For more than 35 years, the University of San Diego’s School of Business Administration has been providing students with a high-quality business education to cultivate personal and professional growth.
It boasts nine graduate programs, eight undergraduate majors, and five Centers of Excellence for accountancy, international business, real estate, peace and commerce, and supply chain management.
In 2011, USD’s undergraduate business program was ranked among the top 50 in the nation by BusinessWeek for the sixth consecutive year, and was recognized for excellence in business law, ethics, and sustainability. The publication has also ranked USD’s evening MBA program among the best in the United States.
No matter where you are in your business career, USD has undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs to fit your professional and educational needs. One of the top undergraduate business programs in the west coast, USD has a variety of undergraduate business majors, including business administration, accountancy, economics, finance, marketing, real estate, and international business.
With nine distinct graduate programs leading to master’s degrees, this school also has you covered when it comes to an advanced business education. MBA programs can be tailored to your lifestyle, with full time, evening, international, and dual degree options. Those who wish to find their business niche can do so through specialized master’s programs in accountancy, real estate, taxation, and supply chain management. Business professionals who want to further their career can look into USD’s business leadership programs, such as the Master of Science programs in executive leadership and global leadership. Certificate programs are also available in global business strategy and real estate finance, investment, and development.
As a part of the University of San Diego, the School of Business Administration is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities. In addition, the School of Business Administration is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, which also grants it accountancy accreditation.
In general, admissions are semester-based, although some programs are conducted in cohorts that begin about twice a year. When it comes to undergraduate admissions, applicants must submit a high school transcript, official SAT or ACT scores, an academic letter of recommendation, and an essay. Transfer applicants who have completed at least 24 transferable units with a minimum 3.0 GPA must submit the same documents in addition to official college transcripts from all schools attended. Those who desire to apply for a graduate program must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution preferably with at least a B average.
Along with an official college transcript, applicants must submit an application form and essay, letters of recommendation, a professional resume, and GMAT score. Depending on specific program, applicants may have to meet additional requirements, such as having at least two years of full-time, post-graduate work experience; participating in an admissions interview; or submitting statement of purpose or recommendation forms from professional references.
University of San Diego School of Business Administration
Office of Admissions
998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110