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 – Spring 2015

201 – The Individual and Group Dynamics

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

Join professor Greta Hsu and current students for the Individual and Group Dynamics course.

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.

 

205 – Financial Theory and Policy

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

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

 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.

Prerequisites: 200A, 202A, 203A

 

267 – Teams and Technology

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

Join lecturer Jim Olson and current students for the Teams and Technology course.

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 Priority given to second year students.

 

292 – Mergers and Acquisitions

Saturday from 9 a.m. – Noon

Join professor Robert Marquez and current students for the Mergers and Acquisitions course.

Mergers and acquisitions are an important part of economic activity and a key element of corporate finance and strategy.  This course will focus on issues related to the market for corporate acquisitions and on restructuring activity. Topics may include strategic considerations in acquisitions, such as sources of value creation; friendly and hostile takeovers, encompassing discussions of anti-takeover provisions and their implications; bidding strategies, including the use of two-tier offers, and of cash versus equity offers; the use of leverage in buyouts; regulatory risk and hurdles firms face in closing deals, such as the role of antitrust regulation and its effect on the structure of acquisition offers.  Various valuation approaches useful for highly leveraged transactions and buyouts of private firms will be discussed. 

Prerequisite: 202A, 205

 

252 – Managing for Operational Excellence

Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Join professor David Woodruff and current students for the Managing for Operational Excellence.

Explores operations in manufacturing and service sectors from both inside and outside a company. Quantitative methods and their organizational implications are also examined.

Prerequisite: 203A

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