MBA Class Visits

San Francisco Bay Area – MBA Class Visits
San Ramon Campus

We invite interested applicants to experience the UC Davis Bay Area MBA classroom first-hand. Experience the dynamic learning environment by attending one of our upcoming classes led by our highly accomplished faculty.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Register for a Bay Area,  MBA Class Visit – Winter 2015 (registration coming soon)

201B – Organizational Strategy and Structure

Friday from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. or
Saturday from 9 a.m. – Noon

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.

  • January 10, 2015
  • January 23, 2015
  • January 24, 2015
  • February 7, 2015
  • February 21, 2015
  • March 6, 2015

 

250 – Technology Competition and Strategy

Friday from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

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

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? How can a gasoline station manage to charge substantially higher price than an identical one just across the street? Why do makers of video gaming consoles subsidize end users (but tax game developers) while computer operating system makers subsidize software developers (but overcharge end users)? Why did Sony win the Blu-Ray format war against HD-DVD? How should you price a new technology that is far costlier to make than the existing alternative, but delivers higher lifetime value to the buyer? How should you time the launch of multiple versions of a platform good?

  • January 30, 2015
  • February 13, 2015
  • February 27, 2015
  • March 13, 2015

 

271 – Strategic Cost Management

Saturday from 9 a.m. – Noon

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

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. Competitive cost structures are increasingly obtained, not through technical efficiencies of a single firm, but through innovative collaboration among firms —- what has been termed the ‘extended enterprise.’ Thus more than half of the course examines cost management at the boundaries of the firm — where the firm interacts with suppliers, strategic alliance partners, customers and society.

  • February 14, 2015
  • February 28, 2015
  • March 14, 2015

 

290 – MBA Executive Leadership Seminar

Friday from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. or
Saturday from 9 a.m. – Noon

Join Jim Wunderman and current students for the MBA Executive Leadership Seminar course.

This seminar brings successful corporate leaders to the Bay Area MBA program to teach important lessons from the frontlines of industry. Executives share their first-hand experiences of the complexities of today’s business world, inspiring students to seek new ways to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

  • January 23, 2015
  • January 24, 2015
  • February 7, 2015
  • February 20, 2015
  • February 21, 2015
  • March 6, 2015

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