News Release

UC Davis Full-Time MBA Ranked among Nation’s Premier Programs for 20th Consecutive Year
MBA Programs among Top 10 Percent in U.S.
Record Salary and Bonus

(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s Full-Time MBA program is ranked among the premier business schools in the nation for the 20th consecutive year, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.

U.S. News’ latest ranking places the Full-Time MBA program at No. 48, placing it among the top 10 percent of the 464 full-time MBA programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International.

Key statistics from the School’s Full-Time MBA ranking include:

  • Top 10 in the nation in selectivity of applicants–rate of acceptance (15.3 percent)
  • Top five percent for average GMAT score (688 up from 685)
  • Record UC Davis MBA starting salary and bonus: $99,952 (up from $88,301)

It is always wonderful to receive national recognition for the high quality of our programs, inspired and innovative students, and the success of our new graduates,” said Dean Ann Huff Stevens. “To be ranked among the best MBA programs for 20 consecutive years illustrates our commitment to a tight-knit, collaborative community where our students can work closely with each other and our internationally renowned faculty who are among the best in the world for their teaching and research productivity.”

Part-Time MBA Ranking

The UC Davis Part-Time MBA program offered in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area is ranked No. 29. This is the fourth consecutive year the Part-Time MBA program is among the top nine percent of AACSB International-accredited part-time MBA programs surveyed. This year, there were 323 part-time MBA programs surveyed.

Ranking Metrics

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 directors; average GMAT score; average undergraduate GPA; work experience; and the percentage of the business school’s fall 2014 MBA enrollment that is part time.

View U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 Graduate Business School rankings

In addition, the School’s other recent accolades include:

  • Fastest rising business school in U.S. based on alumni return on investment (Forbes, 2013).
  • Top 10 percent MBA programs in the world, and No. 13 worldwide in faculty research productivity (Financial Times, 2014).
  • Full-Time MBA gained 10 spots in Poets & Quants ranking; UC Davis named one of the “big winners” in composite of national and international rankings (2014)
  • Top eight percent of accredited MBA programs in the U.S. (The Economist, 2014)

Full details about UC Davis Graduate School of Management rankings

About the UC Davis Graduate School of Management

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.