A. Gary Anderson
Graduate School of Management

Graduate Students, Fall 2022 - 220

Master of Business Administration

Flagship MBA Program

This program provides a robust MBA experience at a nationally ranked and internationally-recognized graduate business school. UCR School of Business is at one the fastest growing and most diverse University of California campuses, allowing you to explore new opportunities in business research and cross-disciplinary areas. At the nexus of industry and education, you will build and diversify your professional experience and accelerate your career.

Choose from seven concentrations to tailor the MBA program to your career aspirations. Within each concentration, you will work with expert, award-winning faculty as mentors to explore new applied research opportunities. The program builds upon strong theoretical foundations and helps students develop the hard and soft skills that managers, leaders and visionaries need to excel in their careers.

The MBA is a STEM-designated degree program (science, technology, engineering and math). International students in a STEM-designated program are able to apply for 36 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT) to work in the United States in their field of study after graduation.

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Build a Fulfilling Career

Our Career Development Center team will help you launch a career regionally, nationally or internationally. They will work with you to to shape and refine your professional brand and build a foundation for your desired career path.

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Professional Development

The Business Career Development course provides students with the tools to execute a strategic career management plan, from the early stages of identifying a target career path to interviewing and negotiating job offers. This course consists of lectures, hands-on practical training, guest speakers and other career-related activities.

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Fieldwork in Management

The Fieldwork in Management is a required MBA internship, which builds your resume with MBA-level work experience. Advance your skills in a professional setting and apply knowledge gained from your MBA coursework. Students complete their full-time internship in summer, and part-time internships are carried out in the fall, winter and spring quarters of the academic year.

Learn more about MBA internships and career services. 

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No. 89
Best Graduate Business Schools
Employed within 3 months of graduation
Median Starting Salary
Application Deadlines

Priority Round:
December 15

Round 2:
January 31

Round 3:
March 31

International Late Round:
June 1

Domestic Late Round:
August 1

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Brandy Taylor
I use my MBA education almost everyday in my work. The professors taught me to think critically, to strategically solve problems, and most importantly, to find a way to present a deliverable. I apply Professor Marlo Raveendran’s instruction on corporate strategies working across departments to achieve organizational goals and the lessons Professor Elaine Wong taught me about relationships, groups, and teams. The ideas Professor Sean Jasso explored on strategic management are the same as those regularly discussed during leadership meetings at work. One of the largest components of my job is information systems, and I can’t thank Professor Rich Yueh enough for the skills I gained from his lessons.
Brandy Taylor, MBA '20
Process Improvement and Contracts Administration Manager, Wetzel’s Pretzels
Krishna Ganapathi
UCR's MBA program gave me the structure and the soft skills necessary to succeed in the workplace. The program taught me how to learn effectively in a fast-paced environment and how to navigate tricky situations. I would say that the MBA program was the foundation upon which I built the skill sets that make me successful in the workplace today.
Krishna Ganapathi, MBA ’16
Technical Program Manager, Google
Alice Li
AGSM supported me in many aspects of career planning. The academic concentrations help in choosing and developing skills for your career path. The Career Development Center also supports students with job search, professional development, connections to different companies, and alumni networking events.
Alice Li, MBA ’18
AT&T Lead Product Marketing Manager
Brandon Duran
AGSM has improved my assessment of future opportunities for career advancement. The continuous encouragement of internships and networking provides a platform of professional development.
Brandon Duran, MBA ’19
Market Advisor, Southern California Gas Company
Alyssa Stump
My experience in the MBA program was filled with many resources and opportunities to develop my career path. After graduating from the program, I was able to land a job doing meaningful work, quickly earn a promotion, and begin a teaching career.
Alyssa Stump, MBA ’18
Best Buddies International Deputy Director, Foundations & Grants
Hal McKinley
During my time at AGSM, I really learned how to think with agility. During my first year, I was in transition personally and professionally. Through the help of my cohort and the wonderful faculty at AGSM, I was able to rediscover myself, build upon current skills, and apply my academic lessons and personal vision in a way that opened doors for me that I would have overlooked without this unique experience.
Hal McKinley, MBA ’19
HR Business Partner, Northrop Grumman
Frank Li
UCR’s MBA program is very comprehensive and prepares students for their career. The countless opportunities available inside and outside of the classroom enable students to develop the leadership, presentation, teamwork, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills needed for success in any business role. It definitely prepared me well for a consulting role at Deloitte.
Frank Li, MBA ’14
Advisory Manager, Deloitte
Akshaya Suresh
The recent climb in AGSM’s ranking reflects the commitment that the business school has to its students. With an incredible and hands-on career services team and world-renowned professors, the quality of education at AGSM is unparalleled. I have been exposed to diverse cultures, theories, and experiences from the multicultural student body which has prepared me for the work environment.
Akshaya Suresh, MBA ’19
Product Marketing Manager, Esri
Valtteri Salomaki
If you want to start a business, you can use your MBA to understand all key business fundamentals including financial modeling, marketing, data analytics, accounting, and business development to be confident in growing an idea to scale. UCR’s launchpad service provided me with mentorship and access to funding and networking events to help build my startup EDGE Sound Research.
Val Salomaki, MBA ’18
CEO & Co-founder of EDGE Sound Research and Free Logic Inc.
Ashley Sanchez
My experience at AGSM has played a critical role in my professional development. I utilized the Career Development Center for mock-interviews, resume reviews, 1:1 career coaching, job leads, and more. These resources helped me land an amazing internship at The Walt Disney Company, which turned into a full-time role at graduation.
Ashley Sanchez, MBA ’22
Financial Analyst, The Walt Disney Company
Aniedi Effiong
Perhaps the most valuable skills I gained from my MBA program were networking and time management. As an international student, I quickly learned that landing a job in the U.S transcends being brilliant in the classroom. One must learn the art of networking, and AGSM’s career services center through regular workshops and seminars, helped me hone that skill. Through juggling classwork, case studies, extracurriculars, and job searches-I developed the ability to prioritize and manage my time effectively.
Aniedi Effiong, MBA ’21
Pathways Operations Manager, Amazon
Camila Chaves, MBA ’23
Location and connection with major companies was an important factor when choosing an MBA program. Being close to Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego, I found Riverside to be an ideal location because of the access to major companies across Southern California. During my MBA program, I quickly landed an internship as part of the business intelligence team at Fox.
Camila Chaves, MBA ’23
Business Intelligence Intern, Fox
David Cooper, MBA ’23
What really drove me to choose UCR’s MBA program was the diversity – not just the diversity in the coursework and instruction, but the people and their diverse life stories, backgrounds, and experiences.
David Cooper, MBA ’23
Enterprise Risk Consultant Intern, EY