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UC Davis Graduate School of Management

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  • Application DeadlineLast date you can apply to the program.
    19 Jun '19
  • DurationHow long it normally takes to complete the program.
    36 months
  • Avg. GMATAverage GMAT score for the program.
    579
  • Fee (USD)Cost of tuition fees for full program
    $100k-$110k

MBA Programs in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area Overview

MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE WORLD 

The San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento Part-Time MBA programs at the University of California, Davis offer a transformational experience where you’ll learn to think in new ways, expand your network and change the world.

You’ll feel the energy and the camaraderie from day one. You’ll balance work and school while earning your degree from one of the top-ranked part-time MBA programs in the nation.

We focus on preparing you to lead, collaborate and have an impact.

PROVEN VALUE AND RETURN ON INVESTMENT

Part-Time UC Davis MBA 2016 Graduates:

  • 83% Earned Higher Salaries
  • 41% Average Salary Increase
  • 60% Took on a New Role

CONVENIENT SCHEDULE AND OPTIONS

We offer a weekend format with most classes offered on Fridays and Saturdays in San Ramon, California, and in Sacramento, California.

Fast-Track Pace: 2 years
Accelerate your MBA by attending class each weekend. 

Regular Pace: 3 years
Balance school and other commitments by attending class on alternate weekends.

YOUR COMPETITIVE EDGE

  • Experiential, hands-on learning: Team up to deliver value on consulting projects for top industry leaders and promising startups, the anchor of our IMPACT curriculum
  • New Industry Immersions: Deep dives into Food & Ag, Biotechnology, Sustainable Energy and Technology Finance, drawing on UC Davis’ global research leadership, California’s innovation and relationships with top executives in these key sectors. 
  • Unique close-knit community: Collaborate with people from all over the world who will challenge you to be your best self. 
  • Career success: We work with you to pinpoint companies where you want to make your mark and promote you directly to them. 
  • Close relationships with thought leaders: Work with our top 10 globally ranked research faculty and industry experts to develop lifelong connections.
  • Leadership innovation: Build your leadership capacity through our pioneering program modeled on approaches used by global companies for their executives.
  • National and international MBA rankings: Top 50 Full-Time MBA program in the U.S. for 23 consecutive years (U.S. News & World Report). No. 9 globally for faculty quality (The Economist)
  • Entrepreneurship focus: Our UC Davis Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship offers several programs to help you build a network to drive your startup business ideas forward. 


We hope you’ll reach out and learn more about us by scheduling your personal consultation.

Program Highlights

Start Month
Sep
Class Size
116
Avg. Work Experience
7
Avg. Student Age
30
Women Students
41%
Avg. Salary (Post 3 Months)
101,877USD
Scholarship
Yes
Accreditations
AACSB

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to complete the UC Davis Part-Time MBA program?

Students in the Sacramento and Bay Area MBA programs typically complete the program in three years. Students must complete 72 units to meet the requirement for graduation. Elective courses are offered in the summer quarter for those students that wish to proceed through the program at a faster pace.

What factors are considered in UC Davis Part-Time MBA admissions decisions?

The Admissions Committee considers your academic potential, professional promise and personal qualities. These factors are not listed in order of importance, and we look at each candidate individually. Their goal is to assemble a class of students who will bring diverse perspectives to the learning environment.

Is financial aid available for Part-Time MBA students?

While many students receive tuition assistance from their employers, both federal and private loans are available to Sacramento and Bay Area MBA students to help meet their educational expenses. The UC Davis Graduate School of Management offers a limited grant program for students who have exhausted all other financing sources. You must apply directly to the school.

Can I transfer units taken at another school toward UC Davis Part-Time MBA?

Transferring units toward your UC Davis MBA varies from case to case. The School examines each case on an individual basis. The GSM will not consider the transferability of courses until after an applicant has been admitted into the program.

A maximum of 12 quarter units from a University of California campus or six quarter units from another university can be applied toward the fulfillment of the GSM’s elective requirement. In order to qualify for transfer credits, the following criteria must be met:

  • Each course must be at a graduate or professional school level.
  • Each course must have been taken at an institution that is accredited by AACSB International.
  • A course cannot have been used to satisfy a previous degree requirement.

Final review and approval of transfer units will be made by the Graduate School of Management’s Graduate Advisor, after admission to the program and upon request by the student.

When and where are Sacramento and Bay Area MBA classes taught?

Sacramento

Most classes will meet from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Fridays and 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays, with a one-hour meal break in the middle. The schedule for our one-unit courses, summer courses and some other courses will continue to vary. Classes are held at the UC Davis Sacramento campus.

Regular Track Option:

Students attend two classes on alternating weekends (Friday 2 – 9 p.m. | Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.). Students have up to four years to complete their studies.


The San Francisco Bay Area

Most classes will meet from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Fridays and 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays, with a one-hour meal break in the middle. The schedule for our one-unit courses, summer courses and some other courses will continue to vary. Classes are taught at the UC Davis Bay Area MBA campus at Bishop Ranch Business Park in San Ramon.

Regular Track Option: 

Students attend two classes on alternating weekends (Friday 2 – 9 p.m. | Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.). Most students complete the program in 2-3 years although students have up to four years to complete their studies.