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Accelerate Your Career

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Known for their innovative thinking, effective collaboration and driving results in the workplace, UC Davis MBA graduates are in high demand for a wide range of positions in a variety of industries. Our experienced Career Development team works closely with you to prepare for your continued professional advancement.

We help you to leverage your experience, knowledge and skills to be a successful leader in the global marketplace, and to develop the tools and resources needed to accelerate your career. We guide you as you navigate the MBA job market and refine and execute your job search strategy. Through our extensive network of recruiters and alumni, we can identify internship and career opportunities that meet your needs.

Assessing Your Career Path

Our approach builds on the professional self-assessment that started when you decided to pursue your MBA. We can help you identify and clarify your professional skills, interests and rewards. We then work with you to move your job search into high gear.

Finding the Right Fit

Securing a job at the MBA level requires an understanding of the marketplace and an awareness of recruiter expectations. Our team educates you about the nuances of industry dynamics and helps you target the right employers and opportunities. We also work with you to build your skill set to best meet the needs of the industry or employer you are pursuing.

Tools to Take You Further

  •  One-on-one sessions with our expert career counselors to assess
  • your career needs and develop a personal career strategy
  • Career workshops and panels to help you identify potential careers
  • and develop effective job-search strategies
  • Résumé and cover letter review to market yourself effectively
  • Interview preparation and mock interviews
  • Negotiation and decision-process counseling
  • Networking strategies, advice and practice
  • Online database of supportive UC Davis MBA alumni
  • Exclusive online career management system powered by Simplicity 

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News Release

UC Davis Part-Time MBA Ranked in Nation’s Top 9%
Fourth Consecutive Year among U.S News & World Report's Premier Programs

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(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Part-Time MBA program offered in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area is ranked among the top 9% in the U.S., according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings.

At No. 29, this is the fourth consecutive year the UC Davis Part-Time MBA program is among the top AACSB International-accredited part-time MBA programs surveyed. This year, there were 323 part-time MBA programs surveyed.

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UC Davis Full-Time MBA Ranked among Nation’s Premier Programs for 20th Consecutive Year
MBA Programs among Top 10% in U.S.
Record Salary and Bonus

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(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s Full-Time MBA program is ranked among the premier business schools in the nation for the 20th consecutive year, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.

U.S. News’ latest ranking places the Full-Time MBA program at No. 48, placing it among the top 10% of the 464 Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International’s accredited full-time MBA programs surveyed.

Key statistics from the School’s Full-Time MBA ranking include:

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UC Davis Graduate School of Management partners with Lawrence Livermore and Sandia National Labs to drive technologies from lab to market

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(Davis, Calif.) – With a joint goal of speeding the transfer of new technologies from the laboratory to the commercial marketplace, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories have announced a new partnership for researchers to develop their entrepreneurial skills.

Spotlight Story

Vickie Sherman MBA 13 Finds Her Passion, Her Career—and Herself

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What opportunities, decisions, events have shaped your professional life?

My career path has been a climb across a jungle gym rather than a tangent up a corporate ladder. As a child, I used to thumb through the three-inch JCPenney catalogue, picking out the professional women who I would grow to be. I wanted to rule the world from a corner office in a suit and heels. I wanted to shed my humble origins and become Corporate Barbie.

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MBA Student Consultants Make an IMPACT
Projects Put Business Needs Front and Center

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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.