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Top Business Finance Degree Programs - San Diego, CA

Students interested in studying business finance in the San Diego area have a few schools to choose from. Read about the top school's degree programs, ranking and tuition info to help you decide on the school for you.

School and Ranking Information

The school choices for students wishing to study finance within 15 miles of San Diego consist of 4-year institutions, including one that is for-profit. The following school comes out on top for its school type, tuition and program offerings:

  • Winner: San Diego State University is a public 4-year school that offers programs in the discipline. Students can attend this university for either undergraduate or graduate degrees in finance.

School Info Chart

Category San Diego State University
Rankings Tied at #149 for National Universities (2015)*
#93 Best Undergraduate Business Programs (2014)*
Location San Diego, CA
School Type 4-year, public
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) $6,766 (in-state), $17,926 (out-of-state)**
Finance Program Levels Offered Bachelor's, Master's
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 66%**
Noteworthy SDSU has multiple student groups for those interested in finance, including the Investment Club and Financial Planning Association***

Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***SDSU website

San Diego State University

  • The business administration college can match students with internship opportunities specifically in finance
  • SDSU's College of Business Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • The business administration college has a center dedicated to financial planning

San Diego State University retained nearly 90% of its first-time undergraduates attending the university full-time from fall 2012 to fall 2013. This university offers a wide array of degree programs, nearly 200 in all, from the bachelor's through doctoral levels.

The Finance Department, which is found within the College of Business Administration, offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with available finance and financial services majors. The finance major includes courses on finance fundamentals as well as financial analysis. In the financial services major, students are required to take a personal financial planning course and can explore risk and portfolio management. The business administration college also has an MBA with an available finance concentration offered in both full-time and part-time formats. Students can also pursue a Master of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis on financial and tax planning that includes courses on financial accounting and business cycles.

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