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How to apply, FAQs and admissions advice

We seek out exceptional MBA candidates with impressive records of achievement and the promise to make a difference in the world.

Students with a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university who meet the minimum entrance requirements are invited to apply for the MBA program. Our Admissions Committee considers your academic potential, professional promise and personal qualities. We look at each candidate individually. Our evaluation considers:

  • Work experience
  • Academic record
  • GMAT or GRE performance
  • Personal essays and recommendations

Track Your Application Status

Applications for Fall 2020 are currently being accepted.

2020 MBA Application Deadlines

Monthly Application Deadlines
Round 1 10/28/2019
Round 2 01/06/2020
Round 3 02/24/2020
Round 4 04/13/2020
Round 5 06/15/2020

How to Apply

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MBA Admissions Process

Step 1 – Submit an Application

To complete your application, you’ll need the materials listed below.

  • Application – Apply Now
  • Résumé
  • 2 professional recommendations
  • 1 essay & 1 personal introduction
  • Transcripts (unofficial for admission, official for enrollment)
  • GMAT or GRE General Test
  • TOEFL / IELTS (For international, non-native English speaking applicants)
  • $125 application fee

Step 2 – On-Campus Interview (by invitation only)

  • After an initial application review, selected candidates will be invited to an on-campus interview. This is a positive indicator of our interest in your application but does not guarantee admission.

Step 3 – Receive a Decision

  • When a decision is available you will receive a decision notification email. You will be instructed to log in to your VIP (personal portal) page to view your decision. Your decision will be available on the decision deadline listed below for the round in which you applied.

MBA Application Questions?


With our commitment to the environment and sustainability, we highly encourage you to use our online application system. When submitting your application online you will still need to request all official transcripts to be sealed and mailed to the address listed below.

*Fill-able forms are not editable online, you must download the form to complete on a computer and email in.

Download 2019 MBA Application

Mail MBA Application Materials to:

Graduate School of Management – Admissions
Gallagher Hall, Suite 1101
University of California, Davis
One Shields Ave.
Davis, CA 95616

You may also release your transcripts electronically if your US institution offers this service. Please have your institution release all official e-transcripts to

Application Webinars

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