Daytime MBA Class Visits
We encourage prospective MBA applicants to visit to the School to discover first-hand the special qualities of the UC Davis MBA program and our community. Experience the dynamic learning environment by attending one of our upcoming classes led by our highly accomplished faculty. After the class, you will be paired with an first- or second-year MBA Ambassador for an informal conversation about our program.
Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
Register for a Daytime MBA Class Visit
MGT 201A – The Individual and Group Dynamics
Mondays from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Examines basic psychological and social psychological processes shaping human behavior and applies knowledge of these processes to the problem of working with and managing others in organizations. Topics include: motivation, job design, commitment, socialization, culture, individual and group decision making and team building.
MGT 234 - Pricing
Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Presents concepts and tools that are useful when making pricing decisions. Topics include cost analysis, demand and the factors that influence it, pricing in competitive environments, product line pricing, bundling, international pricing, quantity dependent pricing, and pricing in the internet environment.
- April 11, 2013
- April 18, 2013
- April 25, 2013
- May 2, 2013
- May 9, 2013
- May 16, 2013
- May 23, 2013
- May 30, 2013
- June 6, 2013
MGT 241 - New Product Development
Mondays from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00
Why do some companies consistently outperform other companies in developing successful new products and services? Why do so many new products fail in the marketplace? This course introduces students to the major activities involved in developing new products and services. Emphasis is on learning practical skills and techniques that can help students be successful in a product development environment. Students will learn how to understand customer and user needs, and translate them into meaningful product concepts; manage product development programs and teams across multiple functions. Do financial analysis of programs and make economic tradeoffs in the development effort. Choose product development methodologies appropriate for the business and products. As part of the course, students may work on a new product development project.
MGT 265 - Venture Capital and the Finance of Innovation
Tuesdays from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
This course examines VC finance and the related practice of Research and Development finance. The goal of the course is to apply finance tools and framework to the world of venture capital and financing of projects in high-growth industries.
MGT 267 - Teams and Technology
Tuesdays from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
This course teaches the theory and processes of group and team behavior so that you can successfully manage groups and work effectively in a variety of group settings. The first goal of the course is to provide conceptual guidelines for analyzing and diagnosing group dynamics and determining one’s strategic options as a manager. The second goal is to understand how technological change affects team processes in organizations. Finally, this course will impart practical interpersonal skills for implementing effective strategies for group situations. The course is intended for students who seek greater understanding of teams and who wish to increase their competence in managing and working effectively in these contexts. Enrollment Prioity given to second year students.
- April 9, 2013
- April 16, 2013
- April 23, 2013
- April 30, 2013
- May 7, 2013
- May 14, 2013
- May 21, 2013
- June 4, 2013
MGT 269 – Business Intelligence Technologies Data Mining
Wednesdays from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Data is a key source of intelligence and competitive advantage for businesses. With the explosion of electronic data and the demand for better and faster decisions, the role of data driven intelligence is becoming central in organizations. Data mining is the process of converting the raw data into useful knowledge required to support decision-making. It automates the process of knowledge discovery, making us orders of magnitude more productive in our search for useful information than we would be otherwise. It also increases the confidence with which we can make business decisions. Virtually every business organization these days is in the process of exploring and implementing business intelligence solutions to core business problems. This course is essential for anyone interested in understanding how to get the maximum value from data, especially when abundant data are available. The course covers various techniques, applications and software used for data mining.
- April 10, 2013
- April 17, 2013
- April 24, 2013
- May 1, 2013
- May 8, 2013
- May 15, 2013
- May 22, 2013
- May 29, 2013
- June 5, 2013
MGT 291-002 Topics in Social Entrepreneurship
Mondays from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Social entrepreneurship is a rapidly developing and changing business field in which business and nonprofit leaders design, grow, and lead mission-driven enterprises. As the traditional lines blur between nonprofit enterprises, government, and business, it is critical that business students understand the opportunities and challenges in this new landscape. Through guest speakers, case discussion, lecture, and student presentations this course will explore this emerging field. Students will be expected to develop a business plan for a social enterprise. Because the field of social entrepreneurship is interdisciplinary and in its infancy, the course will be introductory in nature and will draw heavily from cases, speaker experience, and student inquiry.
- April 8, 2013
- April 15, 2013
- April 22, 2013
- April 29, 2013
- May 6, 2013
- May 13, 2013
- May 20, 2013
- June 3, 2013