The University of San Diego (USD) is a Catholic university founded in 1949. It is comprised of six (6) academic divisions namely the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Law, the School of Business Administration, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, and the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies. The School of Business Administration has the primary goal of developing socially responsible business leaders armed with a global outlook plus a great passion for innovation. It is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). It also enjoys high ranking by being the 28th among US undergraduate programs and 26th among US part-time MBA programs as determined by Business Week. The school’s MBA program was likewise ranked 21st in the World by Aspen Institute for integration of social and environmental issues.
Most online courses are offered by USD through its Continuing Education Department. The School of Business Administration offers graduate programs including MBA, Specialized Master’s, and Business Leadership as well as undergraduate programs in Business Administration, Accountancy, Business Economics, Economics, Finance, International Business, Marketing and Real Estate. Some of its online programs have on-campus requirements such as the MS in Global Leadership Program which requires on-campus sessions for one (1) week and the MS in Supply Chain Management which requires three (3) on-campus sessions per year for a total of twenty-two (22) days for the entire program.
Qualified students can take advantage of offered financial aid options including federal aids. Admissions requirements and start dates for classes may vary depending on the program. Tuition rate is approximately $ 1,210.00 per credit although variations may also occur depending on the chosen program. Prospective students can make an online application and send requirements including official transcripts, responses to essays, professional resume of employment history, official GMAT scores, letters of recommendation plus the application fee. Other financial aid options include scholarships, on-campus employment, loans and grants. The university also honors GI Bill benefit eligibility of students.