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Corporate Responsibility

The UC Davis Graduate School of Management has long been committed to driving positive change through the power of business, embracing community and ethical principles, and putting our collective ideas into action to build a better world. These core values are part of our mission.

Sustainability and corporate responsibility are woven into the very fabric of our culture, and the larger UC Davis community. Our new MBA curriculum deepens the integration of responsible business ethics, corporate citizenship and environmental sustainability. And we are widely recognized for pioneering research and teaching that ensures that business education is part of the solution to the challenges of globalization.

From helping to commercialize science and engineering breakthroughs, to applying new tools for socially responsible investing, UC Davis MBA students, faculty and alumni are innovative leaders, pushing for an inclusive and sustainable global economy.

Our collective commitment to the triple bottom line:

  • Our UC Davis Campus Home Reflects Our Values – Maurice J. Gallagher Jr. Hall features a pioneering, eco-friendly design that is the first business school in California to earn the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Platinum certification, the highest standard of excellence in green and sustainable construction.
  • One of the first 100 business schools in the world—among only 20 in the U.S.—to adopt the United Nations Global Compact’s first international guiding framework for academic institutions to advance corporate social responsibility.
  • The Aspen Institute’s Center for Business Education Beyond Grey Pinstripes survey ranks UC Davis among the top 10% MBA programs worldwide for integrating social and environmental stewardship into curricula and scholarly research.
  • The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education’s Beyond Grey Pinstripes survey ranks UC Davis among the top 8 small business schools and among the top 30 worldwide for leading the way in integrating social and environmental stewardship into our curricula and scholarly research.
  • Our Child Family Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship hosts the premier academic program for commercializing green technology innovations, and is a springboard for moving green tech research out of the lab and into the world.
  • From the Davis Net Impact Chapter—one of the most active in the U.S.—to the Community Consulting Group to our student-initiated ethics pledge, our students develop and promote programs that focus on integrity in business and community involvement.

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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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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.