As a UC Davis MBA student, you choose from a wide range of compelling opportunities to put theory into practice—what we call ideas into action. The following is just a sampling of the many programs and activities that provide you with real-life application of concepts learned in the classroom, helping you become a leader with the toolkit, perspective and experience to help all levels of business grow and succeed— from start-ups and mid-sized firms to world-class corporations in global markets.
Prior to joining the EEC, Mr. Finkelor served in a variety of roles within the Clean Technology sector, including Director of Business Development for a local clean energy start-up company, Interim Executive Director for CleanStart (a Sacramento-based business incubator supporting local clean energy technology ventures and entrepreneurs), and as a Cleantech Analyst for the private equity arm of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS).
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger visited UC Davis to celebrate a $1 million grant from the California Clean Energy Fund to establish the new UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center, the world’s leading university center of excellence in energy efficiency headed by GSM Associate Professor Andrew Hargadon with GSM alumnus Ben Finkelor as program director.
(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.
What opportunities, decisions, events have shaped your professional life?
My career path has been a climb across a jungle gym rather than a tangent up a corporate ladder. As a child, I used to thumb through the three-inch JCPenney catalogue, picking out the professional women who I would grow to be. I wanted to rule the world from a corner office in a suit and heels. I wanted to shed my humble origins and become Corporate Barbie.
Agilent Technologies’ Electronic Measurement Group is a $3.6 billion business that over the past decade has seen a dramatic shift in its customer base from U.S., and Western European customers to predominantly Asia-based customers. Today, the majority of the division’s revenues are generated outside of the U.S., with an increasing concentration in China.
(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.