Rady School of Management
UC San Diego

Contact Information

9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093

Phone: 858-534-0864
Web: http://www.rady.ucsd.edu
Email: RadyGradAdmissions@ucsd.edu

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• Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC)
• Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

About The School

The Rady School of Management at UC San Diego develops ethical and entrepreneurial leaders who make a positive impact in the world through innovation, collaboration and knowledge. The school’s collaborative culture is based on the five core values of innovation, impact, collaboration, integrity and risk-taking. Since 2003, Rady students and alumni have developed over 180 companies.

The Rady School is the only new business school created at a U.S. News & World Report top 10 ranked public research university during the past 30 years, and is one of the youngest in the nation ever to achieve AACSB recognition.

UC San Diego's lineage includes 16 Nobel Laureates (former and current faculty) and eight MacArthur Foundation award recipients. The Rady School is at the nexus of this research, development and innovation.

Degree Programs

The Rady School offers a Full-Time MBA program, FlexWeekend MBA and FlexEvening MBA programs designed for working professionals, a Master of Finance program, a full-time Master of Science in Business Analytics and FlexWeekend MSBA (starting fall 2021), a Master of Professional Accountancy, a PhD program, as well as undergraduate and executive education courses.

27% of FlexWeekend MBA students and 14% of FlexEvening MBA students entering Fall 2019 have a military background.

Due to applicants' reduced ability to access and prepare for the GMAT or GRE as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will waive the GRE/GMAT requirement for all FlexEvening and FlexWeekend MBA applicants for Fall 2020. All applications must be submitted before the final deadline of July 15 for the Fall 2020 enrollment.

Learn more about the Rady School’s degree programs here.

Transitioning From The Military

How a Navy Seal Solidified His Transition Plan @ Rady

The Rady MBA core curriculum provides the analytical tools and business fundamentals needed to succeed in a business environment. Then, in your Lab to Market capstone project and in a variety of action learning electives, you will apply those fundamentals to real business problems, building a portfolio of experiences that assist in career transition. The Rady School’s small size means that our Career Management Center can provide individualized attention as you assess your strengths and explore the career path that is right for you.

Advancing Your Military Career

A Rady MBA creates a competitive career advantage by providing a rigorous education in business in an environment that aligns with the values of the military. More importantly, it enhances the contribution you can make to national defense, enabling you to be more effective in leading larger and more complex organizations in a period of change.

Student Testimonials

Robert Sweetman
Former U.S. Navy Special Operations (SEAL)
FlexWeekend MBA Alumni 2019
“Being accepted into Rady was a life changing experience and really solidified the transition plan that I had from the military into the civilian world. Completing the FlexWeekend MBA program has been a huge benefit and allowed me to put my best foot forward. The VA has funded almost all of my education here and it’s made the transition very easy.”

Paul Wynns
Former U.S. Navy Officer and Pilot
Full-Time MBA 2020
“Rady’s relative newness as a school allows it to be agile, responsive and forward-leaning in its approach to the MBA programs. Its connections to the local San Diego startup ecosystem are full of exciting opportunities for insight, mentorship and venture capitalist funding.”


Rady School faculty are recognized experts in their fields, always seeking new knowledge and new practices for business. They are dedicated to education, and to ensuring that Rady School students have the knowledge and skills to be effective as managers and leaders in a changing business world.

Read more about Rady School faculty here.


Full-Time MBA
• CA residents: $51,453 per year
• Non-residents: $54,968 per year

FlexWeekend and FlexEvening MBA
• $1,152 per credit unit

Master of Finance
• $52,900 per year

Master of Science in Business Analytics
$1,160 per credit unit

FlexWeekend Master of Science in Business Analytics
$1,160 per credit unit

Master of Professional Accountancy
$1,160 per credit unit

Benefits for Military MBA Candidates

Fee Waiver
In appreciation of your service to our country, the Rady School of Management will waive the application fee for all current and former members of the military applying to any Rady MBA program. Please contact Graduate Admissions to receive the application fee waiver before submitting your application.

Active Duty
To learn how active military personnel can pay their tuition using their military education benefits please refer to the UC San Diego Financial Aid Office.


1st in California for Entrepreneurship (Princeton Review 2020)
10th in the U.S. for Entrepreneurship (Bloomberg Businessweek 2019-2020)
11th in the U.S. for MSBA programs (QS World University Rankings 2020)
22nd in the U.S. for Master of Finance programs (TFE Times 2019)
30th in the U.S. for EMBA programs (QS World University Rankings 2019)
35th in the U.S. for Part-Time MBA programs (U.S. News & World Report)