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 – Winter 2015

201B – Organizational Strategy and Structure

Wednesday from 12:10 p.m.  to 3 p.m.

Join Professor Gina Dokko and current students for the Organizational Strategy and Structure course. 

Strategic management of organizations, including analysis of industries, firm resources and capabilities and corporate strategy. Strategy formulation, implementation and strategic decision-making. Firm and industry life cycles and change. Analysis of organizational design and structure including differentiation and integration.

 

203B – Forecasting and Managerial Research Methods

Tuesday from 9 a.m. – Noon

Join Professor Chih-Ling Tsai and current students for the Forecasting and Managerial Research Methods course.

Practical statistical methods for managerial decision making covers regression analysis, time series analysis and forecasting, design and analysis of experiments in managerial research and contingency table analysis. Application of these methods to marketing, finance, accounting, production, operations and public policy.

 

204 – Marketing Management

Join professor Prasad Naik and current students for the Marketing Management course.

Tuesday from 12:10 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Analysis of market opportunities, elements of market research, development of marketing strategies, market planning and implementations, and control systems. Consumer and industrial markets, market segmentation, pricing strategies, distribution channels, promotion and sales.

 

205 – Financial Theory and Policy

Join professor Brad Barber and current students for the Financial Theory and Policy course.

Thursday from 9 a.m. – Noon

Covers the fundamental principles of corporate financial management and capital markets. Major topics include general valuation methods for risky cash flow streams, capital budgeting, asset pricing models, risk management, equity financing, debt financing, and dividend policy.

 

241 – New Product Development

Join professor Ashwin Aravindakshan and current students for the New Product Development course.

Wednesday from 9 a.m. – Noon

Why do some companies consistently outperform others in developing successful new products and services? Why do so many new products fail in the marketplace? This course introduces 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.

 

246 – Negotiation in Organizations

Join Jim Olson and current students for the Negotiation in Organizations course.

Thursday from 9 a.m. – Noon

This course is designed to help students develop the ability to effectively negotiate in a competitive business environment. It focuses on negotiation skill-building in the areas of individual conflict management, team management, performance appraisal, corporate impression management and inter-organizational project management.The course will be taught largely through in-class simulations to provide an opportunity for experiential learning.The simulations will also allow students to develop a personal style of negotiation by discovering what works best for them in different situations.

 

248 – Marketing Strategies

Join professor Olivier Rubel and current students for the Marketing Strategies course.

Tuesday from 12:10 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Examines process by which organizations develop strategic marketing plans. Includes definition of activities and products, marketing audits, appraising market opportunities, design of new activities and products, and organizing marketing planning function. Applications to problems in private and public sector marketing.

 

250 – Technology Competition & Strategy

Join professor Hemant Bhargava and current students for the Technology Competition & Strategy course.

Monday from 9 a.m. – Noon

This course helps you understand business strategies for firms that make technology products, those that feature digital components and network effects. Technology products face distinctive demand-side economic forces (e.g., how value is created) and supply-side forces (e.g., cost structures) which lead to distinctive outcomes and competitive strategies. You will learn from phenomenon and strategies such as: Why do firms in the IT industry give away their best products free? Why is it always ladies-night free (and not men’s) in nightclubs? Why is software typically so defective?

 

265 – Venture Capital and the Finance of Innovation

Join professor Ayako Yasuda and current students for the Venture Capital and the Finance of Innovation course.

Monday from 12:10 p.m. – 3 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.

 

271 – Strategic Cost Management

Join professor Shannon Anderson and current students for the Strategic Cost Management course.

Thursday from 12:10 p.m. – 3 p.m.

This class examines how firms use organizational design and cost management to achieve a sustainable cost structure as a basis for superior profit performance. A value chain framework is used to explore how firms design and structure business processes for strategic advantage. We start with an overview of how modern product costing systems work and their limitations as a basis for strategic cost management. We then study how firms manage costs during product design and development, production and/or service delivery, and after the sale.

 

272 – Evaluation of Financial Information

Join professor Hollis Skaife and current students for the Evaluation of Financial Information course.

Monday from 3:10 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Studies how investors, creditors and others use accounting and other information in making rational investment, lending decisions. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of financial information in a variety of contexts. Where applicable, recent research in finance and economics is discussed.

 

287 – Business Database & Database Marketing

Join professor Catherine Yang and current students for the Business Database & Database Marketing course.

Thursday from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Hierarchical, network, and relational models for database systems. Design and implementation of models. Performance evaluation and benchmarking. Query structures and languages. Data security and integrity. Application to managerial decision making and decision support systems.

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