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Big Bang! Final Presentations + Awards Ceremony

Thursday, May 26, 5–8 p.m.
Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center, Alpha Gamma Rho Hall

The top five Big Bang! Business Competition finalists will present their presentations at the final awards ceremony. Our panel of judges will announce the 1st and 2nd place winners; audience members will vote for the People’s Choice Award winner.

Networking: 5–6 p.m.

Final Presentations + Awards Ceremony: 6–8 p.m.

Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center, Alpha Gamma Rho Hall, Davis, CA
Admissions

MPAc Personal Consultation – Phone Call
Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc)

Phone Consultation

Connect one-on-one with Associate Program Director Daria Costello from your office or the comfort of your home. Get your questions answered either over the phone or via Skype and gain an insider’s perspective on topics ranging from your application and program costs to student life, next steps, and career placement.

Admissions

Personal Admissions Consultation – Phone Call
Sacramento Part-Time MBA Program

MBA Personal Consultation

This one-on-one conversation is a great opportunity to ask questions and get advice from admissions counselor Christine Felkel. You’ll gain an insider’s perspective from topics to work/life balance, student life, next steps and any and all topics that are important to you. Christine will call you at the scheduled appointment time.

Sacramento Education Building Room - 2203
4610 X Street
Sacramento, CA 95817
Admissions

Personal Admissions Consultation – Phone Call
Sacramento Part-Time MBA Program

MBA Personal Consultation

This one-on-one conversation is a great opportunity to ask questions and get advice from admissions counselor Christine Felkel. You’ll gain an insider’s perspective from topics to work/life balance, student life, next steps and any and all topics that are important to you. Christine will call you at the scheduled appointment time.

Conferences/Programs

Effective Negotiations: Strategies and Tactics
Presented by: Jim Olson, Guest Lecturer UC Davis Graduate School of Management

By learning and practicing negotiating basics in this program, from preparation to getting to “yes”, you will dramatically improve your confidence entering important negotiations, and the outcomes from those negotiations.

Deadline

Round 5 Application Deadline – June 30
Don't Delay, Apply Now for Fall 2016

MBA and MPAc Programs

The Round 5 Application Deadline for the Fall 2016 entering class is June 5, 2016.

If you hit a roadblock during the application process, don’t forget our admissions experts are here to help. Attend an upcoming event or schedule a personal consultation and obtain the advice needed to lock in your spot in the Fall 2016 entering class. 

Conferences/Programs

Becoming a Trusted Leader
Presented by: Kimberly D. Elsbach, Ph.D. Associate Dean and Professor of Organizational Behavior Stephen G. Newberry Endowed Chair in Leadership

Studies have shown over and over that trust is a key contributor to leadership success. Being able to inspire the trust of your team is critical to any leader’s career success.

Event

Pre-MBA Math Camp Sessions Part-Time, Sacramento Program
Education Building Room 2206

The GSM provides a pre-MBA math preparation program (Math Camp) that will meet for three weekends in August at the Sacramento Education Building and San Ramon, Bishop Ranch 15 campuses.

Topics include general math, basic algebra and some statistics. The program is hands-on with a focus on working problem sets and understanding the material.

You are expected to attend all three sessions and may choose to attend either the Sacramento or San Ramon sessions. If you have any questions, contact your program manager directly.

Event

Pre-MBA Math Camp Sessions Part-Time, Bay Area Program
Bishop Ranch Room 1502

The GSM provides a pre-MBA math preparation program (Math Camp) that will meet for three weekends in August at the Sacramento Education Building and San Ramon, Bishop Ranch 15 campuses.

Topics include general math, basic algebra and some statistics. The program is hands-on with a focus on working problem sets and understanding the material.

You are expected to attend all three sessions and may choose to attend either the Sacramento or San Ramon sessions. If you have any questions, contact your program manager directly.

Conferences/Programs

Pitching Creative Ideas
Presented by: Kimberly D. Elsbach, Ph.D. Associate Dean and Professor of Organizational Behavior, Stephen G. Newberry Endowed Chair in Leadership

While there is certainly an art to successfully pitching ideas to your team, colleagues, and/or social group, there is also skill involved. That skill can be fostered and developed, and this program has been designed to do just that.

Conferences/Programs

Developing Customer Analytics for Decision Making
Presented by: Ashwin Aravindakshan, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Management UC Davis Graduate School of Management

Data on customer behavior can guide the firm to better differentiate between customers, create targeted marketing campaigns, learn how to value customers based on behavior, construct better up-selling and cross-selling tools and even learn about which customers to keep and which to let go.

Conferences/Programs

Analysis of Financial Information
Presented by: Hollis Skaife, Ph.D. Professor of Accounting and Information Systems
UC Davis Graduate School of Management

In business today, every successful manager and leader needs to be able to speak and understand the language of finance. With more integrated strategic operations and more dynamic organizations, these skills that were once reserved for accountants and finance professionals are fast becoming needed by everyone for career success.  

Conferences/Programs

Advanced Analysis of Financial Information
Presented by: Hollis Skaife, Ph.D. Professor of Accounting and Information Systems
UC Davis Graduate School of Management

In business today, every successful manager and leader needs to be able to speak and understand the language of finance. With more integrated strategic operations and more dynamic organizations, these skills that were once reserved for accountants and finance professionals are quickly becoming needed by everyone for career success.  

Conferences/Programs

Forecasting for Business Management
Presented by: Chih-Ling Tsai, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor of Management
Robert W. Glock Endowed Chair in Management

This program has been designed specifically for UC Davis MBA alumni to further develop their business forecasting skills.

Conferences/Programs

Maximizing your Mentoring and Developmental Network
Presented by: Greta Hsu, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Management
UC Davis Graduate School of Management

Your success in the workplace depends on the quality of your mentoring relationships.  Research has shown mentors can impact important career outcomes such as pay, career advancement, and work satisfaction. In recent years, changes in the structures of careers have necessitated changes in approaches to the mentoring relationship. 

Conferences/Programs

Effective Negotiations: Strategies and Tactics
Presented by: Jim Olson, Guest Lecturer UC Davis Graduate School of Management

By learning and practicing negotiating basics in this program, from preparation to getting to “yes”, you will dramatically improve your confidence entering important negotiations, and the outcomes from those negotiations.

Conferences/Programs

Building a Customer-Centric Strategy
Presented by: Ashwin Aravindakshan, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Management UC Davis Graduate School of Management

Advances in technology over the past decade have shifted power in the marketplace from the firm to the customer. Customers now have a vast array of choices and where to buy. This shift demands a change in firm strategy, from focusing on the product to focusing on the customer. 

Conferences/Programs

Becoming a Trusted Leader
Presented by: Kimberly D. Elsbach, Ph.D. Associate Dean and Professor of Organizational Behavior Stephen G. Newberry Endowed Chair in Leadership

Studies have shown over and over that trust is a key contributor to leadership success. Being able to inspire the trust of your team is critical to any leader’s career success.

Conferences/Programs

Evaluating and Rewarding People
Presented by: Gina Dokko, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Management
UC Davis Graduate School of Management

How do you get the most out of a performance evaluation process? How should you allocate your budget for salary increases across your subordinates? In this three-hour program, we will cover the “nuts and bolts” of managing people for performance. 

Conferences/Programs

Pitching Creative Ideas
Presented by: Kimberly D. Elsbach, Ph.D. Associate Dean and Professor of Organizational Behavior, Stephen G. Newberry Endowed Chair in Leadership

While there is certainly an art to successfully pitching ideas to your team, colleagues, and/or social group, there is also skill involved. That skill can be fostered and developed, and this program has been designed to do just that.

Conferences/Programs

Developing Customer Analytics for Decision Making
Presented by: Ashwin Aravindakshan, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Management UC Davis Graduate School of Management

Data on customer behavior can guide the firm to better differentiate between customers, create targeted marketing campaigns, learn how to value customers based on behavior, construct better up-selling and cross-selling tools and even learn about which customers to keep and which to let go.

Conferences/Programs

Maximizing your Mentoring and Developmental Network
Presented by: Greta Hsu, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Management
UC Davis Graduate School of Management

Your success in the workplace depends on the quality of your mentoring relationships.  Research has shown mentors can impact important career outcomes such as pay, career advancement, and work satisfaction. In recent years, changes in the structures of careers have necessitated changes in approaches to the mentoring relationship. 

Conferences/Programs

Building a Customer-Centric Strategy
Presented by: Ashwin Aravindakshan, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Management UC Davis Graduate School of Management

Advances in technology over the past decade have shifted power in the marketplace from the firm to the customer. Customers now have a vast array of choices and where to buy. This shift demands a change in firm strategy, from focusing on the product to focusing on the customer. 

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