My UC Davis MBA provided top-tier preparation for a dynamic career in integrated marketing communications. I’ve applied and refined the lessons learned at world-class entertainment and technology brands, including Ubisoft , LucasArts , Macromedia and Intel. Today, I lead efforts to encourage consumers to use Google search in new and different ways. My role involves knowing the user, knowing the magic—and connecting the two.”
Associate Director, Marketing, Ubisoft Entertainment, San Francisco, Calif.
B.S., Finance, California State University, Hayward
My career allows me to strike a rare balance between making money and making meaning. At Medtronic, I am accountable for $200+ million in revenue and 160 sales, service and management colleagues. My UC Davis MBA gave me a global perspective and opportunities to collaborate, tap synergies and improve project outcomes. I use the lessons for effective teamwork every day.
B.A., Economics, B.A., Journalism | Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Leading change requires both both the courage to make tough decisions and the experience to know how to quickly adapt to new realities. The Graduate School of Management helped me become a well-rounded professional with the confidence to push the bigger ideas.
Have you noticed that the leadership skills necessary for success today are very different from leadership best practices 10 years ago? If so, you’re not alone. In a volatile, hyper-connected and complex world, leaders’ decisions are more visible and have a greater global and political impact than ever before. They are also frequently expected to make these decisions right now.
My UC Davis MBA experience was a life-shaping moment in a well-timed career pivot. The combination of excellent professors and an experienced, diverse student body was invaluable. The School’s focus on developing a holistic approach to fostering individual professional growth while deepening business acumen is unique.
Business Strategist, Scient, San Francisco, Calif., and London, U.K.
B.A., International Relations, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn.
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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.