University of California Riverside


University of California Riverside

Study Business in Southern California

University of California Riverside

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University of California Riverside

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University of California Riverside

Downtown Riverside Mission Inn

University of California Riverside

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University of California Riverside

UCR Graduate School of Management Orientation

University of California Riverside

UC Riverside Orientation

University of California Riverside

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University of California Riverside

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University of California Riverside
With a nationally-ranked and internationally-recognized MBA program, the AACSB-accredited A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management (AGSM) at the UCR School of Business, is one of the fastest growing graduate business schools in Southern California, shaping the future by developing leading thinkers who will stand at the forefront of business growth. School of Business Administration's undergraduate and graduate programs are consistently ranked with the top business schools nationwide.

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.

A Leading Southern California MBA Program

The motto of the MBA program at the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management (AGSM) is "Leading Thinkers, Leading Growth," a reflection of our mission to produce leaders whose ability to think about the challenges they face will provide them with skills to lead growth in both our region and the world. Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), and with fellowships and other financial assistance packages available on a competitive basis, there are many great reasons to earn your MBA at UCR.

University of California Excellence

Graduating from the MBA program at AGSM provides students with a world-recognized University of California degree. UCR is ranked among the most diverse campuses in the nation with a long tradition of welcoming and supporting international scholars.

World-Class Faculty

The faculty at AGSM features preeminent scholars and practitioners in their fields. Our distinguished faculty engages and encourages students through their own academic success and research. Educated at leading universities and serving on the editorial boards of leading journals in business administration, our faculty are also recognized experts in the fields of intellectual property management, e-commerce and marketing, entrepreneurship, finance, accounting and supply chain management.

The Right Location: Southern California

Our MBA program is situated in the living laboratory of Inland Southern California, one of the fastest growing and changing regions in the world. This environment is an ideal location where students and faculty can perform cutting-edge research and experience first-hand how business works. 

Profile of 2018-2019 Entering Class

Size of Entering Class: 60

Average GPA: 3.26
Average GMAT: 610
Average GRE: 310

Men: 57%
Women: 43%
Average Age: 26
Total Work Experience - Average Months: 43

How to Apply

To apply to the MBA program, you will need to complete an online application and submit the required documents listed below.  Please note that not all documents are necessary to begin 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.

For Military applicants

Find out how you can earn your degree at no cost through our Yellow Ribbon partnership. Ask to speak with our Military Admission Liaison for customized assistance through the admissions process and fee waivers. 

Required Documents

  • Statement of Purpose & Personal History essay
  • Resume/CV
  • 1 letter of recommendation
  • Official transcripts
  • Optional: Official GMAT or GRE scores
For International Applicants Only
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores
  • International Applicant Sponsorship Information Form

UC Systemwide FeesFee Amount


$ 3,814.008

Student Services Fee

$ 376.00

Nonresident Supplemental Tuition


Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition


Health Insurance Fee


UCR Campus Fees 

Graduate Student Association Fee

$ 13.57

Graduate Student Association Conference Travel Grant

$ 20.00

External Advocacy Fee

$ 0.50

Recreation Center Fee

$ 20.00

Recreation Center Expansion Fee

$ 149.00

Student Center (Commons) Fee

$ 90.00

Student Technology Course Materials Fee

$ 2.005

UCR Student Services Fee

$ 6.00Resident Mandatory Fees$15,974.63 6Nonresident Mandatory Fees$20,056.63 6


Jorge Marquez (MBA 2005) is a modern-day Renaissance man. As a mechanical engineer, he can explain how a complicated industrial gas turbine and compressor works. And with his MBA from the UC Riverside Anderson Graduate School of Business, he can also explain the market forces that help Solar Turbines — a designer and manufacturer of industrial gas turbines and gas compressors — become a crucial division of Caterpillar Corporation, bucking a worldwide recession that had slowed growth in the heavy construction sector.

David Albers (AGSM Undergraduate - '90) is a dairy farmer in Bakersfield. He’s also a lawyer, helping farmers bring proposals for dairy farms through the planning process. But most significantly, Albers is a pioneer. As the president of BioEnergy Solutions, he is a leader in the breakthrough technology of harvesting animal waste to create natural gas that can be used to fulfill California’s energy needs.

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