Overview

The UC Davis MBA Edge

The UC Davis MBA prepares you to be an innovative leader with global impact. Our general management education provides the strong foundation, perspective and balance you need to be an effective manager and leader in today’s business environment.

Design Your Program

Our model of management education allows you more choice in designing your program and lets you specialize in a particular area or study across a broad range of subjects.

Learn from Industry Experts

Our professors are industry experts, actively engaged with the business world through innovative research, and they share cutting-edge management ideas and practices with you in the classroom. They know how academic theory relates to real-world conditions, and they are dedicated to working directly with students to explore that practical dimension and encourage innovative ways of thinking and doing business.

Build Your Knowledge and Skills—and Put them into Action

Through our rigorous, new IMPACT-anchored curriculum, you will build a broad foundation of basic knowledge and skills—and put them into action. You’ll deepen your knowledge in business analytics, entrepreneurship, innovation, finance, accounting, general management, marketing, organizational behavior, strategy or technology management.

In an optional 10-week capstone consulting project course, other experiential courses and hands-on work outside the classroom, you develop your expertise to solve real-world strategic business issues. Specialized courses, independent studies and fieldwork advance your understanding in a selected field to prepare you for the next stage of your career. Applied courses and workshops—covering key topics such as leadership, innovation, critical thinking and communication— round out your education and career preparation.

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UC Davis Graduate School of Management partners with Lawrence Livermore and Sandia National Labs to drive technologies from lab to market

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(Davis, Calif.) – With a joint goal of speeding the transfer of new technologies from the laboratory to the commercial marketplace, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories have announced a new partnership for researchers to develop their entrepreneurial skills.

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Vickie Sherman MBA 13 Finds Her Passion, Her Career—and Herself

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What opportunities, decisions, events have shaped your professional life?

My career path has been a climb across a jungle gym rather than a tangent up a corporate ladder. As a child, I used to thumb through the three-inch JCPenney catalogue, picking out the professional women who I would grow to be. I wanted to rule the world from a corner office in a suit and heels. I wanted to shed my humble origins and become Corporate Barbie.

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MBA Student Consultants Make an IMPACT
Projects Put Business Needs Front and Center

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Agilent Technologies’ Electronic Measurement Group is a $3.6 billion business that over the past decade has seen a dramatic shift in its customer base from U.S., and Western European customers to predominantly Asia-based customers. Today, the majority of the division’s revenues are generated outside of the U.S., with an increasing concentration in China.

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UC Davis Part-Time MBA in Top 8%, Full-Time MBA in Top 9%
U.S. News & World Report’s latest rankings: This marks the 19th consecutive year our MBA program has been ranked among the best in the nation.

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(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s full-time MBA program has been ranked among the top six percent of AACSB International-accredited programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.