Business Administration

University of California, Davis

M.B.A. On Campus
12 months
26544 USD/year
26544 USD/year
11442 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Business Administration program at the University of California, Davis, merges teaching excellence, pioneering research and a collaborative leadership program to prepare globally aware, agile leaders who are committed to making a positive impact on the world.


Program Overview

The values and principles of social and environmental responsibility and diversity are woven into the very fabric of the school's tight-knit community. Led by internationally recognized faculty, the small class sizes foster camaraderie and close collaboration. The school offers a Full-time Business Administration program at the University of California, Davis, and Part-Time MBA programs in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area—and now virtually in an Online MBA program

A bold and innovative IMPACT (Integrated Management Project and Articulation and Critical Thinking) curriculum further integrates globalization, responsible business ethics and sustainability.

The school continues to gain greater national and international visibility. U.S. News & World Report has ranked the full-time MBA program among top 50 for 24 consecutive years. The Part-Time MBA ranks among the top 20 in the U.S. at public universities. The Economist ranks the school's faculty quality No. 8 in the world.

The Graduate School of Management's transformative student experience focuses on the management, analytical, and collaborative leadership skills graduates need to become more effective managers and confident business leaders who can drive change and results. Students work closely with faculty, business leaders and their peers on challenging team projects for corporate sponsors. Industry immersions in Biotechnology, Business Analytics, Sustainable Energy, Technology Finance, and Food and Ag bring top executives to present live case studies.

The  students also can tap a powerful global alumni network with UC Davis MBA worldwide in prominent roles as senior executives, managers, and entrepreneurs. Students also benefit from the interdisciplinary strengths and rich offerings of one of the world's top research universities and the school's prime locations in Northern California, giving them access to leading financial, energy and consumer companies, Fortune 500 firms, cutting-edge green technology and biotech leaders, top venture capitalists, and the nation's wine and agricultural centers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Financial Accounting
  • The Individual and Group Dynamics
  • Organizational Strategy and Structure
  • Markets and the Firm
  • Data Analysis for Managers

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application – Apply Now
  • Résumé
  • Two professional recommendations
  • One essay & one personal introduction
  • Transcripts (unofficial for admission, official for enrollment)
  • $125 application fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26544 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    26544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26544 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    11442 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11442 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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