I am pleased to share with you the results of U.S. News & World Reports’s latest graduate business school rankings. For the 17th consecutive year, our Full-Time MBA program has been ranked among the nation’s best, this year among the top 8% at No. 36 following a record jump up last year.
Most notably, our part-time MBA offered in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area climbed 13 positions to No. 19, putting it among the top 6% of AACSB International-accredited programs. Below are more details and a link to the rankings.
I wish to update you on an issue of interest to the UC Davis Graduate School of Management community.
In a few months, U.S. News & World Report will release its annual ranking of graduate business schools. These rankings incorporate several key MBA student metrics that are self-reported by the schools to U.S. News such as: grade point average, GMAT score and percentage of applicants accepted by the school.
In January we launched a School-wide diversity plan led by Linda Oubre as our first Chief Diversity Officer. With Linda’s impending departure in June, I am pleased to announce that Kathy Gleed will serve as the School’s Chief Diversity Officer. She will continue in her current role as Director of Academic and Student Services.
Building on the work already underway, Kathy will continue to work with our constituencies to develop and implement initiatives that reflect our commitment to achieving a diverse and outstanding student body, faculty and staff.
As we enter the last few weeks of our 30th academic year at the Graduate School of Management, I invite you to join me for a community town hall meeting on Monday, May 7, from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in the Abbaszadeh Lecture Hall at Gallagher Hall.
This will be an open forum to share ideas, provide updates and address any concerns you may have, and an opportunity for me to answer your questions about the School and UC Davis.
The task force looking into the November 2011 pepper-spray incident at UC Davis released its report and recommendations today. The documents have been posted to the UC Davis website, and will be unveiled at a public meeting here on campus that begins at 3:30 p.m.
The incident occurred after Occupy UC Davis students and supporters established a tent encampment to protest tuition and fee increases. When protesters refused orders to disperse, campus police officers used pepper spray.
I am thrilled to announce that Judy Nagai has joined us as our new Assistant Dean of Development and External Relations. She began this week and has already hit the ground running to lead our team and the School to even greater heights of effectiveness and visibility.
We have all been closely following the sad events at UC Davis on Friday, 18 November, in which campus police pepper-sprayed student protesters. Our university community is shaken, and I value your questions, comments and concerns.
The University of California is a home of free speech, and we support the right of campus citizens to assemble and protest peacefully. UC Davis and the UC Office of the President have initiated thorough investigations of the use of force to ensure that it will not happen again.
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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.