UC Davis Full-Time MBA Ranked among Best in U.S. for 24th Year

Part-Time MBA Rises to No. 28 Overall, Top 20 at Public Universities

(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s Full-Time MBA continues to be ranked among the premier programs in the nation for the 24th consecutive year, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released March 12, 2019.

The UC Davis Part-Time MBA offered in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area moved up four spots to No. 28 in the U.S News ranking of part-time programs.

Over the last two years, the Part-Time MBA has moved up 13 spots.

Full-Time MBA Ranking

U.S. News’ latest ranking places the Full-Time MBA program at No. 47, among the top 10 percent of the 475 MBA programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) that were surveyed.

Key Statistics of Full-Time MBA Program

  • $104,855 average starting salary and bonus
  • 88% placement rate three months after graduation
  • 671 average GMAT score

"I am pleased that we continue to be ranked among the top 50 MBA programs for the 24th year in a row. It is a testament to the quality of our faculty and students and one of the indicators of the value of the UC Davis MBA degree." — Dean H. Rao Unnava

Part-Time MBA Ranking

The UC Davis Part-Time MBA program ranks among the nation’s best for the eighth consecutive year.

At No. 28 overall, the UC Davis Part-Time MBA program is among the top 9 percent of AACSB International-accredited part-time MBA programs and among the top 20 public part-time MBA programs in the U.S.

This year, 323 part-time MBA programs were surveyed by U.S. News. 

U.S. News Ranking Methodologies

U.S. News’ full-time MBA ranking is based on several key metrics: student selectivity (average undergraduate grade point average, average GMAT and GRE scores, and acceptance rate for the fall 2018 class); 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.

U.S. News’ part-time MBA ranking is based on five factors: peer assessment by business school deans and MBA program directors; average undergraduate GPA of fall 2018 entering part-time MBA students; average GMAT and average GRE quantitative and verbal scores; number of years of work experience; and the percentage of the business school’s fall 2018 MBA enrollment that is part time.

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