Overview

Applicants
265
Acceptance Rate
43%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.08
Years Work Experience
4.35
Average Age
27

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
534 - 700
GPA
2.55 - 3.57

Deadlines


Rolling Admission Deadline
July 1

Round 1
November 1

Round 2
January 15

Round 3
March 1

Round 4
May 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
8:1
Total Faculty
118

64
Full-time
36
Female
36
Part-time
5
Minority


Students Say

A superb reputation for finance and international business precedes the School of Business at the University of San Diego, where a focus on the ideals of social responsibility, entrepreneurship, and diversity lead the way. The Full-Time MBA offers a General Management Track or International Business Track with optional shortand long-term study abroad options (Professional MBAs can participate in the short-term course), and course work is tailored to both the necessities of business and new business trends. Students can choose from "a great variety of electives" and are able "to work with real companies to consult on projects and learn from real world situations."

Professors all possess "extremely high accolades and work experience," and are always willing to go above and beyond for their students. They "prepare for class and work hard to help students succeed" and "are 100 percent committed to us getting good jobs and share their networks [to] support us in our efforts." No matter the course, everyone receives a "personal, intimate classroom experience" and the individual focus necessary for "learning, mentoring, and career coaching." The eye towards the future is even apparent in the building blocks of the program; the administration chooses the core classes and reevaluates every few years to ensure they are up-to-date on the best course work, and students find their flexibility to create a curriculum and staff it by the next semester to be impressive. "That shows they are paying attention to the economy and listening to the demands of the students," says one.

Specialities of faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL


International Business

Supply Chain Management

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Enterprises

Managerial Leadership


New Venture Management

Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Required

Description
Required courses: GSBA 508 – Law, Policy and Ethics of Global Business, and GSBA 517 – Sustainable Business Model Design plus elective offerings, including a requirement to complete 2 units of elective coursework in the CSR area.http://www.sandiego.edu/business/graduate/mba/curriculum/

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
Through the Graduate Assistantship program MBA students may assist faculty members with research on sustainability and other topics. Many of our faculty are involved in sustainability research.

School's environmental commitment 1:
Our MBA program offers a concentration in 'Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Enterprises' in addition to required coursework in this area.

School's environmental commitment 2:
The School of Business and the Center for Peace and Commerce host executive speakers and hold workshops on sustainable business practices for USD's business students and the broader community.

School's environmental commitment 3:
MBA student involvement in CSR and sustainability initiatives is actively supported. Students were provided financial support to attend the annual Net Impact Competition, at which USD's MBA team won first prize in 2012.

Career overview

Average Starting Salary
$78,083
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
70%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
57%
Graduate Facilitated
43%
School Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

36%
Marketing
28%
Finance/Accounting
14%
Consulting
14%
Other
7%
Information Technology

Graduates Employed by Region

93%
West
7%
Northeast

Students Say

"Career services are eager to help," and consulting projects, company site visits, guest speakers, and a mentorship program are just a few of the many assets that the "very hands- on and always available" office serves up. "The mentorship program is really special, in that it connects any willing student with prestigious San Diego business people," says a student. "Administrators have connected me with alumni and current students which allow me to expand my network, specifically in the industry I am aiming to work for," testifies one student. Some students do wish that there were more direct hiring relation- ships with larger companies, but "most students are equipped with soft skills like resume, conversational and interviewing skills to go on their own and find connections, follow up, interview, and land jobs," and fortunately business leaders in SoCal "know USD's reputation." Top employers for recent USD grads include Cymer, EDF Renewable Energy, Audacity, EHL, and Solar Turbines.

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Marketing / Sales 36% $70,000 $62,667 $48,000 $80,000
Finance / Accounting 28% $72,500 $82,500 $70,000 $115,000
Consulting 14% $75,500 $75,500 $71,000 $80,000
Other 14% $65,000 $65,000 $60,000 $70,000
Information Technology 7% $138,000 $138,000 $138,000 $138,000

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Technology 28% $80,000 $92,000 $70,000 $138,000
Financial Services 21% $70,000 $85,000 $70,000 $115,000
Consulting 14% $65,500 $65,500 $60,000 $71,000
Real Estate 14% $67,500 $67,500 $60,000 $75,000
Other 7%

Prominent Alumni

Lowell McAdam
President and CEO, Verizon Communications

Garry Ridge
CEO, WD-40 Company

James Brennan
Chairman and Co-Founder, Suja Juice

Ali Reza Arabnia
President and CEO Geico Taikisha

Robert Zafari-Esfahani
Executive VP, Industrial Ingersol Rand

Dates

Application Deadlines
Apr 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$22,484

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$11,282

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
85%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
29%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
95%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
30%

New Students Receiving Loans
27%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$33,816
Tuition (Out-State)
$33,816
Fees (In-State)
$354
Fees (Out-State)
$354

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,409
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,409
Fees (In-State)
$354
Fees (Out-State)
$354

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$12,492
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$12,492
Academic Expenses
$1,350

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
163
Part Time
52%

In State
90.0%
Out of State
10.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
22

Demographics

27.00%
Minorities
27.00%
International

37% female
63% male

Campus Life

Students Say

The overwhelming majority of students here "are hard working go-getters that want to excel and get every bit of opportunity out of the MBA." This is a group of "charming, dedicated" people from a "vast number of countries around the world" who bring new experiences and cultures into the classroom. There is "a high level of support that students offer to each other inside and outside of the classroom," and "the course load is team- work-intensive and can, at times, be extensive." When school is out, there are several clubs, activities, networking events, and career events that students can attend or join every week, and USD has a "beautiful campus" that makes it "easy to know everyone and get what you want," and "the weather is amazing in San Diego so this is a great environment to relax in when class isn't in session." Many social opportunities arise via the school (and are open to Full-Time and Professional MBA students), such as "club activities, happy hours, baseball games, [and] boating trips."

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Kate Mickle
Senior Director, Graduate Business Admissions

Address
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
United States

Phone
619-260-4860

Fax
619/849-8307

Email
mba@SanDiego.edu