USD's Evening MBA Program Ranked 26th in Nation

The University of San Diego’s Evening Master of Business Administration program is ranked 26th in the nation, according to BusinessWeek’s latest list of the top 30 part-time programs.

USD’s Evening MBA program is the only ranked school in San Diego County and one of four southern California business schools to make the top 30.

This also marks the first time that both  USD’s undergraduate and graduate business programs have been ranked in the top 30 by BusinessWeek.

“To have both our undergraduate and graduate programs ranked in the top 30 is an honor and testament to the high quality of our faculty teaching and research,” said David Pyke, dean of USD’s School of Business Administration.

The ratings are based on surveys of academic quality and student satisfaction. USD’s Evening MBA program received an A+ for teaching quality, an A for caliber of classmates and an A for curriculum. USD ranked 22nd for student satisfaction and 25th for academic quality.

“Students are impressed with the personalized service, small classes and access to professors that they find in our program,” said Kacy Hayes, USD’s admissions director for MBA programs. “Students are also attracted to the short-term opportunities for international education offered for working professionals,” she said.

To see the entire list and learn more about the rankings, go to

Earlier this fall, USD’s MBA program was ranked in 21st in the world for incorporating social, environmental and ethical issues into its curriculum, according to the Aspen Institute’s 2009-2010 edition of “Beyond Grey Pinstripes.”

The University of San Diego School of Business Administration is committed to developing socially responsible leaders and improving global business practice through innovative, personalized education and applied research. For more information, go to

The University of San Diego is a Catholic institution of higher learning chartered in 1949; the school enrolls some 7,800 undergraduate and graduate students and is known for its commitment to teaching, the liberal arts, the formation of values and community service. The fall 2007 establishment of the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies brings the University’s total number of schools and colleges to six. Other academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences and the schools of Business Administration, Leadership and Education Sciences, Law and Nursing and Health Sciences.


About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD recently concluded our successful $317M Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represented the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.