INNOVATIVE LEADERS FOR GLOBAL IMPACT
I absolutely LOVE WHAT I DO—and the time is now to focus my fire on my business. I’ve created the next four years by empowering communication and CONNECTING COMMUNITIES through technology. M A C C L E M M E N S MBA 07
Digital Deployment Inc. | Sacramento, Calif. Founder and CEO Top “40 Under 40” Awardee | Sacramento Business Journal , 2013 Web Development Firm | Founded 2004 Best Places to Work | Sacramento Business Journal , 2013 PREVIOUS DEGREE
BS, Computer Science | California State University, Monterey Bay
possibility of expanding to a $100M+ COMPANY in the Weâ€™re already well on our way.
Accelerate Your Career
Proven Placement Success
Outside the Box
A Passion for Teaching Excellence
An Extraordinary Place
UC Davis: Enterprise for Innovation
Our Dynamic Community
I focused my MBA projects WHERE MY PASSIONS COLLIDE: on marketing and the sustainable food and beverage industries. I now use the SKILLS I LEARNED every day at The Republic of Tea. E M I LY R A N C E R MBA 11
The Republic of Tea | Novato, Calif. Minister of Creative Collaboration PREVIOUS POSITION
Marketing Manager, Fork in the Road Foods | Fairfield, Calif. PREVIOUS DEGREE
BS, Journalism California Polytechnic State University | San Luis Obispo
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 2013 our graduates received average starting compensation of $88,301; our 95 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.
My MILITARY EXPERIENCE gave me the CONFIDENCE to make tough decisions. My MBA gave me the skills to make tough business decisions IN THE RIGHT WAY. C H R I S T O P H E R M. C O U G H L A N MBA 14
IBM Corp. | Chicago, Ill. Client Executive MBA INTERNSHIP
Intel Collaborators Intern Visual Computing Program Management Intel Corp. | Hillsboro, Ore. PREVIOUS POSITIONS
Information Warfare Officer | Lieutenant U.S. Navy PREVIOUS DEGREE
BS, Aerospace Engineering United States Naval Academy
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.
CO N S U LT I N G
E N T E R TA I N M E N T/M E D I A
G OV E R N M E N T
ECG Management Consultants Inc.
California Legislative Analyst’s Office
Office of the Mayor (Sacramento)
LeapFrog Enterprises Inc.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Walt Disney Co.
M A N U FAC T U R I N G
Cypress Semiconductor Corp.
Special Olympics Germany
Imerys Filtration Minerals
U.S. Green Building Council
Tiburon Research Group CO N S U M E R P R O D U C T S
Banco de Credito (BCP) Miami
California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS)
California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS)
Micron Technology Inc.
Clorox Co. Gap Inc. Henkel
Compania de Minas Buenaventura
CVF Capital Partners Inc.
Low Income Investment Fund
No. 1 Worldwide for Diversity of Corporate Recruiters
P H A R M A /B I OT E C H / H E A LT H C A R E
Lam Research Corp.
Tesla Motors Inc.
Blue Shield of California
American Red Cross
Cedaron Medical Inc.
California Chamber of Commerce
Collaborative Solutions Inc.
Gold Standard Diagonostics
E N E R GY
Environmental Defense Fund
Foundation for California Community Colleges
Marrone Bio Innovations Inc.
Upwelling Capital Group
Xerox State Healthcare
Autodesk Inc. Brocade Communications Systems Inc. Bunchball Inc. Cisco Systems Inc. EMC Corp. IBM Intuit Inc. Juniper Networks Inc. Mocana Corp. NetApp Inc. Nutanix
Virginia Heritage Bank
CA Technologies California Public Utilities Commission Clean Energy Systems
Visa Inc. Wells Fargo & Co.
E.ON Climate & Renewables
F O O D /AG / W I N E
Nevada Institute for Renewable Energy Commercialization (NIREC)
Ag Innovations Network
Octus Energy Pacific Gas & Electric Co. Phycal Inc. Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) Sierra Energy
Vision Service Plan
Agilent Technologies Inc.
Merrill Lynch Japan Securities Co. Ltd.
T E C H N O LO GY
Traditional Medicinals Inc.
CHIC Group Driscoll’s E. & J. Gallo Winery EAT Club Inc. Fair Trade USA Fork in the Road Foods Olam International Rutherford Wine Co. The Republic of Tea Wallaby Yogurt Co. ZeroCater
J A M E S C H E N MBA 11
Tesla Motors Inc. | Fremont, Calif. Accessories and Tooling Program Manager MBA INTERNSHIP
Supply Chain Management Tesla Motors Inc. | Palo Alto, Calif. PREVIOUS POSITION
Entrepreneur/Founder, Infinite Possibility Inc. Sacramento, Calif., and Tokyo, Japan PREVIOUS DEGREE
BS, Mechanical Engineering University of California, Davis
Interning and now WORKING at Tesla Motors is
Accelerate Your Career Proven Placement Success NVIDIA Corp. Oracle Corp. Plantronics Inc. Sage Interactive Inc.
C L A S S O F 2 013 E M PLOYM E N T R E P O RT
C L A S S O F 2 014 SUMMER INTERNSHIP REPORT
Average Compensation: $ 88,301
Average Monthly Salary: $5,459
Average Salary: $ 84,071
Placement of Students Seeking
OT H E R
Average Signing Bonus: $ 8,762
Symantec Corp. T-Mobile US Inc.
Ahilia Inc. Bizo
Job Placement Three Months
Fenwick & West LLP
Grecotrade LLC Hamilton Zanze Maybo McWong Environmental & Energy Group RECON Environmental Inc. Signature Development Group Swrve The Richards Group
a DREAM come true.
E M PLOYM E N T BY I N D US T RY
38 14% 11% 11% 8% 8% 5% 3% 3%
E M PLOYM E N T BY FU N C T I O N
35% 22% 19% 16% 5% 3%
Internships: 100 %
I N T E R NS H I PS BY I N D US T RY
30% 16% 9% 7% 7% 7% 7% 5% 5% 2% 2% 2%
GENER AL MANAGEMENT
FINANCE/ ACCOUNTING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OPER ATIONS/ LOGISTICS
Due to rounding, individual category percentages may not add up to 100%.
I N T E R NS H I PS BY FU N C T I O N
33% 21% 14% 9% 9% 7% 7%
OPERATIONS/ LOGISTICS FINANCE/ ACCOUNTING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
International Impact TODD NEEDHA M, CFA, MBA 99
Vice President, Client Portfolio Manager Loomis Sayles BOSTON, M ASS.
HANNA K ATRIN FRIDRIKSSON MBA 01 CATHINK A WAHL STROM MBA 91
Director of Healthcare Division Icepharma Board Member, MP Bank
N EW YORK, N.Y.
PROFESSOR NICOLE WOOL SEY BIGGART
Senior Managing Director North America Banking, Accenture
REYK JAVÍK, ICEL AN D
Member, Scientific Advisory Board Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
GREG KING MBA 02
Executive Vice President, Product Development and Strategic Ventures Global X Management Co.
CO LO GN E, GER M ANY
K A ARINA SUIKKONEN MBA 05
N EW YORK, N.Y.
Head of Private Equity FERI Group Trust GmbH
BAD H OM BURG, GER M ANY
JULIE JENSEN M A 84
Human Resources Director of U.S. Programs and Foundations Operations Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
STEPHANIE SWANNACK MBA 07
Senior Director, Brand Development Catalina Marketing International
SE AT TLE, WASH.
PARIS, FR AN CE
MIKHAIL ZHUKOV MBA 01
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR GINA DOKKO Research Presentation: A Negotiated Order
Managing Director, Leveraged Finance Group Wells Fargo Securities LLC
SAN FR ANCISCO, CALIF.
Perspective on Technological Evolution EGOS Colloquium
Y VES CORNA Z MBA 03
BARCELO NA, SPAIN
Corporate Development Manager Google Inc.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF.
A MY MYERS JAFFE
UC Davis Executive Director of Energy and Sustainability Presentation at World Economic Forum
PETER BUGGY MBA 99
Senior Director, Marketing Strategy and Sales Operations Kaiser Permanente
DAVOS - KLOSTERS, SWIZERL AN D
CR AIG CUM MINS MBA 05
OAKL AND, CALIF.
Investment Director RobecoSAM
ADA M FOX MBA 04
ZÜRICH, SWITZERL AN D
SAN DIEG O, CALIF.
ANTONIO ZACCHEO M A 93
AGUSTIN RODRIGUEZ MBA 96
FLO REN CE, ITALY
Vice President, Business Information Officer PETCO Animal Supplies Inc.
Director, Sales & Marketing Carpineto Winery
Planning and Operations Manager Hewlett-Packard Co. GUADAL A JAR A, M E XICO
DENI GARCIA NOVOA MBA 01
Vice President Project Management Grupo Magnadata
FABIANA ALVES MBA 08
Executive Manager Rabobank International
M E XICO CIT Y, M E XICO
WISAM COSTANDI MBA 01
SÃO PAULO, BR A ZIL
NOEMI DANAO -SCHROEDER MBA 04
General Manager Informatica Qatar
RODRIGO CIFUENTES MBA 05
Chief of Party, SERVIR Project DAI
Global Director, IDC New Business Platforms; AgroFresh Inc., a division of Dow AgroSciences
BETHESDA, M D.
SANTIAG O, CHILE
D O HA, Q ATAR
ROANE W YATT THORPE MBA 98
Manager, Well Operations, Planning & Contracts ZADCO
ABU DHABI, UNITED AR AB EMIR ATES
Alumni Faculty International students
Recent International Study Trips have taken our students to…
YOUR UC DAVIS MBA WILL TAKE YOU WHERE YOU WANT TO GO
ship, from alumni to students to scholars whose research
and expertise help shape the evolving global economy.
This map highlights examples of our international leader-
UC DAVIS ALUMNI WORLDWIDE 6
At the equator in Ecuador
Accelerate Your Career PROFESSOR KIM EL SBACH
PROFESSOR STEVEN CURR ALL
International Research Fellow Centre for Corporate Reputation, Oxford University
(Dean 2009–2014) China-Europe International Business School– UNESCO–CHIC Inc. 2nd China International Agribusiness Forum
OXFORD, ENGL AND
BEI JIN G, CHINA
PROFESSOR SHANNON ANDERSON
Member, Advisory Panel Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
TODD KINK ADE MBA 98
Controller, PRC Sales & Marketing Group Intel China Ltd.
LOND ON, ENGL AND
BEI JIN G, CHINA
CRISTAL SUMNER MBA 99
Chief Executive, British Homeopathic Association & Faculty of Homeopathy
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR R ACHEL CHEN Award: Best Paper
LUTON, ENGL AND
Overseas Chinese Scholars Association in Management Science and Engineering Conference
TIAN JIN, CHINA
ERDEM ONUR SAVASIR MBA 10
HONGJIE CUI MBA 04
Business Development Manager AGS Group
Director, CSMB Product Line Dell Computer
SHAN GHAI, CHINA
JACOB FOSSAR PETERSEN MBA 03
Vice President Novo Nordisk A/S
Growing Agribusiness in China: Scaling Up and Staying Fresh
COPENHAGEN, DENM ARK
SHAN GHAI, CHINA
KOJI NISHIHAR A MBA 95
KIVO SANLI MBA 15
CEO Nishihara Environment Co. Ltd.
International Student, Turkey MBA Internship: Oomnitza Mountain View, Calif.
TO K YO, JAPAN
VIENNA WEN MBA 15
International student, China MBA Internship: China Merchants Bank U.S. Headquarters | New York, N.Y. PINGFAN WU MBA 15
International student, China MBA Internship: Autodesk | San Francisco, Calif.
PROFESSOR CHIH -LING TSAI Research: Prior Consequences and
Subsequent Risk Taking: New Field Evidence from the Taiwan Futures Exchange
SRINIVAS LINGA M MBA 08
Director of Engineering, IP Development, Intel Corp.
PROFESSOR BR AD BARBER
Research: Day trader and other investor behavior, based on analysis of data provided by the Taiwan Stock Exchange
PROFESSOR HEM ANT BHARGAVA
Research: Dialing in on India’s Mobile Market
K AREN BENNET T MBA 02
R ASHMI EKK A MBA 15
Chief of Party Chemonics, International
International Student, India MBA Internship: Marrone Bio Innovations Davis, Calif.
REPUBLIC O F THE M ALDIVES
NISHTHA A BHARDWA J MBA 15
PROFESSOR DON PAL MER
International Student, India MBA Internship: EMC2 | Santa Clara, Calif.
Research Presentation: Doping in Professional Cycling University of New South Wales SYDNEY, AUSTR ALIA
PROFESSOR PR ASAD NAIK AND ASSISTANT PROFESSOR ASHWIN AR AVINDAKSHAN
PROFESSOR PAUL GRIFFIN
Fellow, New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants Awards: Best Conference Papers —Overall, Accounting Financial Markets and Corporate Governance Conference
Annual Global Marketing Dynamics Conference JAIPUR, INDIA
Naik’s Research: Measuring Consumer Demand among India’s Middle Class
M ELBOURN E, AUSTR ALIA
I N T E R N AT I O N A L E XC H A N G E P R O G R A M
We have established partnerships with these renowned universities, allowing you to study abroad for a quarter:
China | Tsinghua University, Beijing China | Shanghai Advanced Institute for Finance at Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai
Brazil | Fundaçao Getulio Vargas, São Paulo
Canada | University of British Columbia, Vancouver
England | Manchester Business School, Manchester
Chile | Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago
Finland | Aalto University Executive Education, Helsinki
China | Fudan University, Shanghai
Germany | Heinrich Heine Universität, Düsseldorf
Mexico | Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico, Mexico City
Netherlands | Erasmus University, Rotterdam
Sweden | Jönköping International Business School (JIBS), Jönköping
China | Peking University, Guanghua School of Management, Beijing
The UC Davis MBA program is FORWARD LOOKING and EXTREMELY RELEVANT to today’s business trends and challenges. A D I T YA M U R A R I MBA 11
PricewaterhouseCoopers US LLP | San Francisco, Calif. Senior Associate, Customer Impact Consulting PREVIOUS POSITION
Senior Consultant, Marketing and Customer Strategy Ernst & Young US LLP | San Francisco, Calif. PREVIOUS DEGREE
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.
THEORY INTO PRACTICE
Our IMPACT MBA curriculum is anchored by an Integrated Management Project and Articulation and Critical Thinking (IMPACT) core courses. Students team on 10-week projects for client firms.
P roject A rticulation
Recent corporate sponsors include
C ritical T hinking
YOUR PROGRAM |
Our capstone course will
sharpen your writing, speaking and critical-thinking abilities. You’ll then put your collective business skills and knowledge to work on a 10-week consulting team project 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.
YOUR COMMUNITY |
Our professors are industry
experts, actively engaged with the business world
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.
through pioneering 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 global economy.
Curriculum Overview YEAR ONE SU M M ER
CAREER WEBINAR SERIES QUANTITATIVE FUNDA MENTALS
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
Organizational Structure & Strategy
The Individual & Group Dynamics
Markets & the Firm
Financial Theory & Policy
Data Analysis for Managers
INTERNSHIP SEARCH PL AN, MBA CAREER FAIRS
INTERNSHIP INTERVIEWS, PERSONAL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PL AN
CAREER LAUNCH AND WORKSHOPS
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
MBA SHADOW DAYS
Alumni open their offices, offering you career advice and insider insight into their company’s operations, culture and opportunities. PREPARE FOR SUMMER INTERNSHIP
PRINCIPLED LEADERSHIP PROGRAM The challenges of the 21st century demand a new approach to leadership and a more principled
way of doing business. We need leaders who
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.
are world citizens with a deep commitment to responsible business practices, a sense of obligation to all stakeholders and a focus on improving the quality of life in both local and global communities. At the Graduate School of Management, we educate leaders who are both creative thinkers— and creative doers.
Our integrated Principled Leadership Program, MONTHS
modeled after successful talent-development strategies used by Fortune 500 firms, includes: ■■
360-degree leadership competencies assessment.
Learning agility assessment.
Individual coaching sessions.
Targeted development workshops.
Through this two-year, integrated program you will: ■■
Grow your capacity and toolset to evolve as a principled leader throughout your career. Build learning agility as a lifelong leadership capability. Differentiate yourself in career pursuits and professional success.
Transformative Experience PREPARING
INNOVATIVE LEADERS FOR GLOBAL IMPACT
YEAR TWO SU M M ER INTERNSHIP
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 10-WEEK INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT PROJECT CORE COURSE SA MPLE ELECTIVES ■■ ■■
Leadership Business, Government & the International Economy
New & Small Business Ventures
Management of Innovation
STUDY AROUND THE WORLD
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 13 partner schools, which include Fundaçao Getulio Vargas in Brazil, Jönköping International Business School (JIBS) in Sweden and Fudan University in Shanghai, China.
WINTER Q UARTER SA MPLE ELECTIVES
Corporate Social Responsibility
New Product Development
International Study Trip
INTERNATIONAL STUDY PR ACTICUM
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. REFLECTIONS ON LEADERSHIP
K I M B E R LY D. E L S B A C 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 COURSES TAUGHT
SA MPLE ELECTIVES
We interview corporate recruiters and annually update our MBA CURRICULUM to provide students with the SKILLS and KNOWLEDGE needed for today’s careers.
The Individual & Group Dynamics Negotiation in Organizations Business Policy and Strategy
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. Head of Consumer Marketing, Hardware PREVIOUS POSITION
Associate Director, Marketing Ubisoft Entertainment | San Francisco, Calif. PREVIOUS DEGREE
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 REAL-LIFE situations—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: MBA students teamed with UC Davis researchers to launch 2014 Big Bang! Business Competition People’s Choice winner Zasaka. The startup offers agricultural solutions to sub-Saharan farmers.
GLOBAL DIMENSIONS |
perspective touches every aspect of our MBA program — from finance to technology management — expanding your ability to understand, Hiking in the Andes Mountains
examine and excel in today’s global marketplace.
INSIDER’S PERSPECTIVE |
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 |
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 13 partner universities in Europe, Asia and the Americas. 13
A Passion for Teaching Excellence
A pioneer in branding and advertising strategy, Professor Prasad Naik recently developed a new tool to measure consumer demand in India’s rapidly expanding middle class. His current research explores the use of big data analysis in marketing/business.
A former analyst in Goldman Sachs‘ investment banking division, Associate Professor Ayako Yasuda’s research shines a spotlight on venture capital and entrepreneurial finance.
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
Director, UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center
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.
WORLDWIDE, RESEARCH PRODUCTIVITY Financial Times Global MBA, 2014
Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior Gina Dokko
Professor Shannon Anderson is an internationally recognized thought leader on managerial accounting, performancemeasurement and cost-control systems. Recent research explores data mining’s potential to improve results in the classroom.
Fox Executive-in-Residence Jim Olson | CEO, WestShore Management Group
FEMALE FACULTY, THIRD HIGHEST IN THE WORLD Financial Times Global MBA, 2014
50% ETHNIC MINORITIES WITHIN THE FACULTY
Professor Nicole Woolsey Biggart
Distinguished Professor of Management Chih-Ling Tsai
Professor Andrew Hargadon is at the forefront of teaching, research and practice in cross-disciplinary entrepreneurship. A former product designer at Apple, he directs the UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
STUDENT: FACULTY RATIO
Senior Scholar Harold Schmitz Chief Science Officer, Mars Inc.
YOUR PROFESSORS WILL KNOW YOU BY NAME
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.
Living in Davis POPULATION |
MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATE |
mild winters, 265 days of sunshine each year.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA |
from Sacramento, 30 minutes from Napa Valley, one to two hours from Lake Tahoe, San Francisco and Silicon Valley.
GETTING AROUND |
Easy access to busses,
Amtrak, ride-sharing, Zipcar and the Sacramento International Airport. More than 100 miles of bike paths and bike lanes helped Davis earn the League of American Bicyclists‘ top Platinum ranking.
FUN AND GAMES |
More than 400 acres
of parks and greenbelts include 43 play areas, more than a dozen picnic areas, 33 tennis courts, swimming pools, horseshoe pits, golf and disc golf courses, basketball courts, exercise courses and more.
Davis Criterium Classic,
Celebrate Davis!, Neighbors Night Out, Second Friday Art About, Movies in
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the Park, Farmers’ Market and UC Davis
Visa Inc. | San Mateo, Calif.
Senior Risk Management Analyst ERM Strategy & Advisory
DINING OUT |
100+ restaurants, from
pizza and burgers to chocolatiers and bakeries to sushi bars to Californian, Nepali and Thai cuisines.
Global Enterprise Risk Management—Strategy & Advisory Visa Inc. | Foster City, Calif. PREVIOUS POSITION
Associate Director, National Interscholastic Cycling Association | Berkeley, Calif. PREVIOUS DEGREE
BS, Exercise Biology University of California, Davis 16
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An Extraordinary Place 4
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UC DAVIS ARBORETUM AOL Stylelist, Top Gardens
HAPPIEST COLLEGE TOWNS DailyBeast.com
ENVIRONMENTALLY AWARE BUSINESS SCHOOLS MBAPrograms.org, 2013
MBA PROGRAMS IN THE WORLD FOR SUSTAINABILITY Net Impact, Business as UNusual, 2013
TOWNS TO LIVE WELL IN THE NATION Forbes
MOST ELEGANT GRADUATE SCHOOL BUILDINGS IN THE WORLD, GALLAGHER HALL Bestmastersdegrees.com
Enterprise for Innovation
West Village Net-Zero Energy Community
UC Davis Campus
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—the world's unrivaled innovation hub—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 centers.
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.
Google — Silicon Valley
BY TH E N UM BE R S Founded in 1905
34,155 students and 221,914 alumni worldwide
UC DAVIS CAMPUS
90 graduate programs and 6 professional schools
Full-Time MBA Master of Professional Accountancy
(education, law, management, medicine, veterinary medicine and nursing)
No. 1 among research universities
(with UC Berkeley and Penn State) as top producer
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of U.S. Fulbright Scholars, 2012–2013 SAN RAMON
No. 14 in research funding among U.S. public
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universities with $754 million in 2012–2013
Library system includes 10 million books, journals, music, maps (print and digital)
Yosemite BAY AREA CAMPUS
No. 9 among public research universities nationwide
San Francisco Bay Area MBA
(U.S. News & World Report, 2014 “America’s Best Colleges”)
600 students participate 23 intercollegiate sports
More than in
SUSTAINABILITY and children and their children.
Largest UC campus with Los Angeles
62 members in the prestigious
Association of American Universities
Director of Energy and Sustainability San Diego
6 million people served by
the UC Davis Health System
1 I D E A S I N TO AC T I O N | Our
3 A RU N N I N G S TA R T | You’ll
students collaborate in global, national and regional business and investment competitions. A team of UC Davis MBA students advanced to the semifinals of the Nespresso Sustainability MBA Challenge 2014 for their innovative concept for sustainable quality coffee sourcing. The challenge inspired 59 proposals from business schools around the world.
form lifelong bonds during orientation, as you and your classmates explore Northern California hotspots, including world-famous destinations like Napa Valley, San Francisco and Lake Tahoe. Highlights include a challenging ropes course that builds teamwork skills.
2 G I V I N G B AC K | MBA Challenge
for Charity draws on the talents, energy and philanthropic efforts of students from nine top West Coast business schools. Our chapter supports the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento, the Northern California Special Olympics and Habitat for Humanity.
4 N E W E N E RGY L A N DS C A P E |
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 has taught a course in Sustainable Ventures. She offers a vast energy sector network to assist our MBA students.
5 LEADING WITH INTEGRIT 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 M E E T WA R R E N | Billionaire
businessman and philanthropist Warren Buffett has hosted more than 200 UC Davis MBA students at Berkshire Hathaway’s headquarters in Omaha since 2005. He praised our MBAs: “There's a lot more to education than just the basic curriculum and UC Davis should be proud of turning out first-rate human beings.”
NUMBER OF WOMEN FOR EVERY 9 MEN AMONG DIRECTORS AND HIGHEST-PAID EXECUTIVES IN CALIFORNIA’S LARGEST PUBLIC COMPANIES
WO M E N I N L E A D E RS H I P | 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. gsm.ucdavis.edu/women
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 have ENGAGED UC Davis MBA students.
Bernard Tyson, President and COO, Kaiser Permanente
DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS Top executives, company founders, veteran entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and financiers share valuable insights and lessons learned. Our recent speakers include: ■■
7 CO N N E C T I O N S | You'll enjoy
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numerous opportunities to build your networks, socialize and simply have fun outside the classroom, from parties that celebrate the School’s diversity to field trips that explore local industries and businesses. Each week, students, faculty and staff gather for Connections, a casual get-together to build community and learn what is happening at the School.
UC Davis MBAs network and learn alongside like-minded students from Rice University, Boston University and Baylor College of Medicine at Ignite. The annual conference has included a whirlwind tour of San Francisco Bay Area startups and VC firms—including Coursera, Facebook, Media Spike, Khosla Ventures, Google, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Plug and Play Tech Center and Square—and presentations by successful and up-and-coming entrepreneurs.
8 M A K E A N E T I M PAC T | Net Impact uses the power of business to create positive social, environmental and economic change. Our Gold-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.
10 WO R L D O F O P P O R T U N I T 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 Chile, Hungary and the Czech Republic, China, Vietnam, Ecuador and Panama, Germany, and Italy and Turkey— including a visit to the Blue Mosque in Istanbul.
Sandy Weill, Former Chairman and CEO, Citigroup Bernard Tyson, President and COO, Kaiser Permanente Harold Schmitz, Chief Science Officer, Mars Inc. John Mackey, Co-founder and Co-CEO, Whole Foods Market Anne Gates, Executive Vice President and CFO, Disney Consumer Products
Edward Zhu, Founder and CEO, CHIC Group
James C. Davis, President, Chevron Energy Solutions
Gordon Hunt, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Sutter Health Rick Ridgeway, Vice President of Environmental Initiatives, Patagonia Carl J. Schramm, Former President and CEO, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation; named the “Evangelist of Entrepreneurship” by The Economist Ron Canion, Co-Founder, First President/CEO, Compaq Computer Anne Simpson, Senior Portfolio Manager of Investments and Director of Corporate Governance, California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) Bill McKibben, Founder, 350.org
I received WIDE-RANGING SUPPORT from classmates, alumni and professors— and TRANSFORMED my life in ways I couldn’t have imaged two years ago in China. Crossing the world to REALIZE ONE’S DREAMS is possible here. J A N E Y O U MBA 14
Autodesk | San Francisco, Calif. Product Manager, Analytics MBA INTERNSHIP
Product Management Intern, AutoCAD Analytics Autodesk Inc. | San Francisco, Calif., and Shanghai, China PREVIOUS POSITION
Head of Technical Training Department Kaspersky Lab | Beijing, China PREVIOUS DEGREE
Bachelor of Information Management and Information Systems Beijing Forestry University | China
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.
O U R R EC E N T FU L L-T I M E M BA S T U D E N TS Canada BAHASA
JAPANESE KOREAN MALAYALAM
O U R FACU LT Y Greece
JAPAN KOREA MALAYSIA
FROM OUTSIDE THE U.S.
MANDARIN PUNJABI RUSSIAN
TELUGU WARAY ( FILIPINO )
INTERNATIONAL S T U D E N T S
*Among the highest percentage at top global business schools
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
capacity, global perspective, academic background and profes-
sional experience have prepared them to meet the rigors of our
MIC POTENTI ADE AL C A
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MBA program and an impactful career. Our evaluation considers experience, academic record, GMAT or GRE performance, personal essays, recommendations and an interview. Our students come from diverse professional, academic and
Our Holistic Approach
personal backgrounds. Full-time work experience is valuable but is not required for admission. Both entry-level and mid-career applicants are welcome. 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. NINE OUT OF 10 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.
All applicants are considered for a variety of financial aid programs, including scholarships, fellowships and assistantships. To apply for Federal Direct Loans and University of California Grants, visit fafsa.ed.gov.
Application materials include: ■■
GMAT or GRE General Test
E S T I M AT E D E X P E N S E S
TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (For international, non-native English speaking applicants.)
Calculated by the Graduate Financial Aid Office and based on nine months.
$125 application fee gsm.ucdavis.edu/apply
2 014 – 2 015 E S T I M AT E D FE E S California Residents.......................$36,488 Nonresidents................................$48,733
Living (rent, food, personal, transportation)............................... $16,450 Health Insurance.............................$3,432 Books and Supplies......................... $1,800 Total Expenses............................. $21,682 Estimated Total Budget California Residents...................... $58,170
Estimated Total Budget Nonresidents............................... $70,415
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