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Admissions

We consider each applicant's professional, academic and life experiences, in addition to character and personality. Admission to the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management 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.

Schedule your personal consultation 

We offer free practice GMAT and GRE exams with a personal consultation. The recruitment team also offers half-day visits, during which we host students for one-on-one meetings with admissions directors at AGSM. Our student ambassadors will join the prospective student in attending a class of their choice, and complete the visit with a networking lunch at one of UCR's on-campus restaurants. 

How to Apply

To apply to any of the AGSM Graduate Programs, you will need to complete an online application and submit the required documents listed below.  Please note that not all documents are necessary to start 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.

  • MBA Admissions Criteria

    The MBA program is open for admission to all eligible students from all undergraduate majors.

    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.

  • Professional MBA Admissions Criteria

    The Professional MBA program is open for admission to eligible students from all undergraduate majors.

    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.

  • Master of Finance Admissions Criteria

    The Master of Finance program is open for admission to all students. The program is best suited for students with a sufficient quantitative background and foundation of knowledge to support successful completion of the program. The most complementary undergraduate majors include business, engineering, mathematics, statistics and physics, among others. Students with less quantitative backgrounds may also apply, but should expect to take electives or additional courses to develop their quantitative skills.

  • Master of Professional Accountancy Admissions Criteria

    The MPAc program is open to eligible students with an accounting background gained from undergraduate coursework, prior work experience, or a combination of both. We accept applicants with undergraduate degrees in business, accounting, economics and other related fields.

    Prerequisites for Admission

    Applicants must have completed the following accounting courses (UCR course numbers for reference) or their equivalents at another institution:

    • Financial Accounting and Reporting (BUS 020)
    • One year of Intermediate Financial Accounting (BUS 165A/B/C)
    • One auditing course:
      • Auditing (BUS 169A)
      • Quality Assurance in Auditing (BUS 169B)
    • One taxation course:
      • Individual Taxation (BUS 168A)
      • Federal Taxation for Corporations, Partnerships, Estates, and Trusts (BUS 168B)
    • One cost or managerial accounting course:
      • Financial Evaluation and Managerial Analysis (BUS 108)

    Additionally, all applicants must have completed 5-6 business courses outside of accounting.

Required Documents

  • Statement of purpose
  • Personal history essay
  • Resume/CV
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcripts
  • Official GMAT or GRE scores

For International Applicants Only

  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores
  • International Applicant Sponsorship Information Form

Materials Mailed To:

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

Including Transcripts


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2020 Admissions Deadlines

 

  • Priority Round: 
    December 15, 2019
  • Round 2: 
    January 31, 2020
  • Round 3: 
    March 1, 2020
  • International Late Round: 
    June 1, 2020
  • Domestic Late Round:
    August 1, 2020