Those who know me are aware that I am not the gregarious, warm-n-fuzzy type. However, a number of years ago the Graduate School of Management asked for volunteers to sit on a panel to discuss the ROI of an MBA, and I volunteered.
Capital Connections offers Graduate School of Management MBA and MPAc students and alumni from the Davis, Sacramento and Bay Area campuses a rare opportunity to share ideas and experiences—while building a strong community.
Julie Jensen grew up in Sacramento’s Land Park neighborhood and studied economics as an undergraduate at UC Davis. After earning her master of administration at the Graduate School of Management in 1984, she was hired by HP in Roseville, Calif., as a financial analyst. “It was a great first job and taught me a lot about the importance of understanding changing business models and financials,” she remembers. “I was fortunate to be in a growing division and moved into management very quickly, which expanded my skills—and created a lot of pressure on my family when my children were young.
I can remember the moment I decided to pursue an MBA at the Graduate School of Management. I had a stable job at Levi Strauss in San Francisco with a decent salary and many opportunities for advancement. Yet as I looked to the future, I knew reaching my full potential would be difficult without a deeper understanding of business and a network of people I could draw upon during my career. An MBA seemed a perfect fit to fill this need.
The Sacramento Business Journal recently named Mac Clemmens MBA 07 one of “40 Under 40” superachievers in the Capital Region. Clemmens is founder and CEO of Digital Deployment, which he has grown into a multimillion-dollar company.
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.