James Stevens oversees admissions and recruitment, leadership programming, academic and student services, and career development.
He serves as director of full-time and part-time MBA programs as well as the Technology Management Undergraduate Minor. He represents the GSM to a broad range of constituents including alumni and corporate partners. He serves as special advisor to dean and faculty and works with students regarding admissions, academic, leadership and placement issues.
Kathy joined the Graduate School of Management (GSM) at the University of California, Davis in 2003. She is currently the Senior Director of Admissions, working with a great team to recruit and enroll MBA and MPAc students.
Amy joined the Graduate School of Management (GSM) at the University of California, Davis in August 2010. She is currently a Senior Assistant Director of Admissions, with a primary focus on recruitment for the UC Davis Part-time MBA in the Bay Area.
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Earl joined the UC Davis Graduate School of Management as an Assistant Director of Admissions working in all three programs in December of 2010. Earl came to us after serving in the United States Army, where he retired as a company First Sergeant. While serving in the Army, Earl held the following jobs: Infantryman, Combat Medic, Operating Room Tech, Licensed Practical Nurse, Drill Instructor, and Recruiter.
Daria Costello is the assistant director of the Master of Professional Accountancy, a new program at the Graduate School of Management that welcomed its charter class in 2012. She oversees recruiting and admissions, program management and career placement for MPAc students.
Prior to joining the GSM, Daria was involved in outreach at American River College for their High School Articulation program. She has a background in counseling, education (including a teaching credential from UC Davis) and project management.
Abigail joined the UC Davis Graduate School of Management as an Assistant Director of Admissions working for all three programs in February of 2011. She is now the lead Assistant Director for our Sacramento Part-time program and enjoys working with prospective student as they explore this exciting opportunity. Abigail has a Master’s Degree in Art History and has previously worked in Graduate Admissions for an art school in San Francisco.
Manages and oversees all aspects of admissions operations including operational process issues, data resource management and admissions data collection for the Graduate School of Management. In this role, she is also responsible for compiling and reporting school-wide ranking and profile statistics for the school.
Marta joined the Graduate School of Management in September of 2004, bringing her technological expertise and more than 15 years of experience in data analysis & reporting, strategic operations planning & implementation, and training.
Students enrolling in the Full-Time MBA Program are eligible for a variety of grants and scholarships as well as deferred-interest federal and private loans. These include:
Dean’s and Faculty Scholarships
Named Donor Scholarships
Graduate Research and Teaching Assistantships
Student Loans (government and private)
Nine out of ten entering Full-Time MBA Program students receive at least one type of grant or scholarship to cover their living expenses or educational fees. These include scholarships and/or grants awarded on the basis of financial need, merit or other factors.
UC Davis MBA Scholarships and Grants
Financial aid funds administered by the Graduate School of Management are merit-based. Recipients are chosen based on the strength of their academic and professional credentials in their admission application; no separate application is required. Last year more than half the incoming class received an award with amounts ranging from $6,900 to $37,600. The Dean’s Scholarship, our most prestigious award, is offered to the top 10 percent of incoming students.
How Financial Aid Works
It is the assumption of most University and all federal need-based financial aid that the student (and spouse) will make the primary contribution toward the student’s education whenever possible. To calculate your expected contribution toward your education, you must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All students are strongly encouraged to file the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1st, with the deadline being March 1st. The FAFSA will calculate an expected contribution toward your education from your (and your spouse’s) income and/or assets, not including home equity. The Graduate Financial Aid Office will use the standard student budget to calculate your eligibility for aid.
UC Davis Financial Aid
The UC Davis Graduate Financial Aid Office administers additional loans, grant funds and work-study employment that are available to all graduate and professional school students. The Graduate Financial Aid Office also offers short-term and emergency loans designed to help students with unexpected expenses. Financial aid staff can guide students in applying and qualifying for University grants, loans, work-study and other financial support.
The UC Davis Graduate Financial Aid Office can be reached at (530) 752-9246.
What Happens After You Apply?
You will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Department of Education approximately four weeks after you file your FAFSA. The SAR contains all of the information from your FAFSA plus an initial calculation of your expected student contribution. You may receive a notice of missing information from the Graduate Financial Aid office. If you do not immediately return this notice along with the missing documents, the awarding of your financial aid may be delayed.
The School disburses all loans under the Federal Direct Loan Programs in three installments, one per academic quarter. Disbursements are activated after you have paid your course fees and enrolled in courses.
If you have any questions about filing the FAFSA or the awarding process, please contact the UC Davis Graduate Financial Aid Office at (530) 752-9246.
(Davis, Calif.) – With a joint goal of speeding the transfer of new technologies from the laboratory to the commercial marketplace, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories have announced a new partnership for researchers to develop their entrepreneurial skills.
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(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s full-time MBA program has been ranked among the top six percent of AACSB International-accredited programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.