A. Gary Anderson
Graduate School of Management

Graduate Students, Fall 2022 - 274

Graduate Admissions

A Holistic Admissions Process

At the UCR School of Business A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management, we welcome a diverse group of motivated students and business professionals, ready to impact a global business environment. We use a holistic approach to evaluate a candidate based on a rigorous academic background,  professional work experience, and leadership potential. 

A candidate’s academic preparedness is traditionally evaluated through a their GPA, the undergraduate institution, and the quality of academic courses taken. We have moved to a test-optional admissions policy in which test scores may help a candidate’s profile and competitiveness for scholarship funding. When determining whether or not to take the GMAT/GRE in combination with your application, we encourage you to consult an admissions advisor. 

Professional experience is considered advantageous but is not required for admission. We encourage recent graduates, entry-level and mid-career applicants to apply. A candidate should demonstrate any work or internship experience acquired on their resume/CV and in their Statement of Purpose essay. 

Leadership potential may be evaluated through a candidate’s previous experience, motivation, and clarity of career direction. We encourage all candidates to demonstrate these qualities in their statement of purpose, resume/CV, and in their interview (if selected). 

How to Apply to the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management

To apply to any of the AGSM Graduate Programs, you will need to complete an online application and submit the required documents specified below.  Please note that while not all official documents are necessary to start and complete your online application, a candidate must submit transcripts from all previous college/universities attended in order for their application to be eligible for review. Refer to the Graduate Division website for specific application instructions.

Application Action Items

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1. Start the online application
Complete the biographical data required.

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2. Prepare your documents:
Upload your Resume/CV that clearly outlines your work experience & your Statement of Purpose essay (750 words).

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3. Request a Letter of Recommendation (LOR)
List your professional or academic reference for a LOR in the application.

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4. Prepare your transcripts
Digital/unofficial copies of transcripts may be submitted for admission consideration. Academic transcripts from each institution attended must be submitted, including degree certificates. Official copies of all academic transcripts must be sent after accepting your admission offer and prior to registration (digital documents preferred).

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5. Upload your official test scores
-> GMAT, GRE or Executive Assessment Scores (optional) 

GMAT Institution Code: 346-VD-62 GRE Institution Code: 4839
-> TOEFL or IELTS scores (required for international students)
TOEFL Institution Code: 4839

Application Materials Mailed To:

Graduate Program in (Program Name)
The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management
University of California, Riverside
2316 Olmsted Hall
900 University Avenue
Riverside, CA 92521 USA


Application Deadlines

Priority Round:
December 15
Round 2:
January 31
Round 3:
March 31
International Final:
June 1
Final Round:
August 1


Admissions Criteria and Guidance by Program

See how you compare to previous cohorts to understand your competitiveness for admission and scholarship funding:


Connect with our Admissions Team

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Attend an Admissions Event

We host weekly information sessions (UCR LIVE), application workshops, and in-person events to support you in your journey to UCR Business AGSM. Find out which option is best for you and join to learn what the AGSM buzz is all about!

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Introduce Yourself to Us!

First impressions are everything! We’d love to get to know you and send you regular updates that will be vital throughout your admissions journey.

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Tamra Johnson, Associate Director of Graduate Admissions

Schedule Your Personal Consultation

We’re here to support you! Need some advice on your application? Want to make sure AGSM is the right match for you? Schedule a consultation with one of our associate directors of admissions.

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