The road from good idea to successful business can be golden—and fraught with potholes. For 16 entrepreneurial UC Davis MBAs who attended Ignite 2011 in early March, that route is now better lit, with opportunities and pitfalls more clearly marked.
An inspiring three-day immersion program for MBA and science/engineering students, Ignite is the brainchild of veteran venture capitalist Jack Gill, who founded a similar program, The Velocity Conference, at Indiana University’s Kelly School of Business in 2000.
Looking for fresh ideas and perspectives on enterprise risk management, specifically around analyzing high-impact, low-probability risks, a global leader in computer networking equipment turned to the MBA Consulting Center for innovative recommendations.
About a month and a half before about 40,000 investors and shareholders descended on Omaha for the annual meeting of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., 20 UC Davis MBA students enjoyed a much more intimate meeting and luncheon with the Oracle of Omaha in his hometown on March 11.
Carrying on Buffett’s tradition of giving back, several students this year volunteered their time at Girls Inc. of Omaha, a program that helps girls succeed in school and life.
Professor Prasad Naik shares how research and teaching are complementary. He says, “What I teach I bring it back into my research; what I research I bring it back into the classroom. Research and teaching are two sides of the same coin.”
A UC Davis study finds that it pays to be green, as companies that are open about their greenhouse gas emissions and carbon reduction strategies see stock values rise.
Graduate School of Management Professor Paul Griffin and his co-author, Yuan Sun of UC Berkeley, tracked stock prices of firms around the time these companies voluntarily issued press releases disclosing carbon emission information. In the days after the press releases were issued, the companies saw their stock prices increase significantly, Griffin and Sun found.
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.