University of California San Diego Rady School of Management

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The AACSB-accredited Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego, follows closely in the footsteps of its namesake, Ernest Rady, who is known for his incredible work ethic, intelligent business dealings, generous philanthropy, and extreme involvement in the community. Students learn in an environment full of support, innovation, discovery, collaboration, interaction, integrity, and entrepreneurial influence. Faculty members conduct research and help students develop the leadership and management skills and vision needed to chart their path to success, take risks, and significantly impact their communities and the world.


Although it’s mainly a school of graduate studies, Rady does offer some undergraduate coursework in both accounting and business. There are also undergraduate minors in Accounting, Supply Chain, Business, and Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Accounting minors have access to the Institute of Management Accountants and the Institute of Internal Auditors scholarships.

Rady students have a variety of Masters degrees available to them. Masters in Business Administration students have a full-time MBA, a FlexEvening MBA, a FlexWeekend Executive MBA, and an MBA for Leadership & Innovation in Health Sciences. There is a Masters in Finance, Professional Accountancy, and a STEM-designated Masters in Business Analytics. The Rady Ph.D. offers areas of interest in Marketing, Economics & Strategy, Finance, Management, or Innovation, Technology & Operations. To help pay for the degree programs, graduate students can apply for grants, The Emerging Leaders Fellowship, and privately funded fellowships. Military students have CCME Veteran scholarships.  

It is necessary to acquire international exposure and global business experience throughout any graduate degree program. Through Rady Global, students participate in global projects, internships, and exchange and immersion programs. Faculty-led immersions take students and alumni to China, San Diego, Mexico, or Israel. Rady International Consulting gives students a chance to work with a team and apply their business knowledge in consulting projects with real international clients.  

Student Life

Learning opportunities exist everywhere, not just inside the classroom. Student-led organizations, not only provide skill-building, relationships, and professional development opportunities, but also on-site visits with local companies, lifelong connections, and fun activities. Groups include the Asian Business Club, Life Science Club, Venture Capital & Private Equities Club, Design & Innovation Club, Consulting Club, Outdoor Adventures Club, Analytics Club, Net Impact, Rady Veterans Association, and Women of Rady.

San Diego offers an innovative science and technology community with an immense amount of opportunity for students to engage, network, intern, and collaborate with all levels of businesses. Students can pair up with an Executive Mentor in the community who is committed to guiding the developmental process. Also, the network of classmates and alumni all over the world opens doors to a vast array of career opportunities.

Other active learning opportunities include the UC San Diego Entrepreneur Challenge, the Kriegler Memorial Lecture Series, collaborative projects with students from the engineering, health sciences, and oceanography departments, and participating in research at the Rady’s Atkinson Behavioral Research Laboratory or any of the eight Centers of Excellence.

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