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Preparing Innovative Leaders for

O N T H E C O V E R : Meet UC Davis Sacramento Working Professional MBA students: Brian Tyler (p. 3), Graciela Casebeer (p. 2), Dr. Amir Jamali (p. 5), Jaime Mathews (p. 6), Erich Olson (p. 15) and Professor Kimberly D. Elsbach (p. 19).

Dynamic Learning Hub with State-of-the-Art Amenities: Celebrating 15 years of world-class management education in California’s capital, our Sacramento Working Professional MBA program opened new frontiers by moving to the Education Building at the UC Davis Sacramento campus in March 2010. Recognized for its modern design, the three-year-old, $46.2 million, 121,000-square-foot facility is at the heart of the 140-acre UC Davis Sacramento campus, home of the UC Davis Health System. The Education Building features a library, two 150-seat lecture halls, classrooms, small teaching rooms, a lounge, study areas and a cafÊ. It also boasts the latest educational and communications technologies.

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Welcome from Dean Currall Building a bold business future takes a crucial combination of strategic thinking, analytical skills and leadership development. Turning ideas into action is exactly what today’s global marketplace demands. Ideas are only as strong as the innovative leaders who can act on them by motivating others to create change and drive results.

Global Impact

An integral part of the Sacramento region’s thriving business community for nearly two decades, the UC Davis Working Professional MBA program offers a rigorous, nationally ranked management education that gives you the skill set to become a more effective manager and a confident leader.

Our approach merges teaching and research excellence to prepare globally aware graduates who are committed to making a positive impact on the world. The values and principles of social and environmental responsibility are woven into the very fabric of our tight-knit community and the UC Davis campus. Your intellectual boundaries and emotional intelligence will be stretched to the limit in our dynamic, highly collaborative learning environment. Internationally renowned professors will know you by name, and you will work closely with and get to know each of your talented classmates. You will also benefit from the interdisciplinary strengths and rich offerings of one of the world’s top research universities—and the prime location of our program on the UC Davis Sacramento campus, which is also home to the UC Davis Medical Center, School of Medicine, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and research centers on the cutting edge of biomedical and healthcare-related advances. Our weekday evening class schedule makes it convenient for you to continue working full time while pursuing your UC Davis MBA. Whether you look to further your current career or launch a new one, we will work with you to achieve your professional goals. This is an exciting time to be at UC Davis. I encourage you to attend an information session and learn more about what sets us apart. I assure you, the UC Davis Working Professional MBA will be one of the most challenging, exhilarating and rewarding experiences of your life.

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Your UC Davis MBA Education The UC Davis MBA prepares you to be an innovative leader with global impact. Our general management education provides the strong foundation, perspective and balance you need to be an effective manager and leader in today’s business environment. Our model of management education allows you more choice in designing your program and lets you specialize

in a particular area or study across a broad The UC Davis MBA curriculum is bringing my business knowledge to the next level. Every class helps me see my workday in a new light. I have a clearer picture of strategic decisions being made by senior management, and I’m sharpening my analytical skills and applying techniques to better understand our customers’ needs and expectations.

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B.S., Electronics Engineering Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO) Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara, Mexico Born in Mexico, Graciela Casebeer joined Hewlett-Packard Guadalajara after earning her undergraduate degree. As part of a global team with members in the U.S., France, Singapore and Mexico, she analyzed the computer-manufacturing process and suggested necessary changes to adapt it to her country’s needs. In 1996 she joined Hewlett-Packard USA’s Roseville, Calif., site as a software development engineer, and her career continues to move forward. Today she leads a team as an Americas product manager at the world’s largest technology company, which serves more than one billion customers in more than 170 countries on six continents.

range of subjects. Our professors are industry experts, actively engaged with the business world through innovative research, and they share cutting-edge management ideas and practices with you in the classroom. They know how academic theory

relates to real-world conditions, and they are dedicated to working directly with students to explore that practical dimension and encourage innovative ways of thinking and doing business. Through our rigorous core curriculum, you will build a broad foundation of basic knowledge and skills. You then deepen your knowledge in business analytics, entrepreneurship, innovation, finance, accounting, general management, marketing, organizational behavior, strategy or technology management. Through experiential courses and hands-on work outside the classroom, you develop your expertise in real-world business situations. Specialized courses, independent studies and fieldwork advance your understanding in a selected field to prepare you for the next stage of your career. Applied courses— covering key topics such as leadership, innovation, ethics and communication— round out your education.

“The UC Davis MBA learning environment is right for me because it emphasizes teamwork, supports creative thinking and expects the best performance from its students­­— all part of my professional value system.” 2

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One of the g r e at e s t b e n e fi t s of the UC Davis MBA program is the opportunity to interact with students from d i v e r s e p r o f e ss i o n a l b ac kg r o u n d s —engineers,

IT specialists, even veterinarians—who bring their own methods of problem solving to the table. The program also gives me access to inte rnati o nally re n own e d facu lt y

members who have real-world, practical field knowledge. I see the UC Davis MBA as a means to s p r i n g b oa r d my c a r e e r .

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B.S., Economics California State University, Sacramento On the U.S. Inter-collegiate Athletic Association’s National Championship lacrosse team while in college, Brian Tyler excelled at a demanding sport that requires power, finesse and the ability to work toward a common goal—not unlike the key elements of success in the business arena. Today, Tyler brings these same skills to his position as an operations project consultant for Bank of America, one of the world’s largest financial institutions, as well as to projects with classmates in the UC Davis MBA program. “The Graduate School of Management’s collaborative environment teaches me new business practices that have proven to be successful in other industries. This allows me to integrate new ideas into processes I can improve upon at Bank of America.”

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Your UC DAVIS MBA Experience


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UC Davis MBA Curriculum The hallmark of the UC Davis MBA program is putting your ideas into action. Our unique and rigorous model of management education offers you numerous options to specialize in a particular area or study across a broad range of subjects. Our internationally renowned professors are blazing new trails in their research, drawing on their expertise and knowledge to provide you with the education to successfully meet the challenges of a continually changing, increasingly complex, global business environment.

W or k in g P ro f essional M B A P ro g ram D esi g n

The UC Davis MBA program is a fantastic fit for me. Being exposed to experienced professionals outside Intel and learning from their thought processes and viewpoints are vital to broadening my own views and approaches to business problems.

specifically designed for you to balance your work demands and school commitments. Most classes meet at the UC Davis Sacramento campus Monday through Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m., with some elective courses offered on a special schedule.

J EAVEN MRA Z ECK Working Professional MBA student

Integrated Approach

Revenue Manager Intel Corp. | Folsom, Calif.

Your UC Davis MBA experience begins with our Business Context core course, which lays the foundation for your management education. Taught by a team of professors from different disciplines, the course provides an integrated framework that addresses the international and macro-economic business environment as well as ethics, strategic concerns and identifying market opportunities. You’ll also be introduced to the theory and practice of leadership, teamwork and communication. It’s an exciting introduction to the program, your faculty and your classmates.

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B.S., Business Administration The Ohio State University Jeaven Mrazeck views the UC Davis MBA program as a critical component of his ongoing professional and personal growth.

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“The vast diversity and breadth of course offerings have allowed me to custom tailor my MBA experience to match my career interests and objectives.” His long-term goal is to join a small- to mid-sized tech firm as director of finance or CFO.

Taken during your first year, a series of nine core courses provides you with a

At Intel, Mrazeck manages a team of senior analysts responsible for quarterly revenue reporting, forecasting and audit activities. “The courses on leadership and organizational strategy have been essential to my role at Intel, giving me powerful new tools and approaches I can apply on the job.”

of corporate responsibility, ethics, globalization, innovation and leadership:

foundation in the functional areas of business. These management disciplines are examined through case studies, lectures and analyses of companies to base illustrations and spark discussions. Woven into each course are broader themes

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to treat young patients with knee and hip arthritis. The UC Davis MBA c u r r i c u l u m provides a w o n d e r f u l r oa d m a p on corporate structure, capitalization, m anagement, new product

development and m a r k e t i n g .

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D eepen Y our Knowled g e

The UC Davis MBA allows you the option of remaining general in your course of study, or choosing a functional concentration by integrating elective courses into your curriculum beginning the second year of study. Most students choose

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Dr. Amir Jamali is pursuing a UC Davis MBA as an extension of his work as a physician-scientist, and he praises the professionalism of his professors as well as his classmates’ enthusiasm. “I have gained great insight from my coursework and I find myself incorporating the lessons from the program routinely into my decision making as a researcher and as the medical director of our clinic.

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A wide selection of electives are available both in the Graduate School of Management and UC Davis graduate departments and professional schools, allowing you to draw upon the university’s extraordinary strengths. Graduate School of Management electives emphasize real-world application of management skills, team projects and managing by innovation and entrepreneurialism. For more information about the curriculum and full course descriptions: >> www.gsm.ucdavis.edu/SacMBAcurriculum

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“I chose the UC Davis MBA program based on my positive experiences for the last six years as a faculty member in the School of Medicine.”


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Ideas Into Action As a UC Davis MBA student, you can choose from a wide range of compelling opportunities to put theory into practices—what we call putting Ideas into Action. The following are a sampling of the many programs and activities that allow you to apply your new knowledge and skills while preparing you as an innovative leader ready to make a global impact.

Big B an g ! Busin e ss Plan Co m p e titio n The UC Davis MBA curriculum, faculty expertise and

Launched in 2000 by a team of Sacramento Working

team approach are a powerful combination that has

Professional MBA students, UC Davis’ annual business

accelerated my personal and professional growth. Using

plan competition, Big Bang!, provides a year-round forum

my new skills and techniques, I’m developing innovative

for the university community to develop and test business

solutions to enhance the experience of patients and

visions. Sponsored by corporations, angel investors and

customers of the Sutter Health network.

the venture capital community, the student-run competition

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opens a network of resources for mentorship, team building and networking for entrepreneurs. M BA Co nsultin g Ce nt e r

Senior Marketing Coordinator Sutter Health | Sacramento, Calif.

This Center of Excellence identifies high-impact projects for you to gain

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additional practical experience and apply your expertise while earning

B.S., Business Administration California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo Jaime Mathews is focused on developing and marketing services that transcend traditional healthcare models. “The UC Davis MBA program is helping me approach my work from a different perspective.” Mathews says she’s immediately able to apply what she learns in the classroom at Sutter Health, one of Northern California’s largest nonprofit healthcare networks. “I enjoy the challenge of truly understanding the customer, the market, and my company’s capabilities—and then figuring out the best strategy.

credit toward your MBA. You work in a small team with a field advisor on a strategic project to solve a critical business challenge for organizations ranging from start-ups to Fortune 50 multinationals. Prof e ssio n al Clubs Diverse student-run groups create opportunities in their fields, from marketing and finance to technology and consulting. By linking students, faculty, alumni and industry professionals, these clubs and organizations help you grow as a leader, enhance your career development and build your networks.

“I’ve already gained so much more knowledge and confidence. I know my MBA experience will continue to enhance my business skills, leading to even greater responsibilities.”

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I entered the program knowing I wanted to move into a role that b l e n d e d f i n a n c e a n d

t e c h n o l o gy. The UC Davis MBA is one of the b e s t e d u c at i o n a l i n v e s tm e n t s one can

make. It’s been i n va l ua b l e in fu rth e r i n g my c a r e e r , and the core skills that I learned

continue to come into play every day at Agilent.

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Maximizing Your MBA Investment

Working Professional MBA alumnus Global Electronic Design Automation Licensing Manager Agilent Technologies | Santa Rosa, Calif.

Pursuing an MBA is a significant investment of time, energy and resources that

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gives you the critical management and business skills to accelerate your career. The UC Davis MBA continues to deliver outstanding value for our students, alumni and the diverse companies worldwide that employ them.

M.S., Management Information Systems California State University, Sacramento One of the first Sacramento Working Professional MBA graduates, Scott Scaramastro has earned huge dividends from his management education, first as a financial analyst at Hewlett-Packard and during the past decade at Agilent Technologies.

A survey of recent of UC Davis MBA graduates shows that their management education yields great dividends. Whether promoted while pursuing their MBA or accepting a new position after earning their degree, our alumni

“It’s quite common to have a problem come up and for me to think back to a class or a methodology that I had learned. And all of a sudden, I realize that it’s very relevant to solving the issue at hand.”

report greater professional opportunities and higher pay. UC Davis Working Professional MBA alumni who graduated between 2007 and 2009 reported an average salary increase of 33 percent over their pre-MBA earnings, far outpacing the average return on investment for similar programs worldwide. According to the latest survey of recent executive MBA graduates worldwide by the Orange, Calif.–based Executive MBA Council, the degree is associated with a 9-percent jump in pay. The 2009 benchmarking survey found that students entered training with an average $125,029 annual salary and earned $136,722 after obtaining their MBAs. Nearly one-third of executive MBA students worldwide were promoted, and 44 percent received additional job responsibilities.

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Scaramastro has been instrumental in developing a strong alumni network, having served on the Graduate School of Management’s Alumni Association board of directors, and continuing to help recruit UC Davis MBAs for positions at Agilent. “I’m very happy to repay some of the great value I have gotten from my degree.”


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Values-based Leadership Business schools play a critical role in developing strong leaders. I’m impressed by the Graduate School of Management’s entrepreneurialism, its responsiveness to the business

The UC Davis MBA program takes a multifaceted approach to leadership, first by carefully selecting top-caliber students with leadership promise and then developing it through a range of hands-on experiences. We believe that leadership development is critical to your ultimate success — and that leadership

community and, especially, its

opportunities must be part of your MBA experience.

recognition of the importance of leadership. UC Davis MBA students

Our faculty shape and reinforce our leadership culture. They lead by example

are intelligent, articulate, motivated

as innovators at the frontiers of knowledge and by bringing their insights

and diverse. The School offers

and expertise into the classroom — and working with you to hone your skills.

a powerful learning experience,

They will challenge you to lead responsibly, drawing on their latest research

and it’s great to be a part of this.

on leadership in practice, case studies and lessons from top executives. Our culture is built on a foundation of values-based leadership and doing what’s right on the road to personal and professional success. Nothing is more important to us than applying moral and ethical standards to management decisions. L eadership S k ills P ro g ram

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Our Leadership Skills Program will help

Managing Change

you become a more effective leader in the workplace—and in life. You are encouraged to develop a personal leadership development plan, drawing

Coaching for Excellence Leading through Effective Communication

Leading and Facilitating a Team The Art of Self-Promotion

on courses such as Leadership, the Executive Leadership Seminar and Power & Influence in Management, and a series of complementary workshops. These not-to-be-missed workshops offer hands-on training to deepen and strengthen your professional skills. Taught by leadership

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experts, these highly interactive sessions will challenge you to stretch yourself.

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LE ADERSHIP PR ACTICES INVENTORY

Lam Research Corp. | Fremont, Calif. Member, Dean’s Advisory Council Underscoring the importance of leadership in MBA education at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, Stephen G. Newberry and his wife, Shelley A. Newberry, have endowed a faculty chair in leadership and a fellowship that supports students who have great potential as team leaders in business.

You also gain additional insight and tools to hone your skills through the Leadership Practices Inventory. Offered as part of the Organizational Behavior core course, this 360-degree assessment identifies your leadership strengths and opportunities to improve based on feedback from your managers, colleagues and co-workers. This powerful combination of assessment, coursework and workshops provides you with a full understanding of how to develop and refine the leadership skills that are critical for management success.

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RYAN PER S ON

Working Professional MBA student Territory Account Manager Cisco WebEx | Rancho Cordova, Calif.

To be successful in today’s workplace, LEA D ER S NEE D to THINK

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CREATIVELY and leverage the strengths of their teammates while

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PU S HING THEM S ELVE S to be the B E S T . As I pursue my UC Davis

MBA, I’m acquiring the KNOWLE D GE and the CONFI D ENCE

Over the past five years Ryan Person has generated more than $4 million in sales for Cisco WebEx, a worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, and he has twice qualified for the President’s Club by surpassing his annual sales quota.

necessary to meet my career goal of E X ECUTIVE MANAGEMENT .

L eadership L essons f rom the Frontlines

“One motto I live by is ‘leaders take action.’ I want to implement ideas that impact my company’s strategy and vision. The first step to accomplishing these goals is to move into a management role. The UC Davis MBA program is helping me stand out, and I’m learning the analytical and managerial skills I need to be a successful manager.

For the latest views on leadership from the frontlines, we host several Dean’s Distinguished Speakers, Executives in Residence, and other guest speakers to share their experiences in small, informal events and seminars. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and probe the leadership style of successful business executives from a wide range of industries. Recent speakers have included William Sullivan, CEO of Agilent Technologies; Joseph Pettus, senior vice president at Safeway, Inc.; and Nora Denzel, senior vice president at Intuit.

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“My hope is to empower my employees to embrace change, learn from their successes and mistakes, and turn their ideas into action. The best way to do this is to lead by example.”


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S ONNY J OHL M BA 10 W ORKING P ROFESSIONAL M B A ALU M NUS Robert H. Smiley Leadership Award, 2010

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B.S., Chemical Engineering University of California, Davis Sonny Johl took full advantage of the quarter-long International Study Trip course, collaborating with classmates to analyze the business culture, set the itinerary and then travel to countries on three continents. Johl, a process engineer at Genentech’s Vacaville plant, now has a broader world view that will help him excel in the ever-expanding and integrated global economy. “Our groups of UC Davis MBA students had exclusive access to board directors, executives and government officials. And, while the business climates, tax structures and governance issues differed from country to country, business was the same. Entrepreneurs used business to make a living for their families. Boards of directors used business to make money for their stakeholders. Governments used businesses to grow their economies. The experiences impressed upon me that business is universal.”

As a Working Professional MBA student, I had the opportunity to take part in t h r e e i n t e r n at i o n a l s t u dy t r i p s —to China, Panama/Ecuador and

Turkey. I brought back n e w p e r s p e c t i v e s a n d p r ac t i c e s that I can apply in my corner of the world. The UC Davis MBA program has p r e pa r e d m e w e l l fo r t h e b u s i n e ss c h a l l e n g e s I will face locally and

globally, today and tomorrow.

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Global Dimensions I N T E R N AT I O N A L P E RS P E C T I V E

An international perspective touches every aspect of the UC Davis MBA program —from finance to technology management — and expands your ability to understand, examine and excel in today’s business environment. Our program integrates global issues into the curriculum and creates Vietnam

an environment where you learn from, and with, our international students and professors.

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Many students begin their UC Davis MBA program already knowledgeable about global trade and its impact. Our

At the equator, Ecuador

International Study Trip course helps you connect the dots in new and immediate ways, providing an intensive, firsthand immersion in the world of international business. In a quarter-long course, you select a country to study, identify key industry sectors, and establish contacts to meet with executives during a two-week study trip abroad under a faculty member’s guidance. In recent years students have visited Turkey

Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Ecuador, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Panama, Singapore, Turkey and Vietnam. You return with a better understanding of both local issues and the global market—and a new awareness of the factors that define business success.

Czech Republic

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Corporate Responsibility B E YO N D T H E B OT TO M L I N E

The UC Davis Graduate School of Management has a long-standing commitment to changing the world through the power of business, embracing

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community and ethical principles, and putting our collective ideas into action toward this goal. Sustainability and corporate responsibility are woven into the very fabric

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of the School’s culture, and we are widely recognized for leadership in

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pioneering research and teaching that ensures that business education is part of the solution to the challenges of globalization.

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From helping to commercialize science and engineering breakthroughs

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that have great potential, to applying new tools for socially responsible

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investing, UC Davis MBA students, faculty and alumni are innovative leaders, pushing for an inclusive and sustainable global economy. These are just a few examples of our commitment and dedication to strengthening and broadening our core programs that support the principles of responsibility, sustainability and the environment:

These schoolchildren, rescued by Khushii (Kinship for Humanitarian Social and Holistic Intervention in India) from notorious child labor sweatshops in the garment manufacturing district of Okla in Delhi, are among those sponsored by Greenlight Apparel, an activist outfitter founded by Bay Area MBAs that donates 10 percent of its profits from its organic cotton apparel back to its suppliers’ communities.

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Greenlight has helped rescue more than 600 children from child labor and donated more than $100,000 to its partner charities, which are focused on eradicating child labor.

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One of the first 100 business schools in the world — among only 20 in the U.S.— to adopt the United Nations Global Compact’s Principles for Responsible Management Education, the first international guiding framework for academic institutions to advance corporate social responsibility. Our expertise and initiative advance the debate among educators, business, government, consumers, media, interest groups and stakeholders on critical issues related to global social responsibility and sustainability. Our Center for Investor Welfare and Corporate Responsibility promotes research, teaching, courses and student activities that bridge scientific and ethical principles in corporate practices. The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education’s Beyond Grey Pinstripes survey ranks UC Davis among the top 8 small business schools and among the top 30 worldwide for leading the way in integrating social and environmental stewardship into our curricula and scholarly research. Student activities, such as the Net Impact–GSM Professional chapter, Consulting Center projects and student-led ethics pledge, are blazing new trails in developing programs that focus on integrity in business and community involvement.

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B.S., Mechanical Engineering University of California, Davis As a key member of the PG&E team that provides engineering support for complex projects involving wind- and- wave-generation technologies, Charles Madison is enthusiastic about the future growth prospects of renewable energy— and its positive impacts.

“I see nothing but an increasing demand for experienced and educated energy professionals who enjoy the challenge of making conventional sources more efficient and emit less pollution while scaling up technologies that harvest energy from the sun, wind, water and agricultural waste.”

I realized my UC DAVI S M BA doesn’t just belong to me, it also B ELONGS TO S OCIETY. I have an obligation to use my management skills to IMPROVE

Before joining PG&E, Madison developed energy-efficient projects at UC Davis. He teamed up with fellow alumnus Chris Cioni MBA 04 to improve the efficiency of the campus’ central power plant that led to a $1.2 million rebate from PG&E.

MY COMMUNITY. The same is true for companies. CORPORATE S OCIAL RE S PON S I B ILITY means business leaders have a debt—above and beyond

laws and free market ethics—to PUR S UE LONG -TERM GOAL S THAT ARE

“The values-based training that the Graduate School of Management provides gives our next generation of business leaders a wider sense of obligation and an acute awareness of the importance of sustainability and of corporate responsibility.”

GOO D FOR S OCIETY.

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Collaborative Action Nicole Woolsey Biggart Pro fesso r o f M a n age ment Director, Energy Efficiency Center

You will feel the energy and camaraderie the moment you arrive at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management. Our small class size offers an intimate, vibrant environment in which learning and close relationships flourish.

Chevron Chair in Energy Efficiency

UC Davis MBA students have a common commitment to excel as individuals and

Dean, 2003–2009

to see each other succeed—they galvanize teams, motivate each other and ignite

Jerome J. and Elsie Suran Chair in Technology Management, 2002–2010

innovative thinking. They challenge one another and hold each other accountable.

Founding Faculty Member, 1981

Most importantly, they quickly realize they can do far more together than if they

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simply sought their own achievements.

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley M.A., University of California, Davis B.A., Simmons College, Mass. R esearch E x pertise

From day one, the team-oriented UC Davis MBA experience promotes fresh approaches shaped by the talents, diversity and creativity of your peers. You’ll benefit from talented colleagues and faculty from around the world who bring

Organizational theory, management of innovation, economic and organizational sociology, firm networks, industrial change, social bases of technology adoption

valuable international perspective.

When the doors of the Graduate School of Management swung open in 1981, Nicole Biggart greeted the charter class as one of the founding faculty members. She’s also a UC Davis alumna.

plan competitions. You’ll meet industry leaders who share their experiences from the

More than anyone else, she has shaped the School’s community, values and learning environment through her teaching and leadership—including six years as the immediate past dean.

In our close-knit community, you’ll also partner with senior executives and veteran entrepreneurs who serve as mentors for Consulting Center projects and business frontlines, and take cues from renowned experts to sharpen your leadership skills. Our strong culture of collaboration and values-based leadership prepares UC Davis MBA graduates who are globally aware, innovative leaders dedicated to changing the world through the power of business by putting their collective ideas into action.

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We combine an i n t i m at e l e a r n i n g e x p e r i e n c e like that of a small liberal arts college with the opportunities of a p r e m i e r pu b l i c r e s e a rc h u n i v e r s i t y known

for harnessing the power of i n t e r d i s c i p l i n a ry c o l l a b o r at i o n .

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B.S., Business Administration California State University, Sacramento

The c l os e - k n i t UC Davis MBA community allows me to c o l l a b o r at e w i t h p ro fe ss o r s who have a global

reputation as leaders in their fields. I also benefit from the new knowledge and perspective of working closely with other h i g h ly m o t i vat e d a n d s u c c e ss fu l i n d i v i d ua l s

from diverse industries throughout Northern California.

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Since earning his undergraduate degree, Erich Olson has ascended from an entrylevel position as a junior programmer at Accenture to his management position at Blue Shield of California, a nonprofit insurance company with more than 3.5 million members statewide. At Blue Shield’s offices in El Dorado Hills, Olson has managed several projects, including cutover and data conversion. He now leads cross-organizational teams in support of product management and systems applications. “The UC Davis MBA advances my professional growth. I’ve been able to apply the previous evening’s lessons at work the next morning. However, my life is not all about work. As a committed husband and father, it is important for me to be able to spend quality time with my family. This program’s flexibility also supports my personal goals.”

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Our Vibrant Community When you join the UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s thriving, dynamic community, you hit the ground running from orientation to graduation with a packed calendar of opportunities, many of which you’ll have a hand creating and planning. Here is just a sample of the many events and activities that UC Davis MBA students were involved in last year. 1 A Cleaner, Stronger Economy: UC Davis is taking a leadership role in spurring the innovations, ideas and intellectual capital needed to create a clean energy future for Northern California— and beyond. GSM Dean Steven Currall interviewed California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger at the E3 Forum on Economic Prosperity, Energy, Environment. “UC Davis doesn’t just talk about the interesting things that you develop here,” said Schwarzenegger. “You also put it on the market and you make it workable and it has such a tremendous effect.” UC Davis hosts the governor’s international Climate Change Summit 3 in November 2010.

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2 MBA Portfolio Challenge: Students have the opportunity to put their collective ideas into action by entering global, national and regional business and investment competitions. A team of Working Professional MBA students recently won the Chartered Financial Analysts Society of San Francisco’s Bay Area MBA Portfolio Challenge, outperforming more than 20 business school teams that spent three months trading and tracking a virtual $1-million stock investment. While most portfolios worldwide suffered record losses, the UC Davis team grew theirs by 363 percent to $4.6 million, achieving the winning reward-to-risk ratio.

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3 Building Networks: Our annual Peer-toPier networking event in San Francisco draws hundreds of students, alumni, faculty, recruiters and business leaders. Topics have included building personal and company brands, corporate social responsibility, and innovation and intrapreneurism within firms. 4 Meet Warren: Billionaire businessman and philanthropist Warren Buffett has hosted more than 200 UC Davis MBA students at Berkshire Hathaway’s headquarters in Omaha over the past four years. How do you thank a man who has everything? Students have volunteered at several local nonprofit organizations during the trips. 5 Big Bang! Business Plan Competition: Launched in 2000 by a team of Sacramento Working Professional MBA students, UC Davis’ annual business plan competition, Big Bang!, provides a year-round forum for the university community to develop and test business visions. Sponsored by corporations, angel investors and the venture capital community, the studentrun competition opens a network of resources for mentorship, team building and networking for entrepreneurs.

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GLOBAL RECOGNITION The UC Davis Graduate School of Management is consistently recognized as one of the best business schools in the nation and the world. The growing international reputation of the UC Davis MBA reflects the quality of our students and their experiences, our world-class faculty, corporate recruiters’ high regard for our graduates, and the success of our alumni.

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6 Pledging Honesty and Integrity: Believing that integrity is a cornerstone of leadership, students begin their MBA experience with a voluntary, student-initiated ethics pledge to “complete my degree with honesty and integrity” and to “hold myself and my classmates to the highest standards of honor from this day forward.” 7 Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series: Top executives, business leaders and internationally influential policymakers share their insights and expertise. MBA students recently heard from Jack Ehnes, CEO of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, the nation’s second largest public pension fund (pictured); Susan Mac Cormac, a partner at Morrison & Foerster, and a leading expert on the clean-tech market and financing; former CIA director turned clean-tech venture capitalist James Woolsey; Michael R. Kourey, CFO and a senior vice president of Polycom; and former U.S. Ambassador Edward Djerejian, an authority on Middle East geopolitics and economics.

8 Opening a World of Opportunity: The International Study Trip course opens a window to global business. After a quarter-long study of a country, students take their lessons learned on a two-week tour with site visits and executive meetings. A journey to Vietnam in 2010 included a visit to Ho Chi Minh’s tomb. 9 Making a Net Impact: The Net Impact GSM Professional chapter at UC Davis provides Working Professional MBA students and alumni with professional development and community engagement opportunities centered on green tech and social entrepreneurship that empower them to use business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world. Launched in 2008, the GSM Professional chapter already has earned an outstanding Silver ranking from the national Net Impact organization for two straight years for its activities. Members also collaborate with the School’s trailblazing Daytime MBA chapter. Most recently, the chapter hosted a leading expert from one of the nation’s largest natural gas and electric utilities to educate students on emerging energy-efficiency technologies.

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I am proud of our emphasis on teaching and research excellence . We take care to hire to p - n otc h faculty

members who are s t ro n g t e ac h e r s and wo r l d - c l a ss

s c h o l a r s . More than anything, your MBA experience is

shaped by your student colleagues and your instructors.

Br ad M. Barber Professor of Finance Maurice J. and Marcia G. Gallagher Chair in Finance Director, Center for Investor Welfare and Corporate Responsibility Joined UC Davis in 1990 C ourse tau g ht

Financial Theory and Policy R esearch E X P E R T I S E

Finance, investments and financial markets, corporate financial policy, market for corporate control, analyst recommendations, investor psychology D e g rees

A Passion for Teaching Excellence The foundation of your entire UC Davis MBA experience is our distinguished

Ph.D., Finance, University of Chicago

professors, their depth of knowledge and their personal attention. Our small

MBA, University of Chicago

class size allows you to build strong connections to your professors, creating

B.S., Economics, University of Illinois, Urbana

a dynamic learning environment that places a premium on teaching excellence.

UC Davis MBA students are the first to hear ground-breaking research by internationally renowned experts such as Professor Brad Barber. His work offers fresh insights on the effect of expenses on mutual funds investments, genderrelated overconfidence in stock trading, reliability of stock analysts’ recommendations and how active trading of equities is “hazardous to your wealth.”

Graduate School of Management professors blend their accomplished

As director of the Center for Investor Welfare and Corporate Responsibility, Barber helps students prepare for global business leadership.

Complementing your classroom experience are many hands-on opportunities

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and Sacramento firms and Fortune 500 companies.

scholarship and industry know-how to bring management lessons to life with vivid examples. Through a powerful combination of case studies, seminars, guest speakers, simulations and team projects, they turn complex concepts into actionable tools you will use throughout your business career.

to put the theories into practice, including consulting projects for Silicon Valley

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I help students understand their l e a d e r s h i p

s t r e n g t h s and weaknesses, pushing them to

work outside of their comfort zones — for instance, by e n c o u r ag i n g those who are not ‘natural

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leaders’ to take the initiative.

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From left to right: Hema Yoganarasimhan, assistant professor of marketing and a leading researcher on the impact of social networks and consumer-generated media in marketing. Victor Stango, associate professor of economics, consulting economist to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and research economist for the National Bureau of Economic Research. Ayako Asuda, assistant professor of finance and an expert in venture capital and entrepreneurial finance. Paul Griffin, professor of accounting, consultant to the SEC and an internationally recognized specialist in auditing and securities markets.

UC Davis Chancellor’s Fellow Joined UC Davis in 1997 C ourses tau g ht

The Individual & Group Dynamics Negotiation in Organizations Business Policy and Strategy R esearch E X P E R T I S E

Leadership in organizations; perception and management of individual and organizational images; identities and reputations, especially images of legitimacy, trustworthiness and creativity

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Executives in Residence, visiting lecturers and guest speakers add another

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level to your education with their diverse industry expertise and perspectives.

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Top executives, consultants, veteran entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, investment bankers, real estate developers and financiers share valuable insights

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and lessons learned.

A globally visible expert in organizational behavior, Professor Kimberly Elsbach puts the power of collaboration to work in her research and in the classroom to broaden the scope of ideas and solutions.

No. 1 in the World for Female Faculty Reflecting the global economy, our professors are a culturally diverse group of men and women. Our vision of business excellence embraces diversity, which is essential to our community, our mission and the UC Davis MBA experience. The Financial Times’ 2010 Global MBA Rankings confirms our commitment to faculty diversity. Among the world’s top 100 business schools, UC Davis has the highest percentage of fulltime faculty who are women. At 42 percent, UC Davis is the only business school with more than 40 percent of faculty members who are women.

“The culture at the Graduate School of Management is team oriented, and we recruit and attract students and faculty who want to be team players. In my research, I’ve done my best work when I’ve collaborated. It’s harder to see and explore all the ideas yourself. You need the insight and expertise of others.” >> www.gsm.ucdavis.edu/elsbach

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O U R C ommunity

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Partner Accenture

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Global Lead, Energy IDEO

Managing Director and Chief Investment Strategist, Asset Management Division Credit Suisse

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N ew Y or k , N .Y.

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Vice President, Global Operations Avery Dennison Corp.

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Product Marketing Manager AT&T Services, Inc.

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Senior Vice President, Global Risk Management Practice Leader Marsh Inc. D enver , C olo .

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Planning Operations Manager Hewlett-Packard Co.

Project Manager Rabobank International

Guadala j ara , M e x ico

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Vice President Project Management Grupo Magnadata

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Global Business Manager Rohm & Haas

M e x ico C ity, M e x ico

S antia g o , C hile

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S u n i l K a i m a l M BA 97

Sa m u e l Ada m s M BA 96

Director of Handheld Business Development Intel China

Head of Financial Advisor Services, Europe Dimensional Fund Advisors L ondon , E n g land

B ei j in g , C hina

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PRC Sales & Marketing Controller Intel China

Ro b e r t H u ffa k e r M BA 94

Project Manager ABB — Offshore Wind Connections

B ei j in g , C hina

S toc k holm , S weden

Jac o b Fossa r P e t e r s e n M BA 0 3

R aym o n d L o u i e MA 88

Vice President, Business Ethics Compliance Office Novo Nordisk A/S

Partner PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP S han g hai , C hina

C openha g en , D enmar k

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K a zu m a M i ya m o to M BA 0 9

Director, Scientific Cooperation and Assistance Directorate European Food Safety Authority

T o k yo , Japan

Manager Hitachi Data Systems, Inc.

I taly

K e n H a rv e y MA 88

W i sa m C os ta n d i M BA 01

International Tax Partner KPMG LLP

General Manager Informatica Qatar

H on g Kon g , C hina

D oha , Q atar

J yo t h i n M a da r i M BA 0 8

Senior Marketing Research Analyst LSI B an g alore , I ndia

B e r t Wa l l ac e M BA 9 9

Managing Director Shaw Environmental & Infrastructures Nigeria Ltd.

C h r i s N e wm a n M BA 94

I badan , N i g eria

Regional Economist Baker & McKenzie,Wong & Leow S in g apore

J o h n Ta l bot M BA 91

Comptroller, Angola LNG Ltd Chevron Corp.

E rw i n A l a m s ya h M BA 9 2

L uanda , A n g ola

Vice President Credit Suisse Jar k arta , I ndonesia

M at t Vo g e l M BA 0 8

Across six continents, UC Davis MBA alumni are in prominent roles in

Product Manager Abbott Diabetes Care

international business as top executives, managers and entrepreneurs

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in a wide range of industries and organizations. This map highlights just a sample of the global leadership of our alumni and where they are putting their ideas into action. You’ll be able to connect with the extensive Graduate School of Management network—and join nearly 200,000 UC Davis graduates worldwide.

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ACCELERATE YOUR CAREER

Accelerate Your Career C areer D evelopment : P reparin g Y ou f or S uccess

Known for their innovative thinking, effective collaboration and driving results in the workplace, UC Davis MBA graduates are in high demand for a wide range of positions in a variety of industries. Our experienced Career Development team works closely with you to prepare for your continued professional advancement. We help you to leverage your

experience, knowledge and skills to be a successful leader The UC Davis MBA program has accelerated my career

in the global marketplace, and to develop the tools and

by playing a significant role in my recent promotion at

resources needed to accelerate your career.

Procter & Gamble. My management education gave me added credibility within the company that I would succeed in a competitive sales environment. I’m up to the challenge because I’m bringing a great UC Davis MBA toolkit.

VA S U TRI S AL W ORKING P ROFESSIONAL M B A STUDENT Sales Account Executive Procter & Gamble | Sacramento, Calif. P revious de g ree

B.S., Biochemical Engineering University of Missouri With her recent promotion to sales account executive at Procter & Gamble, Vasu Trisal has earned more responsibility, a larger sales territory and a major consumer product to represent to distributors in the West region: Duracell batteries. “At the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, I have taken accounting and finance courses. I’ve learned how to do cash-flow analysis, studied strategy and received a very diverse look at management practices. I know I’m well qualified to do the job.

We guide you as you navigate the MBA job market and refine and execute your job search strategy. Our focus gives you the skills, network and knowledge to prepare you for all phases of your professional career.

Assessing Your Career Path Our approach builds on the professional self-assessment that started when you decided to pursue your MBA. We can help you identify and clarify your professional skills, interests and rewards. We then work with you to move your job search into high gear. Finding the Right Fit Securing a job at the MBA level requires an understanding of the marketplace and an awareness of recruiter expectations. Our team educates you about the nuances of industry dynamics and helps you target the right employers and opportunities. We also work with you to build your skill set to best meet the needs of the industry or employer you are pursuing.

“My MBA education has taught me the how and why behind business decisions, and the critical importance of teamwork and collaboration. I use my knowledge and skills every day to create win-win situations for my company and its customers.”

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ADMISSIONS

Admissions A P P L I C AT I O N D E A D L I N E S

December 1, 2010

The UC Davis Graduate School of Management seeks individuals with

February 2, 2011

demonstrated records of achievement and selects applicants whose academic

April 6, 2011

background, communication skills, professional experience, intellectual capability,

May 18, 2011 (space-available basis)

global perspective and demonstrated leadership have prepared them to meet the challenging demands of our MBA program and a career in management.

A P P L I C AT I O N M AT E R I A L S ■

Application form

Résumé

2 professional recommendations

3 essays

Transcripts

GMAT

We consider professional promise, academic potential and personal qualities. Admission is based on your work experience, GMAT performance, academic record, personal essays and recommendations. Our students come from diverse professional and academic backgrounds. No particular area of undergraduate preparation or coursework is required. We do suggest that you complete introductory coursework in accounting, calculus, economics and statistics.

TOEFL/IELTS/PT

UC Davis MBA Information Sessions

(for international, non-nativeEnglish-speaking applicants)

Learn more about our Working Professional MBA program by attending a UC Davis MBA information session, held at our campus in Sacramento. These are excellent opportunities to meet students, alumni, faculty and admissions staff; ask questions; and get details on admissions requirements, curriculum, financial aid and career tracks in management.

$125 application fee

View event schedule and RSVP online >> www.gsm.ucdavis.edu/MBAevents

A P P LY O N L I N E

>> www.gsm.ucdavis.edu/apply MBA PROGR AM COST

FINANCIAL AID

Undertaking your MBA represents a significant investment in your future, and a variety of financial aid programs are available to assist you. UC Davis MBA graduates earn a considerable return on their financial investment, and the Graduate School of Management continues to invest in our scholars and assist students in financing their MBA.

UC Davis MBA students have access to a variety of programs to help with their MBA expenses, including employer assistance, grants and student loans. Talk to your manager or human resources department about your educational goals and how they can support you. UC Davis offers a competitive grant program to help students with their MBA program expenses. Finally, both federal and private student loans are available to assist you.

Your course fees are set at the time of your enrollment and remain fixed for your MBA studies. For Sacramento Working Professional MBA students who enrolled fall 2010, the fees were $69,984 for the degree, paid at the rate of $972 per unit. These fees include course fees, textpaks and access to all UC libraries. Fees for fall 2011 will be set in late spring.

For information about these programs and how to apply, visit http://students.gsm.ucdavis.edu/wpmba/financial_aid.htm UC Davis Sacramento Education Building Home of the Sacramento Working Professional MBA program

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Career workshops and panels to help you identify potential careers and develop effective job-search strategies

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General Manager Sims Recycling Solutions, Western Region Roseville, Calif. P revious de g ree

B.S., Electrical Engineering University of California, Davis While a Working Professional MBA student, Bill Vasquez quickly climbed the career ladder at Packard Bell and ExpressPoint. After earning his degree, he became chief operating officer at TASQ, one of the largest providers of point-of-sale equipment and services in North America. Today, Vasquez is general manager of the western regional headquarters of Sims Recycling Solutions, the world’s largest electronic waste recycler. He oversees 400 employees in the company’s operations, sales, finance and human resources departments at sites in California, Arizona and Nevada. “This latest professional step is very exciting for me. There is great growth potential in this industry.

The UC Davis MBA helped put my c a r e e r i n t o ov e r d r i v e . Everything I was learning in class, I was immediately able to apply at work. And that gave me the c o n fi d e n c e t o s u c c e e d . At age 29,

I was contributing at e x e c u t i v e - l e v e l p l a n n i n g m e e t i n gs and presenting to the board of directors at ExpressPoint. Within three years I was p ro m o t e d t o v i c e p r e s i d e n t o f o p e r at i o n s .

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“Early on, as I began managing and supervising people, I knew that I needed to supplement that with an education in business planning and strategy. And it was critical that l be able to do it on nights and weekends, around my work schedule. The Graduate School of Management allowed me to accomplish this.”

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One-on-one sessions with our expert career counselors to assess your career needs and develop a personal career strategy


ADMISSIONS

Admissions A P P L I C AT I O N D E A D L I N E S

December 1, 2010

The UC Davis Graduate School of Management seeks individuals with

February 2, 2011

demonstrated records of achievement and selects applicants whose academic

April 6, 2011

background, communication skills, professional experience, intellectual capability,

May 18, 2011 (space-available basis)

global perspective and demonstrated leadership have prepared them to meet the challenging demands of our MBA program and a career in management.

A P P L I C AT I O N M AT E R I A L S ■

Application form

Résumé

2 professional recommendations

3 essays

Transcripts

GMAT

We consider professional promise, academic potential and personal qualities. Admission is based on your work experience, GMAT performance, academic record, personal essays and recommendations. Our students come from diverse professional and academic backgrounds. No particular area of undergraduate preparation or coursework is required. We do suggest that you complete introductory coursework in accounting, calculus, economics and statistics.

TOEFL/IELTS/PT

UC Davis MBA Information Sessions

(for international, non-nativeEnglish-speaking applicants)

Learn more about our Working Professional MBA program by attending a UC Davis MBA information session, held at our campus in Sacramento. These are excellent opportunities to meet students, alumni, faculty and admissions staff; ask questions; and get details on admissions requirements, curriculum, financial aid and career tracks in management.

$125 application fee

View event schedule and RSVP online >> www.gsm.ucdavis.edu/MBAevents

A P P LY O N L I N E

>> www.gsm.ucdavis.edu/apply M B A P ro g ram cost

FINANCIAL AID

Undertaking your MBA represents a significant investment in your future, and a variety of financial aid programs are available to assist you. UC Davis MBA graduates earn a considerable return on their financial investment, and the Graduate School of Management continues to invest in our scholars and assist students in financing their MBA.

UC Davis MBA students have access to a variety of programs to help with their MBA expenses, including employer assistance, grants and student loans. Talk to your manager or human resources department about your educational goals and how they can support you. UC Davis offers a competitive grant program to help students with their MBA program expenses. Finally, both federal and private student loans are available to assist you.

Your course fees are set at the time of your enrollment and remain fixed for your MBA studies. For Sacramento Working Professional MBA students who enrolled fall 2010, the fees were $69,984 for the degree, paid at the rate of $972 per unit. These fees include course fees, textbooks, textpaks, meals, parking and access to all UC libraries. Fees for fall 2011 will be set in late spring.

For information about these programs and how to apply, visit UC Davis Sacramento Education Building Home of the Sacramento Working Professional MBA program

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U C D avis Graduate S chool o f M ana g ement A dministration Steven C. Currall Dean Hemant Bhargava Michael Maher Associate Deans James R. Stevens Assistant Dean–Student Affairs Anya Reid Assistant Dean–External Relations and Development Mary McNally Assistant Dean–Business and Finance

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The UC Davis Graduate School of Management is fully accredited by AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

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