The UC Davis MBA
IMPACT Curriculum & Bay Area Class Times

The UC Davis MBA prepares you to be an innovative leader for global impact and provides the foundation, perspective and balance you need to be an effective manager and leader in a global business environment.


Beginning Fall 2011, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management launched a new, innovative curriculum that further integrates globalization, responsible business ethics and sustainability. This curriculum change—the most fundamental in the GSM’s history—is designed to better prepare you with the real-world practice, analytical and technical skills and leadership training you need to succeed in the business world of today and tomorrow.

Through our rigorous core curriculum, you build a broad foundation of basic knowledge and skills. You then deepen your knowledge in integrating business analytics, entrepreneurship/innovation, finance/accounting, general management, marketing, organizational behavior, strategy, or technology management.

Through experiential courses and hands-on work outside the classroom, you develop your expertise in real-world business situations. Specialized courses, independent studies and field work advance your understanding in a selected field to prepare you for the next stage of your career. Applied courses—covering key topics such as leadership, innovation, ethics and communication—round out your education.

Core Classes

200A Financial Accounting
201A The Individual and Group Dynamics
201B Organizational Strategy and Structure
202A Markets and the Firm
203A Data Analysis for Managers
204 Marketing Management
205 Financial Theory and Policy
252 Managing for Operational Excellence
268 Articulation and Critical Thinking
440 Management Project (3 units optional for Part-time Students)

Class Times

The Bay Area Part-time MBA program is specifically designed for you to balance your work demands and school commitments. Most classes meet at our Bishop Ranch Campus every other Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., with some elective courses offered on a special schedule.

Dinner is provided on Friday and breakfast and lunch are provided on Saturday.