University of San Diego School of Business

Inspired by faith, informed by our core mission and values, and dedicated to the ongoing legacy of our founders, the University of San Diego ( sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. USD’s community of scholars are committed to educating the whole person—intellectually, physically, spiritually, emotionally, socially and culturally. The university provides a character-building education that fosters independent thought, innovation, integrity, analytical thinking, and an open-minded and collaborative world-view.

The University of San Diego School of Business

Dr. Timothy Keane, Dean, University of San Diego School of Business

At the University of San Diego School of Business, we can’t think of a better life calling than using business as a force for good in the world. That’s why we are committed to developing socially responsible business leaders with a global mindset through academically rigorous, relevant and values-based education.

Founded in 1972 with the visionary belief that global partnerships were the key to the future of business, the USD School of Business is dedicated to creating a learning environment that prioritizes entrepreneurship and innovation, global business and ethical leadership.

USD School of Business graduates are empowered to embrace a stewardship approach to business. Stewardship requires businesses to protect and care for society in pursuit of greater good. Applying values-driven free enterprise skills honed at USD to improve the quality of life within their communities and beyond—towards a life well-lived.

Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the School of Business is now home to more than 1,800 students every year and offers eight majors, 11 minors, seven specialty master’s programs and two MBA programs. The school also houses five centers of excellence that enhance the student experience and build practitioner relationships with the business community.

Today, 71 percent of our students have international experiences, 100% of our MBA students study abroad and our graduate students spend an average of 17 days overseas during their coursework. We host three venture competitions annually—the Fowler Business Concept Challenge, the V2 Pitch Competition, and the Fowler Global Social Innovation Challenge. Through our annual real estate conference, supply chain management fall forum, microfinance summit and other events, we offer leading expertise to the community and industry professionals.   

Our leadership among business schools is internationally recognized—we are currently ranked in the nation’s top 50 (50th), in the top 100 (97th) globally and 6th in California by Financial Times 2018. U.S. News & World Report ranks our Master’s in Supply Chain Management number 9 in the United States for best online master’s in supply chain programs 2021. Bloomberg Businessweek ranks our MBA program number 5 in California for entrepreneurship and Poets&Quants ranks our undergraduate programs as #1 in California and 43rd in the nation.

As it has for many decades, the University of San Diego School of Business creates and prepares future business leaders who are well equipped for the 21st century marketplace; who can navigate business across the globe; who embrace innovation and entrepreneurship as cornerstones for building commerce; and who prioritize sustainability, ethics and social responsibility. Our School has a consistent recognition of A or A+ teaching quality by Bloomberg Businessweek and the faculty – 85% of which have PhDs – has dramatically increased the number of publications in top-tier academic journals in recent years. We continue to be a model of outstanding global business education, a leader in high-quality business research and a magnet for the most dedicated and innovative faculty and staff.

Class Profiles 2020

79% of our graduates received their first job offer within three months of graduating. Average salary 3 months after graduation:   $89,983

Full-Time MBA

Average age: 29

Average GPA: 3.3

GMAT score range: 510-690

Percent Female: 33%

Average Work Experience: 5.3 years

Professional MBA

Average age: 32

Average GPA: 3.2

Average GMAT: 577

Percent Female: 41%

Average Work Experience: 7.1 years

Unit cost: $1,565

Total FT and PT Program Cost: $82,945

Application Deadlines

Fall (Full-time and Professional MBA): November 1, January 15, March 1, May 1

Spring (Professional MBA only): October 1, December 1


Kate Mickel, Senior Director of Graduate Business Admissions


Phone: +1.619.260.4866



Office of Graduate Admissions

University of San Diego

5998 Alcala Park, KIPJ 221

San Diego, CA 92110