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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