Admissions Overview

The admissions committee at UC Davis is looking for motivated professionals seeking a professional challenge. We select applicants who demonstrate the leadership potential, intellectual capacity, global perspective, academic background and professional experience to thrive in MBA@UCDavis and beyond. If that sounds like you, we encourage you to apply today.

We accept applications on a rolling basis. The program offers four cohort start dates per year, in January, April, June and September.

January 2022 Cohort

Pre-Priority Application DeadlineSeptember 6, 2021
Priority Application DeadlineOctober 4, 2021
Final Application DeadlineNovember 8, 2021
Classes StartJanuary 3, 2022

April 2022 Cohort

Pre-Priority Application DeadlineDecember 6, 2021
Priority Application DeadlineJanuary 10, 2022
Final Application DeadlineJanuary 24, 2022
Classes StartMarch 28, 2022

Click here for the admissions deadlines for the on campus programs.

Benefits of Applying by the Priority Deadline

Applications for the online MBA program are reviewed on a rolling basis. Prospective students who submit their application before the pre-priority or priority deadline receive an admissions decision sooner allowing for more time to prepare for the start of classes. Additionally, priority applicants will receive:

  • Application fee waiver
  • Early access to registration for first term classes
  • Begin networking early with an admitted student online meet and greet
  • Priority registration for in-person residentials

International Applicants

MBA@UCDavis welcomes applicants from all over the world. To be considered for admission, you need the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, often represented by 16 total years of education.

If your first language is not English, you must also provide either TOEFL or IELTS scores from a test taken within two years of your projected enrollment date.

Review our application requirements for more information.