Overview

Applicants
236
Acceptance Rate
51%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.48
Years Work Experience
5.5
Average Age
29

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
630 - 680
GPA
3.27 - 3.77

Deadlines


Rolling Admission Deadline
June 1

Round 1
December 1

Round 2
February 1

Round 3
April 1

Round 4
June 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
48

54
Part-time
46
Full-time
23
Female
15
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

The Rady School of Management at the University of California San Diego maintains a “strong reputation,” attracts “stellar faculty,” and is in a “beautiful location.” More specifically, many students are drawn to the Rady School for its “highly valued entrepreneurial program,” which places an “emphasis on innovation” and encourages a “big startup culture.” In fact, there are “multiple school-supported early stage incubators available to…students.” Additionally, the Rady School has a “strong…focus” on “data analytics,” which students here find incredibly useful. A large number also appreciate the “convenience of [the] weekend MBA” which allows students to retain their current job. As if all of the above wasn’t enough, these future MBAs have high praise for their “amazing” professors, who are “easy to reach and excited to help students even after the course they teach is completed.” They are “dedicated to the students and bring real world, relevant examples to class daily.” Not to be outdone by the faculty, the administration “is responsive to student’s needs and strives to move the entire school forward.”

Concentrations

Accounting
Entrepreneurship
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
Leadership/Management
Marketing
Organizational Behavior
Supply Chain Management

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Business Administration
Data Analytics
Finance

Certificate Programs

Accounting
Finance
Leadership/Management
Marketing

Center for Research

Entrepeneurship
Organizational Behavior
Supply Chain Management


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
No

Sustainability course is

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
http://rady.ucsd.edu/people/students/clubs/net/

School's environmental commitment 1:
Center for Social Innovation & Impact http://rady.ucsd.edu/social-innovation/

School's environmental commitment 2:
U.S.-Israel Center on Innovation & Economic Sustainability http://rady.ucsd.edu/usic/

School's environmental commitment 3:
UC San Diego Sustainability Resource Center http://sustain.ucsd.edu/about/

Career Overview

Average Starting Salary
$81,398
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
70%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
57%
Graduate Facilitated
43%
School Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

22%
Marketing
22%
Finance/Accounting
21%
Other
13%
Consulting
13%
General Management

Graduates Employed by Region

83%
West
4%
International
4%
Midwest
4%
Northeast
4%
South

Students Say

Rady School MBAs easily capitalize on the fact that their school “is deeply tied into the San Diego industry and they do a great job of introducing the students to [area businesses].” Indeed, UC San Diego has great “relationship[s] with [the] local biotech and startup communit[ies].” Moreover, the Rady School hosts “many seminars” at which students can meet “industry leaders.” Students can also take advantage of “multiple mixers and networking opportunities [both] on-campus and off-campus.” Even better, they have access to a fabulous career center via Rady Graduate Career Connections. This office works diligently to ensure that students are fully prepared to enter the job market and fulfill their potential. UC San Diego MBAs can turn to the center for both internship and full-time job searches. Importantly, they are privy to personalized coaching for interview prep, evaluating offers and opportunities and negotiating compensation packages. Grady Graduate Career Connections also hosts numerous workshops each year regarding cover letter and resume writing, networking skills, case interviews, and group discussions about industry functions. You’ll discover Rady MBAs at any number of top companies including Boeing, IBM, Sony Corporation, Sunstone Management, Intuit Inc., MIR Group, Inc., Kyriba, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., UC San Diego Health, Sequenom, and the City of San Diego.

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
Finance / Accounting 22% $78,000 $85,000 $62,000 $125,000
Marketing / Sales 22% $68,500 $68,333 $43,000 $100,000
Other 21% $105,000 $96,667 $80,000 $130,000
Consulting 13% $96,165 $97,388 $80,000 $116,000
General Management 13%
Strategic Planning 9%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Financial Services 22% $78,000 $84,000 $62,000 $125,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 22% $80,000 $83,600 $43,000 $130,000
Technology 22% $89,000 $80,750 $45,000 $100,000
Consulting 13% $96,165 $97,388 $80,000 $116,000
Consumer Products 9%
Media / Entertainment 4%

Prominent Alumni

Pierre Sleiman
Founder & CEO, Go Green Agriculture

Ashley Van Zeeland
Founder & CEO, Cypher Genomics

Suman Kanuganti
Co-Founder & CEO, Aira

Ciara Kennedy
President & CEO, Amplyx Pharmaceuticals

Sean McCarthy
CEO, CytomX Therapeutics

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics


Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$51,453
Tuition (Out-State)
$54,968

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,185
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,185

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$15,000
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$22,000
Academic Expenses
$1,477

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
102
Part Time
60%

In State
37.0%
Out of State
63.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
15

Demographics

13.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
48.00%
International

27% female
73% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Social and educational options abound at the Rady School. Certainly, there are “numerous…clubs and associations” in which students can participate. In addition to the aforementioned “seminars” and “networking opportunities,” it’s common for Rady students to plan events on their own. For example, “after every final, the majority of the class meets at the one on-campus bar to celebrate.” “Rady is located on the North end of [the UC San Diego] campus with a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean” and is only “a 10-minute walk [from] the beach.” Finally, “there is never a shortage of activities or great times to be had” within San Diego proper. When it comes to their peers, Rady students delight in sharing that they are “practical, business-minded individuals who also like to have fun.” They continually demonstrate themselves to be “passionate,” “creative,” and “extremely easy to work with.” What’s more, Rady School MBAs hail from “diverse backgrounds.” You’ll find “veterans, PhDs, CEOs, innovators” and plenty of “international” students too. Best of all, we’ve been assured that “everyone does what they can to help each other and ask for help when needed.” As one content student explains, “Within the first week of classes, we became a family of sorts.”

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Jay Bryant
Director, Graduate Recruitment & Admissions

Address
9500 Gilman Drive
#0553
La Jolla, CA 92093
United States

Phone
858-534-0864

Fax
858-822-5896

Email
RadyGradAdmissions@ucsd.edu


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