MBA Class Visits

Full-Time MBA Class Visits

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We encourage prospective MBA candidates 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 a first- or second-year MBA Ambassador for an informal conversation about our program as well as introduction to our MBA Admissions Team.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Register for a Full-Time MBA Class Visit – Fall 2014

223 – Power and Influence in Management

Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.

Join Professor Donald Palmer and current students for the Power and Influence in Management course. 

Most social scientists define power as “the capacity to get what you want over the resistance of others” and influence as “the translation of power into action”.  Power and Influence in Management examines the bases of subunit and individual power in organizations and the means by which subunit and individual power is translated into influence.  The course assumes that leaders sometimes must acquire power to be effective, but recognizes that leaders do not always use power in the interests of the organization.

 

243 – Customer Relationship Management

Monday from noon – 3 p.m.

Join Professor Ashwin Aravindakshan and current students for the Customer Relationship Mangement course.

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is a management approach under which marketing activities are organized and measured around customers instead of brands. This approach benefits firms as customers and not brands make buying decisions. Applications of CRM range from creating better customer segments, understanding customer profitability to complete one-to-one marketing programs. You will learn software independent strategies, techniques and tools to managers can employ to accomplish the four major processes of CRM: (1) Customer acquisition (2) Customer retention (3) Customer satisfaction and development and (4) Customer profitability (or Lifetime Value).

 

261 – Investment Analysis

Join professor Joseph Chen and current students for the Managing for Operational Excellence course.

Tuesdays from 12:10 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Examines models of asset pricing and the actual performance of U.S. and foreign investments, with an emphasis on equity investments. The course considers the factors affecting stock and bond returns, the success of different investment strategies, and the ability of individual investors and institutional players to “beat the market.” Other topics include diversification, market crashes, fixed-income analysis, the organization and performance of mutual funds.

 

290 – Entrepreneurship and Venture Investment Clinic

Join Hemant Vaidya and current students for the Entrepreneurship and Venture Investment Clinic course.

Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Provides the necessary analytical and design tools to create and evaluate business ideas and refine potential business models based on emerging technologies. Students learn to work closely in small, interdisciplinary teams to synthesize technical, strategic, and marketing needs and resources into designs for new ventures. Topics include rapid market research, financial modeling, prototyping, and resource acquisition. Throughout the course, students will work in teams to develop and refine a set of new venture concepts, culminating with a well-developed venture pitch. Instruction and experimentation are integrated and overseen by both faculty and practicing professionals (investors, entrepreneurs, and executives).

 

291 – Leadership

Join professor Robert Lorber and current students for the Leadership course.

Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

This course will focus on effective strategies for leading and managing companies. CEOs and business leaders are scheduled to speak in class and share their experiences in leadership. The course will include strategies and tools applicable for managers at all organizational levels.

 

416 – Topics in Private Equity

Join professor Ayako Yasuda and current students for the Topics in Private Equity course.

Thursday from 3:10 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 

The course plans to focus on the finance principles related to the risk and return of the private equity (PE) industry, valuation of PE target companies, the structuring of leveraged buyouts (LBOs), and the management of portfolio companies.

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