PlayPatch, maker of a wearable, natural alternative to birth control pills, took the $20,000 first prize and won the $2,500 People’s Choice award in the 16th annual UC Davis Big Bang! Business Competition on Thursday, May 26. The first prize includes $10,000 cash and $10,000 in in-kind services from Davis Roots, a local startup incubator with ties to both the university and the city of Davis.
Q&A with marketing Professor Ashwin Aravindakshan, who shares advice and insight on buying and financing a car, negotiating with dealers and the transparency of the market.
The University of Michigan’s Mike Palazzolo, now at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, points to how two of American shoppers’ (and marketers’) favorite money-saving strategies—the limited-time offer and buying in bulk—bring savings that are more accessible to some consumers than others.
The Boom In Business School Endowments
Graduate School of Management: Fastest Growing Endowment among Top Business Schools
Fastest Growing Business School Endowment: That’s right, our endowment has grown 19.1% annually since 2010, outpacing the average 7.7% growth rate of 49 leading business schools. We thank our supporters and the UC Davis Foundation’s investment savvy for continuing to provide resources we need to to attract the best student talent, hire the best faculty and staff, and improve our facilities.
Professor Shannon Anderson teamed with global researchers, and found that risk managers are bringing formal management techniques to corporate alliances, hoping to control for a laundry list of new threats to performance and reputation. But, in many cases, it still comes down to trust.
Scrumpt, our most recent Big Bang! Business Competition winner, is among USA Today’s 10 best new business ideas from university entrepreneurs. Scrumpt offers low-cost, healthy lunches and snacks delivered to families of elementary school children.
Assistant Professor Mike Palazzolo finds that the inability to buy in bulk can hurt a low-income family’s budget in more ways than one. Because these families can’t afford to stock up, they have to shop more often—and miss out on sales.
UC Davis Full-Time MBA Ranked among Nation’s Premier Programs for 21st Year
MBA Programs in Top 10 Percent This Year
Record High Salaries and Bonuses
(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s Full-Time MBA is ranked among the premier programs in the nation for the 21st consecutive year, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released March 16, 2016.
U.S. News’ latest ranking places the Full-Time MBA program at No. 45, up three positions from last year, and among the top 10 percent of the 470 full-time MBA programs surveyed by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International.
Assistant Professor Mike Palazzolo, who joined the UC Davis Graduate School of Management in July, finds that in the case of toilet paper, or any number of other storable goods, shoppers have to pay more up front to reap savings over time. And the poor often can’t afford to do that. Then, because they can’t stock up, they can’t afford to wait until the next sale comes around.
Shot in the Innovation Arm: Highlighting the story of penicillin, Professor Andrew Hargadon says the pursuit of innovation doesn’t depend on genius. Instead, it demands ingenuity — the ability to come up with solutions that are original and clever given the constraints that you and everyone else face.
Manhattan real estate market is on fire: Associate Professor Anna Scherbina offers a historical and forward looking view of a market where average condos recently reached a record high of nearly $2 million.
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Amy Myers Jaffe talks about the energy sector and how changing trends will affect demands for oil. Jaffe is the UC Davis executive director of energy and sustainability, and chairs the Global Agenda Council on the Future of Oil and Gas.
(CNBC Video, January 21, 2016)
Finance Professor Brad Barber on China’s stock market swings: “I think the market volatility we see, both in this episode and in general, is a question of whether you see it coming, and I think last week it was a bit of a surprise, and, in some ways, this week it’s the new normal.”
UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Announces Syngas Challenge Prize
The UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship announces the new Syngas Challenge prize, sponsored by Davis–based Sierra Energy, as part of the 2015–16 Big Bang! Business Plan Competition.
The Syngas Challenge will award a total of $10,000 for first and a second place prizes to the competition teams with the most innovative applications focused on syngas (or synthesis gas) uses and end-products.
Anpac Bio-Medical Science Pledges $50,000 to UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Anpac Bio-Medical Science Co. has pledged $50,000 to the UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to underwrite student fellowships and support the annual Biomedical and Engineering Entrepreneurship Academy.
Q&A with Professor Andrew Hargadon on building an innovation factory, the surprising truths about how breakthroughs happen, and his new book, Sustainable Innovation.
Although the employment projections for 2016 appear promising, job hunting can still be daunting, especially for those entering the workforce for the first time or facing particular obstacles. Professor Kim Elsbach offers insight.
Prof. Kimberly Elsbach says bias is one of the biggest, especially for those who have been out of work for awhile. She says being active with retraining, volunteer work, etc. between jobs is key to combating this bias from employers.
We’ve been recognized among the Top 20 MBA programs in the nation, at No. 19, by TFE Times. This ranking is based on student quality (GPA, GMAT, acceptance rate), job placement at graduation and three months after graduation, and mean starting salary and bonus.
Diane Harris, editor of MONEY, cites Professor Brad Barber’s seminal study, called “Boys Will Be Boys,” that looked at account data for 35,000 different households and found that men’s trading decisions reduced their returns by almost one percentage point more per year than women’s did.