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Please visit the following SDSU web pages for information about tuition and fees:

Student Account Services website

SDSU Admissions website

(numbers last updated 11/5/2015)

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Estimated Total Cost*
*Fees are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees. Estimated total costs are based on Fall 2015 tuition and fee amounts and are regarded as estimates. These estimates do not include prerequisite/core classes for non-MBA programs or miscellaneous costs (books, housing, etc.) and are based on the typical length of time it takes a student to complete the degree.
California Resident MBA MSA MSIS MSBA-FTP
Full-time Student (12 units)
Average Cost Per Semester: $7,169
$27,914 $18,567 $21,507 $18,567
Part-time Student (6 units)
Average Cost Per Semester: $4,229
$33,070 $21,145 $25,374 $21,145
Non-California Resident MBA MSA MSIS MSBA-FTP
Full-time Student (12 units)
Average Cost Per Semester: $11,633
$44,654 $29,727 $34,899 $29,727
Part-time Student (6 units)
Average Cost Per Semester: $6,461
$49,810 $32,305 $38,766 $32,305

Breakdown of Fees

Tuition is paid on a semester basis. Tuition for 2015-2016 is calculated based on the following fees. Summer Fees and other payment details are located here.

Description Amount
*Residents of the state of California are not required to pay Non-Resident Tuition. A student's residency status is determined by the SDSU Office of the Registrar. The Office of the Registrar has detailed guidelines for establishing residency within the state of California. Further information about establishing residency can be found at:
Registration Fees Part-time (0 to 6.0 semester units) $2,705
Registration Fees Full-time (6.1 or more semester units) $4,121
Graduate Business Professional Fees $254 per semester unit
Non-Resident Tuition* $372 per semester unit

Example: A part-time California resident taking six units can expect to pay the following fees per semester during the 2015-2016 school year: [$2,705 part-time registration fee + ($254*6)) = $4,229].

The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide fees, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory systemwide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028 - 66028.6 of the Education Code).

How and When to Pay

When to Pay: All students must pay registration fees prior to registration (deadlines are located on WebPortal). OUT-OF-STATE (Non-Resident and Foreign) Tuition and the Professional Program Fee are due in full prior to the first day of classes. SDSU does not bill for tuition. Questions? Contact Student Account Services.

Program fees for the 22-month Executive MBA program cover the cost of your tuition, meals (morning and afternoon breaks and lunch on each meeting day), textbooks, course materials, orientation, graduation, guest speakers, annual international trip (excluding airfare), and miscellaneous fees. Special parking arrangements are also made. The program is entirely self-supporting, and receives no public monies or grants in financial support of its operation. All fees are based upon projections of anticipated expenses and are, therefore, subject to annual increases.

Upon acceptance to the program, you are asked to submit a $500 deposit to reserve your place in the class. The deposit is applied toward the first tuition payment, which is generally payable in the beginning of August. Tuition and fees for the incoming class that begins in August 2016 are $68,400 for the entire 22-month program.

Tuition & Fee Breakdown

Deposit and 5 payments:

Total: $68,400
Deposit due upon acceptance into the program $500
Fall ’16 registration $13,750
Spring ’17 registration $14,250
Summer ’17 registration $8,550
Fall ’17 registration $17,100
Spring ’18 registration $14,250

Program fees for the Sports Business Management MBA program cover the costs of your tuition and orientation, team building activities, domestic and international field trips, fees associated with guest lecturers, graduation fees and regalia, SDSU student parking permit or annual trolley pass, and student health services. The program is entirely self-supporting and receives no public grants in financial support of its operation.

The total tuition for the Sports MBA program is currently $48,780, which is $1,084 per unit for the 48 unit program.

Upon acceptance to the program, you will be asked to submit a $500 non-refundable tuition deposit (deposit will be applied toward your first tuition payment). Proposed tuition is approximately $48,780. This is the tuition for the full 18-month length of the program.

While there are no grants or scholarships specifically awarded for this program, many participants receive support from graduate student loans. In addition, there are a number of private scholarships that you might wish to explore. You can search for possible scholarships at: and

Information about student loan programs through financial aid is available from the Specialized & International Programs office at (619) 594-5566 or The following are financial aid links that you may find helpful: SDSU Financial Aid Office homepage, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA),, and SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid Additional information on alternative student loans can be found through the MBA Loans Program.

Any questions related to the application of veteran's benefits for students enrolled in the SDSU Sports MBA program should be directed to the SDSU Joan & Art Barron Veterans Center at or (619) 594-5813.

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