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, July and October.

April 2020 Admission Deadlines

April 2020 cohort deadlines
Deadline Date
Pre-Priority Application Deadline December 2, 2019
Priority Application Deadline January 10, 2020
Final Application Deadline January 27, 2020
Classes Start March 30, 2020

July 2020 Admission Deadlines

July 2020 cohort deadlines
Deadline Date
Pre-Priority Application Deadline February 24, 2019
Priority Application Deadline March 23, 2020
Final Application Deadline April 20, 2020
Classes Start June 22, 2020

September 2020 Admission Deadlines

September 2020 cohort deadlines
Deadline Date
Pre-Priority Application Deadline May 25, 2020
Priority Application Deadline June 22, 2020
Final Application Deadline July 20, 2020
Classes Start September 21, 2020

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.