University of San Diego MBA


  • AACSB Accreditation
  • Designed to accommodate the demands of work and life, USD’s hybrid online MBA program
  • In course content, value and prestige, with the added flexibility of studying when and where student learn best.
  • They will get to take advantage of the benefits of an online MBA program while also receiving the in-person support of our esteemed faculty.
  • Duration: 24-36 months
  • Avg. GMAT score: 580
  • Avg. Undergrad GPA: 3.2


  • First hybrid MBA program in the San Diego area
  • Begins spring semester (the only MBA in San Diego with a January start date)
  • 40 percent of coursework completed online
  • 60 percent of instruction on campus
  • Part-time program: one weekend per month on campus

Program Structure

  • A total of 53 units is required for all Online MBA Students 31 must come from core courses and 22 from electives.
  • Degree requirements include coursework, applied projects and career/professional development-oriented activities.


  • Business Analytics Concentration
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Enterprise Concentration
  • Entrepreneurship Concentration
  • Finance Concentration
  • International Business Concentration
  • Managerial Leadership Concentration
  • Marketing Concentration
  • Supply Chain Management Concentration

US News Report and Ranking

  • #27 in Best Online Master’s in Criminal Justice Programs (tie)
  • #15 in Best Online Master’s in Criminal Justice Programs for Veterans
  • #41 in Best Online Master’s in Business Programs (Excluding MBA) (tie)
  • #22 in Best Online Master’s in Business Programs for Veterans (Excluding MBA)
  • Overall Score 73/100


Acceptance Rate

  •  90%

Admission Requirements

  • Business-related work experience requirement
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Business-related undergraduate course work requirement
  • TOEFL required for international students
  • Application essay required

GMAT Waivers Policy

  • The final application deadline for fall 2020 is coming up quickly.
  • Application fee waivers are now available to all applicants, which will also be discussed during the session.

University Reviews

  • Great small school, professors are really there to help you and always have office hours open for students. Lack of diversity on campus, so it can be hard to transition in and find place on campus. It’s hard to find online learning as engaging but they do their best.
  • The universities athletic events could use some more fans, and the students that don’t go are missing out on the exciting atmosphere.