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Preparing for Your MBA

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Experience UC Davis – March 6-7
Two-days about the UC Davis MBA Experience

Experience UC Davis highlights what life as a UC Davis Graduate School of Management (GSM) student is like. Join us for both days to immerse yourself in the full Davis experience.

Decision Day on Friday, March 6 showcases accomplished speakers from the GSM and an in-class opportunity with our distinguished faculty. Throughout the day, you will have many opportunities to network with future classmates and the GSM Community.

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Admitted Student Guide

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The mission of the UC Davis Graduate School of Management is to be a global leader in management research and education. Use this guide to learn about your upcoming MBA education.

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Computing & Online Services

Computer Requirements

A laptop computer is required. To ensure complete compatibility with the wireless network and print services at the GSM, it is recommended that you own one less than three years old or purchase a new Dell Latitude series laptop. Educational discounts on Dell laptops are available from the UC Davis Bookstore Techhub shop at bookstore.ucdavis.edu/TechHub.

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Full-Time MBA Costs

After the University of California Board of Regents sets tuition, the University of California, Davis Graduate Financial Aid Office sets the Student Budget. The Student Budget is used to calculate financial aid eligibility, including scholarships, grants and loans. It assumes a modest lifestyle for a single person in Davis.

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Financing Your UC Davis Full-Time MBA

Undertaking your graduate degree represents a significant investment in your future, and a variety of financial aid programs are available to assist you.

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Contacts

As you make decisions about business school, our team is ready to answer your questions, arrange a visit to campus, or just point you in the right direction.

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Required Courses & Degree Requirements

We have strengthened our internationally ranked UC Davis MBA program with a new, innovative curriculum that further integrates globalization, responsible business ethics and sustainability. The goal: To better prepare you with the real-world practice, analytical and technical skills, and leadership training you need to succeed.

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GI Bill Education Enhancement Program

The UC Davis Graduate School of Management welcomes applicants from the various branches of the military. UC Davis GSM 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.

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UC Davis Part-Time MBA Ranked in Nation’s Top 9%
Fourth Consecutive Year among U.S News & World Report's Premier Programs

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(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Part-Time MBA program offered in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area is ranked among the top 9% in the U.S., according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings.

At No. 29, this is the fourth consecutive year the UC Davis Part-Time MBA program is among the top AACSB International-accredited part-time MBA programs surveyed. This year, there were 323 part-time MBA programs surveyed.

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UC Davis Full-Time MBA Ranked among Nation’s Premier Programs for 20th Consecutive Year
MBA Programs among Top 10% in U.S.
Record Salary and Bonus

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(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s Full-Time MBA program is ranked among the premier business schools in the nation for the 20th consecutive year, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.

U.S. News’ latest ranking places the Full-Time MBA program at No. 48, placing it among the top 10% of the 464 Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International’s accredited full-time MBA programs surveyed.

Key statistics from the School’s Full-Time MBA ranking include:

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UC Davis Graduate School of Management partners with Lawrence Livermore and Sandia National Labs to drive technologies from lab to market

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(Davis, Calif.) – With a joint goal of speeding the transfer of new technologies from the laboratory to the commercial marketplace, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories have announced a new partnership for researchers to develop their entrepreneurial skills.

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Vickie Sherman MBA 13 Finds Her Passion, Her Career—and Herself

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What opportunities, decisions, events have shaped your professional life?

My career path has been a climb across a jungle gym rather than a tangent up a corporate ladder. As a child, I used to thumb through the three-inch JCPenney catalogue, picking out the professional women who I would grow to be. I wanted to rule the world from a corner office in a suit and heels. I wanted to shed my humble origins and become Corporate Barbie.

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MBA Student Consultants Make an IMPACT
Projects Put Business Needs Front and Center

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Agilent Technologies’ Electronic Measurement Group is a $3.6 billion business that over the past decade has seen a dramatic shift in its customer base from U.S., and Western European customers to predominantly Asia-based customers. Today, the majority of the division’s revenues are generated outside of the U.S., with an increasing concentration in China.