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San Diego State University, Fowler College of Business

The Fowler College of Business was established as the College of Business Administration at what was then San Diego State College in 1955. The college was accredited by AACSB in 1959 and was one of the first in the California State University system to earn this distinction. Charles W. Lamden served as the college’s first dean and, in 2008, the Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy was named to honor his legacy. Over the years, the college grew to include majors in accounting, general business, finance, financial services, management, management information systems, marketing and real estate. The college also offers the MBA and five specialized master’s degree programs (Accountancy, Information Systems, Financial & Tax Planning, Global Business Development, and Cybersecurity Management). At Fowler, we create business knowledge through the innovative research of our faculty. We transfer business knowledge to our students and the community through our student-focused teaching and our ongoing engagement with the community through service learning projects, internships, alumni engagement, and public outreach. Our faculty and staff are greatly invested in the success of our students. We are committed to supporting our community and enriching society at Fowler. Our graduates create new businesses, run corporate enterprises, and lead nonprofit organizations that generate economic development. Our faculty share the results of their research that advances business practice. And our students learn what it means to be an Aztec for Life and a Fowler College graduate – positively impacting the world through ethical business practices learned and applied at our college.


  • Accounting
  • CIS/ MIS
  • Entrepreneurship/ Small Business Admin
  • Finance - incl Banking
  • General Business
  • Health Services/ Hospital Admin
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations Research
  • Real Estate
  • Sports Management
  • Taxation


  • Private

  • Public


  • Full-time

  • Part-time

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* Tuition and fees are displayed in US dollars for ease of comparison, and are accurate as of July 1, 2016. A currency converter is available here, if you wish to see the rates in a different currency.

This profile was updated on September 01, 2021.