Professional MBA Program

Professional Master of Business Administration Program

Study at your own pace and accelerate your career with a nationally ranked MBA from one of the most diverse and fastest growing University of California campuses. The UCR Professional MBA program is for professionals who want to build their professional skill sets without interrupting their careers. With a highly flexible curriculum, you can tailor the program to your professional aspirations.

The Professional MBA mirrors the flag-ship MBA with the same curriculum and the same world-class faculty. You will learn from distinguished scholars and practitioners who have unmatched academic credentials and pursue new applied research projects. The Professional MBA can be completed in as little as 21 months on a full-time basis or over the course of several years as you drive your career forward.

The Professional 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. All international students must take a minimum of 12 units per quarter to remain in compliance with visa requirements, and therefore, cannot take the program on a part-time basis.



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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Diana Cullen, Professional MBA '18

"With the Professional MBA, I can balance work and classes at my pace. The program allows me to work full-time during the day and attend classes in the evenings or on weekends. I also enjoy volunteering and traveling with my husband, and I was afraid I'd have to sacrifice too much out of my life to pursue an MBA. In this program, I can get an MBA and still have an active lifestyle!"

Top 10 Reasons to Choose the Professional MBA



    Whether you're a seasoned professional or early in your career, the Professional MBA accelerates and expands your future without interrupting your career.


    The program offers the flexibility of weekday, evening, or weekend classes, so you can study at your own pace. Complete the program in as little as 21 months or over the course of several years.


    UCR School of Business will connect you to an exclusive network of business leaders, partners and alumni.


    Gain unique skill sets that will set you apart as an expert in a particular area of business by choosing one or two MBA concentrations.


    Successful business leaders will mentor you through the Executive Fellows and Business Mentors programs.


    The MBA program is ranked in the Top 100 Best Graduate Business Programs in the nation.


    The University of California is nationally ranked among the best academic systems. Study at one of the most diverse and fastest growing University of California campuses.


    You will learn from distinguished scholars and practitioners who have unmatched academic credentials. With award-winning faculty as mentors, you will explore new applied research projects to pursue within the curriculum.


    You can work with an Academic Advisor tailor your academic program specifically to your interests, passions and career aspirations.


    At the nexus of international trade and commerce, Inland Southern California is one of the fastest growing regions in the country.


Erick Campos, MBA '16
The Professional MBA program allowed the flexibility to balance work and school as needed. The elective courses gave me the opportunity to focus on supply chain, marketing analytics and database studies, while building upon the core foundations of management theory. The technological skills I learned in the MBA program had a direct impact on the hiring process in my current role, and I continue to use and build upon those tech skills to this day!
Erick Campos, MBA ’16
Strategic Source Analyst, The Walt Disney Company
Caspar Gaviria
My experience in the Professional MBA program at AGSM has been phenomenal. From priority registration for evening/weekend classes to academic counseling and scholarship opportunities, this program has provided me with the flexibility and resources needed to balance both work and school at the same time. Additionally, the structure of the program permits me to pursue an MBA at my own pace without sacrificing too much of my personal time or lifestyle. Overall, I recommend this program to any full-time working professional who is looking to take their career to the next level.
Caspar Gaviria, MBA ’22
Recruiting Coordinator II, Facebook
Daniela Andrade
For the longest time I wanted to get an MBA, but I was not sure how to add to my already extremely busy life with family, career, and political involvement, among other things. The Professional MBA program gave me the freedom and time to complete the program at my own pace. Classes are offered throughout the day, including evenings and weekends. My husband and I enjoy spending time with our grandkids, traveling, and creating new food recipes from countries we have visited. The PMBA program affords us the ability to continue doing what we love while I advance my career. Joining the Professional MBA program was one of the best decisions I have made.
Daniela Andrade, MBA ’22
Former Mayor, City of Banning