QS Ranks MSBA No. 25 Globally, No. 6 for Value for Money

Full-Time MBA ranks among the best in the world

QS ranks our MSBA program No. 6 globally for value for the money, No. 10 in U.S. and No. 25 worldwide, and our Full-Time MBA continues to be rated among the best in the world.

(Davis, Calif.) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s Master of Science of Business Analytics (MSBA) and Full-Time MBA programs continue to rank among the best in the world in QS World University Rankings 2020, released on September 26, 2019.

In the QS Global MSBA Rankings 2020, the UC Davis M.S. in Business Analytics places:

  • No. 6 worldwide for value for money
  • No. 10 program in the U.S.
  • No. 25 program globally

QS ranked the 86 best M.S. in Business Analytics programs in 18 countries, including 44 programs in the U.S.

MSBA Return on Investment

 QS estimates that the UC Davis MSBA program has a 10-year average return on value of $919,837, which is nearly double the global mean of $575,108.

Based on factors included tuition, pre- and post-program salary estimates, and length of program, QS estimates that it takes only 18 months or 1.5 years to fully payback the cost of the UC Davis MSBA program.

UC Davis MSBA Doubles in Size, Proven Placement Success

The UC Davis MSBA program has doubled the number of students this year based on corporate demand and job placement success.


average salary


students placed


working in the United Stated with average salary of $103,368

Recent alumni are now working at leading companies such as Amazon, Facebook, Google, Tesla, Charles Schwab, Task Rabbit, eHealth and Walmart.

Full-Time MBA Rankings

QS continued to rank the UC Davis Full-Time MBA program among the best in the world and in the U.S.:

  • No. 48 in the U.S.
  • No. 36 in the U.S. for employability of graduates
  • No. 46 in the U.S. for return on investment
  • Top 100 MBA program worldwide

The 2020 QS Global MBA Rankings included 240 programs in 38 countries with 105 in the U.S.

QS estimates a 10-year average return on investment of $537,599 for UC Davis MBA graduates, which is greater than the global average.


This year’s QS rankings for MBA and Masters programs reflect the basis of five key indicators: 

  • Employability of Graduates (40%)
  • Return on Investment (20%)
  • Entrepreneurship and Alumni Outcomes (15%)
  • Thought Leadership (15%)
  • Class and Faculty Diversity (10%)

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