Inside traders at public U.S. companies made nearly $2 billion from 2000 to 2007, according to the study led by Paul Griffin, a professor in UCD’s Graduate School of Management. The study tracked insider stock transactions that occurred during or near 1,718 first-time disclosures of debt covenant violations by companies. Statistical analysis showed that insiders sold stock one to two months ahead of market declines preceding a disclosure, and bought shares one to two months ahead of market recovery.
The biggest winners this year? The University of California at Davis and Texas Christian’s Neeley School of Business, both of which gained 14 places. Davis’ B-school moved up to 28th place from 47th, while Neeley jumped to 80 from 94. Davis’ gains allowed it to pull ahead of rival California at Irvine’s Merage School of Business, which fell four spots to 40th place this year.
The University of California, Davis, Graduate School of Management’s full-time MBA program has been recognized as one of the nation’s best. The program was ranked among the top 6 percent of Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International-accredited programs nationwide.
Professor Paul Griffin is cited in a discussion on the efficiency of company stock buybacks. Corporate executives and boards of directors can easily make their stock options more valuable without making any improvement to the business by executing buybacks, says Griffin.
Professor Paul Griffin’s ground-breaking research on insider trading suggest that U.S. companies gleaned almost $2 Billion in profits from buying and selling of stock in faltering companies. The joint-study was conducted with the University of Otago’s School of Business in New Zealand.
Coverage of our MBA students on international study trip led by UC Davis Center for Entrepreneurship Executive Director Wil Agatstein, who were briefed on the Chilean economy by Universidad San Sebastian’s Hugo Lavados, dean of Economics & Business Faculty, and the former Minister of Economy of Chile.
Dean Steven Currall offers insight on the ever-changing needs of employers. “Employers tend to feel that the M.B.A. graduates are strong [in] technical business areas like finance and accounting and quantitative analysis,” Currall says. “[But], they want more team management, leadership, strategic thinking skills, and project management skills.” The UC Davis Graduate School of Management curriculum was recently overhauled to incorporate such needs.
UC Davis is ranked among the top 10 business schools in the U.S. with the highest proportion of students who found jobs after graduating in 2010. The Graduate School of Management’s 93% placement rate three months after graduation puts it among the top 1% of all AACSB accredited business schools.
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(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.