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View Our Two-year Full-Time MBA Curriculum

Curriculum Overview

Year One

Summer

Fall Quarter

Winter Quarter

Spring Quarter

MBA Career
Webinar Series
Quantitative Fundamentals

To prepare you for success in the UC Davis MBA curriculum, we have created a pre-MBA program for you. The online program includes five modules: spreadsheet modeling, algebra, probability, statistics and calculus.

Orientation

Get ready academically, professionally and socially for the rigors of the next two years. Highlights include faculty sessions, career development workshops, a case study workshop and a state-of-the-art business simulation. Orientation culminates with a special Networking Day where you’ll meet business leaders and alumni in San Francisco.

Career Launch and
Workshops
Core Courses
  • Articulation & Critical Thinking
  • Financial Accounting
  • Markets & the Firm
  • Data Analysis for Managers
Internship Search Plan, MBA Career Fair
Leadership Practices Inventory
Core Courses
  • Organizational Structure & Strategy
  • Marketing Management
  • Financial Theory & Policy
  • Elective
Internship Interviews,
MBA Career Fair
Individual Leadership
Development Plan Sessions
Core Courses
  • The Individual & Group Dynamics
  • Operational Excellence
  • Elective
  • Elective
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
LAM Research Leadership Skills Workshops

Fall Quarter

Winter Quarter

Spring Quarter

Delivered in a highly interactive format, each workshop focuses on a specific skill for leadership success.

  • Keynote: Stephen Newberry, CEO, Lam Research Corporation-Values-based Leadership
  • Effective Presentations:
    Tricks of the Trade
  • The Art of Self-Promotion
  • Leading through Effective Communication
  • Time Management
    and Email Sanity
  • Leading and Facilitating
    a Team
  • Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace
  • Coaching for Excellence
  • Managing Change in the
    Corporate World
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback

Year Two

Summer

Fall Quarter

Winter Quarter

Spring Quarter

Internship

Your 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.

20-Week Intergrated Management Project Core Course
Sample Electives
  • Business Law
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Technology Competition & Strategy
  • Venture Capital & the Finance of Innovation
  • Robert A. Fox Executive-in-Residence
Prepare for Your
Future Career
Sample Electives
  • Leadership
  • Business, Government &
    the International Economy
  • New & Small Business Ventures
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Management of Innovation
  • Investment Analysis
International Exchange

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 our partner schools, including Fundacao Getulio Vargas in Brazil, HEC School of Management in France and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Sample Electives
  • International Finance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • International Marketing
  • New Product Development
  • International Study Trip
International Study Practicum

The International Study Trip course opens a window 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 included Hungary and the Czech Republic, China and Hong Kong, Vietnam and Malaysia, Japan, Ecuador and Panama, and Chile and Argentina.

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