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Andrew Hargadon
Professor of Technology Management / Charles J. Soderquist Chair in Entrepreneurship / Founder and Director, UC Davis Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship / Founding Director, UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center

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UC Davis MBA students experience firsthand what it takes for an idea to become a product in the market. They emerge having actually built businesses from the ground up, and developed close and lasting relationships with faculty, their peers and the entrepreneurial community both on and off the campus.

Courses Taught

  • Management of Innovation
  • Business Development Clinics for MBAs
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship Academy
  • Food + Health Entrepreneurship Academy
  • Green Technology Entrepreneurship Academy
  • UC Entrepreneurship Academy

Research Expertise

Organizational behavior, technology management, managing new product development, innovation, technology commercialization

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Organizational Behavior, Stanford University
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
  • B.S., Engineering, Stanford University

Fast Facts

  • UC Davis Chancellor’s Fellow
  • Senior Fellow, Kauffman Foundation
  • Olympus Emerging Educational Leader Award
  • Leads the Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s Business Development programs and academies, which connect MBA students and investors with scientists and engineers from around the world to develop the commercial potential of their research breakthroughs

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News Release

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.