How will you manage your wine business during the tight supply of grapes in the coming years? How do you create an effective social media plan for your brands? What are the opportunities in the wine market in China? These were just a few of the hot topics at the 12th annual UC Davis Wine Executive Program, co-hosted by the Graduate School of Management and the Department of Viticulture & Enology from March 26–29.
Dr. Steven Brass, a neurologist with a sleep medicine specialty at the UC Davis Medical Center, has run clinics, directed sleep labs, conducted research and served as a consultant on several FDA advisory panels that approve medical devices and medications during his 14 years as a doctor.
Joanna Zelaya’s parents fled an imminent civil war in El Salvador in the 1980s and settled in Los Angeles. They instilled in their California-born daughter a respect for education and a fierce ambition.
“They pushed education so much,” says Zelaya, a second-year student in the Bay Area MBA program. “They come from the camp of ‘Nobody is going to help you. You have to help yourself’.”
Bitten by the entrepreneur bug very early, Craig Hall launched his first—and quite profitable—venture at age 10 with 50 cents saved from returning empty bottles to his neighborhood drugstore. When he saw the store was going out of business, Hall’s entrepreneurial gene kicked in.
Like a hard, game-winning spike that leaves a big impression, Lauren Davis has never forgotten the inspiring words of her junior high school club volleyball coach. “He said, ‘play with heart.’ Everything you do in life should be done with passion.”
With that in mind, Davis has hit the ground running as a full-time MBA student. She’s found a new interest in marketing and new business development after a successful career in financial services.
While waiting for the first speaker at the 2012 Ignite Entrepreneurship Conference in Boston, UC Davis MBA student Nandhini Raghunathan scanned the on-screen testimonials from previous attendees. “By the end of the third day,” she said. “I could see what each and every one of those comments meant.”
First-year MBA student Tiffany Tan loves basketball—and being on a team led by a former NBA all-star with a bold vision for the state capital. When Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson’s chief of staff visited the Graduate School of Management to present the Mayoral Fellowship program, Tan recognized it was a slam dunk opportunity.
“I knew Mayor Johnson was leading the charge for a new sports and entertainment complex in the downtown railyards,” said Tan, who joined fellow first-year MBA student Trevor Jha as this year’s UC Davis MBA Mayoral Fellows.
A landmark collaboration between the six University of California business schools and the nation’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs)launched in May with the first annual UC Summer Institute for Emerging Managers and Leaders (SIEML).
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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.