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Kevin M. Bacon
2012 Robert A. Fox Executive-in-Residence

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I offer students a ‘tour guide to leadership’. By exploring how leaders in a variety of situations dealt with their challenges, we can each draw valuable lessons that help us shape our own approach to leadership. It is not an easy task—and not something you can reduce to a formula.

Course Taught

  • The Challenge of Leading Complex Organizations: Balancing Organizational and Social Responsibilities

Degrees

  • M.S., Economics,London School of Economics
  • B.A., Political Science, University of California, Davis

Fast Facts

  • Thirty years of senior executive experience providing consulting services to public sector organizations
  • Focus: large projects that improve the quality, cost, speed of service delivery
  • Vice President, Business Consulting Services, IBM Corp., 2002–04
  • Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, 1981–02
  • Trustee, University of California, Davis Foundation
  • Trustee, California Museum for History, Women & the Arts

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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.