Overview

Applicants
262
Acceptance Rate
43%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.50
Years Work Experience
6
Average Age
29

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
640 - 705
GPA
3.2 - 3.6

Deadlines


Round 1
October 28

Round 2
January 20

Round 3
April 14

Round 4
July 14

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic

Interviews

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
No

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
7:1
Total Faculty
61

59
Full-time
41
Part-time
30
Female


Students Say

The well-regarded MBA program Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Davis offers three different options and a strong quantitative background for students with work experience under their belts. Whether enrolled in the full-time program at Davis, or the part-time night and weekend programs at the campuses in the Bay Area and Sacramento (which teach all of the same material as the full-time program), students are afforded a “great combination” of challenging and rewarding classes, “very supportive atmosphere,” and “many opportunities to expand our experiences well beyond the classroom.”

The “stellar faculty” is “very well-informed” and offers “a variety of interesting current world topics.” They “are willing to talk to you about anything and will spend as much time as you want discussing how to use things from class at work,” and even “sit with the students at meals and will join in at happy hours.” The school is also “doing a really good job bringing in experienced business people to teach electives”; the curriculum is a “great mix of classes” that also provides multiple opportunities to apply theoretical knowledge in practical setting, including “study trips, projects with actual companies, individual and group studies, internships and much more.” Additionally, classes are up-to-date and provide both historical and recent cases and business examples that allow students to gain a better understanding of the concepts and curriculum.

The administration is similarly “student-oriented.” It “works very hard to listen to and communicate with the students,” and the Dean’s Student Advisory Board meets once a quarter (“The Dean is impressive and obviously on a diehard mission to put our school in the top ten”). However, given the unique nature of the part-time schedule (i.e. Friday/ Saturday classes), scheduling of classes can be messy, and “it is often difficult to pair core classes with popular electives.”


Concentrations

Accounting
Entrepreneurship
Healthcare Administration
Human Resources
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
Investment Banking
JD/MBA - Dual Degree
Leadership/Management
Marketing
MS/MBA - Dual Degree
Organizational Behavior
Product Management
RN/MBA - Dual Degree

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Analytics and Information Management
Business Administration
Business Foundations
Data Analytics
Data Science
Healthcare Policy & Regulation
Information Systems/Information Technology

Certificate Programs

Business Foundations
Finance
Leadership/Management
Operations
Organizational Behavior
Strategy & Leadership

Center for Research

Entrepeneurship
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
Leadership/Management


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Recommended

Description
Sustainable and Responsible Business: Examines the fundamental challenges of meeting the needs and interests of all stakeholders in a way that balances social, environmental, and economic interests. Through immersion programming, case studies, lectures, movies, guest speakers, and a capstone research project, students will explore the necessity of simultaneously managing natural, social, and economic capital in all sectors of the economy.

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
https://gsm.ucdavis.edu/sustainable-energy

School's environmental commitment 1:
The Davis chapter of Net Impact has been recognized nationally for its activities and success in harnessing the power of business to create positive social, environmental and economic change. The group has been honored as the Best Small Chapter of the Year (2006), Trailblazer Chapter of the Year (2007), and among the top five chapters in the U.S. (2009). The Davis chapter also earned a gold chapter designation this year, the highest level of chapter achievement.

School's environmental commitment 2:
The UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center (EEC) works closely with utilities, government agencies, industry, investors, stakeholder organizations, and researchers from multiple academic institutions to accelerate the development and commercialization of energy efficiency technologies. While the Center relies on research and broad expertise within its internal and external technology networks, the EEC’s emphasis on venture development and market impact distinguishes it from other traditional university centers. MBA students contribute as emerging market analysts to develop lab to market paths to bring new technologies to life.

School's environmental commitment 3:
The UC Davis Graduate School of Management, has earned a 'platinum' certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, the first business school building in California awarded the highest green building ranking. Nationwide, only two other business school buildings have won a platinum ranking.

Career Overview

Average Starting Salary
$96,482
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
81%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
54%
School Facilitiated
46%
Graduate Facilitated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

27%
Consulting
23%
Finance/Accounting
20%
Other
13%
Information Technology
10%
Marketing
7%
General Management

Graduates Employed by Region

57%
West
6%
International
3%
Mid-Atlantic
3%
Midwest

Students Say

This program “has a reach into many regions beyond Sacramento” thanks to the Career Development Office’s ability to reach out into markets that students are most interest- ed in and their “willingness to develop something to further student’s success.” Most everyone attending Davis part-time is already employed, but the networking opportu- nities across students in different industries and the ability to work with classmates in consulting projects outside of school are “amazing.” “We have people from San Jose, Oakland, Pleasanton, and as far as Ukiah commuting to the program, which makes it a large network of students in Fortune 500 companies,” says a student. “We all study together, we eat together, and we bond together, which builds a strong student network of trust and accountability.” Some students do think that the school’s efforts to facilitate networking with actual companies themselves could be stepped up; in the past three years, the students themselves “have put together an alumni networking event that has successfully facilitated job and career changes.”

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 27% $114,000 $112,760 $85,000 $139,000
Finance / Accounting 23% $63,000 $70,333 $42,000 $102,000
Other 20% $105,000 $121,667 $85,000 $175,000
Information Technology 13% $93,500 $88,750 $50,000 $118,000
Marketing / Sales 10% $90,000 $85,667 $72,000 $95,000
General Management 7%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Technology 27% $95,500 $97,375 $50,000 $150,000
Financial Services 20% $55,000 $55,750 $55,000 $70,000
Consulting 13%
Other 13% $85,000 $91,667 $85,000 $105,000
Consumer Products 10% $90,000 $85,333 $72,000 $94,000
Government 7%
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 7%
Non-profit 3%

Prominent Alumni

Michael Picker
President, CA Public Utilities Commission

Sue Miller-Sylvia
IBM Fellow

Michael Hurlston
Director, WLAN at Broadcom Corporation

Cathinka Wahlstrom
Senior Managing Director, Accenture

Andrew Barkett
CEO, Getexp, Inc.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 2

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$25,367

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$17,665

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
95%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
91%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
91%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
89%

New Students Receiving Loans
26%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$40,684
Tuition (Out-State)
$52,929
Fees (In-State)
$5,124
Fees (Out-State)
$5,124

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$14,824
Academic Expenses
$1,917

Student Body Profile

Total Full-Time Enrollment
79
Part Time
78%

In State
50.0%
Out of State
50.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
8

Demographics

50.00%
International

50% female
50% male

Campus Life

Students Say

This bunch is “willing to learn and help each other out.” Most also have lives outside of school and work so are quite busy, so at times “they can appear stressed.” But, they are all “good-natured, friendly, and approachable people.” There are “a ton of activities and clubs” that can help “to improve your business acumen,” and across all of the programs, students “interact, work on projects, socialize outside of class.” “My classmates quickly became a tight-knit group,” says one student. Lunch and/or dinner is provided for the Bay Area weekend program (during which time announcements are made), which “promotes a cohort model that closely replicates the total-immersion experience offered by full time programs.” “With three campuses offering very similar courses at different times of the day and week, you can work around your professional schedule,” says a student.

For those who can carve time our of their academics, life, and extracurriculars, it is worth noting that the city of Davis “is an amazing jewel in the Central Valley…there is an amaz- ing offering of athletics and healthy living businesses, and boasts a very large proportion of small businesses, as opposed to chains.”


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Anna Palmer
Director, MBA Recruitment and Admissions

Address
Graduate School of Management
One Shields Ave, Gallagher Hall
Davis, CA 95616
United States

Phone
530-752-7658

Fax
530-754-9355

Email
gsm-admissions@ucdavis.edu


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