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Fowler College of Business Administration – SDSU

SDSU Executive MBA Program Structure

San Diego State University (SDSU) Executive MBA courses take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays on alternating weeks. The program takes about 21 months to complete, and most students have a 15 to 20 hour workload from classes.


The SDSU Executive MBA curriculum requires 48 units of coursework for completion, and students take a set course load each term. Students master core business principles in the first year, whereas the second year provides instruction on business environments, organizations, and decision-making skills.

Class Profile

The most recent SDSU Executive MBA class features 37 students, with 43 percent identifying as women. nine countries are represented, and students have an average age of 39. They have spent an average of 17 years in the workforce.


The Graduate Career Management Center provides students with individualized career counseling, workshops, interview help, and corporate recruiter connections. Furthermore, the center partners with corporations to provide students with internships, networking opportunities, and job fairs.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Current tuition for the fall 2018 EMBA semester is $13,750, and $68,400 for the entire program. This includes a $500 deposit due upon acceptance. All payments are differentiated between the five registrations during the course of the program. Students may qualify for tuition support via graduate student loans, veteran benefits, or private scholarships.

Admissions Procedures

To apply to the SDSU Executive MBA program, students will need to submit an online application, official GMAT or GRE scores, official transcripts, two letters of recommendation, statement of career objectives, current résumé, and business card. Students may also submit a corporate or individual sponsorship form. If necessary, students may submit TOEFL test scores. An application interview is also required.

Applicants may request a waiver for the GRE or GMAT if they hold a doctorate from an accredited university, or earned a 3.0 GPA or higher in undergraduate or graduate school. Most successful applicants enter with around 10 years of professional work experience.

Application Deadlines

The fall application deadline for the SDSU Executive MBA program is May 31, 2018.

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