Tuition for the online MBA program from UC Davis is charged per unit and is cohort based. Students matriculating in Fall 2020 pay $1,465 per unit. MBA@UCDavis is a 72-unit program, for a total tuition of $105,480. Course fees are set at the time of enrollment and remain fixed for your MBA studies. Please note that tuition and fees are subject to increase at the start of each academic year. Tuition for the current academic calendar for all MBA programs can be found here.
Number of Courses per Term
Total Unit Hours
1 Course + Residential*
4 + 2
$8,790 for tuition + $500 residential fee
2 Courses + Residential
8 + 2
$14,650 tuition + $500 residential fee
Books & Supplies Including TextPaks
$400 – $1,500
Health Insurance Fee**
Personal Expenses (computer and other supplies)
$500 – $1,500
Residential Travel and Accommodation Costs
*Attending a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 residentials is required for satisfying degree requirements. **Students must prove comparable coverage under another insurance plan to waive this fee.
Tuition includes student fees, technology platform licensing and all support services. Students will also be responsible for travel and accommodation costs related to in-person residentials.
Please note: Figures for tuition and fees represent currently approved or proposed amounts and may not be final. Actual tuition and fees are subject to change by the University of California as determined to be necessary or appropriate. Final approved tuition and fee levels may differ from the amounts presented.
U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for federal student aid programs, which include student loans. We encourage you to apply for financial aid while applying for admission.
Office hours also available, contact your admissions counselor for more information.
We encourage you to explore all avenues for financing your MBA program. You may be eligible for the following funding options to assist with tuition payment:
Corporate sponsorship: Some companies provide full or partial tuition support for employees. Research your company’s policies or contact your company’s human resources representative to learn about options and procedures.
Federal student loans: U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for the Direct Unsubsidized Loan and the credit-based Direct Graduate PLUS Loan.
Private loans and scholarships: Many private organizations offer scholarship and loan opportunities. These may require separate applications.
UC Davis Scholarships: All candidates are considered for merit-based scholarships based on their admissions application. Applicants also have the opportunity to apply for donor and fellowship scholarships. Visit our scholarships page and speak to your Admissions Counselor for more information.