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Cyrus Aram

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Master of Business Administration  - University of California, Davis – Graduate School of Management

Six Sigma Master Black Belt - American Society for Quality, Black Belt Certification

Project Management Professional - Project Management Institute (PMI), Project Management Certification

Bachelor of Arts - University of California, Davis – English, Political Science and Philosophy


Will Snyder
Executive Director, Master of Professional Accountancy

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Areas of expertise: Financial and tax accounting

Snyder served as a fulltime member of the Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy at San Diego State University (SDSU) for the past 24 years. Prior to that, he was an adjunct faculty at SDSU as well as a partner with Deloitte Haskins and Sells. He was also a professor at the University of Southern California, his alma mater, from 1992 to 1994.

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How Breakthroughs Happen:
The Surprising Truth About How Companies Innovate

Harvard Business Review Press, 2003

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Did you know that the incandescent lightbulb first emerged some thirty years before Thomas Edison famously ‘turned night into day’? Or that Henry Ford’s revolutionary assembly line came from an unlikely blend of observations from Singer sewing machines, meatpacking, and Campbell’s Soup?

In this fascinating study of innovation, engineer and social scientist Andrew Hargadon argues that our romantic notions about innovation as invention are actually undermining our ability to pursue breakthrough innovations.

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The Class Gift Campaign

Each year, the Graduate School of Management engages in four campaigns to increase three of the School’s endowment funds. These are student-driven campaigns organized by graduating students in our three MBA programs located in Davis, the Bay Area and Sacramento, as well as our Master of Professional Accountancy program (MPAc).


Faculty Conferences

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Our faculty host conferences throughout the year pertaining to their specialized areas. Faculty invite colleagues nationally and internationally to attend these conferences who present about their current research in each area.

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Anticipation Builds to Meet Warren Buffett
Preparing to Visit the Oracle of Omaha

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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.