Full-time MBA


This program provides a robust MBA experience at a nationally ranked and internationally-recognized graduate business school. UCR School of Business is at one the fastest growing and most diverse University of California campuses, allowing you to explore new opportunities in business research and cross-disciplinary areas. At the nexus of industry and education, you will build and diversify your professional experience and accelerate your career.

Choose from seven concentrations to tailor the MBA program to your career aspirations. Within each concentration, you will work with expert, award-winning faculty as mentors to explore new applied research opportunities. The program builds upon strong theoretical foundations and helps students develop the hard and soft skills that managers, leaders and visionaries need to excel in their careers.

The MBA is a STEM-certified degree program (science, technology, engineering and math). International students in a STEM-designated program are able to apply for 36 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT) to work in the United States in their field of study after graduation.
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Admissions Criteria

The MBA program is open for admission to all eligible students from all undergraduate majors.

Quantitative Methods (business calculus, linear algebra, statistics) is a prerequisite to the program. Qualified students who have not taken this prerequisite course may be admitted, but must meet this requirement by completing MGT 403 during their first two quarters in residence.


Build a Fulfilling Career
Our Career Development Center team will help you launch a career regionally, nationally or internationally. They will work with you to to shape and refine your professional brand and build a foundation for your desired career path.
Professional Development
The Business Career Development course provides students with the tools to execute a strategic career management plan, from the early stages of identifying a target career path to interviewing and negotiating job offers. This course consists of lectures, hands-on practical training, guest speakers and other career-related activities.
Fieldwork in Management
The Fieldwork in Management is a required MBA internship, which builds your resume with MBA-level work experience. Advance your skills in a professional setting and apply knowledge gained from your MBA coursework. Students complete their full-time internship in summer, and part-time internships are carried out in the fall, winter and spring quarters of the academic year.

Program Requirements

Gain unique skill sets and differentiate yourself as an expert in a particular area of business by choosing one or two MBA concentrations. Each concentration requires five courses. Students may also choose from a wide range of electives within each concentration to further tailor their MBA experience to their interests. Courses can be selected with the assistance of a faculty advisor to meet individual, academic and career goals.

• Accounting
• Finance
• Information Systems
• Management
• Marketing
• Operations & Supply Chain Management
Professional Workshops
Students are required to complete MGT 402.

• Management 402 — Business Career Professional Development Workshop
• Management 404 — Communication, Leadership, Teams, and Ethics (optional)
Core Courses
Students are required to complete nine core courses (36 quarter units).

• Management 200 — Organizational Behavior and Theory
• Management 201 — Statistics for Management
• Management 202 — Financial Management
• Management 203 — Managerial Economics
• Management 205 — Information Systems
• Management 207 — Operations Management for Competitive Advantage
• Management 209 — Marketing Management
• Management 211 — Financial Accounting
• Management 235 — Strategic Management
Students are required to complete 32 units of electives for the thesis option and 36 units for the comprehensive exam (MGT 238) option, which are offered in nine areas:

• Accounting
• Entrepreneurial Management
• Finance
• General Management
• Human Resources Management/Organizational Behavior
• International Management
• Management Information Systems
• Management Science/Operations Management
• Marketing
All MBA Students are required to complete a capstone, which is typically undertaken in the final quarter of study. The capstone can be completed in one of two ways:

Option one: Complete MGT 238: Management Synthesis. This four unit course provides credit for the capstone and meets the "comprehensive exam" requirement.

Option two: Complete a thesis. Students will nominate three faculty members to supervise them as they complete a research project over two quarters. Students who pursue this option will take 32 units of electives, instead of 36, due to the additional four units required for the MGT 299 capstone course.

Financing Your Program

Our graduate programs are made up of diverse and talented students who have demonstrated promise to become future business leaders – and we won’t let financial obstacles get in the way of your success.

Generous scholarships are considered for all qualified applicants based on a holistic review of your background. In fact, 95% of our 2020-21 class received scholarship funding. Your academic, personal and professional achievements can qualify you for several of the scholarships we offer.

California applicants receive an automatic tuition discount and are eligible for other scholarships. If you are applying from out-of-state or are an international student, we offer several exclusive scholarships for you as well.
MBA Program Tuition
An MBA is a significant investment with promising return. According to an Alumni Perspectives Survey conducted in 2018, seven in ten full-time MBA graduates said they wouldn’t have landed their current job without their degree (GMAC, 2018). Average salaries post MBA vary based on industry, location, and work experience. The best way to calculate your ROI is to research projected earnings in your industry of interest and compare those to your program costs to determine when you will make up the difference. For example, on average, individuals in the consulting industry receive a 50% salary increase post-MBA (Poets & Quants, 2019).

The Full-time MBA is an 80-unit program typically completed over the course of six quarters or two academic years. Tuition payment for the full-time MBA program is made on a quarterly basis.

• Resident students will pay approximately $44,000 each academic year (3 quarters).
• Non-resident students will pay approximately $56,000 each academic year (3 quarters).

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