Will Snyder retired last December after teaching accounting for more than 22 years at San Diego State University. Less than a month later he jumped at the opportunity to take the helm of the UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s new Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) program that starts this fall.
As executive director, Snyder leads the MPAc program and will teach three of the courses. The School’s nine-month program is the first professional accounting master’s degree program at a University of California campus.
The Graduate School of Management hosted its second annual Symposium on Financial Institutions & Intermediaries in March, bringing together two dozen top scholars and industry practitioners from around the world.
Organized by Associate Professors Ayako Yasuda and Roger Edelen, the symposium focused on private equity, an asset class that typically raises capital from institutional investors to invest in companies that are already private or are public and then taken private.
Recognizing his internationally renowned research contributions and teaching excellence, UC Davis recently honored Professor Chih-Ling Tsai with the title of Distinguished Professor. The designation is the highest campus-level professional faculty title.
When it comes to social media marketing, it’s not just how many people you “friend” on your network, it is how much influence you have with those friends and how connected they are, concludes a new study by Assistant Professor Hema Yoganarasimhan analyzing “buzz” marketing on YouTube.
Private equity funds’ roles in the economy and their managerial compensation drew scrutiny following the recent global financial crisis, and there is an ongoing debate about increasing taxation on private equity managers’ profit participation, and on the industry’s impact on innovation, competition and employment.
Global corporations to agile start-ups that are looking to solve pressing business operations issues and strategic challenges have a new friend in Orlando Harris, who has joined the Graduate School of Management as director of corporate relations.
When people such as Bernard Madoff or firms such as Enron are found to have engaged in shady dealings, news commenta- tors, social critics and even scholars loudly condemn the offenders. For the most part, they have framed wrongdoing as an abnormal phenomenon.
Recently, though, theorists and researchers have begun to view wrong-doing as a normal phenomenon with a range of explanations. This turn has important implications for those interested in finding ways to curb wrongdoing.
In the crowded field of behavioral economics and finance, Professor Brad Barber has carved out a niche as one of the world’s leading experts on individual investor performance, stock buying and selling behavior, and portfolio diversification. Over the past dozen years, Barber and co-author Terrance Odean, professor of finance at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, have shown unequivocally that “trading can be hazardous to your wealth.”
Renewable sources such as wind and solar power are an increasing part of the nation’s energy mix, but these green resources also bring new uncertainty to our power supply. Professor David Woodruff is collaborating on a new, federally funded project to help power utilities navigate in this new reality.
“The goal is to be able to plan to generate power in the face of the uncertainty caused by a 30 percent penetration of renewables in the power supply,” said Woodruff.
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.