University of California--Davis

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1 Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

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#41 Best Business Schools


#25 in Part-time MBA

Business School Overview

The Graduate School of Management at University of California--Davis offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, arts administration, consulting, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, health care administration, human resources management, leadership, manufacturing and technology management, marketing, management information systems, not-for-profit management, production/operations management, organizational behavior, portfolio management, real estate, quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research, and technology. Its tuition is full-time: $36,449 per year (in-state); full-time: $48,694 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $77,760 total program (in-state); and part-time: $77,760 total program (out-of-state). At graduation, 66.7 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

The Graduate School of Management the University of California—Davis uses a collaborative, hands-on approach to teach students and working professionals how to translate research into real-world business ventures. Students can earn an M.B.A. in general management, or can choose from concentration areas such as Entrepreneurship/Innovation, Strategy, or Business Analytics.

Working professionals can also complete their M.B.A. at the UC—Davis Graduate School of Management with evening and weekend classes in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay area. Aspiring executives can hone their leadership and research skills at one of the school’s Centers for Excellence with weeklong academies on green technology and biomedical engineering, as well as yearlong certification in business development. The Graduate School of Management also offers joint degree programs in law, nursing, medicine, veterinary medicine, and education, each in conjunction with other schools at UC—Davis.

University of California—Davis’s location in the northern part of the state gives students access to the economic, technological, and agricultural riches of San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Napa Valley, as well as California’s capital city of Sacramento. Students at the Graduate School of Management can serve as consultants for major firms in the area, using their experience and research to solve critical management issues. They can also take their experience abroad through student exchange programs with universities from Chile, Sweden, Brazil, France, Germany, Finland, Hong Kong, Mexico, Shanghai, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.

Through UC—Davis’s annual “shadow day,” full-time M.B.A. students at the Graduate School of Management get a behind the scenes look at corporate life by shadowing alumni in their workplaces. Notable alumni from the UC—Davis Graduate School of Management includes David Russ, former chief investment officer at Dartmouth College, and Cathinka Wahlstrom, a managing partner at Accenture. Life as an M.B.A. student at the UC—Davis isn’t all business. To keep things on the lighter side members of the program don boxers and ties, and march as part of the PRECISION Briefcase Brigade at UC—Davis’s annual Picnic Day parade.


Application deadline (U.S. residents) November 12
Application deadline (international students) November 12
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accounting marketing
arts administration management information systems
consulting not-for-profit management
entrepreneurship production/operations management
finance organizational behavior
general management portfolio management
health care administration real estate
human resources management quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research
leadership technology
manufacturing and technology management other

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 97
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)



full-time: $36,449 per year (in-state)
full-time: $48,694 per year (out-of-state)
part-time: $77,760 total program (in-state)
part-time: $77,760 total program (out-of-state)

Required fees (full-time) $1,889 per year
Required fees (part-time) N/A
Required fees (executive degree program) N/A


Average base salary $84,071
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 66.7%

* Business School Overview details based on 2013 data

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