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Application Process

Application Process

MBA Application Process

The UC Davis MBA Application

Applying begins with our secure online application. Once you create an account, you may enter, update, and save your information at any time. Please click "submit" once you are done. Your application must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on the day of the deadline. We confirm receipt of applications and supplemental materials via email.

Application Fee

A $125 application fee is required to submit an application. Application fee waivers are available for those who attend one of our MBA Admissions events, class visits or consultations. Please visit our calendar for an opportunity to connect.

Mail Application Materials to:

Graduate School of Management – Admissions
Gallagher Hall, Suite 1101
University of California, Davis
One Shields Ave.
Davis, CA 95616

If you are applying to our MBA@UCDavis online MBA program, please see the application requirements and transcript mailing address here.


You may submit unofficial transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate programs you have attended or are currently attending in pursuit of a degree with your application.

Official transcripts are required upon admissions into the program. You may send your official transcripts to our office electronically or through the mail. 

If your institution offers e-transcript services through Parchment, you may release your official transcript directly to our institution: University of California-Davis, Graduate School of Management.

If the institution provides official electronic transcripts through another third-party service or directly from the registrar's office, please have your official transcript to: GSM-MBA-Applicant@ucdavis.edu.

If your university does not offer electronic transcript services, please mail your official, sealed transcript to our mailing address.

The UC Davis MBA Program requires a minimum 3.0 undergraduate grade point average or its equivalent if not on a 4.0 scale. Applicants can request an exception with their application for admission.

If you have already completed an MBA degree you are not eligible for admission to the UC Davis MBA program.


To review the progression and milestones of your career, we ask that you upload a current resume through the online application. Include work history, military status, education history and honors and awards or recognitions. We prefer chronological resumes no longer than two pages in PDF format. 

GMAT or GRE Score Report

Institutional codes for test-takers to send their scores

  • You may be eligible for a GMAT/GRE waiver for our Full-Time MBA program. Check your eligibility.
  • Testing is optional for our Part-Time MBA programs. Learn more about testing.
  • We currently reimburse up to $800 for prep materials for enrolled students. Learn more about test prep reimbursement.
  • We accept scores from the original 10th edition GMAT exam. Please note: We are not yet designed to accept scores for the 11th edition GMAT “Focus Edition” exam. Please only submit scores for the original 10th edition GMAT exam to the Graduate School of Management at this point.
  Full-Time MBA Bay Area Part-Time MBA Sacramento Part-Time MBA
GMAT B1S-VF-91 B1S-VF-25 B1S-VF-79
GRE 7887 7887 7887


Candidates are asked to complete one personal insight question. If applicable, you will be asked to submit an additional statement addressing GPA less than 3.0, academic discipline/probation/dismissal/suspension, unemployment, or other necessary topics.

We’re looking for honest, thoughtful responses that help us get to know you; there truly is no one “right” answer to our MBA personal insight questions. While you should answer each question thoroughly, you should not exceed the specified lengths.

Letters of Recommendation

We require two professional letters of recommendation and strongly encourage you to submit one from your current direct supervisor. Recommendations are submitted through our online system, and they help provide us with qualitative accounts of your leadership potential and of the impact you’ve made at work.

Virtual Interview (by invitation only)

After an initial application review, selected candidates will be invited to a virtual Zoom interview. This is a positive indicator of our interest in your application but does not guarantee admission.

English Language Proficiency Requirement (if applicable)

Applicants who received their degrees from institutions in which the official language is not English must submit official evidence of English language proficiency. The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s requirements may differ from what is listed on the UC Davis Graduate Studies website given the specific needs of the curriculum. Where different policies exist, please adhere to the UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s requirements.

Required Federal Notifications

Student Records and Privacy

In accordance with the Federal Privacy Act of 1974, you are hereby notified that disclosure of your social security number is mandatory. This record keeping system was established prior to January 1, 1975, pursuant to (1) the authority of the Regents of the University of California under Art. IX, Sec. 9 of the California Constitution and (2) the Undergraduate Admissions System Reference Manual, Information System Division, Office of the Vice President, Business and Finance, University of California, January 5, 1972, pp. 1–5. The principal uses of the number shall be to (1) verify your identity in the Graduate Admissions record system and (2) interface with the integrated Student Information System.