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Executive MBA Program

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Our Distinguished Faculty

Faculty: Accessible and Engaged

You will take courses from selected members of the outstanding faculty in the College of Business Administration at San Diego State University. The program faculty are dedicated teachers and active consultants and researchers who are committed to the goals and challenges of teaching mid- to upper-level executives. They provide an integrated general management perspective to emphasize managerial skills that can be easily adapted to any organization - proving that concepts presented and discussed on Friday and Saturday can be applied in the work place setting on Monday. EMBA students and alumni constantly comment on how involved and accessible the program faculty are, both inside and outside the classroom, and long after you graduate. You will long remember the impact they will make on your career.

Faculty Web Pages

  • James (Jim) R. Beatty, Professor, Management Information Systems

    Ph.D., Statistics & Psychology, University of Northern Colorado
  • George (Joe) E. Belch, Professor/Chair, Marketing

    Ph.D., Marketing, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Russell L. Block (Emeritus), Professor, Finance

    J.D., University of California, Berkeley
  • Beth G. Chung, Professor, Management

    Ph.D., M.A., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of Maryland
  • Dave DeBoskey, Associate Professor, Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy

    Ph.D., Accounting, Rutgers University
  • Alex F. DeNoble, Professor, Management - Director of Lavin Entrepreneurship Center

    Ph.D., Strategic Management, Virginia Tech
  • Karen Ehrhart, Associate Professor, Management

    Ph.D., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of Maryland
  • Damon Fleming, Associate Professor, Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy

    Ph.D., Accounting, Virginia Tech
  • Frank Ryan, Adjunct Professor, Finance

    M.A., University of Pennsylvania
  • Lori Verstegen Ryan, Professor, Management - Director, Corporate Governance Institute

    Ph.D., Management, University of Washington
  • Chamu Sundaramurthy, Professor, Management

    Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Nikhil (Nik) Varaiya, Professor, Finance - Director of Graduate Programs

    Ph.D., Finance, University of Washington
  • Concong Zheng, Associate Professor, Management

    Ph.D., Entrepreneurship and Management, London Business School


The SDSU EMBA Program has proven to be very beneficial for me, personally and professionally. The professors are experienced, up-to-date with current trends, and first class educators. My EMBA cohort colleagues are professionals I can lean on at any time for business advice and perspective. Since graduating from the program, I have been promoted to be a Director of our business unit, and assumed a larger role within our company. In addition, I was asked by SDSU to be a Lecturer in the SDSU College of Business Administration, which has been very rewarding. SDSU’s motto is quite right: Leadership starts here!

Dan Wilbers
Director of NA Simulation and Training
EMBA XXII Graduate, 2013

Executive MBA Council
AACSB accredited

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