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Fowler College of Business Administration – SDSU - Full-Time MBA

SDSU Full-Time MBA Program Structure

The San Diego State full-time MBA students take 45 total units, which is made up of 15 classes, over the course of 1.5 to two years.


The SDSU full-time MBA curriculum requires 30 units of professional and foundational core courses that cover topics such as statistical analysis, marketing, and financial management. In addition, 9-15 units of electives are required, and 12 of those 18 units can be devoted to a specialization. One business strategy course as well as one culminating experience course–at one- three units each–is also required.

The elective/specialization courses cover topics in accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, health services administration, information systems, international business, management, marketing, project management, and supply chain management.

Class Profile

There are 230 students enrolled in the SDSU full-time MBA program About 71 percent of the class is comprised of male students, with 29 percent female students. Nearly 35 percent of the class is of international distinction. Students are, on average, 28-years old.

The average GMAT score is 613 and the average work experience of the graduate business program student class is 3+years.

Career Statistics

An estimated 55 percent of full-time MBA graduates were employed three months after graduating. The overall average base salary of those grads is reportedly $74,250.

Tuition, Scholarship, and Financial Aid for the San Diego State Full-Time MBA

The estimated tuition for 2020-2021 San Diego State full-time MBA students costs $27,608 per year for California residents and $34,736 per year for out-of-state residents.

Financial aid may be available for MBA students who need assistance with their studies. Graduate students may qualify for a Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loan, as well as subsidized or unsubsidized loans. Furthermore, SDSU scholarships may be available for MBA students.

There is one fellowship offering for full-time SDSU MBAs, as well as nine teaching assistantships, and 27 research assistantships.

Admissions to the San Diego State Full-Time MBA

SDSU Fowler full-time MBA applicants need to submit transcripts from previous institutions, GMAT or GRE scores, a current résumé, a statement of purpose, two letters of recommendation, and the completed program application. A $55 application fee is also required.

The GMAT or GRE may be waived in light of a Ph.D., MD, or JD degree only. While work experience is not required to apply, the program does encourage at least two years of it. Non-native English speaking applicants must provide either TOEFL or IELTS scores by April 1.

Students should apply between August and November for spring semester enrollment, and October through March for enrollment in the fall semester.

San Diego State Full-Time MBA FAQs

How has the university coped with the pandemic?

Classes are predominantly delivered virtually however some on-campus events are still occurring creating a safer, hybrid curriculum delivery.

What graduate programs are offered through the Fowler College of Business?

The college has many comprehensive graduate program degree offerings including MS in Accountancy, Cybersecurity Management, Global Business Development, and Information systems as well as MSBA, MBA, Sports MBA, and dual degree options (MBA/JD, MBA/MA).

Who are some recent employers of MBA graduates at the school?

HP, Bank of America, Pfizer, Qualcomm, and many others comprise the list of employers of recent SDSU MBA grads.

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