Rady School of Management University of California, San Diego

Rady School of Management University of California, San Diego

La Jolla, CA
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
3 Degrees Offered
degrees offered


Programs of Study


The Rady School of Management's MBA program is an immersion in discovery and impact with a beautiful campus on the Southern California coast. Whether attending the Full-Time, FlexEvening or FlexWeekend MBA program, students receive an extraordinary business education at the Rady School of Management. Developing entrepreneurial leaders who pursue the extraordinary, discover new ideas and create new companies is at the core of the school's curriculum and culture. The Rady School is an integral part of the innovation economy, located among world-renowned research institutions and burgeoning start-up companies. It is the perfect environment to launch a company or catapult students' careers.

The Rady School's signature capstone Lab to Market course sequence gives you hands-on experience in how to take an idea to the marketplace. And a variety of elective options let you work on real problems from sponsoring companies - and personalize the student experience to meet students' goals.

Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA)

The Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) at the Rady School is an intensive program that will provide you with the skills to succeed in data-rich business environments. The program offers rigorous, hands-on training that will prepare you to use data and analytics to identify business opportunities, generate business insights and create business solutions. As an MSBA student, you will gain both the quantitative skills to create better decision tools and the ability to manage teams and communicate effectively with stakeholders throughout each phase of an analytics project.

Master of Finance

The Rady School of Management's Master of Finance is a year-long program emphasizing rigorous training in empirical finance, quantitative methods, financial econometrics, data analysis and risk management. Master of Finance students focus on models and methods to equip them to develop innovative solutions to the complex problems facing the financial industry.

Student Experience

MBA students at the Rady School gain more than an extraordinary business education. They gain lifelong connections with their fellow students, faculty and alumni who are invested in their success. The Rady School's small class size and focus on collaboration encourages a close-knit community where students can push their boundaries within a supportive environment.

The Rady School boasts one-of-a-kind programs and resources to meet San Diego's high demand for leadership and management education in the region and beyond, serving as a connecting point for entrepreneurs, research institutes and investors:

Lab to Market, a sequence of courses geared towards educating entrepreneurial, growth-oriented managers for both emerging and established companies

StartR, a nonprofit accelerator for Rady students and alumni

mystartupXX, a program to help females interested in entrepreneurship pursue their dreams of starting innovative, scalable, technology-driven companies

US-Israel Center on innovation and economic stability

Rady Venture Fund, a student-assisted venture capital investment fund

Pathways Ventures, an incubation office space to entrepreneurial-minded undergraduate students

Opportunity to Collaborate with students from other top-rated programs at UC San Diego

Student Organizations

Beyond the Degree: Career Connections at the Rady School

Top employers recruit Rady School students because they know Rady MBAs are skilled professionals with the ability to make a tremendous impact on an organization. The Rady School MBA Career Connections staff provides students with a network of support as they pursue their post-graduation career goals. Rady students and alumni have launched over 77 companies that are operational today and have advanced over 100 products or services within their organizations. In the last year alone, Rady students and alumni led organizations that have had a nearly $2 billion impact on the innovation economy.


Located on the high bluffs above the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, California, the Rady School of Management is situated on 1,200 acres of coastal woodland. The campus is adjacent to San Diego, which offers 70 miles of pristine beaches, a near-perfect climate and a multitude of recreational, cultural and entertainment opportunities.

San Diego, itself, is home to more than 500 biomedical companies, over 1,400 software and computer services companies and is considered the high-tech capital of Southern California. The nexus between companies, research institutes and universities, San Diego is the ideal medium to foster increased growth in ground-breaking technologies. The Rady School meets the demand for leadership and management education in the region and beyond, serving as a connecting point for entrepreneurs, research institutes and investors.

Financial Assistance

The Rady School is committed to helping you identify student options and providing advice to assist you with your financial decisions. For more information on financial assistance, please visit the Rady School's full-time MBA, FlexMBA, MSBA, and Master of Finance pages.


Program costs vary by degree program. Please visit our full-time MBA, FlexMBA, MSBA, and Master of Finance pages for more information.


#1 MBA in the U.S. for Intellectual Capital Bloomberg Businessweek, 2014

#1 full-time and part-time MBA programs in San Diego U.S. News, 2014

#1 Executive MBA in San Diego and #2 Executive MBA in California The Economist, 2015

About University of California, San Diego

UC San Diego is internationally known for its scientific discovery and technological innovation. Since its founding in 1960, the university has made numerous breakthroughs that contribute to health, security, environment and quality of life, and has propelled San Diego's innovation-driven economy.

Rady MBA students have the opportunity to collaborate with students from other top-rated programs at UC San Diego including the Jacobs School of Engineering, the von Liebig Center for Entrepreneurism and Technology, UC San Diego Health Sciences and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Students also participate in business plan competitions, such as the UC San Diego Entrepreneur Challenge.

Location & Contact

Rady School of Management

University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
United States

Robert Sullivan


Phone: 858-822-0830
Email: rssullivan@ucsd.edu

Jay Bryant

Director of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions

Phone: 858-822-6462
Email: jkbryant@ucsd.edu

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Management Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Business Administration Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    • Finance Master of Finance (MF)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 113
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


37% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 763
    • Accepted 289
    • Acceptance Rate 37
    • Enrolled 167
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $200
    • Application Fee - International $200
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGMAT (for MBA); GMAT or GRE General Test (for MF)
    • Doctoral's DegreesGMAT or GRE General Test
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, IELTS required

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableScholarship and/or loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students320
    • Female Percentage32%
    • Male Percentage68%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students320
    • Part-time Percentage16%
    • Full-time Percentage84%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino10%
    • Black / African American3%
    • White / Caucasian49%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian32%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown6%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty31
    • Full-time Percentage87%
    • Part-time Percentage13%
    • Female Percentage13%
    • Male Percentage87%