School and Ranking Information
There are a limited number of schools in the city of San José that offer business programs. Based on programs, rankings and student services, the following school is considered one of the top schools in the city for business degrees:
- Winner: San José State University is the only 4-year public institution in the area with degrees in this field. SJSU offers a bachelor's degree in business administration with a focus on general business, in addition to several other concentrations, as well as several master's degree programs.
School Info Chart
|Category||San José State University|
|Rankings||Tied for #38 for Regional Universities in the West (2015)*|
|Location||San José, CA|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$7,343 (in-state), $18,503 (out-of-state)**|
|Business Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Master's**|
|Most Popular Business Degree Level in 2012-2013||Bachelor's**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||48%**|
|Noteworthy||SJSU is #8 for Top Public Schools Regional Universities in the West (2015)*|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator
San José State University
- The bachelor's and master's business programs at SJSU have accreditation with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International
- The school offers several different extracurricular organizations for business students, including a business fraternity, a business ethics club, a graduate business club, a Latin business association, and an international business association
- Silicon Valley firms commonly employ business graduates from this university
San José State University was founded in 1857 and it now offers 73 bachelor's degree programs and 71 master's degree programs. The school had 31,278 students enrolled as of the fall 2013 semester, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1. Students at San José State can choose to participate in any of the close to 400 student organizations on campus, including fraternities and sororities.
San José State University is among fewer than five percent of schools in the world with a business program that has been accredited by AACSB International. The Lucas College of Business offers a total of 11 undergraduate concentrations, including entrepreneurship, human resources management, accounting and management information systems, to name a few. In addition, the Lucas Graduate School of Business features a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree and three Master of Science (M.S.) degrees. There is also a dual MBA and Master of Science in Engineering degree available.