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College of Business Administration Overview

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SDSU College of Business History:

Business courses at SDSU have been taught as far back as 1922 in the Division of Social Sciences. Today's College was formed in 1955 and became one of the first business schools in the California State University system to become accredited by AACSB in 1959. Since then the College has grown into one of the largest and most prestigious business schools in Southern California. The College has made a substantial impact on the region's and nation's business environment having educated many of today's business leaders.

Dr. J. Dennis Cradit
(619) 594-1575
Associate Dean
David Ely
(619) 594-6842
Mailing Address
San Diego State University
College of Business Administration
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-8230
(619) 594-5259

Distinguished Alumni

College Advisory Board



AACSB Accreditation


The Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy AACSB Accreditation


Fall 2015 Enrollment
5055 undergraduates
590 graduates
46 Executive MBA
22 Sports MBA

Number of College of Business Alumni


Number of Business Student Organizations


Number of Tenured/Tenure-track Faculty


Number of Lecturers


Number of Staff


  • 2015: 9th Best Graduate Business Program in California (U.S. News & World Report)
  • 2015: 8th Best Undergraduate Business Program in California (U.S. News & World Report)
  • 2014: 18th Best MBA Program for Veterans in the U.S. (Military Times)
  • 2014: Best of the Best MBA Program for Women (Professional Woman’s Magazine)
  • 2013: Best of the Best MBA Program for Hispanics (Hispanic Network Magazine)
  • 10 MBAs with Most Financial Value 2014 – #8 (U.S. News & World Report)
  • 10 MBAs that Lead to Low Student Debt 2012 – #3 (U.S. News & World Report)


  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Financial Services
  • General Business
  • Information Systems
  • International Business (joint with the College of Arts & Letters)
  • Management (specializations in Entrepreneurship and Human Resources)
  • Marketing (specializations in Integrated Marketing Communications and Professional Selling & Sales Management


  • MBA
  • MSA
  • MSIS
  • Executive MBA
  • Sports Business MBA
  • MSBA in Financial & Tax Planning
  • Center for International Business Education & Research (CIBER)
  • Centre for Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC)
  • The Corky McMillin Center for Real Estate
  • Corporate Governance Institute (CGI)
  • Lavin Entrepreneurship Center
  • Institute for Inclusiveness and Diversity in Organizations (IIDO)
  • Small Business Consulting Center (SBCC)
AACSB accredited

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