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Industry Programs
Tapping our Extensive Expertise to Educate and Inform on Energy & Sustainability, Global Agribusiness, Women in Business, Wine Marketing & Packaging

With our broad knowledge base and extensive business connections, UC Davis Graduate School of Management Executive Education is in a key position to identify industries and markets where there are critical knowledge gaps or opportunities at the leadership level and create tailored programs to address those needs. Our Industry Programs leverage world-renowned expertise from the UC Davis Graduate School of Management Faculty or other Faculty from leading academic institutions around the world and combine it with hands-on, “feet on the ground” practical experience of industry experts, thereby providing participants with the resources, tools, connections, strategies and know-how to generate sustainable change aligned with business objectives. 

We’ve developed a series of unprecedented programs that have real and lasting impacts on program participants, the companies they serve, the industries they address, and ultimately, the global business landscape in which they function.

Global Agribusiness CEO Symposium Series in China

Image of Industry ProgramsAs Chinese consumers become more particular about the food they eat, lessons can be learned from other global markets that have scaled-up with better quality products. UC Davis, recently ranked No. 1 in the world for teaching and research in agriculture, is partnering with the CHIC Knowledge Center of Excellence in Shanghai to provide executive education for agribusiness leaders to effectively manage growth and meet China’s expanding consumer demand. Learn more about our Global Agribusiness Symposium Series here.

Wine Executive Program

Image of Industry ProgramsIn its 13th year, the UC Davis Wine Executive Program is uniquely designed to teach the fundamentals of winemaking and management skills necessary to be profitable in today’s challenging and dynamic wine industry. Sessions are tailored to help industry leaders grow their businesses by exploring topics such as building financial acumen and expanding a company’s current marketing and branding strategies. In addition, participants are exposed to the latest state-of-the-art technologies and processes for making and selling wine as demonstrated in the new LEED platinum winery at the Department of Viticulture and Enology. Participants develop relationships with other key wine industry leaders that continue long after the program ends. Learn more about the annual Wine Executive Program at UC Davis.

Energy & Sustainability

Image of Industry ProgramsUC Davis is a global leader in sustainability-related research and applied technology such as, R & D in energy, water, food, and land-use policy. Now the home to a new $218 million zero net energy demonstration city, the largest in the United States, UC Davis is world-famous for its multi-disciplinary research on transportation and building efficiency.

Leaders in the energy and sustainability sector grapple with tough obstacles such as risk management, supply chain sustainability, community relations, and building a culture of innovation. To address these obstacles, UC Davis Executive Education is combining research and resources from our Institute of Transportation Studies, Energy Institute and Energy Efficiency Center, and the Air Quality Research Center, with the expertise of industry leaders like Amy Meyers Jaffe, Daniel Sperling, and Alan Meir to deliver executive education on tools and best practices in areas such as managing organizational risk, becoming a high reliability organization and motivating cultural change within the company. Learn more about Energy and Sustainability Executive Education Programs at UC Davis.

Women Who Count:

Image of Industry ProgramsWith Women Who Count, our goal is to inspire women leaders who wish to leverage their experience and influence with investments that will turn their passions into results that make a difference. We believe there is an entire language of money, business opportunities and ideas rarely discussed with women or among women. At the same time, research shows that there are particular language and behavior expectations when talking about money, searching for business opportunities, and investigating investment opportunities that is foreign to women who have recently entered the world of investing.

Our objective is to provide the informational tools, resources, and connections necessary for women investors to uncover their own power to leverage money effectively and deliver transformative outcomes. Learn more about Women Who Count at UC Davis.

Have a question about Industry Programs at UC Davis Executive Education? Contact our Managing Director, Wendy Beecham at


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