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Corporate Responsibility
Beyond the Bottom Line

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The Graduate School of Management has a long-standing commitment to driving positive change through the power of business, embracing community and ethical principles, and putting our collective ideas into action to build a better world.

Sustainability and corporate responsibility are woven into the very fabric of our culture, and the larger UC Davis community. Our new MBA curriculum deepens the integration of responsible business ethics, corporate citizenship and environmental sustainability. And we are widely recognized for pioneering research and teaching that ensures that business education is part of the solution to the challenges of globalization and the promise of an inclusive, sustainable global economy.

People make mistakes—this includes investors saving for retirement and CEOs of major corporations. Our Center for Investor Welfare and Corporate Responsibility is the first step in both avoiding these mistakes and minimizing the damage that might be done by them.

— Professor Brad Barber, Director, UC Davis Center for Investor Welfare and Corporate Responsibility

 

Here are just a few examples of our collective commitment to the triple bottom line:

  • Principles for Responsible Management Education – One of the first 100 business schools in the world—among 20 in the U.S.—to adopt the United Nations Global Compact’s first international guiding framework for academic institutions to advance corporate social responsibility.
  • Thought Leadership – Our expertise and initiatives advance the debate among educators, business, government, consumers, media, interest groups and stakeholders on today’s most critical issues.
  • Center for Investor Welfare and Corporate Responsibility – Promotes research, teaching, courses and student activities that bridge scientific and ethical principles in corporate practices.
  • International Recognition – The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education’s Beyond Grey Pinstripes survey ranks UC Davis among the top eight small business schools and among the top 10 percent worldwide for integrating social and environmental stewardship into curricula and scholarly research.
  • Green Technology Entrepreneurship Academy – The UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship hosts the premier academic program for commercializing green technology innovations, and is a springboard for moving green tech research out of the lab and into the world.
  • UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center – Led by Professor Nicole Woolsey Biggart, the nation’s first university-based center of its kind offers opportunities to work with industry to commercialize cutting-edge, energy-efficient technologies.
  • Student Activities and Outreach – From the GSM Professional Net Impact chapter to the Community Consulting Group and our ethics pledge, our student activities promote integrity in business and community involvement.

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UC Davis Part-Time MBA Ranked in Nation’s Top 9%
Fourth Consecutive Year among U.S News & World Report's Premier Programs

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(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Part-Time MBA program offered in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area is ranked among the top 9% in the U.S., according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings.

At No. 29, this is the fourth consecutive year the UC Davis Part-Time MBA program is among the top AACSB International-accredited part-time MBA programs surveyed. This year, there were 323 part-time MBA programs surveyed.

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UC Davis Full-Time MBA Ranked among Nation’s Premier Programs for 20th Consecutive Year
MBA Programs among Top 10% in U.S.
Record Salary and Bonus

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(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s Full-Time MBA program is ranked among the premier business schools in the nation for the 20th consecutive year, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.

U.S. News’ latest ranking places the Full-Time MBA program at No. 48, placing it among the top 10% of the 464 Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International’s accredited full-time MBA programs surveyed.

Key statistics from the School’s Full-Time MBA ranking include:

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