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Profile Data from 2014

Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
  • University Selectivity
  • University Yield
  • Job Offers
  • Average Salary
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services
  • School Status
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, California 92110, United States

School of Business Administration

University of San Diego’s globally relevant, socially responsible MBA Programs provide an integrative and highly personal academic experience that gives students the tools to become world-class business leaders. The USD MBA curriculum is rigorous and relevant, with experiential learning, values-based learning and leadership skill development at the core of the MBA experience. Students gain practical experience through consulting assignments and client-resourced projects, and have the opportunity to experience global business first-hand through international consulting projects and short-term classes abroad.

What Current Students Say See All 10 Comments >

The emphasis they put on your after college plans and goals. Most schools focus on your time in college and then once you graduate many people don't know what to do. USD does a really great job at preparing you for whatever your next steps are whether it is grad school, careers, travel, etc.

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About University of San Diego


Admissions Selectivity
49% University of San Diego 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. Secondary school record
  2. High school GPA
  3. SAT/ACT scores
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
16456% 16,456
49% 49
19% 19
49% School Selectivity
19% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • SAT or ACT with written
  • Are Interviews Required? By invitation only
Additional Requirements:

USD application requirements include a completed application, an application fee, official high school and/or college transcripts, a letter of recommendation and an essay. TOEFL is required of students whose native language is not English. As of January 2014, an official TOEFL iBT score of 80 or IELTS score of 6.5 is required. In order for TOEFL scores to be valid, they should not be older than two years. Foreign transcripts must be translated in English.

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
0% 0.0
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required?
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled Declare business major
  • Min college GPA for transfers
  • Other transfer requirements Internal transfers file a declaration of a business major with the School of Business Advising Office. Students must successfully complete 60 units and calculus before enrolling in upper-division business courses.
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses?
  • How freshmen are admitted
Other requirements for freshmen


Financial Services 17%
Top Industry
  • Real Estate 11%
Ernst & Young
Top Employer
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • KPMG
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
90% School of Business Administration 78% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
76% 76
62% 61.74527272727272
76% Receive Offers
77% 77
59% 59.252482758620694
77% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
14% 14
16% 15.83261363636364
14% Receive Offers
14% 14
17% 16.796475409836066
14% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
9% 9
9% 9.05625
9% Receive Offers
9% 9
9% 9.484761904761905
9% Accept Offers
93% Graduates seeking full-time employment
7% Graduates not seeking employment
76% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
21% 21
Data not provided
Financial Services
17% 17
Data not provided
Real Estate
11% 11
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks
  • Percentage of internships that are paid
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 107
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
USD Career Services provides a full range of services, including on-campus interviews, employer presentations, resume development, interview preparation, internship assistance, workshops, career counseling, career assessments, online job & internship postings, online & career library resources, alumni referrals, job search handouts, class & club presentations, appointments & drop-ins, and events such as multiple career & internship fairs, and an annual graduate and professional school fair.


$ $ $ $ $
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $40,900
  • Fees $492
  • Expenses $13,620
$ $ $ $ $
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $40,900
  • Fees $492
  • Expenses $13,620
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need
  • Merit
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year


Average Class Size
  • School of Business Administration
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
33% 30
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
41% 24
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
School of Business Administration 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Business Administration
More Information
Business Program Classes
14% Less than 20 Students 0% More than 50 Students
87% 21 to 50 students
24 Average number of students in non-business required electives
74 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • Financial Modeling & Analytics
  • International Management Consulting
  • Investment Economics
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Brand Management
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum
Degrees Offered
  • BAcc/Accountancy
  • BBA/Business Administration
  • BBA/Finance
  • BBA/Marketing
  • BBA/International Business
  • BBA/Real Estate
  • BA/Economics
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
107% 107
58% 58
Prominent Faculty
  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    USD has a work study program throughout the entire campus, including the School of Business Administration. Students are able to gain experience in a variety of roles, including accounting and marketing.

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    USD offers extensive international and study abroad programs with leading universities in over 30 countries. The John M. Ahlers Center for International Business at USD is designed to enhance international business education at USD. Besides bringing international faculty and courses to USD, the Ahlers Center also sponsors and coordinates business study-abroad programs. The Institute of International Education (IIE) Open Doors has ranked USD in the top three for study abroad participation.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    USD offers a multitude of community service learning opportunities that encompasses a wide spectrum of interest, including social, health, environment, and youth issues. Students also are encouraged to participate in community service projects through the classrooms and student organizations.


45% Students in Top 10% of High School Class 66% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1300 75th Percentile Score on SAT 30 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
56% 56
21% 21
8% 8
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
More Information
U.S. Regional Breakdown
Student Citizenship
96% 96
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
4% 4
18 Average age of full-time students
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years


Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 12,635
Alumni Donations
$224 Average Gift Largest Gift

Most Prominent Alumni
  • Lorenzo J. Fertitta

    CEO & Chairman, Zuffa LLC

  • Robert J. Mac Kay, Jr.

    Senior Vice Presidenty & Controller, PepsiCo Americas Beverage

  • J. Scott Di Valerio

    Chief Executive Officer, Outerwall, Inc.