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San Diego State University, Fowler College of Business

The Fowler College of Business is dedicated to educating and inspiring students to make a Positive Impact through Ethical Leadership.

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 the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business 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 includes five master’s degree programs (MBA, MSA, MSIS, Sports MBA and MSBA in Financial & Tax Planning).

At Fowler, we create business knowledge through the innovative research of our faculty thought leaders. 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. In turn, we hold high expectations for our alumni to use their knowledge and training to positively impact a global society through the ethical conduct of business.

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, identifies significant trends and bolsters financial literacy. 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 first 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 January 15, 2021.