San Diego State University College of Business Administration

By | January 14, 2023

Noted as one of the leading business schools in the state, San Diego State University College of Business Administration has distinguished itself with reputable career service, high average starting salary and rigorous academic curriculums. On this page specified for San Diego State University College of Business Administration, you can also find its complete admissions application information, such as average GMAT scores, undergraduate GPA ranges, average professional experience and acceptance rates for part-time, full-time and executive degree programs offered by San Diego State University College of Business Administration. According to AbbreviationFinder, San Diego State University is abbreviated as SDSU.

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Business School Admissions

Application (Fall 2022)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) March 1
Application deadline (international students) March 1
Application fee $55

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate (full-time) 42.0%
Average age of new entrants 27
Average undergraduate GPA (full-time) 3.35
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.87-3.97
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 140
Average GMAT score (full-time) 596
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 530-680
Entrants providing GMAT scores 117
Students with prior work experience 81
Average work experience (months) 45

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 43.0%
Average age of new entrants 29
Average undergraduate GPA 3.18
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.78-3.68
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 90
Average GMAT score 602
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 530-680
Entrants providing GMAT scores 75
Students with prior work experience 86
Average work experience (months) 63

Admissions & Enrollment (Executive Degree Program)

Acceptance rate 73.6%
Average age of new entrants 38
Average undergraduate GPA 3.31
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 3.12 – 3.60
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 37
Average GMAT score 501
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 480 – 580
Entrants providing GMAT scores 8
Students with prior work experience 37
Average work experience (months) 144

GRE Scores

GRE accepted for admissions No, but will begin for fall 2014 entering class
Percentage of fall 2013 entering class that submitted GRE scores N/A
GRE accepted as alternative to GMAT N/A

Undergraduate Majors

TOEFL

TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 550 paper test
80 internet-based test
Mean TOEFL of entering students 620 paper test
95 internet-based test
Median TOEFL of entering students 620 paper test
94 internet-based test

Factors and Procedures Used in Admissions

Full-time program
Admission requires at a minimum that the applicant holds a 4-year bachelor’s degree or its equivalent. International applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English (TOEFL of at least 550). The primary criteria is the GMAT and GPA. Secondary criteria include number of years of work experience, statement of purpose, and letters of recommendation submitted in support of the applicant.
Executive program
The selection process includes an evaluation of the applicant’s professional and managerial background as well as academic qualifications. A personal interview, two letters of work-related recommendation, a statement of career objectives, official transcripts, the GMAT score report (may be waived based on GPA), a resume and business card are required.
Part-time program
Admission requires at a minimum that the applicant holds a 4-year bachelor’s degree or its equivalent. International applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English (TOEFL of at least 550). The primary criteria is the GMAT and GPA. Secondary criteria include number of years of work experience, statement of purpose, and letters of recommendation submitted in support of the applicant.
Part-time distance learning program N/A

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions Nikhil Varaiya
Full-time program phone (619) 594-8073
Full-time program email [email protected]
Full-time program website http:/​/​www.​sdsu.​edu/​business
Executive program phone (619) 594-6010
Executive program email [email protected]
Executive program website http:/​/​www.​sdsu.​edu/​emba
Part-time program phone (619) 594-8073
Part-time program email [email protected]
Part-time program website http:/​/​www.​sdsu.​edu/​business
Part-time distance learning program phone N/A
Part-time distance learning program email N/A
Part-time distance learning program website N/A

* Business School Admissions details based on 2022 data

Business School Career and Salary

Class of 2022

Full-time graduates 152
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 83
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 56.6%
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 77.1%

Base Salary: Overall

Total reporting base salary 36
Low base salary $30,000
Average base salary $58,000
High base salary $135,000

Base Salary: U.S. Citizens

Low base salary: U.S. citizens N/A
Average base salary: U.S. citizens N/A
High base salary: U.S citizens N/A

Base Salary: Foreign Nationals

Low base salary: Foreign nationals N/A
Average base salary: Foreign nationals N/A
High base salary: Foreign nationals N/A

Signing Bonus: Overall

Total reporting signing bonus 3
Low signing bonus $800
Average signing bonus $1,267
High signing bonus $2,000

Signing Bonus: U.S. Citizens

Low signing bonus: U.S. citizens N/A
Average signing bonus: U.S. citizens N/A
High signing bonus: U.S. citizens N/A

Signing Bonus: Foreign Nationals

Low signing bonus: Foreign nationals N/A
Average signing bonus: Foreign nationals N/A
High signing bonus: Foreign nationals N/A

Other Compensation: Overall

Total reporting other compensation 7
Low other compensation $200
Average other compensation $1,714
High other compensation $5,000

Other Compensation: U.S. Citizens

Low other compensation: U.S. citizens N/A
Average other compensation: U.S. citizens N/A
High other compensation: U.S. citizens N/A

Other Compensation: Foreign Nationals

Low other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A
Average other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A
High other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A

Base Salary by Occupation

Numbers for employment by occupation are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.

Number reporting marketing/sales jobs 0
Number reporting operations/production jobs 0
Number reporting general management jobs 3
General management low salary $65,000
General management average salary $93,000
General management high salary $135,000
Number reporting finance/accounting jobs 23
Finance/accounting low salary $30,000
Finance/accounting average salary $52,000
Finance/accounting high salary $60,000
Number reporting management information systems (MIS) jobs 0
Number reporting consulting jobs 0
Number reporting human resources jobs 0
Number reporting having jobs in other areas 10
Other occupations low salary $35,000
Other occupations average salary $61,000
Other occupations high salary $110,000

Base Salary by Industry

Numbers for employment by industry are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.

Number reporting government jobs 3
Government low salary $47,000
Government average salary $51,000
Government high salary $55,000
Number reporting manufacturing jobs 0
Number reporting non-profit jobs 0

Base Salary by Geographic Region

Numbers for employment by location are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.

Number reporting jobs in the Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) 0
Number reporting jobs in the Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV) 0
Number reporting jobs in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) 0
Number reporting jobs in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) 0
Number reporting jobs in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX) 0
Number reporting jobs in the West (AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) 35
West low salary $30,000
West average salary $58,000
West high salary $135,000
Number reporting jobs located internationally 0

* Business School Career and Salary details based on 2022 data