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Online Master of Management

15-Month part-time program offered 100% online


Earn Your Online Master of Management at UC Davis

The STEM-designated Online Master of Management from the University of California, Davis, is the first of its kind at a University of California management school. It offers early career professionals, recent undergraduates and career changers with a pathway to leadership roles in business. 

You’ll gain the knowledge, skills and network you need to jumpstart your business career in only 15 months. Plus, you’ll learn from our world-class faculty and join our close-knit Graduate School of Management community.




Months to Complete

The centerpiece of the MM@UCDavis experience is the online classes led by world-class faculty who bring their trailblazing research to the curriculum. You’ll also benefit from live online office hours to ask questions and dig deeper into the course topics.

Our STEM-designated MM@UCDavis curriculum includes nine courses that cover the functional areas of business, such as accounting, economics, finance, marketing and strategy. During the program, you’ll also collaborate with our career development team to create a personalized career plan, while building your leadership and management skills.


UC Davis Online Master of Management program is designed with early-career professionals, and recent undergraduates, in mind.  A bachelor’s degree is required for admission, but no work experience is needed. GMAT and GRE scores are also optional, but not required.

The part-time online program offers start dates in the spring and fall. We accept applications on a rolling basis. 

Tuition and Financial Aid

We encourage you to explore all avenues for financing your Online Master of Management. You may be eligible for funding options such as student loans, scholarships, corporate sponsorship or military education benefits.

Why Choose a Master’s of Management? 

When comparing a master’s in management vs. an MBA, it’s important to consider which aligns with your career goals and how much time you want to dedicate to your studies. 

Some master’s in management programs are specialized degrees that allow students to cultivate expertise in a specific field such as supply chain management or information systems; others, on the other hand, cover a variety of business topics that are applicable to many professional settings in which you would pursue leadership. 

Our Online Master of Management program is geared toward those with two or fewer years of experience in the field, such as individuals who recently completed their undergraduate degrees, or individuals who are planning to change careers. MBA programs are more useful for mid-career professionals with an eye on senior leadership roles within their organization.

Another difference between a master’s in management and an MBA program is length. The master’s in management has fewer courses and takes less time to complete, allowing you to kick-start your career more quickly.

STEM-Designated Program

The merging of business with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields is powering business innovation in the 21st century.

UC Davis' STEM-designated degrees reflect our university's nationally recognized leadership in the STEM fields. Our rigorous curriculum emphasizes quantitative analysis and data-driven decision making, which will prepare you for leadership roles in STEM fields.

You will learn how to apply data analysis to innovate and inform important business decisions—skills that are in high demand among employers, especially those in Northern California and Silicon Valley. 

UC Davis Graduate School of Management students have unique access to other opportunities offered at UC Davis—a top-tier research university pioneering in STEM fields.

Career Opportunities with a Master of Management

You can pursue a variety of careers with a master’s in management. Many Master of Management graduates take on leadership and management roles including:

  • Change manager
  • Account executive
  • Marketing manager
  • Operations manager
  • Project manager
  • Strategy consultant

We’ll connect you with our global alumni network and corporate partners. You'll benefit from strong relationships we’ve built across Northern California, including the state capital, San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley–and well beyond.