Rady MBA Programs
In the constantly changing landscape of business, entrepreneurially minded leaders fluent in the language of business and in the worlds of science and technology innovation will drive progress and success. Rady's MBA delivers knowledge and skills needed to address the challenges innovative companies face now – and in the future. Through our rigorous, team-based core curriculum, innovation focused capstone project sequence and electives to support individual career aspirations, you leave Rady with a strong business foundation and a clear sense of the impact you will have on the global business environment.
The Rady MBA program is offered in two formats, the Full-Time MBA and the FlexMBA for working professionals, giving you flexibility in how you pursue your educational goals. Whatever format you choose, you acquire an extraordinary education in business and innovation at the Rady School.
Rady Live: FlexMBA Virtual Information Session
Full-Time MBA Information Session for Undergraduate Engineering and Computer Science Majors (On Campus)
Full-Time MBA Information Session for Undergraduates (On Campus)
Coffee and Conversation with Rady MBA Admissions (Carlsbad)
FlexMBA Lunch and Conversation with Rady MBA Admissions (Kearny Mesa)
MBA Admissions Online Chat
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What is the minimum GMAT score for the MBA Program?
There is no minimum requirement; however, the average GMAT scores have been in the high 600s for the Full-Time MBA program. Details can be found in the class profile under your program of interest. GMAT scores may serve to balance lower undergraduate academic performance and are good predictors of how well students will do in the required core classes. GMAT scores in one sitting are evaluated, not averaged from multiple sittings.
Can the GMAT be waived?
A waiver of the GMAT will be considered for applicants who have:
Applicants should consult with MBA Admissions for further information. The GRE or LSAT will not be accepted in substitution for the GMAT.
Is work experience required for admission consideration?
We don’t require a minimum number of years of work experience. Each year we admit a small number of students directly from undergraduate or graduate studies without work experience. We will want to understand why is now the right time for you to pursue an MBA degree. Several factors considered to determine your contribution to the class – teamwork, leadership potential, excellent academic records, possible undergraduate internships, community work, extracurricular activities, etc.
What are the fees for the MBA programs?
Fees for the MBA programs are subject to change and approval by the UC Regents. For more information, please refer to our Web site under your program of interest.
What options do I have for financial assistance?
The FlexMBA program is a self–supporting program with no state funding. Fellowship funding may be available from private donors for this program. FlexMBA applicants are encouraged to see what assistance may be available through their employer, through filing the FAFSA for federal unsubsidized loans or through private loans.
Is there funding for military personnel and veterans?
Yes, to read more about active military personnel and veterans educational benefits click here.
How can I set up an interview with admissions?
Interviews are by invitation only. We will contact you to schedule an appointment. All admitted students will have been interviewed.
What programs are offered at the Rady School?
Can I transfer to the Rady MBA program?
There is no automatic transfer to the Rady MBA. You must submit an application for admission consideration. Any transfer of credits would be on a case-by-case basis and generally only a limited number of electives would be considered.
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