Craig Cummins’ father started a chain of successful optometry stores in New Jersey during the late 1970s. He sold them and remained with the company, but the new owner sold them to a private equity company, which eventually sold them again.
As a teen, Cummins watched these changes and pondered the role of private equity in business and in society. He followed a very different passion in college, earning first a bachelor in science in biomedical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, N.Y.) and then, in 2004, a master’s in this subject at UC Davis.
But private equity continued to intrigue him, and Cummins was drawn to the world of business. He applied to the Graduate School of Management while still at the UC Davis College of Engineering and in 2005 earned his MBA through the concurrent MS/MBA program.
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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.