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.

Start Dates

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





Application Deadlines

June 2023 Cohort

Pre-Priority Application Deadline
March 1, 2023
Priority Application Deadline
March 29, 2023
Final Application Deadline
April 26, 2023
Classes Start
June 2023

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

Scholarship Eligibility

MBA@UC Davis offers tuition scholarships. Our Admissions Counselors are available to answer questions on scholarship opportunities and assist you throughout the entire process.

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. You must also meet our English language requirements.

Review our application requirements for more information.