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.
In this blog post, Professor Andrew Hargadon discusses how the interdisciplinary culture carried on since UC Davis was founded as a land grant institution—with its mission to diffuse practical agriculture, science and engineering knowledge—makes it the ideal place to solve today’s sustainability challenges.
Professor Paul Griffin is a leading international authority in accounting and financial information and disclosures. In this blog, he discusses the practical applications of his recent study on environmental disclosures, advising executives how to leverage the data for maximum impact
Recently, I worked with Yuan Sun of UC Berkeley to release a study showing that companies that released information about their greenhouse gas emissions and carbon reduction strategies saw their stock values rise. We tracked stock prices of firms around the time these companies voluntarily issued press releases disclosing carbon emission information. In the days following the press releases, these companies experienced a significant increase in their stock price.
When developing custom programs with a client, the question at the forefront of my mind is always: How do we measure the ROI for the client? When will we know if the education we present has made a true impact on the teams we work with?
To answer those questions, I turned to Dan Burton, Senior Manager of Training & Development at the Genentech Vacaville Plant, who has partnered with Executive Education at UC Davis Graduate School of Management to plan and deliver custom executive education programs for his company. Burton explained that Executive Education at UC Davis allowed his company to “spend less and receive four times the value for the investment made.” His perspective is based on the active partnership and continuing collaboration after the program ended between Genentech and UC Davis.
In Executive Education at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, we’ve noticed a heightened interest in custom programs on the topic of “innovation.” I use quotations for a reason: the deeper I delve into what our clients seek to resolve, the more I find that they are grappling with issues around risk taking, collaboration, or faster decision making–not the stereotypical Eureka!/light bulb image conjured by the term.
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.