Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger visited UC Davis to celebrate a $1 million grant from the California Clean Energy Fund to establish the new UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center, the world’s leading university center of excellence in energy efficiency headed by GSM Associate Professor Andrew Hargadon with GSM alumnus Ben Finkelor as program director.
There is a woman sitting in only one of every 10 chairs at the boardroom tables and executive desks of California’s 200 largest publicly traded companies, and that means a missed opportunity for business, according to a ground-breaking study released by the Graduate School of Management.
Two start-up companies—one that helps busy families prepare nutritious, home-cooked meals and a biomedical venture that is developing a handheld diagnostic tool for health care professionals—each have won $10,000 in the Big Bang! Business Plan Competition organized by UC Davis MBA students.
The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s 24th Commencement in June marked an important milestone. Among the more than 100 graduates was the School’s 2000th alumnus.
At the June 17 ceremony, keynote speaker William Sullivan, president and CEO of Agilent Technologies (right), congratulated the new UC Davis MBAs for earning their degrees from one of the best business schools in the nation.
In her new book, The Online Customer, Assistant Professor Catherine Yang details how data mining and marketing approaches can be used to study marketing problems. The book uses a vast dataset of Web transactions from large Internet retailers.
(DAVIS, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management has been named one of the top MBA programs in the nation by corporate recruiters surveyed by the Wall Street Journal. UC Davis ranks 34th, up from 44th last year, among business schools in the Wall Street Journal’s 2006 regional rankings.
Professor Brad Barber’s study, “Monitoring the Monitor: Evaluating CalPERS’ Shareholder Activism,” has won the 2006 Moskowitz Prize, awarded by the Center for Responsible Business at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. The winning is available online.
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.