University of San Diego MBA Program Ranked in World’s Top 100, Sixth in California and First in San Diego

The University of San Diego MBA is one of the top 100 programs in the world, top 50 in the United States, and the sixth-best in California, according to the Financial Times.

The USD Full-Time MBA program is the only one from San Diego on the list and received high marks in career services, percentage of women on the school’s board and international faculty on the list released Monday, Jan. 29.

The USD program is ranked 6th in California and 50th in the United States. The other California schools on the list are Stanford University; University of California, Berkeley; UCLA, USC, and the University of California, Irvine.

USD’s MBA program offers coursework vetted by corporate partners to provide the skills employers are looking for in their MBA-level hires. The program also offers small class sizes and a cohort format to help students make lifelong professional and personal connections with faculty and classmates.

“This recognition is a tribute to the high caliber of our alumni, students, faculty and staff,” said University of San Diego School of Business Dean Jaime Gómez. “The success of our program is also measured by the leading firms including Amazon, Intuit, and Qualcomm that have partnered with us and hired our graduates in recent years.”

USD’s program also was ranked 19th in the world for the percentage of women and 22nd for the percentage of international members on the university’s Board of Trustees.

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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.