University of San Diego Undergraduate Business Program Ranks Third in California and Is Among the Nation's Top 50

The University of San Diego School of Business undergraduate program is one of the top 50 program in the nation, according to the 2017 ranking by Poets&Quants for Undergrads, a leading news site for business education.

The USD undergraduate program ranks 45th out of 82 schools on the list, the third-highest ranked school in California and the only school in San Diego to make the list. USD School of Business and competing schools represent the top 16 percent of accredited undergraduate business schools in the United States. 

USD’s program scored particularly well in career outcomes with 91 percent of undergraduates finding jobs within three months after graduation. The ranking also equally weighs admission standards and alumni satisfaction.

“We are honored to receive this recognition which reflects our commitment to providing our students the knowledge and skills to be successful in today’s global economy,” said USD School of Business Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs Stephen Conroy. “Our rigorous, relevant program is based on small classes and personalized instruction led by engaged professors that offers students the best in career-building, networking and study-abroad opportunities.”

USD School of Business’s accounting program also was recognized in December. The program was ranked 19 out of 607 programs nationwide by  

Poets & Quants is led by former BusinessWeek Executive Editor John A. Byrne. Click here to the view the complete ranking list and its methodology. For more information about USD’s program, visit

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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.