Ph.D. Admissions Requirements
The UCR School of Business will not admit new Ph.D. students for the 2021-22 academic year.
Admissions applicants are expected to have completed a bachelor’s degree at a four-year accredited college or university and to have attained an undergraduate academic record that satisfies the standards established by the Graduate Division of University of California, Riverside. In addition to the following requirements, all applicants must meet the general requirements as set forth in the Graduate Studies section of the General Catalog.
A prior business degree is not a requirement. However, if a student has no previous business coursework, he/she must consult with the Graduate Advisor about whether any coursework in the major field area will be necessary.
Applicants will be required to submit official GMAT or GRE exam scores. Preference for one exam is not given over the other. All applicants whose first language is not English must also submit an acceptable TOEFL test score prior to admittance. The successful applicant is expected to score at least 560 on the paper exam or 220 on the computer based exam, or 80 on the TOEFL iBT. Applications are accepted for admission for fall quarter.
There is no foreign language requirement for the Ph.D. program, but students who wish to TA must pass an English language proficiency exam. Students are expected to communicate their research findings in English in written and oral presentations.