Overview

Embracing Diversity
Preparing Effective Leaders in an Increasingly Diverse World

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The Graduate School of Management prepares results-driven, innovative and agile learners to lead, collaborate—and make a positive impact.

We are committed to building equity, inclusion and diversity across our community, broadening and deepening both the educational experience and the scholarly environment. This emphasis on ethnic, racial, cultural, gender, sexual orientation, geographic, professional and experiential diversity promotes our belief that you learn and grow more when exposed to new ways of thinking and doing business.

The students’ professional and cultural diversity really inspired me. This breadth of perspectives fosters creativity and learning in the classroom and beyond.”

— Alexzandra Caldwell-Wenman, MBA 13

Fast Facts

  • One quarter of our Full-Time 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.

Forté Foundation

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.

UC-HBCU Initiative

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.

 

 

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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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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.

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