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Welcome Message from Dean George Belch

George Belch

These are challenging but invigorating times for business education. In a world where the only constant is change, it is imperative that business schools prepare their students to understand and adapt to the demands of a global economy that continues to become more dynamic and diverse. New technologies are generating disruptive innovations that are transforming the competitive structure of many industries while market forces continue to make domestic and global markets extremely competitive. Business schools recognize that, more than ever, they must be rigorous and bold as they prepare students to be future leaders who understand and can adapt to the demands of a rapidly changing world and global marketplace.

Welcome to a place that gets all of this. The College of Business Administration is ready to deliver an extraordinary educational experience that will provide you with the knowledge, tools and inspiration to shape the future of business. This is a place with outstanding faculty who adhere to the teacher/scholar model. They engage in cutting-edge research, take pride in teaching and are committed to preparing future business leaders and helping them start their careers. Entrepreneurship and innovation are part of our DNA as San Diego State University is consistently recognized as one of the most entrepreneurial universities in the world. This is a place that produces successful business leaders that have gone on to become founders, business owners and C-level executives of some of the top businesses and organizations in the world.

We are extremely proud of our faculty, students and alumni, as well as our accreditation by the world’s premier business school accrediting organization, (AACSB), for our high level of academic rigor.

This is a place thoroughly invested in and engaged with the business community in one of the most dynamic and rapidly changing cities in the world. This is a place committed to excellence. Our graduate and undergraduate programs have been recognized as among the best for public academic business institutions in the nation. Our undergraduate entrepreneurship program is ranked as the eighth best for a public university and 21st in the nation by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Business School Rankings for 2016. And, for the ninth year in a row, our joint program with the College of Arts and Letters in international business has achieved top rankings being named fifth best among publics and ninth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

We are extremely proud of our faculty, students and alumni, as well as our accreditation by the world’s premier business school accrediting organization, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), for our high level of academic rigor. The Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy was the first accounting program in California and one of the first in the U.S. to gain AACSB accreditation in 1982. The College of Business Administration continues to develop world class programs in other disciplines including Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing.

This is the place for students who want to become future business leaders, as at San Diego State University, “Leadership Starts Here.” I hope you can join us.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at business@sdsu.edu or (619) 594-5259.

AACSB accredited

The College of Business Administration is fully accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business