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The College of Business Administration at San Diego State University announced today (Nov. 12) that for the first time in the school's history it has been named among the top 50 busines schools in all three publications that conducted business-school ranking surveys in 2013.

U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, and Bloomberg Businessweek have recognized the college's part-time and full-time M.B.A. programs among the 50 best in the nation's public universities.

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Visduh Nov. 13, 2013 @ 8:26 a.m.

Well, well, well, the SDSU business program is finally getting some respect. For the longest time, I was seeing nothing and hearing nothing about it. (That might have been due to not reading the right local publications, and not having a TV. But I don't think so.) Over forty years ago, the business classes at SDSU were in high demand, and business majors were thwarted by not being able to take the classes they wanted, and spent extra years completing their degrees, especially at the undergrad level. The MBA program did better with keeping its students moving along.

Local businesses were not limiting their hires of MBA's to those from SDSU, and I'd often wondered where the degree recipients ended up. Far too long ago, when I received that degree from SDSU, most of my classmates left San Diego to find employment. Sadly, I suspect that is still the case.

Back in the late 70's, as I recall, either US News or Newsweek once ranked the SDSU MBA program in the top ten in the nation. Seems that they did that once, and it didn't repeat there. That shows the credibility of many of those magazine rankings, as in nearly none. At least this time it was not just one mag that made the ranking. For those who are going to earn an MBA there, or those who recently did, this is welcome news. I only wish that this prestige came along two or three or four decades ago to do me some real good.

But do note that this ranking in the top fifty, is in the top fifty PUBLIC universities. The top-tier business schools have long been almost exclusively at PRIVATE universities. Hence, the highest ranked ones such as Harvard, Wharton, Northwestern, etc. are not on that list, but have a pecking order of their own.


Don Bauder Nov. 13, 2013 @ 9:43 a.m.

Visduh: Of course, these magazine rankings are of questionable usefulness. I think the mags try to do the rankings fairly, but there are too many variables to take into account. Best, Don Bauder


Visduh Nov. 13, 2013 @ 8:04 p.m.

I'd think that by now, if anyone were really paying attention, several hundred MBA's from San Diego State would have weighed in. I'm the only one so far. If previous indications of reports about UCSD over the past couple years are any indication, this may be the last comment posted to your blog. (That is unless you respond to me.) Let's see what happens.


Don Bauder Nov. 13, 2013 @ 8:10 p.m.

Visduh: Of course I am going to respond to you. I always do. Yes, I would think some SDSU MBAs would have put in their two cents worth, but only you have come forward. Best, Don Bauder


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