Jan 30, 2014By Lalana AramthaveethongFirst-Year MBA Student
This Thursday, January 30, 20 lucky students from the UC Davis Graduate School of Management (GSM) will fly to Omaha, Neb., to meet one of the wealthiest and most influential men in business: Mr. Warren Buffett. As a first-year student in the Sacramento Part-Time MBA program, I am very fortunate to have this grand opportunity to meet one of the most successful businessmen in history.
Imagine three days in which you meet one amazing entrepreneur after another and leave inspired enough to almost quit b-school to launch your own startup. That’s what I found at Ignite 2014, which had the inspiring tagline, Fueling Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs. The conference was hosted by the Graduate School of Management and organized in collaboration with Rice University.
Global population has passed 7 billion people, and by 2050 we will have 9 billion people on our planet. We live in a world where many people are food secure, and the world actually grows enough food for all of us. But that extra 2 billion people are a looming challenge in the food, ag and health industry.
In addition, the food and ag sector faces challenges in climate change, loss of biodiversity, and energy and land use. There is an increasing need for the industry to balance society’s growing need for food with agriculture’s harmful effects on the environment.
Spring break at UC Davis is upon us, and for some it’s a time for spray-on tans or traveling south for an MTV beach party. For 20 MBA students from the Graduate School of Management, it will be a rare opportunity to meet one of the most sage business minds today: Mr. Warren Buffett.
The Oracle of Omaha has graciously invited a group of UC Davis MBA students back again this year to join other MBA students for a visit in his hometown. The itinerary includes tours of Berkshire Hathaway’s Nebraska Furniture Outlet and Borsheims Fine Jewelry, Q&A with the Oracle himself, a steak lunch with Mr. Buffett, and dinner with our Assistant Dean James Stevens. Deep-pocketed investors have bid as much as $2.63 million for a chance to dine with Warren Buffett, so we’re very grateful for such an amazing opportunity.
Friday, March 30, 2012, marked the sixth time UC Davis MBA students have been invited to rub shoulders with Mr. Warren Buffett in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. For the 20 students this year, like the others before, it was the opportunity of a lifetime.
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.