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UC Davis Part-time MBA Ranked among Nation’s Top 7% by U.S. News & World Report
Full-time MBA among Top 9% in U.S., 18th Consecutive Year among Top Tier

(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s full-time and part-time MBA programs continue to be ranked among the top-tier in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released March 12, 2013.

The School’s part-time MBA offered in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area continues among the top 20 in the country, at No. 19. That puts our part-time MBA program among the top 7 percent of the 282 eligible AACSB International-accredited part-time programs.This latest national recognition represents the second consecutive year at an all-time high for the UC Davis part-time MBA program.

The part-time MBA rankings are based on peer assessments, student GMAT scores, undergraduate GPA, work experience, and the percentage of total MBA enrollment that is part-time.

Full-Time MBA among Top Tier in U.S. for 18th Straight Year

For the 18th consecutive year, the UC Davis full-time MBA program has been ranked among the nation’s best, this year at No. 40, placing it among the top 9 percent of the nearly 450 MBA programs accredited by the AACSB International.

The full-time MBA ranking is based on several key metrics: student selectivity (grade point average, GMAT score and percentage of applicants accepted by the school), reputation polls of recruiters and peer business school deans and MBA program directors, job placement success for graduates and average starting salary.

U.S. News’ ranking places our full-time MBA program among:

  • Top 1 percent in student selectivity (applicant acceptance rate)
  • Top 6 percent in average Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score
  • Top 4 percent in job placement rate for alumni three months after graduation
  • No. 18 among MBA programs at U.S. public universities

“This recognition and track record of success of our MBA programs affirms the efforts and involvement of faculty, staff, and alumni working toward a shared goal of continual improvement of all our academic programs and raising the visibility of the Graduate School of Management on the national and international stages,” said Dean Steven C. Currall.

Other Recent Accolades Inlcude:

  • No. 1 worldwide for diversity of recruiters: The Economist.
  • Top 10 percent of accredited MBA programs worldwide: The Economist.
  • No. 1 worldwide for the highest percentage of female faculty members: The Financial Times, 2011.
  • Top 10 percent part-time MBA program: Bloomberg BusinessWeek
  • Top 30 business schools worldwide for integrating issues of social and environmental stewardship into curricula and research: Beyond Grey Pinstripes, Aspen Institute’s Center for Business Education, 2010-2011.

View U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Graduate Business School rankings

Full details about UC Davis Graduate School of Management rankings

About the UC Davis Graduate School of Management

Dedicated to preparing innovative leaders for global impact, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management is consistently ranked among the premier business schools in the United States and internationally. The School’s faculty members are globally renowned for their teaching excellence and trailblazing research in advancing management thinking. With prime locations in Northern California’s economic hubs, the School provides a bold, innovative approach to management education to about 100 full-time MBA students at the UC Davis campus, 425 part-time MBA students in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area, and welcomed the charter class of Master of Professional Accountancy students in fall 2012.

Media contacts:

Tim Akin, Graduate School of Management, (916) 402-9270,

Karen Nikos, UC Davis News Service, (530) 752-6101,