Professional MBA

Program Overview

This program is for ambitious professionals who
want to build their skills without interrupting their
careers. Study at your own pace and accelerate your
career with a nationally ranked MBA from one of
the most diverse and fastest growing University of
California campuses. With a highly flexible
curriculum, you can tailor the program to your
professional interests and aspirations. The
Professional MBA mirrors the Full-Time MBA
coursework, and can be completed in under five
quarters, or taken over several years as you drive
your career forward.
You will learn with distinguished scholars and
practitioners who have unmatched academic
credentials and provide new applied research
projects to pursue within the curriculum. The
program focuses on developing and refining
management skills, both in theory and application,
as well as the essential inter-dependencies
between hard and soft skills across functional
areas and business fields.

CURRICULUM AT A GLANCE

Program Duration At your own pace Start in any term
Pre-Term Course 2 Units
Units Required 82 - 86 Units
Curriculum 9 Required Courses
• Financial Accounting
• Financial Management
• Information Systems
• Economics for Management
• Marketing Management
• Organizational Behavior
• Operations Management
• Quantitative Analysis
• Strategic Management
9 Elective Courses
1 Required Internship
(or professional project if fully employed)
Capstone Project or Thesis
Choose electives in areas such as:
• Accounting
• Finance
• General Management
• Management Information Systems
• Marketing
• Supply Chain Management

Building a successful career

Whether you want to advance your career or you are
making a career transition, our Career Development
Center team will help you seek opportunities regionally,
nationally or internationally, depending on your
passion and willingness to work hard to develop
networks of contacts to pursue.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT INCLUDES
• Courses in career development & negotiation
• Career assessment, targeted goal setting, and
self-directed search strategies
• One-on-one career coaching
• Résumé writing, interview & networking skills

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA

We welcome all undergraduate majors, and evaluate
your application based on the quality of your
academic work, your professional experience and
qualifications, GMAT or GRE results, and letter of
recommendation.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

• Online application: mba.ucr.edu/apply
• Statement of Purpose
• Transcripts
• One recommendation
• Résumé/CV
• GMAT or GRE scores
* Admission open for fall, winter, & spring

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

Generous scholarships are considered for all
qualified applicants based on a holistic review.
Teaching assistantships, research
assistantships, employment awards and federal
government loans are also available.

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