University of California, Riverside

Introduction
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The University of California, Riverside is one of 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system, and the only UC located in Inland Southern California.

Widely recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation, UCR currently hosts about 22,000 students, with 900 instructional faculty, including 660 ladder-rank faculty. Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox and Provost Paul J. D'Anieri are implementing plans for an aggressive expansion of the faculty, planning to bring an additional 300 ladder-rank faculty onboard.

The campus is in the midst of a tremendous growth spurt with new and remodeled facilities coming on-line on a regular basis.

We are located approximately 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. UCR is also within easy driving distance of dozens of major cultural and recreational sites, as well as desert, mountain and coastal destinations.

Rankings and Quick Facts

UC Riverside has received recognition in many national and international rankings, including:

  • Time Magazine ranked UC Riverside #1 based on metrics of graduation rate, affordability, and the financial aid available to students.
  • Washington Monthly (August 2015) ranked UC Riverside 2nd in the nation in its annual University and College Survey.
  • U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 121st overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."
  • U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:
  • Graduate School of Education 76th among ranked schools
  • Bourns College of Engineering – 71st among ranked schools
  • UC Riverside was included in the (August 2015) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 379 Colleges."
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2015) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top-150. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world’s top 500 universities."

Faculty Distinctions

UCR faculty includes 48 Fulbright Fellows, 19 recipients of Guggenheim Fellowships, and 49 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellows.

Among 38 University Professorships, the highest honor in the University of California, UCR faculty have been awarded four (10%).

Current and former faculty includes six members of the National Academies, and 200 current or former members elected as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

History

UC Riverside is an ever-changing organism — growing, evolving and adapting. Understanding our past helps us plan our way for the future.

In 1907, the California State Legislature established the Citrus Experiment Station in Riverside to research agricultural issues facing Southern California.

In 1948, the University of California Regents approved the establishment of the College of Letters and Science. The college opened for classes in February 1954.

In 1959, Riverside was declared a general campus by the Regents and courses of study began to be developed. The University’s Graduate Division was established in 1960.

Since then, our growth has mirrored the growth of Southern California. Once a small university in a small town, we are now the premier research and educational institution in the thriving Inland Southern California region.

This school offers programs in:
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Master of Finance

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Riverside

The new Master of Finance (MFin) program at the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management addresses this substantial unmet demand for trained finance professionals. [+]

Globalization, rapid advances in computational technology, unprecedented financial innovation and shifting regulatory regimes have all contributed to additional job opportunities for finance professionals with education beyond a bachelor's degree. The new Master of Finance (MFin) program at the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management addresses this substantial unmet demand for trained finance professionals. By providing a comprehensive overview of the entire field of finance, with an emphasis on empirical methods and applications, the three-quarter (48 quarter units) MFin program will enable finance executives to gain the specialized expertise required for professional advancement, and prepare students who seek to pursue professional certifications in finance including all levels of the CFA and GRP. Some possible career paths for MFin students: Investment management Investment banking Corporate finance Private wealth management Risk management Asset Management Quantitative Research Equities Trading Application Deadlines Fall 2016 Admission December 15, 2015 January 15, 2016 March 1, 2016 June 1, 2016 Final Deadlines: International: June 1, 2016 Domestic: September 1, 2016 Master of Finance Admission Criteria The Master of Finance program is open for admission to all students. The program is best suited for students with a sufficient quantitative background to enable successful completion of the program. The most appropriate undergraduate majors include business, engineering, mathematics, statistics, and physics, among others. Students with less quantitative backgrounds may also apply, but should expect to use electives to develop quantitative background or to take additional courses. We consider each applicant's professional, academic, and life experiences in addition to character and personality. Admission to the program is based upon several criteria, including the quality of previous academic work, personal essays and letters of recommendation, and Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) performance. The GMAT or GRE is required for all applicants. [-]

Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAC)

Campus Full time September 2016 USA Riverside

The Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) program at The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management fills this growing demand for qualified certified public accountants (CPAs), especially with a California law effective for years after 2013 requiring 150 semester hours (or 225 quarter hours) of applicable college credit. [+]

Globalization, a revolution in technology, and increased regulation affecting internal accountants and external auditors have all contributed to demands for additional accountants with education beyond the baccalaureate degree. The Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) program at The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management fills this growing demand for qualified certified public accountants (CPAs), especially with a California law effective for years after 2013 requiring 150 semester hours (or 225 quarter hours) of applicable college credit. Designed to be completed in nine months, the goal of the 48-unit MPAc program is to prepare students with the 20/20 vision needed to become the ideal accounting and auditing professionals in the year 2020 and beyond. Our students will benefit from a quality business education of a University of California caliber and learn from leading scholars and practitioners in the field. In addition, many influential business professionals at international accounting and auditing firms proudly call UCR their alma mater and actively recruit and support UCR students. Application Deadlines Fall 2016 Admission December 15, 2015 January 15, 2016 March 1, 2016 June 1, 2016 Final Deadlines: International: June 1, 2016 Domestic: September 1, 2016 Admission Criteria The MPAc program is open to eligible students with an accounting background gained from undergraduate coursework, prior work experience, or a combination of both. We accept applicants with undergraduate degrees in business, accounting, economics and other related fields. We consider each applicant's professional, academic and life experiences in addition to character and personality. Admission to the program is based upon several criteria, including the quality of previous academic work, GMAT or GRE performance, personal essays and letters of recommendation. Professional experience is considered advantageous, but is not required for admission. We encourage recent graduates, entry-level and mid-career professionals to apply. [-]

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University of California, Riverside

Address University Avenue 900
Riverside 92521, United States
Website http://www.ucr.edu/
Phone +1 951-827-1012