Rady School of Management

Business Administration (RS76)

The Rady School of Management MBA programs are designed to capitalize on the extraordinary strengths of UC San Diego and of the San Diego community in innovation and entrepreneurship, particularly in science and technology. They provide a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of business.

Full-time MBA applications ARE NOT accepted through Gradapply. You can only apply to the Full-time MBA program through the Rady MBA Application portal found at http://rady.ucsd.edu/mba/.

Program Info

Area of Study Rady School of Management
Specializations

Thorough grounding in the fundamentals of management and leadership in a global environment with a curriculum focused on the needs of organizations driven by innovation. Integrative course sequence focused on innovation, a solid core, a strong elective curriculum and a commitment to leadership development.

Department Rady School of Management
Major Business Administration
Degree Master of Business Administration
Admissions Terms Fall
Additional Notes

To apply for the Full or Flex MBA, you MUST apply through the Rady Application portal found at http://rady.ucsd.edu/mba/.

Application Deadlines  

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General Test or GMAT is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 2 recommendations required.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Essay Questions:
Online MBA application includes 3 required essay questions; the first two essays have a 500 word maximum each; the third has a 300 word maximum. Two optional essays are available.

Resume/CV

Required

Additional Requirements

Please refer to the rady.ucsd.edu website for exact requirements

Contact Info

Website http://rady.ucsd.edu/mba/
Email RadyGradAdmissions@ucsd.edu
Campus Office Otterson Hall, 2nd Floor
Phone (858) 534-0864
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0553
La Jolla, CA, 92093-0553

Management (RS79)

The Rady School Ph.D. program is committed to training intellectual and innovative scholars who will contribute to the advancement of management education and knowledge in the 21st century.

Our emphasis is on innovation, rigorous training and impactful research. Rady faculty are prominent scholars in the fields of finance, behavioral economics, innovation, technology and operations management, marketing, organizational strategy and psychology. The curriculum is designed to be extensive, flexible and personalized, in a self-directed research environment.

Program Info

Area of Study Rady School of Management
Department Rady School of Management
Major Management
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines January 3, 2018 (Fall 2018)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General Test is required.

GMAT is recommended.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

3 letters required. At least one must be from someone who has taught you and who can attest to your academic ability and research potential.

Online letters are highly preferred.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Prefer the online Statement of Purpose. 2500 word limit.

Include the following:


  1. State the areas of research you are interested in, the faculty you would like to work with, and why.

  2. Discuss why you are interested in these areas and how the PhD degree in Management fit with your academic background, experiences, and goals for further development, and how you would use degree as research scholar in the field.

  3. Describe your research experience and publications you have achieved in the course of your research, if any.
  4. Discuss your career goals after obtaining your Ph.D.
  5. Resume/CV

    Required

    Contact Info

    Website http://rady.ucsd.edu/phd
    Email radyphd@ucsd.edu
    Campus Office Wells Fargo Hall, 2nd Floor
    Phone (858) 246-2233
    Fax (858) 822-5896
    Mailing Address
    University of California, San Diego
    Rady School of Management Doctoral Program
    9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0553
    La Jolla, CA, 92093-0553

    Finance (RS82)

    The Rady School of Management’s one-year Master of Finance degree provides rigorous, hands-on training preparing graduates to immediately contribute in environments where quantitative and analytical skills are at a premium. You will learn leading-edge methods for analyzing "big data" for financial decision making and risk management. The program’s emphasis on quantitative models and methods ensures graduates arehttps://ga.ucsd.edu/gradreview/program-setup/137/degree-info equipped to develop innovative solutions to the complex problems facing the financial industry.

    Program Info

    Area of Study Rady School of Management
    Program Overview The Rady School is in a unique position to offer a Master of Finance that emphasizes quantitative methods, empirical work and financial econometrics.

    UC San Diego has a rich tradition in empirical and theoretical econometrics. Some of the most widely-used empirical models developed from the research of UC San Diego faculty.
    Department Rady School of Management
    Major Finance
    Degree Master of Finance
    Admissions Terms Fall
    Application Deadlines June 1, 2018 (Fall 2018)
     

    Basic Requirement

    Admissions Tests

    GRE General Test or GMAT is required.

    Applicants may take either the GRE or the GMAT - preference is not given to either exam. You may submit your application before taking the GMAT or GRE, but the final review and admissions decision will not be made until we have received your official test score report. The code for the GMAT is 3NS-ZK-27. The code for the GRE is 4836.
    English Proficiency Exams

    (international applicants only)

    A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

    The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
    IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
    PTE (Pearson Test of English)

    • TOEFL scores are to be sent from ETS to institutional code 4836-02. Minimum scores for TOEFL: Paper 550; Internet 80. However, scores above 95 are considered competitive.
    • IELTS scores are to be sent directly from the British Council or test-taking institution. The minimum IELTS score is 7. Select University of California, San Diego as the institution and have them send scores directly to our Graduate Admissions office at: Rady School of Management, Master of Finance Program, UC San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive #0553, La Jolla, CA 92093-0553
    • PTE test takers must select the University of California, San Diego as a score recipient, then submit a copy of your scores directly to our Graduate Admissions office at: Rady School of Management, UC San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive #0553, La Jolla, CA 92093-0553. Include your registration ID number and exam date on your application. Official scores will be verified online. The minimum PTE score is 65
    Letters of Recommendation

    Minimum of 2 recommendations required.

    Letters of Recommendation should be completed by individuals who are in a position to analyze the applicant\'s ability and academic and professional promise and address the following:
    1) How long have you known the applicant and in what capacity?; 2) Provide a representative example of how the applicant works with other people; 3) Provide an example of the applicant\'s special talents and strengths; 4) In what ways the applicant can improve; 5) Any additional information that the department should know about this applicant

    Statement of Purpose

    Required

    The Statement of Purpose should be no longer than 500 words, double-spaced, 12-point font. The exact topic for the Statement of Purpose will be available in the application itself. Applicants are also expected to answer short answer questions in a separate part of the application.

    Resume/CV

    Required

    Additional Requirements

    Applicants will also be asked about their level of expertise and understanding of computations tools and specific math topics.

    Contact Info

    Website http://rady.ucsd.edu/finance/
    Email RadyGradAdmissions@ucsd.edu
    Campus Office Otterson Hall, 2nd Floor
    Phone (858) 534-0864
    Mailing Address
    University of California, San Diego
    Rady School of Management Master of Finance Program
    9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0553
    La Jolla, CA, 92093-0553

    Business Analytics (RS83)

    The Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) at the Rady School is an intensive program that will provide you with the skills to succeed in data-rich business environments. The program offers rigorous, hands-on training that will prepare you to use data and analytics to identify business opportunities, generate business insights and create business solutions. As an MSBA student, you will gain both the quantitative skills to create better decision tools and the ability to manage teams and communicate effectively with stakeholders throughout each phase of an analytics project.

    Program Info

    Area of Study Rady School of Management
    Program Overview In the Rady School MSBA program you will learn to:
    Use predictive analytics and optimization for data driven decision-making in marketing, finance, management and operations
    Collect, clean, visualize, and analyze data
    Use statistical and optimization tools (e.g., R, Shiny, Radiant)
    Create and implement business analytics solutions
    Department Rady School of Management
    Major Business Analytics
    Degree Master of Science
    Admissions Terms Summer
    Additional Notes

    Please note this program will begin in Summer 2017. The exact start date is to be determined. Contact RadyGradAdmissions@ucsd.edu with any questions

    Application Deadlines June 1, 2018 (Summer 2018)
     

    Basic Requirement

    Admissions Tests

    GRE General Test or GMAT is required.

    Either GMAT or GRE is accepted - both are equally weighted for admission purposes.
    GMAT scores are to be sent direction to institutuional code 3NS-ZK-33. GRE scores can be sent from ETS to 4836.
    English Proficiency Exams

    (international applicants only)

    A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

    The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
    IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
    PTE (Pearson Test of English)

    TOEFL or IELTS scores are to be sent from ETS to institutional code 4836-02. UCSD minimum scores for TOEFL: Paper 550; Internet 80. However, for Rady School of Business, TOEFL minimum scores of 95-100 are expected. The minimum IELTS score is 7. For the PTE, select the University of California, San Diego as a score recipient, then submit a copy of your scores directly to our MS in Business Ananlytics admissions office at: Rady School of Management, UC San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive #0553, La Jolla, CA 92093-0553. Include your registration ID number and exam date on your application. Official scores will be verified online. The minimum PTE score is 65.
    Letters of Recommendation

    Minimum of 2 recommendations required.

    All applicants are required to submit two recommendations. It is highly encouraged that recommendations be submitted online. However, the recommendation form can be downloaded and signed, sealed and sent to the Rady School directly. It is most important that letters of recommendation be completed by individuals who are in a position to analyze your ability and academic promise.

    Statement of Purpose

    Required

    The Statement of Purpose should be no longer than 500 words, double-spaced, 12-point font. There will also be additional short-answer questions in another section of the application. The topic of the Statement of Purpose will be in the application itself, please refer solely to those instructions.

    Resume/CV

    Required

    Additional Requirements

    Applicants will also be asked about their level of expertise and understanding of various topics relevant to this program.

    Contact Info

    Website http://rady.ucsd.edu/msba/
    Email RadyGradAdmissions@ucsd.edu
    Campus Office Rady School of Managment
    Office of Admissions - Otterson Hall
    Mailcode: 0553
    Phone 858-534-0864

    Business Administration (Flex) (RS84)

    Program Info

    Area of Study Rady School of Management
    Department Rady School of Management
    Major Business Administration (Flex)
    Degree Master of Business Administration
    Admissions Terms Fall
    Application Deadlines  

    Basic Requirement

    Admissions Tests

    GRE General Test or GMAT is required.

    English Proficiency Exams

    (international applicants only)

    A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

    The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
    IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
    PTE (Pearson Test of English)

    Letters of Recommendation

    Minimum of 2 recommendations required.

    Statement of Purpose

    Required

    Applicants must complete three short answer questions and two required essays.

    Resume/CV

    Required

    Contact Info

    Website http://rady.ucsd.edu/mba/
    Email RadyGradAdmissions@ucsd.edu
    Campus Office Rady School of Management
    Office of Graduate Admissions
    Otterson Hall - 2nd floor
    Phone 858.534.0864