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Fees and Financial Aid
Sacramento MBA Program

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Earning your MBA is one of the greatest commitments and most significant investments of time and money you will ever make. UC Davis offers comprehensive financial assistance to enable you to enroll in the UC Davis MBA Program. The Graduate School of Management offers competitive awards based on need and merit.

Most Sacramento MBA students receive financial support from their employers.

UC Davis MBA Sacramento Scholarships

The UC Davis Graduate School of Management is pleased to announce the following scholarships for students admitted for fall 2016. 

These scholarships are open to all applicants for fall 2016.  In addition, priority scholarship consideration will be given to candidates admitted in Rounds 1, 2 and 3. Applicants may apply for as many awards as they are qualified for.

Applications for Scholarships must be received by the time you submit your application for Admissions. The scholarship application form will be available in mid-October.

  • Principled Leadership ($1,500 to $9,000)
  • Technology Management ($1,500 to $6,000)
  • Public Service Leadership ($1,500 to $6,000)
  • Diversity and Inclusion ($1,500 to $6,000)
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation ($1,500 to $6,000)
  • Energy and Sustainability ($1,500 to $6,000)
  • Healthcare Innovation ($1,500 to $6,000)
  • Aggie Pride Alumni  ($1,500 to $3,000)
  • Metro Chamber ($1,500 to $1,500)

The types of funding available to you as a Sacramento MBA student include:

  • Employer Funding
  • Student Loans (government and private)
  • UC Davis MBA Awards

Program Costs

Course Fees for Sacramento MBA students entering fall 2015 are estimated at $1,199 per unit and includes textpaks (does not include text books, parking, or other course materials). The MBA degree requires 72 units for a total course fee of $86,328. Students also pay an Access to Student Services fee; for 2015-2016 the estimated fee is $370 per year.

Students typically take two courses per academic quarter, most of which are 3-units.

For the most current student tuition and fee information, visit the Budget & Institutional Analysis website.

Student Loans

The University disburses all loans under the Federal Direct Loan Programs in three installments, one per quarter. Disbursements are activated after you have paid your course fees and enrolled in courses.

Direct loans are made by the U.S. government and are administered by the U.S. Department of Education. Using the income and asset information provided on the FAFSA, the UC Davis Financial Aid Office will determine your eligibility and notify you of the types and amounts of Direct Loan for which you qualify.

Interest rates and origination loans are set by the federal government. For more information, please contact the UC Davis Graduate Financial Aid Office, or Adam Peterson at (530) 752-0117.

Alternative Financing Options

Employee Reimbursement Plans may be offered through your current employer to reimburse you for fees and other program costs. Check with your human resources or benefits office to see what reimbursement plans are available. Make sure you are aware of any program restrictions or special requirements.

Private Sector Educational Loan Programs provide both fixed-amount loan programs and revolving lines of credit. Unlike federal loans, these programs are based on creditworthiness. Interest rates are usually higher and interest begins to accrue immediately, although you often have the option of deferring payment while you are in school.

Terms and conditions for these programs are not set by the federal government and are subject to change. For more information, please contact the UC Davis Graduate Financial Aid Office at (530) 752-7423.

More Information

If you have any other questions about filing the FAFSA or the awarding process, please contact the UC Davis Graduate Financial Aid Office at (530) 752-7423.


Corporate Advisors: Dean’s Advisory Council

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The Dean’s Advisory Council is one of the strongest connections the Graduate School of Management has to the business community.

The council includes many of California’s top business leaders, who serve as key advisors to the dean, sharing ideas and making recommendations on future growth and development of the School, curriculum issues and student organizations and projects.

Charles Calderaro
Vice President, Small Molecules Technical Product Teams
Genentech Inc.

Greg B. Chabrier ’76
Managing Partner
TopLine Venture Consulting

Eamonn F. Dolan ’83
Retired Chief Investment Officer, Managing Director
C.M. Capital Corp.

Richard C. Dorf
Professor Emeritus
UC Davis Graduate School of Management

Jim R. Errecarte


SunWest Foods Inc.

Tamiko Gaines

Director, Institutional Relations and Development


Malcolm Harkins MBA 92

Global Chief Information Security Officer
Cylance, Inc.

Michael Kourey

Chief Financial Officer

Kate Renwick-Espinosa ’91

VSP Vision Care

Judson T. Riggs ’85
President and CEO
Teichert Inc.

David H. Russ MAD 86
Former Managing Director and Chief Investment Strategist
Credit Suisse

Paul A. Sallaberry ’79
Venture Partner
Jafco Ventures

Gary D. Simon MS 84




Bill Vasquez MBA 00

Vice President, U.S. Operations

Sims Recycling Solutions
GSM Alumni Association President


Visiting Speakers

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The Graduate School of Management hosts high-level executives and business leaders to campus for special speaking engagements.

These speakers share their experiences—their ups, downs, struggles and successes. Attendees enjoy participating in question-and-answer sessions as well as one-on-one conversations.


Our Campus

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Part of building an effective program is to consider the most ideal conditions for learning. We recommend leaving the distractions of the office behind by taking advantage of our campus facilities.

UC Davis Graduate School of Management
Gallagher Hall
Phone (530) 752-7658
Fax (530) 754-9355

Keep Connected: Alumni Networking Groups

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The Graduate School of Management Alumni Association’s networking groups offer myriad opportunities to connect with the School and to expand your social and professional networking worlds.

We currently have three regional chapters in Northern California, and are open to establishing new chapters by geographic region, industry or affinity group. Please contact Mary Ciricillo Maffly, director of development and alumni relations, for more information.


GSMAA Student Fellowships
Annual Awards for One Student From Each Of The School's Four Programs

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The Graduate School of Management’s Alumni Association (GSMAA) annually awards fellowships to one student from each of the School’s four programs: Full-Time MBA, Sacramento MBA, Bay Area MBA, and Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc).

Student recipients are provided with a cash gift that is applied toward the cost of their education. A portion of alumni gifts to the GSM Annual Giving Campaign each year are dedicated to these fellowships.


Military Applicants

The UC Davis Graduate School of Managements welcomes applicants from the various branches of the military. UC Davis MBA students still serving or with past military service have excelled inside and outside the classroom.

Your leadership skills, project management experience, team-based operations as well as your confidence to execute in high-pressure, real-world situations are characteristics that business schools and employers value.

The Graduate School of Management is honored to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program. For the 2011-2012 academic school year, the GSM has committed to awarding up to $4,500 for tuition expenses not covered by the Post-9/11 GI Bill, to at least two eligible MBA students. The Veterans Affairs (VA) will match that amount dollar for dollar.

More information on the Yellow Ribbon Program 

The Graduate School of Management offers the following to U.S. Military and former U.S. military personnel:

  • We offer an automatic application fee waiver. Please contact Earl Raehsler, assistant director of admissions, before submitting your application to arrange for the waiver by email or phone: (530) 754-5354.
  • We are committed to making merit scholarship and financial aid available to qualified military personnel.
  • We provide an automatic one-year deferment if admitted military students’ plans are delayed by their service branch.

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