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Innovative Leaders for Global Impact


The UC Davis MBA program provides an invaluable opportunity to grow professionally and personally. It’s very exciting to see what strong, compassionate leaders we’ve become. L a u r e n d av i s MBA 13

AT&T Leadership Development Program | San Francisco, Calif. Manager, Construction & Engineering—Digital Electronics Group MBA INTERNSHIP

Brand Communications & Digital Marketing Intern Adidas | Portland, Ore. P re v i o u s P o siti o n

Registered Associate | Morgan Stanley Smith Barney | Pleasanton, Calif. P re v i o u s D e g ree

BBA, International Business | Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, Calif.

An Invitation from the Dean

At the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, we’re building a bold future for our students with one of the most forward-looking MBA curricula in the world.

Innovation. Diversity. Principled leadership. Globalization. These pillars will inform every aspect of your experience here. You’ll be immersed in their theory and practice. And you’ll emerge an agile, responsible leader ready for the challenges and rewards of today’s interconnected, always-on economy. Our graduates launch successful careers—and make an impact in their company, in their field and on the world. In 2009 I made an investment in the Graduate School of Management when I left satisfying work at London Business School and University College London to come to UC Davis and lead this impressive institution. Today I’m proud to be part of our dynamic community of students and scholars. I invite you to learn more about us and discover if this is the right place for you, too.

Ste v en C. Cu rr a ll, P h. D.

Dean and Professor of Management


Leading change requires both the courage to make tough decisions and the experience to know how to quickly adapt to new realities. The Graduate School of Management helped me become a well-rounded professional with the confidence to push the bigger ideas. C a t h i n k a W a h l s t r o m MBA 91

Accenture | New York, N.Y. Senior Managing Director, North America Banking P re v i o u s D e g rees

BA, Economics | BA, Journalism Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Accelerate Your Career Known for driving results in the workplace, innovative thinking and effective collaboration, UC Davis MBA graduates are in high demand across a wide range of industries. Our Approach |

At the Graduate School of Management, you’ll find a

vibrant, close-knit community where each student matters. Our career development team will work with you to pinpoint industries and companies where you want to work, and we will promote you directly to those employers. It’s almost like having your own talent broker. We have built strong, enduring relationships with a broad network of top corporations that know the quality of UC Davis MBAs. Each year we expand this group with new partnerships that reflect the emerging interests and talents of our students, as well as hot new companies and industries.

Proven Track Record |

We have a long history of placing graduates in

competitive internship and career positions, and preparing them for continued success. In 2012 our graduates received average starting compensation of $98,592; our 93 percent placement rate positions our results firmly with top MBA programs around the world.

Diverse Opportunities |

The Economist’s latest survey ranks our MBA

program No. 1 in the world for the diversity of recruiters and industry sectors that provide career opportunities for our graduates.


I gained the skills and knowledge to translate the fundamental leadership talents I developed in the military to the business world. c h r i s w e l s h MBA 05

IBM Corp. | San Francisco, Calif. Manager, Software Sales P re v i o u s p o siti o n

Infantry Officer, U.S. Marine Corps P re v i o u s D e g ree

BA, English and Political Economy Carleton College | Northfield, Minn.


Corporate Connections

The Graduate School of Management’s corporate relations team partners with local, national and multinational companies in our career placement efforts. The organizations listed here have recruited UC Davis MBAs.


Clorox Co.

Kansal Engineering Ltd.


Collaborative Solutions

Kellogg Co.

AEP Energy

CVF Capital Partners

Kendall Jackson Wine Estates

Ag Innovations Network

Cypress Semiconductor


Agilent Technologies

Dannon Co. Inc.

Kodak Gallery


Davis Roots



DCA Partners

Lam Research Corp.

AMD (Advanced Micro Devices)

Deloitte LLP

LeapFrog Enterprises Inc.

American Red Cross


Legislative Analyst’s Office

Amizetta Vineyards


Life Technologies


E. & J. Gallo Winery

LiquiLabs Inc.

Apple Inc.

E.ON Climate & Renewables North America


ECG Management Consultants Inc.

Marrone Bio Innovations

Applied Engineering & Construction Management Inc.

Rutherford Ranch Winery

No. 1 Worldwide for Diversity of Corporate Recruiters

Nintendo Co. Ltd. Novartis Corp. Nutanix NVIDIA Corp.

MarkeTech Group

Octus Energy Olam International Ltd.

AT&T Inc.

Elite Capital Services LLC

MC Wong Environmental and Energy Group



McKesson Corp.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Emerson Consultants Inc.

Mercer Inc.

Bayer CropScience

Environmental Defense Fund


BCP Miami

Ernst & Young LLP



Facebook Inc.



Fair Trade USA

National Park Service

BlackRock Inc.

Fork in the Road Foods


Blue Shield of California

Foundation for California Community Colleges

Nevada Institute for Renewable Energy Commercialization (NIREC)

California Public Utilities Commission

Gartner Inc.

California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber)

Genentech Gold Standard Diagnostics

California ISO

Gracenote Inc.

California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS)

Harrah’s Entertainment Inc.

California State Auditor


Cedaron Medical Inc.

Intel Corp.

Chronicle Books Cia de Minas Buenaventura Classic Wines Clean Energy Systems

International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) Imerys Filtration Minerals Inc.

CHIC Group

Cisco Systems Inc.


Illumina Inc.

Chevron Corp.


Opportunity Fund Oracle Corp. Pandora Phycal LLC Plantronics Procter & Gamble Reata Pharmaceuticals Inc. Recon Environmental Responsys

SDS Group Ltd. Shell Chemical Co. Sierra Energy Signature Development Group Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) Solar Power Partners Inc. SolFocus Sony Corp. Special Olympics Germany Strategic Capabilities StubHub SunPower Corp. Sutter Health Swrve Symantec Corp. Tesla Motors Inc. Social+Capital Partnership

Gap Inc.

CA Technologies

California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS)

On3 Fitness

PG&E Corp.


Sage Interactive

SapientNitro Nielson Co.

Ecology Action


Safeway Inc.

Sam’s Club

Arcadia Biosciences


Sacramento Mayor’s Office

Interbrand Intuit Ipsos Vantis Juniper Networks Kaiser Permanente


Tesla Motors Inc. | Fremont, Calif. Accessories and Tooling Program Manager M B A I nternship

Supply Chain Management Tesla Motors Inc. | Palo Alto, Calif. P re v i o u s P o siti o n

Entrepreneur/Founder, Infinite Possibility Inc. Sacramento, Calif., and Tokyo, Japan P re v i o u s D e g ree

BS, Mechanical Engineering University of California, Davis


Interning and now working at Tesla Motors is

Accelerate Your Career Proven Placement Success The Richards Group Tiburon Research Group T-Mobile Trinchero Napa Valley Turkevich Wines Ubisoft Entertainment UBS Upwelling Capital U.S. Department of Homeland Security

C l a s s o f 2 012 E m ploym e n t R e p o rt

C l a s s o f 2 013 Summer Internship Report

Average Compensation: $ 98,592

Average Monthly Salary: $ 4,681

Average Signing Bonus: $10,886

Placement of Students Seeking

Job Placement Three Months after Graduation:

Internships: 100 %


USA Football Valley Fine Foods Co. Vanguard Group Venture Foods Visa Vision Service Plan (VSP) Wallaby Yogurt Walmart Wells Fargo & Co. Whole Foods Market Williams-Sonoma Inc. Wisconsin Equine Clinic and Hospital Xerox State Healthcare Xilinx

a dream come true.

E m ploym e n t by I n d us t ry

36% 16% 13% 10% 6% 6% 6% 6%

technology/ telecom

energy/ utilities


financial services

real estate/ construction



health care/ biotech

Due to rounding, individual category percentages don’t add up to 100%.

E m ploym e n t by Fu n c t i o n

36% 26% 23% 6% 6% 3%

Accounting/ Finance



General Management

IT/Technology Management

Operations/ Production

I n t e r ns h i ps by I n d us t ry

27 % 19% 10% 10% 8% 8% 8% 6% 4%

technology/ telecom

Public Sector/ Nonprofit




Health Care/ BioTech

Financial Services

Entertainment/ Media


I n t e r ns h i ps by FU N C T I O N

35% 23% 21% 11% 4% 4% 2%


Strategy/Business Development

Accounting/ Finance


General Management

Operations/ Production

IT/Technology Management


Your Passport to Global Success Todd Needham, CFA, MBA 99

Vice President, Client Portfolio Manager Loomis Sayles Boston, M ass.

Hanna Katrin Fridriksson MBA 01

Cathink a Wahl strom MBA 91

Director of Healthcare Division Icepharma Executive Board Member of MP Bank

Senior Managing Director North America Banking, Accenture

Reyk jav鱈 k, Icel and

New York, N.Y.

Greg King MBA 02

Sinikk a Kaarina Suikkonen MBA 05

Director Head of Exchange Traded Products Credit Suisse

Investment Director, Private Equity FERI Institutional Advisors GmbH

Bad H omburg, Germany

New York, N.Y.

A aron Burda MBA 07

Greg Temple M A 85

General Manager Wunderbar Europe s.r.o.

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

Prague, Czech Republic

Saint Paul , Minn.

Stephanie Swannack MBA 07

Gary Becker MBA 0 0

Key Account Director Catalina Marketing International

Senior Finance Manager Microsoft Corporation

Redmond, Wash.

Paris, Fran ce

Mikhail Zhukov MBA 01

Cr aig Cummins MBA 05

Senior Vice President Wells Fargo and Co.

Investment Director RobecoSAM

San Francisco, Calif.

Z端rich, Switzerl and

Y ves Cornaz MBA 03

Manager, M&A Finance Google Inc.

Antonio Zaccheo M A 93

Mountain View, Calif.

Director, Sales & Marketing Carpineto Winery FLORENCE, Italy

Adam Fox MBA 04

Director of Promotional Planning Petco San Dieg o, Calif.

Y vet te Conner MBA 02

Managing Director, Global Risk Management 3D National Practice Leader Marsh Inc.

John Talbot MBA 91

Comptroller, Angola LNG Ltd. Chevron Corp.

Denver, Colo.

Luanda, Ang ol a

Augustin Rodriguez MBA 96

Planning and Operations Manager Hewlett-Packard Co. Guadal a jara, M e xico

Deni Garcia Novoa MBA 01

Vice President Project Management Grupo Magnadata

M e xico Cit y, M e xico

Noemi Danao Schroeder MBA 04

Chief of Party, SERVIR Project DAI

Bethesda, M d.

Fabiana Alves MBA 08

Executive Manager Rabobank International S達o Paulo, Bra zil

Renato Junqueir a Santos Pereir a MBA 04

Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo

S達o Paulo, Bra zil

Wisam Costandi MBA 01

COO, Adecoagro

Rodrigo Cifuentes MBA 05

Global Director, IDC New Business Platforms; AgroFresh Inc., a division of Dow AgroSciences Santiag o, Chile

M arie Chaisson MBA 04

Director of Business Development Patagonia Sur

Santiag o, Chile


Daniel Walter MBA 0 0

Director, Administration and Finance UN World Health Organization, Africa Regional Office

General Manager Informatica Qatar D oha, Q atar

Accelerate Your Career

Sunil Kaimal MBA 97

Director, HandHeld Business Development Intel Corp.

Samuel Adams MBA 96

Bei jing, China

Head of Financial Advisor Services, Europe Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd. Lond on, ENGL AND

Todd Kink ade MBA 98

Cristal Sumner MBA 99

Bei jing, China

Controller, PRC Sales & Marketing Group Intel China Ltd.

Chief Executive, British Homeopathic Association & Faculty of Homeopathy

William Xu MBA 11

Luton, Engl and

Vice President, Digital Media Development International Data Corp. Bei jing, China

Erdem Onur Savasir MBA 10

Kazuma Miyamoto MBA 09

Business Development Manager AGS Group

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

Moscow, Russia

Tok yo, Japan

Robert Huffaker MBA 94

Koji Nishihar a MBA 95

Platform Lead Engineer—Offshore Wind Connections ABB Power Systems

CEO Nishihara Environment Co. Ltd.

Väster ås, Sweden

Tok yo, Japan

Jacob Fossar Petersen MBA 03

Chris Newman MBA 94

Vice President Novo Nordisk A/S

Executive Director, Ernst & Young Tok yo, Japan

Co penhagen, Denmark

Raymond Louie M A 88

Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Shanghai, China

Hongjie Cui MBA 04

Director, Dell Computer Shanghai, China

Inderbir (Mick y) Singh M A 89

Chief Operating Officer New Delhi, India

Roane W yatt Thorpe MBA 98

Team Leader, Project Drilling Planning & Business Improvement Contracting ZADCO

Jyothin M adari MBA 08

Marketing Research Analyst LSI Corp.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Bangalore, India

Karen Bennet t MBA 02

Senior Civil Engineer/Deputy Chief of Party Tetra Tech Inc.

Srinivas Lingam MBA 08

Senior Engineering Manager Intel Corp.

Addis Ababa, Ethi opia

Bangalore, India


Management Quality Coordinator Catholic Relief Services

Paul G. Krueger MBA 95

Niamey, N iger

Sales Leader, ASEAN Pegasystems Singapore

M at t Vogel MBA 08

Product Manager Abbott Diabetes Care

Your UC Davis MBA will take you where you want to go

M elbourne, Australia

Across six continents, our alumni serve in prominent roles as top executives, managers and entrepreneurs in a wide range of industries and organizations. This map highlights a sample of our alumni’s global leadership. As a Graduate School of Management alumnus, you’ll become part of this growing network.





The UC Davis MBA program is forward looking and extremely relevant to today’s business trends and challenges. A DIT YA M UR A RI MBA 11

PricewaterhouseCoopers US LLP | San Francisco, Calif. Senior Associate, Customer Impact Consulting P re v i o u s P o siti o n

Senior Consultant, Marketing and Customer Strategy Ernst & Young US LLP | San Francisco, Calif. P re v i o u s D e g ree

BE, Information Science and Engineering BMS College of Engineering | Bangalore, India

Accelerate Your Career

Transformative Experience The UC Davis MBA prepares you to be an innovative leader with global impact. You’ll gain the strong foundation, perspective and balance to deliver results from day one. Through our IMPACT curriculum, you will build a broad foundation of business knowledge and skills. You’ll deepen your expertise in accounting, business analytics, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, innovation, marketing, organizational behavior, strategy or technology management. Globalization, responsible business ethics and sustainability are integrated throughout our program.

I ntegrated

theory into practice

M anagement

Our new IMPACT MBA curriculum is anchored by Integrated Management Project and Articulation and Critical Thinking (IMPACT) core courses. Students team on 20-week projects for client firms.

P roject A rticulation

Recent corporate sponsors include

C ritical T hinking

the program |

Our two-part capstone course will sharpen your

writing, speaking and critical-thinking abilities. You’ll then put your collective business skills and knowledge to work on 20-week consulting team projects for partner companies ranging from Fortune 500 firms to ultra-fast-paced Silicon Valley startups. By creatively responding to real-world strategic business issues, you’ll deepen the analytical, technical and leadership skills you need to succeed.

the people |

Our professors are industry

experts, actively engaged with the business world through innovative research. They will challenge you to lead responsibly, sharing cutting-edge management ideas and practices drawn from research, case studies and lessons from top executives.

your future |

From helping to commercialize

science and engineering breakthroughs, to applying new tools for socially responsible investing, UC Davis MBA students and alumni are innovative leaders, pushing for an inclusive, sustainable

Dialing up digital: Our MBA students undertake an Integrated Management Project during their second year. A team recently worked on a plan to transition from direct mail to digital marketing for AT&T Wireless products.

global economy.


Curriculum Overview Year One Su m m er

Career Webinar Series Quantitative Fundamentals

To prepare you for success in the UC Davis MBA curriculum, we have created a pre-MBA program. The online program includes four modules: algebra, probability, statistics and calculus.

Fall Q uarter Core Courses

Wi nter Q uarter Core Courses

Articulation & Critical Thinking


Financial Accounting



Markets & the Firm


Data Analysis for Managers

■■ ■■


Core Courses

Organizational Structure & Strategy


The Individual & Group Dynamics

Marketing Management


Operational Excellence


Financial Theory & Policy









You’ll jump start your future career at our summer orientation session, recently featured in the Wall Street Journal. We help you hone jobhunting skills and prepare you to impress corporate recruiters, improving your chances of landing the perfect internship or job.

S prin g Q uarter


Alumni open their offices, offering you career advice and insider insight into their company’s operations, culture and opportunities. PREPARE FOR SUMMER INTERNSHIP

MBA Leadership Development Program Led by industry experts and patterned after programs for senior executives at the world’s top companies, our Principled Leadership Development Program will


help you become more effective in the workplace—and in life. Over the two-year

Get ready academically, professionally and socially for the rigors of the next two years. Highlights include a welcome from the dean, an off-site ropes course, an ethics speaker and a case competition. Orientation ends with a community service project.

course, you will benefit from a 360-degree evaluation, interactive workshops,


individual feedback and personalized coaching.

Transformative Experience Preparing

Innovative Leaders for Global Impact

Year TWO Su m m er


The summer internship is an exciting opportunity to apply your newly acquired MBA skills. Dazzle your manager and you just might land your dream job before your second year even begins. It’s a rich learning experience that strengthens your professional profile and rounds out your academic experience.

Fall Q uarter

Winter Q uarter

20 -week I NTEGR ATED M ANAGEM ENT PROJ ECT Co re Co u rse Sample Electives ■■ ■■

Leadership Business, Government & the International Economy

Sample Electives ■■

International Finance


Corporate Social Responsibility


International Marketing


New & Small Business Ventures


Marketing Strategies

New Product Development




Management of Innovation

International Study Trip


Investment Analysis

International Exchange

Broaden your horizons and polish your foreign language skills while strengthening your ability to excel in a global business environment. Study for the fall quarter at one of 15 partner schools, which include Fundaçao Getulio Vargas in Brazil, HEC School of Management in France and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

The International Study Trip course opens another door to global business. After a quarter-long study of a region, students take their lessons learned on a two-week tour, arranging site visits and executive meetings. Recent trips include Italy and Turkey, Germany, Hungary and the Czech Republic, China and Hong Kong, Vietnam and Malaysia, Japan, Ecuador and Panama, and Chile and Argentina.

We interview corporate recruiters and, based on their input, annually update our MBA curriculum to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed for today’s careers. K i mb e r ly D. El s bac h

Associate Dean and Professor of Organizational Behavior Stephen G. Newberry Endowed Chair in Leadership Ph.D., Stanford University International Research Fellow, Centre for Corporate Reputation, Oxford University COU R S E S T A UG H T

The Individual & Group Dynamics Negotiation in Organizations Business Policy and Strategy

Sample Electives ■■ ■■







S prin g Q uarter

Business Law Customer Relationship Management Technology Competition & Strategy Venture Capital & the Finance of Innovation Robert A. Fox Executivein-Residence


UC Davis provided top-tier preparation for a dynamic career in integrated marketing communications. My role at Google involves knowing the user, knowing the magic—and connecting the two. S A M S A L I B A MBA 00

Google Inc. | Mountain View, Calif. Brand Marketing and Partnerships Lead P re v i o u s P o siti o n

Associate Director, Marketing Ubisoft Entertainment | San Francisco, Calif. P re v i o u s D e g ree

BA, Economics San Francisco State University

Transformative Experience As a UC Davis MBA student, you’ll enjoy diverse opportunities to apply concepts learned in the classroom to a real-life situation—and exciting options for international engagement.

Outside the Box Big Bang! Business Competition |

Our annual competition provides

a forum for the UC Davis community to collaborate, develop and test business visions and plans. The Big Bang! offers mentorship, team building, education, financing and networking for aspiring entrepreneurs.

New Ventures |

The UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation

and Entrepreneurship’s programs bring MBA students and investors together with scientists and engineers to develop the commercial potential of their research breakthroughs. You’ll help build a business from the ground up.

Success: ViVita Technologies swept the 2013 Big Bang! Business Competition with a revolutionary approach to heart valve replacements. The annual contest was launched in 2000 by a team of UC Davis MBA students.

Global Dimensions |

An international

perspective touches every aspect of our MBA program—from finance to technology management—expanding your ability to understand, examine and excel in today’s global marketplace.

Insider’s Perspective |

The Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Our International

Study Trip provides an intensive immersion into world business dynamics. Following a quarter of classroom study, you’ll embark on two weeks of travel and meetings with executives.

International Partners |


Gain international

I have a new appreciation for other cultures and a wonderful perspective on their ways of doing business. — Marcus Wilson MBA 13

experience, learn a new culture and build your global network by spending a quarter at one of our 15 partner universities in Europe, Asia or the Americas.


A Passion for Teaching Excellence

A pioneer in branding and advertising strategy, Professor Prasad Naik develops new models and methods to improve the practice of marketing.

Professor Andrew Hargadon is a globally visible expert on technology management, innovation and entrepreneurship. He directs the UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

You’ll learn from experts in their fields, thought leaders who are developing innovative solutions for today’s business challenges. Through their pioneering research, teaching and consulting work, our faculty helps shape the management practices of leading U.S. and multinational corporations, nonprofits and public agencies—and the global markets they operate in.

our professors are leading-edge scholars who trained at top schools, including Stanford University, MIT, the Wharton School, Carnegie Mellon University, Harvard University, the University of Chicago, Cornell University and Northwestern University. 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 career.


We combine the intimate learning experience of a small liberal arts college with the opportunities of a premier public research university known for harnessing the power of interdisciplinary collaboration. — Professor Nicole Woolsey Biggart


Transformative Experience Our distinguished professors’ depth of knowledge and personal attention form the foundation of your UC Davis MBA experience. relationships take root and thrive in our collaborative learning environment.

Professor Shannon Anderson is an internationally recognized thought leader on managerial accounting, performance-measurement and cost-control systems.

A global expert in organizational theory and management of innovation, Professor Nicole Woolsey Biggart is director of the UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center.

Professor Brad Barber is one of the most cited experts on finance and investor behavior and is director of the UC Davis Center for Investor Welfare and Corporate Responsibility.

A former analyst in Goldman Sachs‘ investment banking division, Associate Professor Ayako Yasuda’s research shines a spotlight on venture capital and entrepreneurial finance.


Davis: The Quintessential College Town


I’ve found true community here that allows me to thrive as a student and a father. Davis has so much to offer that we always have a great time. I wouldn’t do it any other way.

P o p u l ati o n | C l imate |


Mediterranean, with dry summers,

mild winters and about 265 days of sunshine each year. Lo c ati o n |

Northern California, 20 minutes

west of Sacramento, 30 minutes east of Napa Valley, and a one- to two-hour drive to Lake Tahoe, San Francisco and Silicon Valley. T ransp o rtati o n |

Unitrans and YoloBus,

Amtrak, Sacramento International Airport, the Zimride ridesharing network and the Zipcar vehicle loan program make it easy to get around. B i c yc l es |

With more than 100 miles of bike

paths and bike lanes and the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, Davis earned the League of American Bicyclists‘ top Platinum ranking. e v ents in c l u de |

The Davis Criterium Classic,

Celebrate Davis!, Neighbors Night Out, Second Friday Art About, Movies in the Park, the top-rated Davis Farmers’ Market and UC Davis’ annual Picnic Day. D id Yo u Kn ow ? ■■

UC Davis’ arboretum ranked No. 6 Most Beautiful Botanical Gardens in the U.S. by AOL’s Stylelist. named Davis one of the top 25 “Towns to Live Well in the Nation.”






Davis has nearly 100 restaurants, ranging from chocolatiers, bakeries and sushi bars to Californian, Nepali and Thai cuisines. There are two public golf courses in Davis, a private course and three disc golf courses. The Daily Beast counts Davis among the nation’s smartest college towns—and our students among the happiest. is the world’s largest Englishlanguage city wiki.

T Y l e r d i bbl e MBA 14 M B A I nternship

Visa Inc. | Foster City, Calif. Global Enterprise Risk Management—Strategy & Advisory P re v i o u s P o siti o n

Associate Director, National Interscholastic Cycling Association Berkeley, Calif. P re v i o u s D e g ree


BS, Exercise Biology University of California, Davis

Accelerate Your Career

An Extraordinary Place



Top College Towns in the U.S., 2012



green SCHOOL

Sierra Club Magazine, 2013






brainiest cities, 2013



MBA Programs in the world for sustainability Net Impact, Business as UNusual, 2013

Enterprise for Innovation

West Village Net-Zero Energy Community

Shields Library

UC Davis Campus

Molinsky Lab

Downtown Davis

sweet spot |

Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

UC Davis’ prime location on the corridor linking Sacramento,

the state capital, and the San Francisco Bay Area creates endless opportunities. You’ll have quick access to established Fortune 500 firms, the global technology industry, Pacific Rim trade, new startups and a financial ecosystem of venture capital and international banking. Ten of the Fortune 100 are headquartered in Northern California, including Apple, Hewlett-Packard, Chevron and Wells Fargo. You’ll benefit from our connections and networks in Silicon Valley—and in the Sacramento region, where progressive energy and climate change policy is rippling well beyond the world’s eighth-largest economy and home to one of the nation’s top clean-tech hubs.

Campus Matters |

Your MBA experience is enhanced by being part of the

University of California, Davis, one of the world’s leading research universities. UC Davis is recognized globally for its expertise in the converging issues of food, water, health, society, energy and the environment. Since the university’s founding, 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. The Graduate School of Management is an active partner, collaborating and serving as a catalyst to accelerate technology transfer and commercialization.



UC Davis is making an exemplary commitment to the kind of world I would like to leave for my — Amy Myers Jaffe, UC Davis Executive

An Extraordinary Place Few places match UC Davis’ central location, lifestyle and opportunities in the economic and entrepreneurial heart of California.

Lake Tahoe

San Francisco

Napa Valley


UC D av is D istin c ti o ns Founded in 1905

33,300 students 213,700 alumni worldwide

UC Davis Campus

90 graduate programs

Full-Time MBA

6,000 acres—largest UC campus

Master of Professional Accountancy

UC Davis Medical Center is one of the nation’s leading teaching and research hospitals

Lake Tahoe


S a c rament o ■


San Francisco


Sacramento Campus

Sacramento MBA

Silicon Valley ■

Yosemite Bay Area Campus San Francisco Bay Area MBA

sustainability and children and their children.

Los Angeles

Director of Energy and Sustainability San Diego

No. 14 in research funding among U.S. public universities (National Science Foundation) with $750 million in FY 2011–2012 No. 8 among public research universities (U.S. News & World Report, 2013) No. 1 among national universities in ecology/ environment, agriculture, entomology, food science/nutrition, and plant/animal sciences, per number of faculty papers written (ScienceWatch) No. 9 among U.S. universities in the number of international scholars (Open Doors, 2012) No. 17 among U.S. universities based on contributions to society (Washington Monthly, 2012) Only University of California campus with six professional schools—Education, Law, Management, Medicine, Nursing, Veterinary Medicine 600+ student athletes participate in 23 varsity sports, competing in the Big West Conference of NCAA Division I World-class dance, music, theater and lectures at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, just steps from Gallagher Hall Recreational options include the new Activities and Recreation Center, Equestrian Center, Outdoor Adventures program, playing fields, two pools and one of largest intramural and club sport programs in the U.S.

Enriching Experience






1 G lo ba l S o l u ti o ns | A team

3 Gi v in g Bac k | MBA Challenge

of UC Davis MBAs were finalists in the 2012 Hult Global Case Challenge, the world’s largest crowd-sourcing 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.

for Charity draws on the talents, energy and philanthropic efforts of students from nine top West Coast business schools. The year-long competition culminates with a weekend of sports and games. Our chapter supports the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento, the Northern California Special Olympics and Team Davis, a local nonprofit.

2 A Ru nnin g S tart | You’ll

4 N E W E nergy Lands c ape |

form lifelong bonds during orientation, as you and your classmates explore Northern California hotspots, including world-famous destinations like Napa Valley, San Francisco and Tahoe. Highlights include a challenging ropes course that builds teamwork skills.

One of the world’s preeminent energy economics and strategic policy experts, Amy Myers Jaffe serves as executive director for energy and sustainability at UC Davis, and teaches a course in Sustainable Ventures.



5 Leadin g with I nte g rit y |

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.” 6 I g nitin g E ntrepreneu rship |

UC Davis MBAs networked and learned alongside like-minded students from Rice and Boston Universities at Ignite 2013. The conference included a whirlwind tour of San Francisco Bay Area startups and VC firms—including Tesla Motors, Google Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and—and presentations by successful and up-and-coming entrepreneurs.

Number of womEn for every 9 men among directors and highest-paid executives in california’s largest public companies

Wo men in Leadership | Our

annual high-profile “UC Davis Study of California Women Business Leaders” tracks the number of women in the C-suites and board rooms of the largest public companies in the state. The bottom line: the glass ceiling persists.

An Extraordinary Place You’ll enjoy 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, activities and thought leaders that UC Davis MBA students were engaged with last year.



Bernard Tyson, President and COO, Kaiser Permanente

D istin g u ished S pea k ers Top executives, company founders, veteran entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and financiers share valuable insights and lessons learned. Our recent speakers include: ■■



Sandy Weill, Citigroup, Former Chairman and CEO Bernard Tyson, Kaiser Permanente, President

and COO

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Mark Onetto,, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Operations and Customer Service


John Mackey, Whole Foods Market, Co-founder


Anne Gates, Disney Consumer Products, Executive

and Co-CEO

7 Ta k E the I nitiati v e | Our MBA

9 B usiness Co mpetiti o ns | Our

Mayoral Fellows put their management talent to work on special projects and policy initiatives in economic development, green energy, education and the arts for Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson. The program is patterned after the White House Fellows Program in Washington, D.C.

students collaborate in global, national and regional business and investment competitions—with dramatic results. A UC Davis MBA team won first prize in the 2012 Walmart Better Living Business Plan Challenge. Their innovation: GoodKoz, an e-commerce site to help nonprofits fundraise online. Think Kickstarter meets Etsy meets

8 M a k E a N et I mpac t | Net Impact uses the power of business to create positive social, environmental and economic change. Our Silver-ranked chapter has been recognized as the Trailblazing Chapter of the Year, the Best Small Chapter of the Year and among the top four Graduate Chapters worldwide. The chapter hosts high-profile speakers, offers leadership development opportunities, supports courses in social entrepreneurship and sustainable business, and joins peers at the annual national Net Impact conference.

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James C. Davis, Chevron Energy Solutions, President


Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute, Chairman/

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10 Wo r l d o f Opp o rt u nit y | The

International Study Trip course opens a window to global business. After a quarter-long study of a region, students take 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, Germany, and Italy and Turkey— including a stop at the Maserati factory. .

Maurice J. Gallagher, Jr., Agilent Airlines, President



Gordon Hunt, MD, Sutter Health, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Rick Ridgeway, Patagonia, Vice President of Environmental Initiatives Carl J. Schramm, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Former President and CEO; named the “Evangelist of Entrepreneurship” by The Economist Anne Simpson, California Public Employees’

Retirement System (CalPERS), Senior Portfolio Manager of Investments and Director of Corporate Governance


Bill McKibben,, Founder


The students’ professional and cultural diversity really inspired me. This breadth of perspectives fosters creativity and learning in the classroom and beyond. A L EX Z A NDR A C A L D W E L L - W EN M A N MBA 13

Intuit | Mountain View, Calif. Marketing Manager, Employee Management Solutions MBA INTERNSHIP

Online Marketing Intern Intuit | Menlo Park, Calif. P R E V I OU S P O S I T I O N

Design Entrepreneur, Lexz | Sacramento, Calif. P R E V I OU S D E G R E E

BFA, Art | Minor: Entrepreneurship University of Iowa | Iowa City

An Extraordinary Place You will feel the energy and camaraderie the moment you arrive on campus. We offer an intimate, diverse and vibrant environment where learning and relationships flourish.

Our Dynamic Community Collaborative action |

UC Davis MBA students have a dual commitment

to excel as individuals and to see one another succeed. They: ■■

Galvanize teams, motivate classmates and ignite innovative thinking.


Challenge and hold each other accountable.


Explore fresh approaches shaped by the talents, diversity and creativity of their peers, the campus and the business community.

Inclusive & Diverse |

The Graduate School of Management prepares results-

driven, innovative and agile learners to lead, collaborate—and make a positive impact. We are committed to building equity, inclusion and diversity across our community, broadening and deepening both the educational experience and the scholarly environment. This 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.

OU R fu l l-time mba S T U D E N TS

Canad Bahasa Canada

Bambara Cantonese


English Farsi



international st u dents



French German



Japanese Korean


countries represented



Malayalam Mandarin


1⁄ 3



ethnic minorities

from outside the u.s.



Punjabi Russian Spanish Tamil Telugu Waray ( Filipino )






Languages spoken


Hindi Igbo

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Admissions, Costs and Financial Aid The UC Davis Graduate School of Management seeks exceptional MBA candidates with impressive records of achievement and the promise to make a difference in the world. We select applicants whose demonstrated leadership, intellectual

Our students come from diverse professional, academic and

capacity, global perspective, academic background and profes-

personal backgrounds. Full-time work experience is valuable

sional experience have prepared them to meet the rigors of our

but is not required for admission. Both entry-level and mid-

MBA program and an impactful career. Our evaluation considers

career applicants are welcome.

experience, academic record, GMAT or GRE performance, personal essays, recommendations and an interview.

No particular area of undergraduate study is required. Although there are no prerequisites, we suggest coursework in accounting, calculus, economics and statistics.


We are committed to investing in our students and their success. Nine out of 10 of our incoming MBA students received a scholarship or fellowship. — Senior Assistant Dean of Student Affairs James Stevens

Submitting Your Application Please visit our website for application submission dates. Application materials include: ■■





2 recommendations


2 essays




GMAT or GRE General Test



TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (For international, non-native English speaking applicants.) $125 application fee


Next Steps Your MBA represents a significant investment in your future. A variety of financial aid programs are available. Scholarships, Fellowships and Assistantships |

The Graduate

School of Management offers among the most extensive financial assistance of any top MBA program: 89 percent of our recent incoming MBA students receive a scholarship or fellowship. Assistantships are available to second-year students in several fields, offering reduced tuition and a monthly stipend.

Student Loans and Grants |

Federal Direct Loans and University

of California Grants are available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. To apply, file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at between January 1, 2014, and March 1, 2014. Submit your FAFSA before you are admitted to UC Davis.

International Students |

International students receive full consideration

for Graduate School of Management scholarships, fellowships and assistantships. Those who need educational loan assistance must have a U.S. co-signer.

California Residency |

In some cases, U.S. citizens and permanent

residents qualify for California residency by their second year of graduate school. We encourage you to pursue this and possibly reduce your student fees.

E d u c ati o na l C o sts The Graduate Financial Aid Office publishes a budget based on the average costs for a graduate student during the nine-month academic year. If you have a family or extraordinary educational expenses, your budget may be adjusted.

2 013 – 2 014 E stimated F E E S California Residents............... $35,502 Nonresidents.........................$47,747

E stimated E x penses Calculated by the Graduate Financial Aid Office and based on nine months. Living (rent, food, personal, transportation)........................$16,450 Health Insurance..................... $3,014 Books and Supplies..................$1,800 Total Expenses......................$21,264 Estimated Total Budget California Residents.............. $56,766 Estimated Total Budget Nonresidents........................$69,011 2014–2015 fees and estimated living expenses are expected to rise.

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Innovation. Diversity. Principled leadership. Globalization.



10 :1

Student: Faculty ratio


Female faculty



Average total compensation Class of 2012


graduates Accepting a position within 3 months of graduation Class of 2012



Annual Fees, Full-Time MBA program

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