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Maximizing Your MBA Investment

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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 UC Davis MBA students, our 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 IMPACT 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.

Professional Clubs

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 networks

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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.

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UC Davis Part-Time MBA in Top 8%, Full-Time MBA in Top 9%
U.S. News & World Report’s latest rankings: This marks the 19th consecutive year our MBA program has been ranked among the best in the nation.

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(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s full-time MBA program has been ranked among the top six percent of AACSB International-accredited programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.