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Andrew Barkett MBA 09
Bay Area MBA Alumnus

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UPDATE: Andrew Barkett is leaving his post as senior engineer at Facebook to bring his decade of experience in Silicon Valley to become the first-ever chief technology officer for the Republican National Committee.The June 4 announcement has stirred a whirlwind of media coverage, including the Huffington Post and Washington Post.Barkett will split his time between Silicon Valley and Washington, according to the reports.

Read our Q&A with Andrew, who recently pledged $50,000 to strengthen the UC Davis Big Bang! Business Plan Competition

At Google I learned a lot about the Internet, large-scale computer systems and technology. Working as a management consultant and getting an MBA completed my skill set. Now, analyzing strategic opportunities and threats, and knowing how to motivate engineers to tackle them, help me take my career—and Facebook—to the next level.

Student Leadership

  • James F. Sullivan Award
  • Member, Bay Area Working Professional MBA Student Council

Previous Degree

B.A., Political Economy, University of California, Berkeley

Previous Positions

  • Senior Director, Engineering
    Livescribe, Oakland, CA
  • Senior Management Consultant
    Taos Mountain, Inc., San Jose, CA
  • Technical Program Manager
    Google, Inc., Mountain View, CA
  • Senior Engineer
    Facebook, Menlo Park, CA

Fast Facts

  • Renaissance man! Deeply interested in philosophy, literature, film and economics.
  • Co-founder, Greenlight Apparel, an entrepreneurial venture committed to fighting child labor and promoting sustainability and positive change.
  • Advisor/investor in several Silicon Valley start-ups.
  • Economics and strategy advisor to the Human Needs Project, a group aiming to bring clean water and reliable infrastructure to the worst slums in Kenya.

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News Release

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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UC Davis Full-Time MBA Ranked among Nation’s Premier Programs for 20th Consecutive Year
MBA Programs among Top 10% in U.S.
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.

Key statistics from the School’s Full-Time MBA ranking include:

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.

Spotlight Story

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.

Spotlight Story

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.