Rady School of Management, UC San Diego
The MBA program at the Rady School of Management is designed so that students can develop the strong management and leadership skills to meet the need of the innovation-driven economy. The curriculum places an emphasis on innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership. Rady's core curriculum is designed to give students the management skills required to foster innovation.
The Rady School of Management provides students with several opportunities for hands-on learning. The Rady MBA curriculum includes collaborative learning opportunities including study groups and project teams. Lab to Market, Rady's signature course series, teaches students how to use entrepreneurial management skills in order to bring innovations to market. Lab to Market students must work in teams in order to tap into and evaluate ideas from companies. The Rady Venture Fund, a student-assisted venture capital investment fund, allows MBA students to provide investment capital to aid in the creation of successful companies.
Of the 57 students who entered Rady's full-time program in the fall of 2011, 32% were women and 47% were international students. The average student is 29 and has 5 years of work experience. The median GMAT score is 690 and the median GPA is 3.2.
The most popular industries for 2011 Rady graduates are technology (35%), financial services (21%) and pharmaceuticals/biotech/healthcare (18%). In terms of job function, the majority of 2011Rady graduates work in marketing roles (44%), followed by finance/accounting (23%), and general management (15%). Companies that hired Rady MBAs for career employment or internships in 2011 include:
- Cisco Systems
- Hewlett Packard
- Kellogg Company
- KPMG International Cooperative
- Merrill Lynch
- UC San Diego Health System
An internship is included in Rady's full-time program. Exceptional college seniors and recent graduates are welcome to apply. Current military officers and veterans are also encouraged to apply and can have their application fee waived.
- 24-month MBA program that meets on Friday and Saturday of alternating weeks
- Meals and lodging provided during class weekends
- 30-month evening MBA program that meets twice a week
- Includes opening and mid-program residentials
- Dinner provided on class evenings
Students enrolled at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography can apply to the Rady School of Management if they have the consent of their academic advisors.