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We have strengthened our internationally ranked UC Davis MBA program with a new, innovative curriculum that further integrates globalization, responsible business ethics and sustainability. Below is more information about each of the academic concentrations offered at the Graduate School of Management.

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Business Analytics and Technologies
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Today’s businesses operate on a glut of data. In the last 15 years, due to modern information technologies – the Internet, ubiquitous networking, digitized data collection technologies, web logs, wireless sensors, miniaturized devices – organizations collect, store and transport massive amounts of data about customers, inventories, business operations, product performance, prices, sales, advertising campaigns, employees, supply chain, and so on.

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Entrepreneurship / Innovation
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Entrepreneurship is a vital part of modern business.Entrepreneurial skills are critical for students interested in starting or growing a small business.They are also increasingly driving the success of managers in large corporations, who must identify and pursue new business opportunities in changing technological and consumer landscapes.In large corporations and other institutions many entrepreneurial activities are called business development.Courses such as Innovation Management and New and Small Business Ventures offer students tools to recognize and value new business opportunities, de

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Finance/Accounting
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Finance is the study of how financial assets are created, traded and valued. Within the Finance/Accounting concentration, you can focus your studies on corporate finance or investment management.

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General Management
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The General Management concentration prepares you for a broad range of industries and roles by providing the leadership and management competencies required to progress from mid-level positions in organizations to higher-level positions with increasing managerial responsibility.It complements more technical concentrations in business analytics, finance and marketing by providing a broader managerial decision-making context to apply and integrate specific tools and techniques.Students with unique career goals have greater flexibility to design a field specialization within this concentration

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Organizational Behavior
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Organizational Behavior is the study and application of knowledge about how people, individuals, and groups act in organizations.  The Organizational Behavior concentration prepares students for a broad range of industries and roles by providing the leadership and management competencies required to progress from mid-level positions in organizations to higher-level positions with increasing managerial responsibility.It complements more technical concentrations in business analytics, finance and marketing by providing a broader managerial decision-making context to apply and integrate s

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UC Davis MBA & Marketing
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With a Marketing concentration, you develop the tools to make informed marketing decisions and execute successful marketing strategies. Through the Marketing concentration, you learn how to develop new products, conduct market research, plan advertising and promotion programs, create marketing strategies, provide superior customer service, understand electronic commerce, develop profitable pricing strategies and manage a brand.

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UC Davis MBA & Strategy
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The Strategy concentration provide a systematic analysis of the factors associated with customers and competitors (the external environment) and the organization itself (the internal environment) to provide a basis for rethinking the current management practices. Its objective is to achieve better alignment of corporate policies and strategic priorities. This concentration complements technical concentrations, such as business analytics, finance and marketing, by providing a more strategic framework to apply and integrate specific tools and techniques.

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UC Davis MBA & Technology Management
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As a student in the Technology Management concentration, you develop management skills and learn how to integrate business and technology concepts and applications. This concentration is designed for individuals who want to learn the basics of management and technological leadership to continue their careers in the technological revolution. Courses such as Management of Information Systems, Management of Innovation, and Systems Analysis and Design hone your expertise, preparing you for careers in project/product management and technology marketing.

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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.

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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.