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We seek out exceptional MBA candidates with impressive records of achievement and the promise to make a positive 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 2021 are currently being accepted.

2021 MBA Application Deadlines

  Application Deadlines
Round 1 10/28/2020
Round 2 01/20/2021
Round 3


International applicant deadline

Round 4 06/02/2021
Round 5 07/14/2021

How to Apply

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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
  • Download 2020 MBA Application Checklist

Step 2 -  Interview (by invitation only)

  • After initial review of applications, selected candidates will be invited to a virtual Zoom 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. 

App Questions?

Mail 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

If you are applying to our MBA@UCDavis online MBA program, please see the application requirements and transcript mailing address here.

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