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CONTENTS 2 Accelerate Your Career 8 Your UC Davis MBA Experience 18

Our Community

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An Invitation from the Dean At UC Davis, you’ll find a transformative MBA experience unlike any other business school in the world. Our innovative IMPACT curriculum merges teaching, research

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and real-world experience to prepare globally aware, agile leaders who are committed to making a difference. The values and principles of social and environmental responsibility are woven into the very fabric of our community. You’ll thrive in our dynamic, collaborative learning environment. Drawing on the intellectual capital of the San Francisco Bay Area, our MBA program offers a rigorous, nationally ranked education that gives you the skill set to become a more effective and confident leader. Our internationally renowned faculty will know you by name, and you will work closely with talented classmates, who bring diverse backgrounds and industry experience.

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You will also benefit from the interdisciplinary strengths and rich offerings of one of the world’s top research universities— and our program’s prime location at the Bishop Ranch Business Park in San Ramon. Our neighbors include more than 550 of the world’s leading companies, innovative start-ups and high-growth firms—trailblazers in financial services,

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health care, communications, transportation and technology.

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schedule allows you to earn your degree while you continue to work. Whether you look to further your current career or launch

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Former Visiting Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Entrepreneurship and Faculty Co-Director of the Institute of Technology, London Business School Former Vice Dean of Enterprise and Professor of Management Science and Innovation, University College London Nanotechnology Technical Advisory Group member at invitation of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Grantee on $18 million in external funding, most from the National Science Foundation Honored with Stanford University’s Price Foundation Innovative Entrepreneurship Educator Award, Ernst & Young’s regional Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the Grand Velocity Award for Academic Entrepreneurship, Indiana University Founding Director, Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship

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ACCELERATE YOUR CAREER

Shift into High Gear Known for driving results in the workplace, innovative thinking and effective collaboration, UC Davis MBA graduates are in high demand across a wide

At Google I learned a lot about the

range of industries.

Internet, large-scale computer systems

Our experienced career development team works closely with you to prepare

and technology. Working as a manage-

for your continued professional advancement. We help you leverage your

ment consultant and getting an MBA

experience, knowledge and skills to be a successful leader who can make

completed my skill set. Now, analyzing

a difference in the business world.

strategic opportunities and threats, and knowing how to motivate engineers to tackle them, help me take my career— and Facebook—to the next level.

ANDREW BARKETT MBA 09

Engineering Manager Facebook | Palo Alto, Calif.

OUR CAREER DEVELOPMENT APPROACH

In tandem with our new academic curriculum, our enhanced career development program bridges your classroom experience with the global job market. As a UC Davis MBA student, you can employ this series of activities and workshops to develop the tools and resources needed to accelerate your career. You’ll strengthen your ability to build relationships, present yourself and find the right path for a rewarding career.

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Senior Director, Engineering Livescribe | Oakland, Calif. Senior Management Consultant Taos Mountain, Inc. | San Jose, Calif.

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Engage with Us – One-on-one sessions with our expert career counselors to assess your professional goals and develop a customized career strategy. Maximize Opportunities – Make the most of on- and off-campus recruiter activities, company tours, career fairs and industry events. Tap Our Powerful Alumni Network – Benefit from our deeply loyal and supportive alumni, who make time to mentor and assist you. Present Yourself – Résumé, cover letter and interview strategies to effectively market yourself.

Renaissance man: deeply interested in philosophy, literature, film and economics Co-founder, Greenlight Apparel, an entrepreneurial venture committed to fighting child labor and promoting sustainability and positive change

LEADERSHIP FELLOWS PROGR A M

Advisor/investor in several Silicon Valley start-ups

This one-year program will help you understand leadership, build

Economics and strategy advisor to the Human Needs Project, a group aiming to bring clean water and reliable infrastructure to the worst slums in Kenya

self-awareness and strengthen your leadership capabilities. The Leadership Fellows Program complements the UC Davis MBA curriculum and furthers our mission to prepare innovative leaders for global impact. This workshop series gives students additional tools to boost both leadership skills and professional achievement.

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My UC Davis MBA has been an I N VA L U A B L E R E S O U R C E and experience that’s opened up new and exciting C A R E E R O P P O R T U N I T I E S . AT&T saw the I N V E S TM E N T T H AT I H A D

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I manage a team of 160 employees and oversee seven of AT&T’S L A R G E S T C O M PA N Y- OW N E D R E TA I L S TO R E S in the country.

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Joined AT&T’s flagship talent management rotational program upon earning UC Davis MBA Responsible for AT&T’s No.1 market in Northern California; oversees business operations that complete hundreds of thousands of transactions each year and generate $160 million in annual revenue Key quote: “As an MBA student, I took advantage of every opportunity to develop myself. Now, I use the skills and the strategies that I learned every day.” Giving back: serves on Graduate School of Management Alumni Association’s board of directors

ACCELERATE YOUR CAREER

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ACCELERATE YOUR CAREER

Maximize Your Investment Earning your MBA involves a significant investment of time, energy and resources. Your return: the critical management and business skills you need to accelerate your career. The UC Davis MBA delivers outstanding value. Whether promoted while pursuing their MBA or accepting a new position after graduating, our alumni find that their management education yields great dividends.

In a recent survey, alumni who graduated from our part-time MBA

I recently accepted a promotion

programs between 2007 and 2009 reported an average salary

to risk management consultant at

increase of 33 percent over their pre-MBA earnings, far outpacing

Wells Fargo. It’s the latest positive step

the average return on investment for similar programs worldwide.

I’ve taken since starting my UC Davis MBA. Studying at UC Davis has given

As a UC Davis MBA student, you’ll benefit from a wealth of compelling

me a new set of tools to succeed in

opportunities to put theory into practice.

the workplace, and a new outlook on business as a whole.

BIG BANG ! BUSINESS PL AN COMPETITION

Launched in 2000 by a team of UC Davis MBA students, our annual business

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plan competition provides a year-round forum for the university community

Risk Management Consultant Wells Fargo | San Francisco, Calif.

to develop and test business visions. Sponsored by corporations, angel

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new opportunities for mentorship, team building and networking.

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Goal upon starting MBA program: become a risk management consultant with Wells Fargo in three to four years. Goal achieved: within one year.

As part of our IMPACT curriculum, the MBA Consulting Center’s high-impact

Former Marine; entered MBA program already comfortable developing skills on a team

challenge for organizations ranging from start-ups to Fortune 50 multinationals.

Says UC Davis MBA experience “will continue to take my career to new levels”

PROFESSIONAL CLUBS

projects provide practical experience as you apply your expertise through this core course. You work in a small team to define and solve a critical business

Bike commuting helps him be “a little kinder to the environment and fit in an easy workout so that I have more time with the family”

Diverse student-run groups create opportunities in fields from marketing

Traveled worldwide while in the Marine Corps; favorite family vacation spot: Hawaii

and industry professionals, these clubs and organizations help you grow

and finance to technology and consulting. By linking students, faculty, alumni as a leader, enhance your career development and build your networks.

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Corporate Connections UC Davis Bay Area MBA students bring a wealth of experience

Life Technologies

Roche Molecular Diagnostics

in diverse industries and professions, from banking and finance

Link A Media Devices

Safeway Inc.

to biotechnology, from health care to government and education,

Logitech Inc.

Sapient Corp.

from technology to consulting. Our current students work in the

Macias Gini & O’Connell LLP

Sierra Wireless America Inc.

Macys.com

Silgan Containers Corp.

following organizations. 24 Seven Inc. Abbott Diabetes Care Adobe Inc. Affordable Housing Associates Agland Investment Services Inc. Akamai Technologies Inc. Akraya Inc. Alliance Resource Consulting LLC

California Department of Public Health Casecentral Cellmark Inc. Cepheid Charles Schwab & Co. Inc. Chevron Corp. Chevron Energy Solutions

Marin General Hospital

Springsoft

Ernst & Young LLP

Marvell Semiconductors

ETIC Engineering Inc.

Medarex Inc.

St. Raymond School, Diocese of Oakland

eVillage Corp.

Mendocino Brewing Co.

Ewing Irrigation Products

Microsoft

State of California Board of Equalization

FactSet Research System

Mission Technology Inc.

Stella & Dot

Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco

Momentum Market Intelligence

STMicroelectronics Inc.

Morrison & Foerster

Super Rewards

National Semiconductor

SVB Financial Group

Navis LLC Net Impact

TAC Worldwide Limited/ Wells Fargo

NetApp

Tech Mahindra Ltd.

New York Life Investment Management

Thomson Reuters Beta Systems

Nintendo Inc.

Toyota

Northrop Grumman

Trinet

Objectivity Inc.

Twin Brothers Properties

OMT Capital Management

Tyco International

Oracle Corp.

UCSF Medical Center

Otis Elevator Co.

United States Coast Guard

PG&E Corp.

United States GSA, Office of Inspector General

Field Automated Computer Systems LLC

Amano Foods Inc.

Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute

American Century Investments

Cisco Systems Inc.

First Republic Bank

Anresco Inc.

Citi Investment Research and Analysis

Gap Inc.

Apple Inc. Applied Biosystems/ Life Technologies

City of Fremont Police Department

Astellas Pharma US Inc.

Cognizant Technology Solutions

Clarizen Inc.

Fineman PR

GCX Corp. GEI Consultants Inc. Genentech/Roche

AT&T Inc.

Commission Junction

Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School

BAE Systems

Computer Sciences Corp.

Google Inc.

The Bank of New York Mellon Barclays Global Investors

Continuing Education of the Bar University of California

Harris & Associates Hewlett Packard Co.

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Mason-McDuffie

Cost Plus World Market

BioMarin Pharmaceuticals

Criterion Catalysts & Technologies

International Business Machines Corp. (IBM)

Bio-Rad Laboratories

Cyan Optics Inc.

Illumina

Paul Financial LLC

Blackhawk Network

Dell Inc.

Informatica Corp.

Pepsi

BlackRock Inc.

Diageo NA

Infosys Technologies Ltd.

Pericom Semiconductor Corp.

Blue Shield of California

Dominican Hospital

Intel Corp.

Presidio Bank

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Droplet

Interra Systems

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Bolsa Medical Group

Dynamac International

Intuit

Progentech

Boston Scientific Corp.

East Bay Municipal Utility District

iScience Interventional

Progressive Insurance

BRIDGE Housing Corp.

Efficient Lighting

Kaiser Permanente

Project Consulting Specialists Inc.

Brocade

Embarcadero Technologies

Kiva.org

Prudential California Realty

Build It Green

Emphasys Software

Ralphs Grocery Co.

Cal Micro Inc.

Enercon Services Inc.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

CREDO Mobile

Ensenda Inc.

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Hooper 206 Vintners

Panasas Inc. Panera Bread LLC

Red Leaf IT Consulting

LeapFrog Enterprises Inc.

Robert Half International

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Stanford University

T-Mobile USA

United States Social Security Administration University of California, Davis University of California, Office of the President University of California, San Francisco URS Corp. Verizon Wireless viv & ingrid co. Waltech Inc. Wells Fargo Bank Western Union Williams-Sonoma Inc.


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Your Global Alumni Network

C ATH I N K A WAH L STROM M BA 91

Managing Partner Accenture

NEW YO RK, N.Y.

G R EG K I N G M BA 02

H AN NA K ATR I N FR I D R I K SSO N M BA 01

Director Head of Exchange Traded Products Credit Suisse

Business Development Manager Icepharma

NEW YO RK, N.Y.

REYK JAVÍK, ICEL AND

A ARO N BU R DA M BA 07

General Manager Wunderbar Europe s.r.o.

GARY BEC K E R M BA 0 0

PR AGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

Senior Finance Manager Microsoft Corporation

STE PH AN I E S WAN N AC K M BA 07

REDMOND, WASH.

G R EG TEM PLE M A 85

Key Account Director Catalina Marketing International

SAINT PAUL , MINN.

C R AI G C UM M I NS M BA 05

Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer, ECOLAB Inc.

PARIS, FR ANCE

Senior Associate, Private Equity Sustainable Asset Management

M I K HAI L ZH U KOV M BA 01

ZÜRICH, SWITZERL AND

Senior Vice President Wells Fargo and Co.

ANTO N I O Z ACC H EO M A 93

SAN FR ANCISCO, CALIF.

Director, Sales & Marketing Carpineto Winery

Y V ES CO R N A Z M BA 03

Manager, M&A Finance Google Inc.

PERUGIA ARE A, ITALY

SANTA CL AR A, CALIF.

Y V ET TE CO N N E R M BA 02

Senior Vice President, Global Risk Management Practice Leader Marsh Inc.

W ISA M COSTAN D I M BA 01

General Manager Informatica Qatar

DENVER, COLO.

D OHA, Q ATAR

AU GUSTI N RO D R I GU EZ M BA 96

Portfolio Manager, HP.Com IT Hewlett-Packard Co. GUADAL A JAR A, M E XICO

NOEMI DANAO MBA 04

Manager, Business Development, Latin America SNV, a Dutch social enterprise

QUITO, ECUAD OR

LI N DSE Y PE LLE R I N M BA 08

Product Marketing Manager AT&T Services Inc. DALL AS, TE X .

RO D R I G O C I FU E NTES M BA 05

Global Manager, New Business Development; AgroFresh Inc., a division of Dow AgroSciences SANTIAG O, CHILE

D E N I GARC IA N OVOA M BA 01

Vice President Project Management Grupo Magnadata

M AR I E C H AISSO N M BA 0 4

Director of Business Development Patagonia Sur SANTIAG O, CHILE

M E XICO CIT Y, M E XICO

TIAG O C AVAG N ARO M BA 10

Manager, Innovation Program in Healthier Foods Corporación de Fomento (CORFO) and Fundación para la Innovación Agraria (FIA) SANTIAG O, CHILE

FABIAN A ALV ES M BA 08

Executive Manager Rabobank International SÃO PAULO, BR A ZIL

R E NATO J U N Q U E I R A SANTOS PE R E I R A M BA 0 4

Sugar and Ethanol Corporative Manager Adecoagro

ROAN E W YAT T TH O R PE M BA 98

Team Leader, Project Drilling Planning & Business Improvement Contracting Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (Zakum Development Co.) ABU DHABI, UNITED AR AB EMIR ATES

DAN I E L WALTE R M BA 0 0

Director, Administration and Finance UN World Health Organization, Africa Regional Office BRAZZAVILLE, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

J O H N TALBOT M BA 91

Comptroller, Angola LNG Ltd. Chevron Corp. LUANDA, ANG OL A

K AR E N BE N N ET T M BA 02

Senior Civil Engineer/Deputy Chief of Party USAID/Ethiopia Health Infrastructure Program Tetra Tech Inc. ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA

I N G R I D S H E R I DAN SOM É M BA 08

Deputy Management Quality Coordinator Catholic Relief Services ANTANANARIVO, M ADAGASCAR

SÃO PAULO, BR A ZIL

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PAU L R E I N HART M A 88

Peace Corps Volunteer U.S. Peace Corps

SA MU E L ADA M S M BA 96

Head of Financial Advisor Services, Europe Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd.

PAVLODAR, K A Z AKHSTAN

LOND ON, ENGL AND

SU N I L K AIM AL M BA 97

AI M E E C AR RO LL M BA 0 0

Director, HandHeld Business Development Intel China Ltd.

Solution Manager Nokia Siemens Networks

BEI JING, CHINA

LOND ON, ENGL AND

TO D D K I N K AD E M BA 98

Controller, PRC Sales & Marketing Group Intel China Ltd. BEI JING, CHINA

W I LLIA M XU M BA 11

Vice President, Digital Media Development International Data Group, China Ltd. BEI JING, CHINA

RO BE RT H U FFAK E R M BA 94

Platform Lead Engineer ABB Power Systems—Offshore Wind Connections

K A ZUM A M IYA MOTO M BA 0 9

Manager, Global Business Planning & Operations Division Hitachi Data Systems Inc.

STO CKH OL M, SWEDEN

JACOB FOSSAR PETERSEN M BA 03

TOK YO, JAPAN

Vice President Novo Nordisk A/S

C H R IS N E WM AN M BA 94

Executive Director, Transfer Pricing and TESCM Ernst & Young

COPENHAGEN, DENM ARK

TOK YO, JAPAN

R AYMO N D LO U I E M A 88

Partner PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP SHANGHAI, CHINA

Y U - C H U N LI N M BA 9 9

Portfolio Manager, Senior Trader Fubon Banking Group TAIPEI, TAIWAN

K E N H ARV E Y M A 88

International Tax Partner KPMG LLP J YOTH I N M ADAR I M BA 08

H ONG KONG, CHINA

Marketing Analyst LSI Corp.

BANGALORE, INDIA

I N D E R BI R (M I C K Y ) S I N G H M A 89

Chief Operating Officer Tradeindia.com

PR A S H ANTH AD I R A J U M BA 02

Director, Sales & Marketing Group Intel South Asia Intel Corp.

NEW DELHI, INDIA

BANGALORE, INDIA

PAU L G. K RU EG E R M BA 95

PR AV E E N S R I K ANTAIAH M BA 10

Sales Leader, ASEAN Pegasystems

Manager, Market Research Blueocean Market Intelligence

SINGAPORE

BANGALORE, INDIA

M AT T VO G E L M BA 08

Product Manager Abbott Diabetes Care

Across six continents, UC Davis MBA alumni are in prominent roles in international business as top executives, managers and entrepreneurs 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 making an impact internationally. You’ll be able to connect with the extensive Graduate School of Management network— and join nearly 208,000 UC Davis graduates worldwide.

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YOUR UC DAVIS MBA EXPERIENCE

The UC Davis MBA Edge 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 range of subjects. The UC Davis MBA curriculum is

Our professors are industry experts, actively engaged with the

providing me with knowledge and

business world through innovative research, and they share cutting-

experience that is unequaled. It has

edge management ideas and practices with you in the classroom.

been enhanced by working closely

They know how academic theory relates to real-world conditions, and

with top professors who present

they are dedicated to working directly with students to explore that

challenging material, and collabo-

practical dimension and encourage innovative ways of thinking and

rating with talented fellow students on a variety of practical projects.

MICHELLE COCHRAN Organization Capability Consultant Chevron Corp. | San Ramon, Calif.

doing business.

Through our rigorous, new IMPACT-anchored curriculum, you will build a broad foundation of basic knowledge and skills— and put them into action. You’ll deepen your knowledge

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in business analytics, entrepreneurship, innovation, finance,

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accounting, general management, marketing, organizational behavior, strategy or technology management.

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Applying lessons learned in MBA program to develop and implement new projects at Chevron Program’s small class sizes and case-studybased approach “encourage personal accountability and promote teamwork— critical to my career in management” Has travelled widely, including Barbados, Brazil, France, Philippines and more; favorite cities: Prague and Cape Town Flew to Omaha, Neb., to meet billionaire philanthropist Warren Buffett with UC Davis classmates—”a fantastic experience” Loves visiting family—especially three nephews and two nieces

In a 10-week capstone consulting project course, other experiential courses and hands-on work outside the classroom, you develop your expertise to solve real-world strategic business issues. 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 and workshops—covering key topics such as leadership, innovation, critical thinking and communication—round out your education and career preparation.

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CARRON SANDIFOR Technical Lead Macys.com | San Francisco, Calif. PREVIOUS DEGREE

B.S., Systems and Computer Science Howard University | Washington, D.C. FAST FACTS

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The UC DAVIS MBA DELIVERS the I N - D E P T H U N D E R S TA N D I N G O F B U S I N E S S I need to launch the next stage of my career. I’ve

learned to understand people’s motivations in the workplace, and am better equipped to N AV I GAT E O R GA N I Z AT I O N S A N D G E T T H I N GS D O N E . I’ve AC Q U I R E D T H E T O O L S to predict a project’s

financial success. Now I’m bringing it all together with R E A L-WO R LD E X P E R I E N C E S in creating a viable VC-backed business. UC Davis Bay Area MBA Program

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UC Davis MBA Curriculum We have strengthened our internationally ranked UC Davis MBA program with a new, innovative curriculum that further integrates globalization, responsible business ethics and sustainability. The goal: to better prepare you with the real-world practice, analytical and technical skills, and leadership training you need to succeed.

Our new curriculum is anchored by IMPACT, a two-part capstone course.

Since starting the Bay Area MBA program, I’m performing better as

You’ll sharpen your writing, speaking and critical-

a manager. I’ve definitely learned

thinking abilities and then put those collective business

the value of teamwork. I’m more

skills and knowledge to work on a 10-week team

aware of the ripple effect my

project for partner companies ranging from Fortune

management decisions have on

500 firms to ultra-fast-paced Silicon Valley start-ups.

my colleagues, and I make faster, more well-informed decisions.

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Product Manager Emphasys Software | Emeryville, Calif. STUDENT LEADERSHIP

I NTEGR ATED M ANAGEMENT P ROJECT A RTICULATION C RITICAL T HINKING

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Every aspect of our program, from scheduling and logistics to faculty office hours and support services, is specifically designed to meet the needs of working

Member, Finance Association

professionals. The program’s flexibility provides you with options to

Member, Bay Area Marketing Association

accelerate or extend your studies—and makes it possible to meet work

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commitments while earning your MBA and advancing your career.

B.A., Economics and Mathematics University of Washington, Seattle

You will learn from the same world-class faculty who teach in our internationally

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MBA advantage: “Providing leadership in financial product development is the cornerstone of my success. My banking background provides a great foundation, but the UC Davis MBA allows me to maintain a clear vision of where we want to be.” Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Japanese Member of UC Davis Big Bang! Business Plan Competition team focused on founding a winery in India, delivering California-quality wine at affordable prices to a largely untapped market

who bring diverse backgrounds and industry experience to the classroom. By continuing to work full time, you can immediately apply your new knowledge and skills on the job. Classes meet at our Bishop Ranch campus every other Friday from 2:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m.– 9:00 p.m., and Saturday from 9:00 a.m.– noon and 1:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m., with some elective courses offered on a special schedule. You complete the program a pace that works for you. Most students earn their degree within three years.

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My courses in decision science, statistics and finance have ENRICHED MY SKILL SET AND HELPED ME BRING I N N OVAT I O N to my work. Due to my experience with business

intelligence implementations and my MBA studies, I was recently recruited to an E XC I T I N G L E A D E R S H I P P O S I T I O N at Sony Playstation. Now I’m building a new team and leveraging my skills and experience to B R I N G T H E A N A LY T I C S I ’ V E L E A R N E D I N T H E C L A SS RO OM STR A I G HT TO TH E WO R K PL AC E .

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Ten core courses provide you a foundation in the functional areas of business: accounting, economics, finance, marketing, operations, organizational behavior, statistics and strategy. These management disciplines are examined through case studies, lectures and company

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analyses that address key concepts and spark discussion. These courses

Senior Manager, Sales Planning, Analysis & Forecasting Sony Computer Entertainment of America

also introduce you to the broader themes of corporate responsibility, ethics, globalization, innovation and leadership.

Foster City, Calif.

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Shares insider insight into the Bay Area MBA program with prospective students at recruiting sessions

You have the option to pursue a general management study or to choose a functional concentration guided by a suggested series of elective courses.

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Fluent in Spanish Passport stamps include Columbia, the U.K., France, Canada, Venezuela and—most recently—Ireland Loves adventure: Has rappelled down a steep waterfall in Colombia, South America, and gone cave exploring Avid hiker and camper


YOUR UC DAVIS MBA EXPERIENCE

MBA Curriculum Overview

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Investment Analysis Managing People in Modern Organizations

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Leadership Fellows Program Open to students pursuing both the two-year and the three-year curriculum option, our intensive, year-long training series gives you additional tools to boost your leadership skills and professional achievement. SELF-ASSESSMENT

PR ACTICE

CAPSTONE

The programs starts with a self-assessment using the Leadership Practices Inventory. You’ll use your new insight to craft a personal leadership development plan.

Complete a series of workshops that fine-tune specific skills necessary for leadership success. Sample workshops include:

The program concludes with the Reflections on Leadership interactive discussion. You’ll further refine your leadership potential under the guidance of an accomplished executive.

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Managing Change in the Corporate World

You’ll also serve in a leadership role by mentoring the next year’s group of Leadership Fellows.

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Preparing Innovative Leaders for Global

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Management of Innovation Power & Influence in Management

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View a video and learn more about the new UC Davis MBA curriculum >> www.gsm.ucdavis.edu/IMPACT

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SA MPLE ELECTIVES (2 )

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YOUR UC DAVIS MBA EXPERIENCE

People make mistakes—this includes investors saving for retirement and CEOs of major corporations. Our

Corporate Responsibility

Center for Investor Welfare and Corporate Responsibility is the first step in both avoiding these mistakes and minimizing the damage that might be done by them.

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

The Graduate School of Management has a long-standing commitment to driving positive change through the power of business, embracing community and ethical principles, and putting our collective ideas into action to build a better world. Sustainability and corporate responsibility are woven into the very fabric of our culture, and the larger UC Davis community. Our new MBA curriculum deepens the integration of responsible business ethics, corporate citizenship and environmental sustainability. And we are widely recognized for pioneering research and teaching that ensures that business education is part of the solution to the challenges of globalization and the promise of an inclusive, sustainable global economy. Here are just a few examples of our collective commitment to the triple bottom line: ■■

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Financial Theory and Policy RESEARCH EXPERTISE

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Finance, investments and financial markets, corporate financial policy, market for corporate control, analyst recommendations, investor behavior DEGREES

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Internationally renowned investor behavior and finance expert whose work offers fresh insights on mutual funds, gender-related overconfidence in stock trading, reliability of stock analysts’ recommendations, and how active trading of equities is “hazardous to your wealth”

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Helps students prepare for global business leadership with opportunities like the center’s fellowships at CalPERS and CalSTRS, the nation’s two largest public pension funds

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Principles for Responsible Management Education – One of the first 100 business schools in the world—among 20 in the U.S.— to adopt the United Nations Global Compact’s first international guiding framework for academic institutions to advance corporate social responsibility. Thought Leadership – Our expertise and initiatives advance the debate among educators, business, government, consumers, media, interest groups and stakeholders on today’s most critical issues. Center for Investor Welfare and Corporate Responsibility – Promotes research, teaching, courses and student activities that bridge scientific and ethical principles in corporate practices. International Recognition – The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education’s Beyond Grey Pinstripes survey ranks UC Davis among the top eight small business schools and among the top 10 percent worldwide for integrating social and environmental stewardship into curricula and scholarly research. Green Technology Entrepreneurship Academy – The UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship hosts the premier academic program for commercializing green technology innovations, and is a springboard for moving green tech research out of the lab and into the world. UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center – Led by Professor Nicole Woolsey Biggart, the nation’s first university-based center of its kind offers opportunities to work with industry to commercialize cutting-edge, energy-efficient technologies. Student Activities and Outreach – From the GSM Professional Net Impact chapter to the Community Consulting Group and our ethics pledge, our student activities promote integrity in business and community involvement.

>> www.gsm.ucdavis.edu/barber

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Values-based Leadership

Our culture is built on a foundation of values-based leadership and doing what’s right. Nothing is more important to us than applying moral

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

and ethical standards to management decisions.

community and, specifically, its

Our faculty shape and reinforce our culture. Innovators at the frontiers of

recognition of the importance of

knowledge, they share their insights and expertise in the classroom—and

leadership. UC Davis MBA students are intelligent, articulate, motivated

work with you to hone your skills. They will challenge you to lead responsibly,

and diverse. The School offers a

drawing on their latest research on leadership in practice, case studies and

powerful learning experience, and

lessons from top executives.

it’s great to be a part of this.

Our leadership and career development training emphasizes self-evaluation to improve your leadership skills, position you for immediate post-MBA success and propel you forward for long-term achievement in your career.

The skills and training program emphasizes responsible business practices, and you will benefit from workshops, professional coaching and feedback. You will also receive a 360-degree peer leadership evaluation and craft a personal leadership development plan. LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM THE FRONTLINES

Our Dean’s Distinguished Speakers, Executives-in-Residence and other guest speakers share their experiences in small, informal events and seminars. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and probe the leadership style of successful executives.

FRONTLINE PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE

S T E P H E N G. N E W B E R R Y

Guest speakers add another level to your education with their

VICE CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF DIRECTORS | FORMER PRESIDENT AND CEO

diverse expertise and perspectives.

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Has addressed UC Davis MBAs at orientation and commencement U.S. Naval Academy graduate With his wife, Shelley A. Newberry, has endowed a faculty chair in leadership and a fellowship that supports students who have great potential as team leaders in business


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Embracing Diversity As a recognized leader in global business education, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management is committed to preparing effective leaders in an increasingly diverse world.

At the Graduate School of Management, I am immersed in an amazing and diverse community. I learn directly

Our emphasis on ethnic, racial, cultural, gender, sexual orientation, geographic, professional and experiential diversity promotes our belief that you learn and grow more when exposed to new ways of thinking and doing business.

from faculty who are making significant

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Bay Area MBA students bring to class their diverse backgrounds, spoken

contributions to the business world,

languages and daily experience leading and managing local companies,

broadening my understanding of how

government agencies and multinational corporations with global footprints.

different sectors are evolving. I partner

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43 percent are women, the highest percentage among the Financial Times’

backgrounds provide me with valuable insights into a range of industries.

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top 100 global business schools. Our initiatives, partnerships and outreach help broaden the diversity of our students, faculty and staff.

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Central Valley Service Area, Calif. STUDENT LEADERSHIP

Forté Foundation

UC Davis Leadership Fellow

A key ally, this consortium of top business schools and major corporations is a powerful change agent in educating and directing talented women toward leadership roles in business.

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B.A., Economics California State University, East Bay

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We support the mission and participate in events held by this leading nonprofit, global professional organization that provides opportunities for diverse Asian talent to connect with domestic and multinational corporations across industry sectors.

Committed to promoting a patient-centric culture at Kaiser Permanente Collaborates with physician and administrative leaders on projects aligned with the organization’s strategic initiatives

National Black MBA Association

Researches clinical operations, conducts data analysis, develops recommendations and consults on training programs

We partner with and are committed to the goals and values of this premier association for AfricanAmericans in accounting, finance and business. NBMBAA is dedicated to the creation of intellectual and economic wealth in the black community.

Skilled in business case development, forecast modeling, contract negotiations Volunteers as a Spanish interpreter at free healthcare clinics for noninsured individuals

National Society of Hispanic MBAs With 36 chapters and 8,600 members, NSHMBA prepares Hispanics for leadership positions, so that they can provide the cultural awareness and sensitivity vital to manage a diverse workforce. UC business schools sponsored NSHMBA’s 2011 National Conference.

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UC Summer Institute for Emerging Managers and Leaders The institute, held annually at one of the six UC business schools, provides students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic-serving institutions with an expenses-paid, career-building fellowship. Wells Fargo and California Wellpoint are charter sponsors.

UC Davis Study of California Women Business Leaders We partner with Watermark, a nonprofit advancing the impact of women in their professions and in society, to publish an annual census of women board directors and highest-paid executives at the largest public companies in California.

UC-HBCU Initiative The University of California­– Historically Black Colleges and Universities initiative improves the representation of African-Americans/blacks in UC graduate programs by investing in collaborations between faculty and students at UC and HBCUs.

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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.

ON THE GROUND IN EMERGING MARKETS

Many students begin their UC Davis MBA program already knowledgeable about global trade and its impact. Our International Study Trip course helps you connect the dots in new and immediate

At the equator, Ecuador

ways, providing an intensive, first-hand 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: ■

Argentina

Ecuador

Mexico

Brazil

Hong Kong

Panama

Chile

Hungary

Singapore

China

Japan

Turkey

Czech Republic

Malaysia

Vietnam

Turkey

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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OUR COMMUNITY

We combine an intimate learning experience like that of a small liberal

Collaborative Action

arts college with the opportunities of a premier public research university

You will feel the energy and camaraderie the moment you arrive at the

known for harnessing the power of

UC Davis Graduate School of Management. Our close-knit community offers

interdisciplinary collaboration.

an intimate, vibrant environment in which learning and relationships flourish.

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Quickly realize the benefits of teamwork.

You’ll emerge ready to make an impact as a UC Davis MBA student— and throughout your career. From day one, our team-focused 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 valuable international expertise. N I C O L E WO O L S E Y B I G GA R T

During your UC Davis MBA career, you’ll also partner with senior executives

PROFESSOR OF MANAGEMENT

and veteran entrepreneurs who serve as mentors for consulting projects

Chevron Chair in Energy Efficiency

and business plan competitions. You’ll meet industry leaders who share their

Director, UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center

experiences from the frontlines, and take cues from renowned experts to

Dean, 2003–2009 Jerome J. and Elsie Suran Chair in Technology Management, 2002–2010 COURSE TAUGHT

Strategic Innovations in Energy Efficiency DEGREES

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley M.A., University of California, Davis B.A., Simmons College | Boston, Mass. RESEARCH EXPERTISE

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sharpen your leadership skills. Our strong culture of collaboration and values-based leadership will propel your development into a globally aware, innovative leader dedicated to changing the world through the power of business.


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and to L E A R N F R O M M Y TA L E N T E D C L A S S M AT E S .

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Career goal: executive position with the power to drive business and make organization-level decisions Loves consulting career and the opportunity to work in diverse roles— and to demonstrate ability to transition between roles with ease First professional award given for excellent team work; second professional award recognized individual excellence Wants to travel all over the world and explore cultures, people and places

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Our Vibrant Community When you join the UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s dynamic community, you hit the ground running from orientation to graduation with a calendar packed with 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 Global Solutions: A team of UC Davis MBAs were finalists in the 2012 Hult Global Case Challenge, the world’s largest crowdsourcing platform to tackle issues related to global poverty. After winning the regional round in San Francisco, they flew to New York City to compete against five teams from other top universities. Honoring the contestants vying for the $1 million purse: Bill Clinton. 2 Dining with the Deans: Bay Area MBA students enjoy quarterly informal lunches with our deans. It’s an opportunity to get to know one another and to discuss important issues, including curriculum, course scheduling and program updates.

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3 Meet Warren: Billionaire businessman and philanthropist Warren Buffett has hosted approximately 250 UC Davis MBA students at Berkshire Hathaway’s headquarters in Omaha since 2005. How do you thank a man who has everything? Our students volunteer at several local nonprofits during the trips. 4 Big Bang! Business Plan Competition: Launched in 2000 by a team of part-time MBA students, UC Davis’ annual business plan competition provides a forum for developing and testing entrepreneurial visions. After two Bay Area MBA students who work in the biotech field presented their plan for Integrated Cancer

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Therapeutics (ICT), the start-up took home $15,000 as winner of the Medical Technologies Track, funded by a National Science Foundation grant. ICT’s UC Davis–based innovation, CuroGen, a unique nanotechnology carrier drug delivery system that targets the chemotherapy drug at urinary bladder cancer tumors, is in the preclinical trial stage. 5 Building Networks: Our annual Peer-to-Pier event in San Francisco draws hundreds of students, alumni, faculty, recruiters and business leaders for an evening of networking and insight. Topics have included building personal and company brands, corporate social responsibility, effective leadership, and innovation and intrepreneurism. 6 Insider Insight: Top executives, business leaders and internationally influential policymakers share their experiences and expertise with Graduate School of Management students. Recent distinguished speakers include Anne Gates, executive vice president and CFO, Disney Consumer Products (pictured); Bernard Tyson, president and COO, Kaiser Permanente; Michael Dukakis, former governor of Massachusetts and the 1988 Democratic presidential nominee; Bill McKibben, founder, 350.org; James C. Davis, president, Chevron Energy Solutions.

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UC Davis is noted globally for its expertise in the converging issues of food, water, health, society, energy and the environment. Since the university’s founding more than 100 years ago, faculty and students have worked across disciplines to generate new discoveries. Today this collaborative culture flourishes, fostering an academic environment dedicated to solving the world’s most critical challenges.

Founded in 1905 32,650 students More than 208,000 alumni worldwide 90 graduate programs 5,300 acres (largest UC campus) UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento is one of the nation’s leading teaching and research hospitals

7 Leading with Integrity: Believing that integrity is a cornerstone of leadership, students begin their MBA experience with a 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.”

opportunities centered on green tech and social entrepreneurship. Launched in 2008, the chapter has earned a Silver ranking from the national Net Impact organization for four consecutive years for its activities. Members also collaborate with the School’s trailblazing Daytime MBA chapter.

8 A World of Opportunity: The International Study Trip course opens a window to global business. After a quarter-long study of a region, students take their lessons learned on a two-week tour with site visits and executive meetings. Recent trips included Hungary and the Czech Republic, China, Vietnam, Ecuador and Panama. The spring 2012 journey to Italy and Turkey included a stop at the Maserati factory.

10 Entrepreneurship Opportunities: Professor Andrew Hargadon leads the Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s Business Development programs and academies, which bring MBA students and investors together with scientists and engineers from around the world to develop the commercial potential of their research breakthroughs. They emerge having built businesses from the ground up— and developed lasting relationships with faculty, their peers, and the entrepreneurial community both on and off the campus.

9 Making a Net Impact: Net Impact uses the power of business to create positive social, environmental and economic change. Our GSM Professional chapter provides Bay Area MBA students and alumni with professional development and community engagement

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Ranked 9th among public research universities by U.S. News & World Report Ranked 11th in research funding among U.S. public universities by the National Science Foundation, with $684.3 million in 2010–2011 Member of the prestigious Association of American Universities Ranked 8th among U.S. universities based on their contributions to society by Washington Monthly 5th among U.S. universities in the number of international scholars (“Open Doors Report”) Only University of California campus with six professional schools—Education, Law, Management, Medicine, Nursing and Veterinary Medicine Agreements of cooperation with 139 international universities and institutions in 39 countries, including 40 in Europe, 22 in China, 22 in Latin America and 19 in Japan 8th “greenest school” in America (Sierra magazine) Among top 24 most racially and ethnically diverse large national research universities (U.S. News & World Report)


The world is changing rapidly, and so are the demands on corporate leadership. Globalization is now an established, entrenched reality. The economic meltdown and subsequent bailouts are just the latest in a series of issues and events that have added pressure on management to

Ayako Yasuda, associate professor of finance and an expert in venture capital and entrepreneurial finance.

lead with urgency—and in an environment of diverse stakeholder interests, expectations and demands.

JIM WUNDERMAN EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP SEMINAR

President and CEO Bay Area Council | San Francisco, Calif.

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.

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the foundation of your entire UC Davis MBA experience. Our small classes allow you to build strong connections with your professors, creating a dynamic learning environment that places a premium on teaching excellence. Graduate School of Management professors No. 1 Worldwide for Highest Percentage of Female Faculty (2011)

Dave Hoyt, Sr. Executive Vice President Wholesale Banking, Wells Fargo Don Knauss, Chairman & CEO The Clorox Co. Rebecca Macieira-Kaufmann, President Citibank California Deborah Messember, Managing Partner, KPMG

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Peter Robertson, Vice Chairman of the Board Chevron Corp. Bernard J. Tyson, President & COO Kaiser Permanente

blend their accomplished 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. Complementing your classroom experience are many hands-on opportunities to put the theories into practice, including consulting projects for Silicon Valley firms and Fortune 500 companies.

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Hema Yoganarasimhan, assistant professor of marketing and a leading researcher on the impact of social networks and consumergenerated media in marketing.

Paul Griffin, professor of accounting, consultant to the SEC and an internationally recognized specialist in auditing and securities markets.

I want UC Davis MBA students to be inspired and be enlightened. I want them to go out and make actual change in the practice of management because of what they learn here. That’s my unstated rule.

PR ASAD NAIK

PROFESSOR OF MARKETING

No. 6 Worldwide for Faculty Quality

Shannon Anderson, professor of accounting and a globally visible expert in performance management, operations research and cost accounting.

COURSES TAUGHT

Integrated Marketing Communications Marketing Management New Product Development RESEARCH EXPERTISE

LEADING-EDGE SCHOL ARS

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Marketing and advertising strategy; integrated marketing communications; dynamic market response models, including preparing for product harm crisis DEGREES

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ADMISSIONS

Admissions The Graduate School of Management seeks candidates with the potential to become innovative leaders for global impact. Prospective students have impressive records of achievement and the promise to accomplish much more. Our Admissions Committee selects applicants whose demonstrated leadership, intellectual capacity, global perspective, academic background and professional experience have prepared them to meet the challenging demands of our MBA program and a successful career. Admission is based on your work experience, academic record, GMAT or GRE performance, personal essays and recommendations. Our students come from diverse professional and academic backgrounds. No particular area of undergraduate preparation is required. Although the program has no specific subject prerequisites, we suggest introductory coursework in S U B M I T T I N G YO U R A P P L I C AT I O N

accounting, calculus, economics and statistics.

Please check our website for current

UC Davis MBA Information Sessions

application submission dates.

Learn more about our part-time MBA program at a UC Davis MBA information session, held at our campus in San Ramon. 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.

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Application form

Résumé

2 professional recommendations

4 essays

Transcripts

GMAT or GRE General Test

TOEFL/IELTS/PTE

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$125 application fee

>> www.gsm.ucdavis.edu/apply

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

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 Bay Area MBA students who enrolled fall 2012, the fees were: $96,480 for the degree, paid at the rate of $1,340 per unit. These fees include course fees, textpaks and access to all UC libraries. Fees for fall 2013 will be set in late spring.

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U C D AV I S G R A D U A T E S C H O O L O F M A N A G E M E N T A D M I N I S T R AT I O N Steven C. Currall Dean

Chris Dito Senior Director of Career Development

Hemant Bhargava Associate Dean for Instructional Programs

Bill Sandefer Senior Director of Admissions

Paul Griffin Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Kathleen Gleed Director of Academic and Student Services Chief Diversity Officer

James R. Stevens Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

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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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The Bishop Ranch Advantage Our Bay Area MBA program joins more than 550 of the world’s leading companies, innovative start-ups and high-growth firms in the thriving Bishop Ranch professional community. Our neighbors include leaders in financial services, health care, communications, transportation and technology.


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Availability of the UC Davis Campus Security Report As provided by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, you are entitled to request and receive a copy of the Security Report for the UC Davis campus. The report includes statistics for the past three years concerning crimes and incidents reported to campus security authorities (whether the crime occurred on campus, in covered non-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the university, or on public property adjacent to campus). The report also provides campus policies and practices concerning security—how to report sexual assault and other crimes, crime prevention efforts, policies/laws governing alcohol and drugs, victims’ assistance programs, student discipline, campus resources and other matters. You may obtain this report online at: http://police.ucdavis.edu/campus-security-reports. To obtain a printed copy, please submit a request by email to elwisnia@ucdavis.edu or in writing to the UC Davis Information Practices Officer, Offices of the Chancellor and Provost, University of California, Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616. Please put a subject heading on the email, or label the outside of the envelope, as “Information Request for Campus Security Report.” Because the faculty and administration of the UC Davis Graduate School of Management are continually reviewing the MBA program to give students the best possible educational experience, the School and the UC Regents reserve the right to change at any time any of its provisions, statements, policies, curricula, procedures, regulations or fees. The information in this brochure has been prepared with the best data available as of August 2012.

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