MBA Electives


More than half of the Rady MBA program is elective and the choices are yours. Academic and career advisers are available to help guide your decisions.

Fine-tune the program to meet your goals

The elective curriculum provides depth, strengthening your knowledge in areas critical to your personal and professional growth. Electives are focused on the knowledge and skills critical for those working in innovation-driven environments. These courses also offer expertise in high technology, wireless and life science industries, where innovation is a driving force.

Many Rady MBAs undertake independent study, working in small teams or individually under the guidance of a faculty member. Some projects are proposed by companies or nonprofits — big and small, in San Diego and beyond — others are defined by students. Independent study projects allow you to explore your intellectual interests and hone business skills relevant to your career goals.

As a Rady student, you may also use some of your elective units to take other graduate courses at UC San Diego. This allows you to take classes from top-ranked programs by professors who lead their field of study.