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Financial Aid

Your MBA represents a significant investment in your future.
A variety of financial aid programs are available.

Scholarships, Fellowships and Assistantships

The Graduate School of Management offers among the most extensive financial assistance of any top MBA program: 89 percent of our recent incoming MBA students receive a scholarship or fellowship. Assistantships are available to second-year students in several fields, offering reduced tuition and a monthly stipend.

Dean’s Scholarships

The most prestigious award from the Admissions Committee and provide $24,000 per year for both years of study.

Global Leadership Scholarships

These awards recognize outstanding MBA candidates and provide $18,000 per year for both years of study.

Faculty Scholarships

These awards recognize candidates who have demonstrated the potential to make an outstanding contribution to the UC Davis experience. They provide $12,000 for both years of study.

MBA Scholarship

These one-year awards recognize candidates that have the innovative spirit. They provide $1,500 for one-year of study.

Innovator Fellowships

These one-year awards acknowledge MBA candidates who have stood out during the admissions process. They provide awards that range from $3,000 to $9,000.

Professional Develop Grant

We offer an award of $1,000 ($500 per year for both years of the program), for your career development and future. This can be used to attend out-of-state- career fairs, company treks, interviews, etc.

Student Loans and Grants

Federal Direct Loans and University of California Grants are available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. To apply, file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov between January 1, 2014, and March 1, 2014. Submit your FAFSA before you are admitted to UC Davis.

International Students

International students receive full consideration for Graduate School of Management scholarships, fellowships and assistantships. Those who need educational loan assistance must have a U.S. co-signer.

California Residency

In some cases, U.S. citizens and permanent residents qualify for California residency by their second year of graduate school. We encourage you to pursue this and possibly reduce your student fees.

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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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