Maximizing Your MBA Investment
Earning your MBA involves a significant investment of time, energy and resources. Your return: the critical management and business skills you need to accelerate your career.
The UC Davis MBA delivers outstanding value. Whether promoted while pursuing their MBA or accepting a new position after graduating, our alumni find that their management education yields great dividends.
In a recent survey, alumni who graduated from our part-time MBA programs between 2007 and 2009 reported an average salary increase of 33 percent over their pre-MBA earnings, far outpacing the average return on investment for similar programs worldwide.
As a UC Davis MBA student, you’ll benefit from a wealth of compelling opportunities to put theory into practice.
The lessons I learned at the Graduate School of Management have proven far more valuable than I could have imagined. The classes were rigorous and expanded my technical skill sets. The MBA program also taught me how to understand and work within dynamic capital markets, and how to effectively work and collaborate with highly skilled teams of investment professionals on a global basis.
Jason Bell ‘00
Big Bang! Business Plan Competition
Launched in 2000 by a team of Sacramento Working Professional MBA students, UC Davis’ annual business plan competition provides a year-round forum for the university community to develop and test business visions. Sponsored by corporations, angel investors and venture capitalists, Big Bang! offers aspiring entrepreneurs new opportunities for mentorship, team building and networking.
MBA Consulting Center
As part of our innovative new curriculum, the MBA Consulting Center’s high-impact projects provide practical experience as you apply your expertise through this core course. You work in a small team to define and solve a critical business challenge for organizations ranging from start-ups to Fortune 50 multinationals.
Diverse student-run groups create opportunities in fields from marketing and finance to technology and consulting. By linking students, faculty, alumni and industry professionals, these clubs and organizations help you grow as a leader, enhance your career development and build your network.