With the landmark Affordable Care Act upheld by the Supreme Court as healthcare spending skyrockets to more than $2.7 trillion this year—nearly 18 percent of the U.S. GDP—medical costs are big pocketbook issues for government, businesses, and both insured and uninsured Americans.
The road from good idea to successful business can be golden—and fraught with potholes. For 16 entrepreneurial UC Davis MBAs who attended Ignite 2011 in early March, that route is now better lit, with opportunities and pitfalls more clearly marked.
An inspiring three-day immersion program for MBA and science/engineering students, Ignite is the brainchild of veteran venture capitalist Jack Gill, who founded a similar program, The Velocity Conference, at Indiana University’s Kelly School of Business in 2000.
Jim Houk and Adam Pettler, both MBA 11, want to revolutionize how cyclists see and are seen at night.
Eighteen months ago, the pair teamed up with Stanford inventor/engineer Kent Frankovich to found Revolights Inc. and develop a wheel-mounted bicycle lighting system that offers optimal nighttime illumination.
Unlike traditional bike lights–which focus primarily in one direction—Revolights casts 360 degrees of light, boosting biker safety by increasing their visibility to drivers.
Looking for fresh ideas and perspectives on enterprise risk management, specifically around analyzing high-impact, low-probability risks, a global leader in computer networking equipment turned to the MBA Consulting Center for innovative recommendations.
About a month and a half before about 40,000 investors and shareholders descended on Omaha for the annual meeting of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., 20 UC Davis MBA students enjoyed a much more intimate meeting and luncheon with the Oracle of Omaha in his hometown on March 11.
Carrying on Buffett’s tradition of giving back, several students this year volunteered their time at Girls Inc. of Omaha, a program that helps girls succeed in school and life.
UPDATE: Andrew Barkett is leaving his post as senior engineer at Facebook to bring his decade of experience in Silicon Valley to become the first-ever chief technology officer for the Republican National Committee.The June 4 announcement has stirred a whirlwind of media coverage, including the Huffington Post and Washington Post.Bark
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.