UC Davis Full-Time MBA Ranked among Best in U.S. for 22nd Year UC Davis Graduate School of Management
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UC Davis Full-Time MBA Ranked among Best in U.S. for 22nd Year
MBA Program among Top 9 Percent

(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s Full-Time MBA is ranked among the premier programs in the nation for the 22nd consecutive year, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released March 13, 2017.

U.S. News’ latest ranking places the Full-Time MBA program at No. 42, up three positions from last year, and among the top 9 percent of the 471 full-time MBA programs surveyed by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International.

Over the past two years, the UC Davis Full-Time MBA program has moved up six places in the U.S. News rankings.

Key statistics OF Full-Time MBA Ranking

  • UC Davis MBA average starting salary and bonus: $110,206
  • Seventh in the nation in selectivity of applicants — rate of acceptance (15.8 percent)
  • Top 7 percent for average GMAT score (683)

“The remarkable consistency with which our MBA programs are ranked among the top 50 programs in the country is a testament to the quality of our students, alumni, faculty and staff,” said Dean H. Rao Unnava. “We are thankful for the support we receive from our donors and corporate partners as we continue to build distinction into all our programs.”

Part-Time MBA Ranking

The UC Davis Part-Time MBA program offered in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area is ranked among the nation’s best for the sixth consecutive year.

At No. 41, the Part-Time MBA program is among the top 14 percent of AACSB International-accredited part-time MBA programs and in the Top 25 among public part-time MBA programs in the U.S. This year, 301 part-time MBA programs were surveyed. View the part-time MBA rankings.

U.S. News Ranking Methodology

The full-time MBA ranking is based on several key metrics: student selectivity (average undergraduate grade point average, average GMAT score and percentage of applicants accepted by the school), quality assessment surveys from recruiters and peers (business school deans and MBA program directors), and job placement success for graduates based on average starting salary and bonus and employment rates at graduation and three months later.

The part-time MBA ranking is based on five factors: peer assessment by business school deans and MBA program directors; average GMAT score; average undergraduate GPA; work experience; and the percentage of the business school’s fall 2016 MBA enrollment that is part time.

About US

Dedicated to preparing innovative leaders for global impact, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management is consistently ranked among the premier business schools in the United States and internationally. The School’s faculty members are globally renowned for their teaching excellence and pioneering research in advancing management thinking and best practices.

With prime locations in Northern California’s economic hubs, the School provides a bold, innovative approach to management education for Full-Time MBA students and Master of Professional Accountancy students at the UC Davis campus, and part-time MBA students in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area. A new Master of Science in Business Analytics program launches this fall in San Francisco

The School also offers an Undergraduate Accounting Minor, a specialized Undergraduate Technology Management Minor program and a series of open-enrollment executive education programs.