To better meet the evolving management education needs of our students, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management faculty modified MBA degree requirements for graduation. All students enrolling in fall 2011 and after must complete the IMPACT core option.
If you have questions about an individual course, please check the course syllabus and/or contact the professor directly.
You have the option to pursue a general management study or to choose a functional concentration guided by a suggested series of elective courses. Most students choose functional concentrations such as:
Diplomas are available 10-12 weeks after the end of the quarter in which you completed your degree requirements.
Diplomas are disbursed only through the Office of the University Registrar (not the GSM). You can request that your diploma be mailed by completing a request form (PDF) and submitting directly to the Office of the University Registrar or, if you prefer, it can be picked up in person at 12 Mrak Hall.
Concurrent Degree Students
The GSM will accept up to 12 units of coursework from your other degree toward our 72 unit degree total. These “shared” units must be approved in advance. Please see the GSM Registrar for details.
The exception is the MBA/JD. See details below:
MBA/JD Joint Degree
200A – Financial Accounting
201A – Individual and Group Dynamics
201B – Organizational Strategy & Structure
202A – Markets & the Firm
203A – Data Analysis for Managers
204 – Marketing Management
205 – Financial Management & Policy
240A, 240B – Projects Course
252 – Production & Operations Management
268 – Articulation & Critical Thinking
Electives: 27 quarter units of MGT elective course work
Jt. MBA/Law students may not take 215 or 264 for credit toward the MBA.
Minimum GSM units required: 57 MBA units
10 semester units of law course work will count toward the MBA.
There is free parking at Bishop Ranch 15 and a permit is not required.
Bishop Ranch 15 (building 12647) requires an access card for entrance to the suite. Students, faculty and staff are allowed access via their access cards 24/7. Incoming students will receive their access card at orientation.
For cross-registration students: Daytime students can use their access card for Gallagher Hall. Sacramento students may pick up a temporary access card to use for the quarter. If you experience issues or need a replacement card, please contact Caroll Sandifor or Eva Zhang at the reception area.
For student issues/concerns, contact Eva Zhang, the Bay Area Program Manager, (925) 543-8075. The Program Manager serves as the primary liaison for students, serves as an advisor on policies and procedures, and provides leadership for student programs and events.
For faculty issues/concerns, contact Caroll Sandifor, Bay Area Instructional & Operations Manager, (925) 543-8076. Caroll is responsible for instructional support, facility management, and amenities for students and faculty. Please contact her if you would like to arrange a tour of the facility.
Copier/color printers are located in the Student Commons area. Fax machine is located in the reception area.
Meals/Snacks: Friday evening dinner, Saturday breakfast and afternoon lunch, snacks, coffee, tea and sodas are also provided
Three meeting rooms are available for use (1508, 1509, 1510).
Classroom Audio/Visual Equipment: All classrooms are equipped with a built-in computer, laptop connection, projector and screen. Infrared hearing impaired audio voice repeating system. Students must provide their own personal listening device (i.e., headset). Wireless networks are available via moobilenet. It is always a good idea to check your laptop connection to ensure connectivity.
Shower access is available. Please see Caroll Sandifor at the reception area for an access code.
GSM has partnered with several local hotels to receive discounted rates.
Bay Area MBA students mailboxes are located in the Student Commons area on the first floor. Please note: Cross-registration students only have a mailbox at their home campus. Papers and/or homework may be retrieved from your home campus.
Public Transit and Bicycling
Bishop Ranch has several BART Transit Shuttles. See schedule and cost attached.
Bicycle racks are located outside of the suite near the back parking lot. If you prefer a secure lock option, GSM bike pods are located west of our suite. Please contact Caroll Sandifor to obtain a key.
This guide contains everything you need to know about the business of being a Bay Area MBA student at UC Davis, including Academic Requirements and Information, Costs and Financial Aid, Registration and Records, and Calendars and Dates.
Required textbooks and textpaks are included in your course fees. Please do not purchase these separately. Your course fees covers your textbooks for enrolled courses only. If you drop a course you need to return all textbooks in mint condition or you will be charged for the replacement cost of the book. Instructions for returning textbooks for dropped classes are below.
Follow the instructions below to place your order. The GSM is not responsible for students who choose to purchase their course materials before receiving it from the bookstore. Students will not be reimbursed for such purchases, nor will we adjust fees if books were purchased separately.
All students will be allowed to order the required textbooks for your enrolled classes and have them shipped to your preferred address. Enrollment will be cross-referenced with the textbooks that you request. Students will only receive required textbooks for the courses they are enrolled in. Please allow 5 to 7 business days to receive your books from the time you submit your order form.
If students order books for courses they later drop, it is the student’s responsibility to ship the textbook(s) back to the bookstore.
Textbooks should be returned no later than the 2nd week of classes and in the condition they were received. Students who fail to return their textbooks in a timely manner or return damaged textbooks will have their student account placed on hold and may not be able to register for courses, have grades released, etc.
To return your textbooks, send them to:
UC Davis Stores
Attn: Bay Area GSM Textbook Return
2828 Cowell Blvd.
Davis, CA 95618
Textpaks may be obtained through the Study.net website and may be downloaded in electronic form one month prior to the first day of classes. Students must be enrolled in the course to access textpaks.
Once logged into the Study.net site, students may choose to view textpaks online, print textpaks themselves or order a hard copy that will be sent directly to the student via First Class Mail. If a student decides to order a printed textpak, it will be shipped immediately and will be received within 3-4 days of the order date.
The advantage of using Study.net over traditional textpak providers is the convenience of instantaneous access to course readings online and it provides students with the choice to purchase copyright access and print materials themselves, or purchase a hard copy that will be compiled by Study.net.
Once enrolled, students will need to set up a user name and login password to purchase their specific textpak. Once logged in, students may search for their course and then begin viewing the pak online. It is that easy!
Congratulations on your admission to the UC Davis MBA program! We are looking forward to you joining the incoming Class of 2013. These pages are designed to provide you with some of the most commonly used resources by our MBA students. Please return to it often, as information will be updated throughout the year.
(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.
(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:
(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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