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Application Process

Application Process

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.

Please note, due to required manual processing, it may take one to seven days before the application portal reflects the status of your application materials. 

Admissions Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree equivalent to a four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree—16 total years of education. Alternatively a three-year undergraduate degree with a one-year postgraduate diploma or other graduate degree
  • GMAT or GRE (GMAT/GRE waivers available)
  • TOEFL or IELTS where applicable
    • Successful completion of coursework in these primary areas:
    • Computing
    • Mathematics
    • Statistics

For a detailed list of prerequisites click here

Current Résumé

To review the progression and milestones of your career, we ask that you upload a current resume through the online application. We prefer chronological resumes no longer than 2 pages, in PDF format. Your résumé should include a list of outside activities, awards and honors.

Essays (two required, one optional)

We’re looking for honest, thoughtful responses that help us get to know you; there truly is no one “right” answer.

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.

Transcripts

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. Transcripts must arrive in a sealed envelope as issued by the school. If the institution provides official electronic transcripts, they can be emailed directly from the institution to: gsm-msba-admissions@ucdavis.edu.

Official GMAT or GRE test score (waivers available)

Candidates are required to take the GMAT or GRE exam prior to the deadline for which they are applying. Test scores are valid for five (5) years. 

How to Report your GMAT or GRE Test Score

Option 1: GMAT

You may register for the GMAT test by contacting the Graduate Management Admissions Council directly. You must request that your official scores are sent directly to UC Davis Graduate School of Management Admissions using the following code: Master of Business Analytics BIS-VF-90

Option 2: GRE

You may register for the GRE test by contacting Educational Testing Services (ETS) directly. You must request that ETS send your official scores directly to UC Davis Graduate School of Management Admissions using the Designated Institution (DI) code: 7887.

Official TOEFL or IELTS (international applicants)

Applicants who received their degrees from countries in which the official language is not English must submit official evidence of English language proficiency.

Application Fee

A $125 application fee is required and payable by credit card within the online application.

Application fee waivers are available to active duty U.S. military, veterans, attendees of a UC Davis MSBA admissions event and on a case-by-case basis.

Virtual Interview (by invitation only)

After an initial application review, selected candidates will be invited to a one-way online interview which may be followed by a virtual Zoom interview. This is a positive indicator of our interest in you but does not guarantee admission.

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.