College of Business Administration offers a full-time and part-time Master of Business Administration (MBA), an Executive MBA, and a Sports Business Management MBA.