University of San Diego


University of San Diego

Globally Relevant, Socially Responsible

University of San Diego
Imagine flying to to the other side of the world—and helping companies like Callaway Golf identify growth opportunities. Or advising one of the rulers of Dubai's companies—then meeting the Sheikh himself. At USD's business school, you'll have plenty of opportunities to practice doing business locally and globally while you earn your MBA degree. When you are not doing business around the world, you will study on America's most beautiful campus only a few hours away from Los Angeles and San Francisco, and enjoy the famous weather, beaches, and diverse cuisine of San Diego, California.
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Through coursework vetted by corporate partners and our comprehensive professional development program, you'll learn the exact skills employers look for in their MBA-level hires. You'll also work on real client projects throughout the MBA program. Examples include a semester-long consulting project for a San Diego company or international consulting projects where you'll advise small businesses and organizations in countries as diverse as China, Brazil, the Dominican Republic and many more.

As you study topics like financial management and strategic marketing, you'll also have plenty of opportunities to grow in your professional development. Through workshops, mock interviews, coaching and executive mentors, our MBA career services office will give you the tools—and essential industry connections—to help you pursue your ultimate business calling.

Chose between a 2 years American MBA, or a 1 year International MBA with a European start. We offfer generous scholarships to support your graduate education. Contact us to learn more! 

Program Info

We take pride in developing responsible business leaders who aspire to create meaningful change in their industry. Our graduates are in positions of leadership around the world. In addition to our small class sizes that offer a personalized experience and our academically rigorous and practical curriculum, here are five reasons you might want to join our community:

  1. Globally Minded: Our master's programs consider business perspectives and practices from around the world, and provide unique opportunities to study abroad.
  2. Acclaimed: Many of our professors have won awards in their industry, written books, published research, and are highly sought after as experts in their fields. The small class size allows for quality interaction with your professors. 
  3. Highly Rated: USD SB programs hold a variety of prestigious rankings from the Financial Times, Princeton Review, Bloomberg Businessweek, U.S. News & World Report, among others.
  4. Student Experience: In addition to our beautiful location in San Diego overlooking the bay, mission-style buildings, and our pleasant year-round weather, students are part of a like-minded community called a cohort throughout their program. Build your network with alumni, students and faculty from a variety of industries.
  5. Accredited: The SB is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), holds additional accreditation from the AACSB in accounting, and is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Personal Education Experience

Leveraging group exercises, case studies, consulting assignments, and more interactive methods, our programs offer personalized, one-on-one learning with accessible professors that gives students the opportunity to ask questions and focus on areas of interest. Opportunities to study abroad help students understand global business practices, perspectives, and cultures.

Award-Winning Leadership

We take a balanced, practical approach to education. Our professors are a blend of award-winning research professors and practicing executives. Together, they teach a continually evolving curriculum that is relevant to the real-world as well as grounded in best practices and established academic theory.

Developing Responsible, Successful Leaders

USD School of Business graduates hold professional positions in high technology, new economy corporations, consulting firms and other entrepreneurial endeavors throughout the United States and beyond. Meet our Alumni.

Accredited and Highly Ranked

The School of Business is accredited and is ranked one of the top universities in the U.S.

2017 Class Profiles


Full-time MBA

Professional MBA

Average Work Experience

4.3 years

7 years

Average GMAT



Average GPA



Female Students



Mean Age



Cohort Size




Apply online and submit the following documents:

  • Official transcripts 
  • Professional resume 
  • GMAT or GRE official score report 
  • Two professional recommendations
  • Essay responses
  • Application fee of $80
  • TOEFL official score of 92 ibt or higher  or IELTS score of 7.0 or higher

*View our application deadlines and program start dates

Additional Requirements for International Applicants:

  • International applicants must submit a Certification of Finances Form and official bank statements before they may be issued an I-20 for a student visa. The Certificate of Finances Form and bank statements may be submitted once applicants are admitted to an MBA program.
  • Applicants educated outside of the U.S. must have a course-by-course degree evaluation conducted through World Education Services (WES) to ensure that their degree is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree.

Application support materials should be sent directly to the following address:

Office of Graduate Admissions
University of San Diego 
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Note: Send all materials directly to Graduate Admissions and NOT to the MBA programs office/staff.

Full-Time MBA Tuition 

Estimated fees for the full two years of the Full-time MBA programs. 

Tuition: $79,520 (56 units based upon the 2017-2018 rate of $1,420 per unit, for MBA programs only)

Tuition costs are the same for domestic and international applicants. We offer generous scholarships and Graduate Assistantships. 


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