California-Davis Graduate School of Management

44. University of California-Davis

Graduate School of Management

One Shields Avenue

Gallagher Hall

Davis, California 95616

Admissions: 530-752-7658



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Application Deadlines for the Class of 2017:

Round 1: November 5, 2014

Round 2: January 14, 2015

Round 3: March 18, 2015

Late: May 20, 2015

The UC Davis approach to teaching emphasizes the art of putting management theory into practice—turning ideas into action—within an interactive learning environment. The school’s general management education aims to provide a strong foundation, perspective, and balance to be an effective manager.

Students spend the first phase of the program building a foundation. The required core curriculum is designed to provide a foundation in the functional areas of business—accounting, economics, finance, marketing, organizational behavior, and statistics. These management disciplines are examined through the use of case studies, lectures and the analysis of a few select companies. Elective courses at the Graduate School of Management place an emphasis on real-world application of management principles through the use of executive guest speakers who present “live” case study analyses and actual “client” businesses for student projects.

To earn the MBA, students must successfully complete 72 hours of credit with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.

Latest Up-to-Date MBA Rankings:

Poets&Quants (2014): 58

BusinessWeek (2014): 60

Forbes (2013): 50

U.S. News & World Report (2015): 41

Financial Times (2014): 49 (U.S.)

The Economist (2014): 39 (U.S.)

Program Cost: $72,977 (resident) / $97,467 (non-resident)

Median GMAT: 676

GMAT Range (mid-80%): 640-720

Average GPA: 3.27

Acceptance Rate: 14%

Full-Time Enrollment: 92

International: 39%

Female: 30%

Minority: 17.5%

Mean Age: 29

Median Base Salary: $90,023

Median Signing Bonus: $18,331

Percentage of MBAs with Job Offers at Graduation: 57%

Percentage of MBAs with Job Offers Three Months Later: 94%

Where the Class of 2014 Went to Work:

  • Technology: 23%
  • Consulting: 17%
  • Financial Services: 13%
  • Other: 27%

The Top Employers for the Class of 2014:

  • Autodesk: 2
  • HelloSociety: 1
  • NetApp: 1
  • Marketing Evolution: 1



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