Frequently Asked Questions

What is the minimum GMAT or GRE score requirement?

The UC Davis Master of Management does not have a minimum GMAT or GRE score requirement. GMAT and GRE scores are valid for five years and you may take the test as many times as allowed by the Graduate Management Admissions Council and ETS. We will use the highest score submitted when considering your application for admission. 

Learn more about testing requirements.

What is the minimum GPA requirement?

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

What prerequisite courses are required for admission to the UC Davis MM program?

We do not require any prerequisite courses for admission. However, it is strongly recommended that you complete course work in accounting, calculus, economics and statistics prior to enrolling in the UC Davis MM program, particularly if you do not have sharp quantitative skills or do not achieve a strong score on the quantitative section of the GMAT. In addition, it is strongly recommended that you are proficient in the use of various computer software including Microsoft Word and Excel.

Does the Admissions Committee favor certain undergraduate majors or recommend certain undergraduate courses?

No particular area of undergraduate preparation is required, but completion of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or the equivalent is required. You must have completed 16 years of education in order to be eligible to apply to the UC Davis MM program. 

How many years work experience are required?

Work experience is not required for admission, but will certainly be considered as part of your overall applicant profile if you do have an employment history. The UC Davis MM admits students with a range of experience as well as students who enroll directly from an undergraduate program without traditional work experience. 

What if I have an MM from another institution?

If you have already completed a Master of Management degree you are not eligible for admission to the UC Davis MM program. This University-wide academic policy was designed to prevent students from completing work that is a duplication of a previous degree.

Does the UC Davis MM program grant admission deferrals?

Admission is for a specific entry date. However, deferrals are rare and granted on an individual basis. Requests for deferrals must be made in writing and are not guaranteed.