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“The UC Davis MBA program challenges you both inside and outside the classroom. You’ll reevaluate your abilities by pushing yourself to your limits—and breaking through them.”

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Improv for MBAs
Thinking on Your Feet: An Extra Edge

UC Davis is among the pioneering business schools that are effectively bridging the creative and management communities, embracing improv to help with team building and communication. Many top tech and Fortune 500 companies have also turned to improv training.

Recruiters are probing to see how fast you can shift from one topic to another. The art and science is learning how to deeply listen and be present in the moment Read More

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Was Volkswagen’s Culture to Blame for Its Engineering Fraud?
Professor Donald Palmer Examines the Scandal

An international expert in organizational wrongdoing, Professor Donald Palmer writes that VW’s top executives might not have ordered the firm’s engineers to modify diesel emissions software, but the aggressive culture and unquestioned obedience to authority and conformity might have given rise to and facilitated the fraud.

“I am confident that the Volkswagen scandal will not be the last of its kind.” Read More

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Smart Mobile Growth and Competition
Professor Hemant Bhargava Urges Regulatory Caution

The explosion of smart mobile use, and the disruptions that shift is causing to the online economy, creates challenges for antitrust regulators globally. Professor Hemant Bhargava warns of the greater likelihood of remedies having negative unintended consequences.

“We need to ensure that these innovations continue to improve the functioning of society, business and the economy.Read More

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Big Data Means Big Opportunity
Professor Hemant Bhargava: Analytics Driven Decisions

Big data has forever altered the way businesses operate. As a tidal wave of data continues to wash over companies, the challenge is how to harness that flood to make informed decisions that propel firms forward.

Professor Hemant Bhargava is paving the way, having studied or commented extensively on products and practices of Google, Microsoft, Apple, Verizon, AT&T, Amazon and IBM. Read More

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Kimberly Elsbach, Associate Dean and Professor of Organizational Behavior
Setting the Standard for Responsible Business Leadership

“Leadership happens every moment of every day. You always have an opportunity to influence what other people do and why they do it by being a role model. I help students understand their leadership strengths and weaknesses, pushing them to work outside of their comfort zones—for instance, by encouraging those who are not ‘natural leaders’ to take the initiative.” Read More

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Advancing Women in Business Leadership
11th Annual UC Davis Study of California Women Business Leaders

In today’s global marketplace, where diverse backgrounds, skills and experience are critical for strategic and operational decisions, having more women involved at the highest levels of business management and corporate governance is associated with more profitable and well-managed corporations. The Graduate School of Management is dedicated to helping make that a reality. Read More

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