The MBA@UCDavis Student Experience

The UC Davis Graduate School of Management is educating the next generation of inspired, results-driven business leaders through an innovative online student experience.

Our online MBA program, MBA@UCDavis, offers collaborative online tools, real-world experiences and personalized support. Online students have access to the same resources and depth of connection to our community as the on-campus programs.

Meet Atrio: An Innovative Digital Campus

The MBA@UCDavis curriculum is delivered on Atrio—a first-of-its-kind digital campus providing an seamless, intuitive learning environment. The online platform combines technology, data and a sophisticated user experience to provide an open, communicative relationship between faculty and students.

Immersive Learning Experience

Weekly, face-to-face online classes in small groups of peers and professors facilitate community and open discussion. Atrio’s dashboard offers an organized view of the entire program providing easy access to coursework, new content and the online classroom. Stream materials directly to your TV for a more personalized learning experience.

Collaborative Digital Environment

Atrio’s feedback tool, CritiqueIt, allows for instant on-screen annotations and video commentary so students can give and receive feedback in real time. Instant collaboration on team-based projects deepens the value of the curriculum and enhances relationships with peers and professors that extends long after graduation.

Interactive Learning On the Go

Atrio is designed to accommodate each student’s personal learning style and pace. The full-service mobile app allows maximum flexibility with access to classes and assignments just one click away. For added convenience, course content is searchable, includes full transcripts and can be watched at a range of speeds.

Self-Paced Coursework

24/7 Access

Interactive Case Studies

Weekly Video Lectures

Collaborative Projects

In-Person Residential Experience

Students attend two in-person residentials while enrolled in the program. Online MBA@UCDavis multi-day residentials provide students the opportunity to connect with fellow classmates and faculty outside of the online virtual campus.

These in-person experiences provide a setting for students to develop invaluable personal and professional connections. Residentials take place both on the UC Davis campus and in industry-centric locations like Napa Valley in Northern California.

The academic content of each residential features:

  • Guest speakers and presentations
  • Collaborative, team-based assignments
  • Curated reading materials and video recordings
  • Simulated case studies and leadership scenarios

“I’m glad that UC Davis is the first school in the University of California system to come out with an online MBA program. This is an amazing opportunity because we are all professionals. I get to have it all. I get to have my job, be a mom, and further my education. We’re not just learning abstract material. We’re learning skills that we can apply to our job right away; the next day. It’s been a great experience so far.”

– Bee Yang, MBA@UCDavis Student

Develop Your Professional Network

Form connections with peers and professionals through a flexible online experience.

Student Support

Support begins the moment prospective students request information about MBA@UCDavis and continues far beyond graduation. From our top-ranked faculty to our alumni and dedicated support staff, UC Davis is focused on the success and support of our students and graduates.

Admissions Counselor

As soon as a prospective student requests information to learn about MBA@UCDavis, they have access to a dedicated Admissions Counselor who is ready to provide personalized, individual support. Admissions Counselors are a valuable resource for questions about the program, admissions requirements and application tips.

Student Success Advisor

Upon enrollment, students are paired with a personal Student Success Advisor who provides ongoing support throughout the program. Student Success Advisors offer academic guidance, technical support and makes sure students have everything they need throughout the program. Enrolled MBA@UCDavis students gain access to both on-campus and online support resources.

Alumni Network

MBA@UCDavis graduates become a part of the Graduate School of Management’s network of more than 4,300 alumni and UC Davis’ global network of more than 260,000 alumni. Career building resources and mentoring are available to all graduates for life.

Personalized Career Planning

The Graduate School of Management prioritizes the success of its graduates though our career services team. Our team identifies specific companies for graduates, provides online resources, and offers career coaching to all students and alumni.

Through one-on-one coaching, the UC Davis career services team helps students and alumni:

  • Form career plans that define goals and create paths to success
  • Research specific organizations of personal interest
  • Develop plans to advance in current roles
  • Bolster networking and connections in a chosen field
  • Prepare for interviews and organize resume
  • Conduct post-interview assessments
  • Navigate the offer stage and negotiation process

Our Corporate Network and Proven Track Record

MBA@UCDavis students have the opportunity to take advantage of our strong local connections to corporations in Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley. Our reputation as a leader in business education can position students to succeed in the world’s hub of innovation.

MBA@UCDavis is globally ranked in the top-tier 40 programs for employability. 88% of our graduates successfully become employed after just three months of earning their degree.1

Premier Benefits for Online Students


LinkedIn Premium Career

MBA@UCDavis students receive access to LinkedIn Premium Career to showcase newly acquired skills and competencies as they seek employment. Students gain exclusive insights and tools that other applicants may not have. Membership includes the following tools and resources:

  • The ability to send InMail messages directly to job posters and recruiters
  • Insight into profile views in the last 90 days
  • Insights into applicant comparison and competition
  • Access to in-demand skills through LinkedIn Learning
  • Instant access to salary insights and career data
  • Interactive interview preparation
  • Resume review by an expert coach

WeWork™ Global Access Membership

Through a partnership with WeWork, students enrolled in the online MBA@UCDavis program have free full-service access to any of WeWork’s hundreds of co-working spaces worldwide. These creative spaces, located in major cities across the U.S. and globally, offer:

  • Private study spaces for collaboration and in-person connections
  • Free access to amenities like Wi-Fi, whiteboards, and brainstorming tools
  • Membership to the WeWork community, including meet-ups and events

“I realized that the way I learned best was from the comfort of my own space. What makes the online program great is that every single student comes from a diverse background. They’re already leaders in their industry, and this MBA program is definitely going to help them succeed even more within their company to really push them to that next level.”

– Angel Melchor, MBA@UCDavis Student

Choose an Online MBA That Puts You First

Connect with an online MBA@UCDavis Admissions Counselor and find out how our online MBA can prepare you to become a collaborative, driven leader in your field.
GMAT waivers are available to qualified applicants.

1 QS Top Universities, Global MBA Rankings: United States 2019 (visited Dec. 3, 2019). Return to footnote reference