MBA Class Visits

San Francisco Bay Area MBA Class Visits

We invite interested applicants to experience the UC Davis Bay Area MBA classroom first hand. Before the class, you will be given a tour of the facilities by a Bay Area MBA Program Student Ambassador and then introduced to a student host to sit with during the class.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To accommodate as many prospective applicants as possible, we can only offer one course visit per person. Attendees should confirm their attendance at least 48 hours prior to their scheduled visit with the Class Visit Student Ambassador Coordinator.

Register for a Bay Area MBA Class Visit

201A – The Individual and Group Dynamics

Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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.

252 – Managing for Operational Excellence

Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Join Professor Rachel Chen and current students for the Marketing Management course.

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

267 – Teams and Technology

Fridays – Class time varies (see below)

Join Executive in Residence 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.

 

290 – Entrepreneurship and Venture Investment Clinic

Fridays from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. with one Sunday class in the morning

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

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.

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