About the USD School of Business
The University of San Diego School of Business embraces a stewardship approach to business education. Stewardship requires businesses to protect and care for society in pursuit of a greater good. The USD School of Business community of faculty, staff, students and graduates, embrace stewardship by applying values-driven, free-enterprise skills to improve businesses, industries, and the lives of people in our community and around the world. We provide academically rigorous, relevant and values-based education and research. Degree programs in the School of Business are AACSB accredited, with the undergraduate and MBA programs being highly ranked both domestically and internationally. www.sandiego.edu/business/about/
Looking forward, the Knauss Center for Business Education will be the physical home for the USD School of Business, and more important, the mortar that binds us together is our unique competitive advantage as we deliver a rich, holistic student experience, crafted with a higher purpose in mind, for all the greater good. See our progress: https://horizon.sandiego.edu/knauss-center
USD School of Business Diversity Statement
The University of San Diego School of Business strives to create a welcoming environment that promotes diversity, equity, inclusiveness (DEI) and ethics, commensurate with our Catholic mission. We value students, faculty and staff from different backgrounds, demographics, experiences, perspectives and faiths.
These differences broaden our understanding of the world, and by extension, our ability to excel in learning, teaching, scholarship and service. We view the promotion of DEI as inexorably tied to the maintenance and enhancement of academic excellence, our development as civic and campus citizens, and the realization of compassionate service.
We are committed to achieving a more diverse campus community. This improves our ability to identify challenges, propose innovative solutions and implement more considerate policies. We greatly value all efforts to remove prejudices from academic and business environments, to promote social justice through scholarship and service, and to attract and increase retention of underrepresented groups.
To this end, the Diversity 2024 committee and the Building Inclusive Excellence Council (BIEC) are dedicated to providing recommendations to promote DEI at the USD School of Business. These include faculty climate surveys, implicit bias training, reflections on and the standardization of hiring practices, seminars or search committees, as well as other workshops on prejudice and discrimination.
About the Accountancy Department
The accountancy program, with approximately 200 undergraduate and 35 graduate students, is fully accredited by AACSB International. USD is a target recruiting school for all the large accounting firms and a number of major corporations. There are currently 10 full-time faculty members, 2 faculty members on phased retirement, and several adjunct professors. The program provides a Bachelors of Accountancy, a Masters of Accountancy, and a Masters of Taxation. The Masters of Accountancy offers a track in Business Reporting and Analysis and a track in Business Analytics. Our Beta Alpha Psi chapter is consistently rated superior and coordinates student activities with an active student Accounting Society.
The accounting program is highly ranked:
#16 in “College Factual” 2021 rankings of Best Colleges for Accounting
#32 in “Niche” 2021 rankings of Best Colleges for Accounting and Finance in America
#3 in the “Accounting Degree Review” 2021 listing of the Top 5 Undergraduate Accounting Programs in California
San Diego is a major city approximately 100 miles south of Los Angeles and 20 miles north of the U.S. - Mexican border. San Diego has a temperate Mediterranean climate with highs averaging 65 degrees in December through February and 76 in August and September. On average, San Diego has only 41 days a year with measurable rainfall.