MBA Ranking

USD's School of Business Administration features ranked undergraduate and graduate business degree programs.

The Financial Times Ranks SBA's MBA Program Number Three in the World for Entrepreneurship

The School of Business Administration is ranked third in the world for MBA programs in entrepreneurship by the Financial Times. The ranking is based on the percentage of graduates who created their own company, the percentage of companies still operating at the end of 2014, whether it was their main source of income and how the school and the alumni network helped set things up. Of the SBA alumni surveyed by the Financial Times, 34 percent had started their own businesses. 

The Financial Times Ranks SBA's Full-Time MBA Program in Top 100 in the World

The School of Business Administration is ranked by the Financial Times in the 2015 Top Global MBA rankings. SBA debuted at 33rd in the United States and 66th in the world. The Financial Times ranked SBA’s MBA program 53rd for value, 45th for career progress and 33rd for international course experience. 

Bloomberg Businessweek and U.S. News Rank SBA's Part-Time MBA Among the Top in the Country

The School of Business Administration’s Part-Time MBA is ranked first in San Diego, third in the state of California and 13th in the United States, according to Bloomberg Businessweek’s latest list of the top part-time MBA programs. SBA has been ranked in the top 20 since 2011, and was previously in the top 30, starting in 2009. SBA's Part-Time MBA program is also ranked 73rd in the nation in U.S. News & World Report's Best Business Schools 2016. 

Forbes Ranks USD as One of America's Most Entrepreneurial Research Universities

The ranking was based on alumni and students who identified themselves as founders or business owners on LinkedIn. The University of San Diego was ranked number 48. 

Poets & Quants Ranks the University of San Diego School of Business MBA Among Top 100

For the first time, the MBA program in the University of San Diego School of Business has been ranked by Poets & Quants (P&Q). The MBA program is ranked #76 in the United States. The P&Q rankings are compiled through a combination of the most influential rankings: U.S. News & World ReportForbes,Bloomberg BusinessweekThe Financial Times and The Economist

U.S. News Ranks SBA Number Seven for Best Online Graduate Business Programs 

SBA is ranked number seven (tied) for Best Online Graduate Business Programs for Veterans (Excluding MBA) by U.S. News & World Report and Business Insider Rank SBA #12 for Networking and Quality

The School of Business Administration is ranked number 12 in the nation for Best Business Schools for Networking and Best Quality of Education. For the networking ranking, surveyed more than 10,000 current and former business school students about their programs to find which places offer the strongest networks—schools where students have strong peer, faculty and alumni networking connections and opportunities, even after graduating. For the quality ranking, surveyed more than 13,000 current and former business school students about their programs to find which places offer the best quality education—schools where students have access to relevant, interesting and challenging courses taught by qualified professors.

Undergraduate Program Ranked in the top 50 by Bloomberg Businessweek

The School of Business Administration is ranked 41st in the nation in Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2014 list of the top 50 undergraduate business programs. SBA has made the top-50 list for eight consecutive years, and is the third highest west coast school in the ranking. USD's Business School is also ranked #114 by U.S. News & World Report (2016). 

SBA was also ranked in the top 30 in several academic categories in Bloomberg Businessweek's June 2013 survey of the best specialty programs:

  • Accounting #29
  • Business Law #15
  • International Business #22
  • Macroeconomics #14
  • Microeconomics #12
  • Sustainability #19
*Based on Bloomberg Businessweek's ranking of 124 eligible AACSB accredited business programs.

U.S. News Ranks MS Supply Chain Management Among Top 10 Graduate Business Programs

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the School of Business Administration's master's degree program in supply chain management as one of the top 10 online graduate business programs in the country. SBA's program is ranked 9th in the nation in 2015 in the list of more than 118 programs. The program jumped five spots from the 2014 ranking of 14th. The master’s program to train professionals in advanced techniques to efficiently design, produce and deliver goods and services received high marks in the rankings criteria of faculty credentials and training and student engagement. Other criteria included admissions selectivity, peer reputation and student services and technology.

College Factual Rank SBA's Undergraduate Business Majors

The School of Business's undergraduate business program ranks #11 in the nation, according to College Factual. College Factual also ranked the following School of Business majors: accounting--#15 in the nation; business administration/management--#36 in the nation; economics--#18 in the nation; finance--#38 in the nation; international business--#10 in the nation; marketing--#34 in the nation; and real estate--#4 in the nation. Methodology was based on salary data from, the percentage of students studying in a given major, the percentage of all U.S. students enrolled at a specific college/university, accreditation, graduation rates and student-to-faculty ratio. They also weighted colleges/universities that had graduate and doctoral programs.

Princeton Review Ranks USD Highly for Women’s Opportunities and Green MBAs

The School of Business Administration's MBA program made two top-ten lists in the 2016 edition of the Princeton Review Guide to the Best Business Schools. SBA ranked #2 on the Greatest Opportunities for Women list and was also ranked #6 for Best Green MBA. Both lists are based on an analysis of survey responses from more than 20,000 students at the top 295 MBA programs in the country. SBA's MBA program has also been ranked on the Princeton Review’s top-ten campus environment list in four of the past five years.

SBA Ranks #25 in the Military Times Survey of the Best Business Schools for Military Veterans

The School of Business ranked #25 for graduate business programs and #84 for undergraduate, out of 140 business schools across the country in the Military Times Best for Vets: Business Schools survey rankings. The new ranking brings attention to the importance of a graduate business degree for veterans interested in transferring their leadership skills and work ethic from the military to the business world.