The School Today
UC Davis: 18th Consecutive Year Ranked among Top MBA Programs in U.S.
The School was the fastest rising top-50 business school in the U.S. News & World Report’s March 2011 ranking of the 437 MBA programs accredited by the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business International. The School jumped 14 places to No. 28, reaching the top 6 percent of accredited schools. Also in 2011, The Economist ranked the School No. 3 in the world for faculty quality. Our Organizational Behavior faculty has been ranked No. 1 in the world by the Financial Times in recent years.
The Aspen Institute’s Center for Business Education ranks the School among the top business schools in the world for our commitment to social and environmental stewardship.
In 2009, we moved into and celebrated the grand opening of Gallagher Hall, our world-class, $16.7-million research and teaching building that is strategically located at the new gateway to the UC Davis campus. Gallagher Hall is expected to earn a LEED Platinum rating during summer 2011. Maurice and Marcia Gallagher generously provided a leadership gift of $10 million to the School, a large portion of which helped us complete our new building. The Gallagher gift was the largest gift ever to UC Davis by an alumnus.
Since 2009, we have added five new members to our internationally recognized faculty. These five scholars received their Ph.D. degrees at the world’s leading business schools such as Harvard Business School, Stanford University, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) and Yale University.
For the second consecutive year, the School is No. 1 with the highest percentage of female faculty among the Financial Times’ top 100 global business schools. The Princeton Review also has ranked the School No. 5 in the U.S. and No. 1 in California for the greatest opportunity for women (2009).
With respect to MBA student quality, during recent years, our students score at the 91 percentile on the standardized admission test, the Graduate Management Admission Test. We have placed our MBA graduates in positions at more than 130 employers. The School has close relationships with globally visible companies such as Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Gartner, Chevron, Agilent, PG&E, AT&T, Wells Fargo Bank, PricewaterhouseCoopers, E. & J. Gallo Winery and Kaiser Permanente. Our 2010 graduates had an average starting salary of
$96,000 and 93% were employed within three months of graduation.
The School has an extraordinarily talented and entrepreneurial staff. They are dedicated to its success and have been instrumental in providing leadership and support to faculty and students, thus helping the UC Davis MBA program earn its ranking among the top 10 percent of MBA programs in the U.S. for 16 consecutive years.