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Welcome from Dean Steven C. Currall

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Building a bold business future takes a crucial combination of real-world practice, mastery of strategic and analytical skills, and leadership development.

Turning ideas into action is exactly what today’s global marketplace demands. Ideas are only as strong as the innovative leaders who can act on them by motivating others to create change and drive results.

At UC Davis, you’ll find an MBA experience unlike any other—our approach merges teaching and research to prepare globally aware graduates who are committed to making a positive impact on the world.

The values and principles of social and environmental responsibility are woven into the very fabric of our tight-knit community and the campus. Your intellectual and emotional intelligence will be stretched to the limit in our dynamic, highly collaborative learning environment. Internationally renowned professors will know you by name, and you will work closely with and get to know each of your talented classmates.

You will also benefit from the interdisciplinary strengths and rich offerings of one of the world’s top research universities—and our prime location in Northern California. The San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento region are thriving economic engines linked to global markets. Our connections to the Bay Area will link you into the financial center of the West and the world’s hot-bed of innovation and entrepreneurship.

As you shape your future career path, you will have access to leading financial, energy and consumer companies, Fortune 500 firms, cutting-edge green technology and biotech leaders, top venture capitalists, and the nation’s wine and agricultural centers.

This is an exciting time to be at UC Davis. I encourage you to visit and learn more about what sets us apart. I assure you, the UC Davis MBA will be one of the most challenging, exhilarating and rewarding experiences of your life.

Steven C. Currall
Dean

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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.

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