University of California, Riverside

Anderson Graduate School of Management



How to Apply


Applying to the MBA program

MBA Admission Criteria

The MBA program is open for admission to all eligible students from all undergraduate majors. We consider each applicant's professional, academic, and life experiences in addition to character and personality. Admission to the program is based upon several criteria, including the quality of previous academic work, personal essays and letters of recommendation, and Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) performance. The GMAT or GRE is required for all applicants.

Professional experience is considered advantageous but is not required for admission. We encourage recent graduates, entry-level and mid-career applicants to apply.

Quantitative methods (business calculus, linear algebra, statistics) is a prerequisite to the program. Qualified students who have not taken this prerequisite course may be admitted, but must meet this requirement by completing MGT 403 during their first two quarters in residence.

How to Apply

To apply to the MBA program, you will need to complete an online application and submit the required documents listed below.  Please note that not all documents are necessary to begin and complete your online application. Refer to the Graduate Division website for specific application instructions.

If you need to contact our office about your application, please make sure to include your Full Name (as entered on your application) and Application ID on all correspondence.

Required Documents

  • Applicant Statement of Purpose
  • Statement of Personal History
  • Resume/CV
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts
  • Official GMAT or GRE scores
For International Applicants Only
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores
  • International Applicant Sponsorship Information Form

All application materials (including transcripts) should be mailed to:

Graduate Program in Management
The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management
University of California, Riverside
900 University Avenue
Riverside, CA 92521  USA


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Application Deadlines

Fall 2014 Admission

Domestic: September 1, 2014

Winter 2015 Admission

Domestic: November 15, 2014

Spring 2015 Admission

Domestic: March 1, 2015

International: October 1, 2014

Fall 2015 Admission

Domestic: September 1, 2015

International: May 1, 2015

Winter 2016 Admission

Domestic: November 15, 2015

International: July 1, 2015

Spring 2016 Admission

Domestic: March 1, 2016

International: October 1, 2015

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Contact Information

The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management

Graduate Programs Office
102 Anderson Hall, South

Tel: (951) 827-6200
Fax: (951) 827-2055
E-mail: ucr_agsm@ucr.edu

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