Preparing Effective Leaders in an Increasingly Diverse World
A recognized leader in global business education, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management is committed to preparing effective leaders in an increasingly diverse world.
Our emphasis on diversity promotes our belief that you learn and grow more when exposed to new ways of thinking and doing business.
Engaging and studying with Graduate School of Management classmates and professors from a wide diversity of backgrounds is helping me to become a wiser man and a better person. The UC Davis MBA program has exceeded my expectations for learning solid business foundations bonded to a conscious mindset.
— Daytime MBA Student Fernando Ortiz de Zerallos ‘12
- One quarter of our Daytime MBA students are international, representing 11 countries.
- Our students speak many languages, including Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, Swedish, French, German, Hindi, Bengali, Kannada and Assamese.
- Part-time MBA students bring to class their diverse backgrounds and daily experiences leading and managing regional companies, government agencies and multinational corporations with global footprints.
- Half our faculty are ethnic minorities, a third are from outside the U.S., and 43 percent are women, the highest percentage among the Financial Times’ top 100 global business schools.
Diversity cannot be seen as an optional initiative. It’s central to our mission and how we go about our day-to-day business. Our partnerships and outreach help broaden the diversity of our students, faculty and staff.
Our Partnerships and External Programs
National Black MBA Association
We partner with and are committed to the goals and values of this premier national association for African-Americans in accounting, finance and business. NBMBAA is dedicated to the creation of intellectual and economic wealth in the black community.
National Association of Asian MBAs
We support the mission and participate in events held by this leading nonprofit, global professional organization that provides opportunities for diverse Asian talent to connect with domestic and multinational corporations across industry sectors.
National Society of Hispanic MBAs
With 36 chapters and 8,600 members in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, NSHMBA prepares Hispanics for leadership positions, so that they can provide the cultural awareness and sensitivity vital in the management a diverse workforce. University of California business schools sponsored NSHMBA’s 2011 National Conference.
A key ally, the Forté Foundation is a consortium of top business schools and major corporations that has become a powerful change agent in educating and directing talented women toward leadership roles in business.
UC Davis Study of California Women Business Leaders
We publish an annual census of women board directors and highest paid executive officers at the largest public companies in California. To improve the standing of women in business leadership positions, we partner with Watermark, a nonprofit advancing the impact of women in their professions and in society.
The University of California–Historically Black Colleges and Universities initiative improves the representation of African-Americans/blacks in UC graduate programs by investing in collaborations between faculty and students at UC and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities.